OMRON Compact FH-Series Vision System Offers Best-in-Industry Speed, Precision, Versatility

  OMRON Compact FH-Series Vision System Offers Best-in-Industry Speed,
  Precision, Versatility

                    - Sysmac^® Automation Platform ^ TM *1

Business Wire

KYOTO, Japan -- May 28, 2013

OMRON Corporation (TOKYO:6645)(ADR:OMRNY) today announced the release of its
new FH-Series Vision System. Designed for use in all types of object
inspection, position/orientation and measurement operations, this compact and
versatile camera and controller system is easily integrated into virtually any
machine or robot. The system is uniquely capable of providing faster, more
precise work throughput — leading to increased efficiencies, cost reductions,
and competitive advantage.

Omron's new FH-Series Vision System offers best-in-industry speed, precision,
and versatility. (Phot ...

Omron's new FH-Series Vision System offers best-in-industry speed, precision,
and versatility. (Photo: Business Wire)

A key feature of the system is its advanced new vision algorithm, called Shape
Search III. This sophisticated, intuitive program enhances performance,
functionality and customization. With Shape Search III, the FH-Series Vision
System offers higher-speed, higher-precision measurement of target objects
even with difficult imaging conditions such as: poor lighting, out-of-focus
and rotated/randomly positioned/overlapping target objects.

Omron's FH Vision System is specifically intended for seamless integration
with PLCs, motion controllers, and robotics to meet the diverse needs of
builders of high-speed manufacturing machinery. The system also offers
flexibility for easy customization of HMI PC-based vision systems.

The FH system is capable of controlling up to 4 different high-resolution
camera operations simultaneously with one controller. Advances in image
acquisition speed, measurement speed, image transfer, and data output
communication speed distinguish Omron's FH-Series vision systems from all
other options in the machine vision market.

1. Compact Design
• Designed to embed directly into the machine/robot equipment.
2. Powerful Performance
• High-speed image acquisition and transfer; multi-camera bus connection
enables fast transfer of high resolution images from up to 4 cameras
• Independent high-speed and parallel image processing works with the 4-core
• Built-in EtherCAT communication enables high-speed output to PLC
3. Precision Tuning Capability
• Non-operator-dependent calibration function ensures accurate motion control
output of vision system results to the PLC, motion controller, or robot
• Stability of settings and reliability of detection is significantly improved
for higher precision and accuracy at high speeds
4. Flexibility
• NPN and PNP output
• Choice of 0.3M, 2M and 4M pixel resolution high-speed cameras

*1. Sysmac automation platform
Complete machine control through one software suite and one seamless
connection with a variety of I/O devices. Machine and motion programming is
fully compliant with IEC 61131-3, and the dedicated software suite features
functions such as programming, motion designing, and network setting allowing
easy control of all connected devices and freeing users to engage in further
production innovation.

• FH- series vision system
                    FH-3050-10      FH-3050      FH-1050-10      FH-1050
CPU                   High-speed Controllers         Standard Controllers
No. of connected      4                2             4                2
Communication        EtherCAT^®, Ethernet/IP^TM, parallel I/O, encoder input,
interface             RS-232C

High-speed camera
                FH-SC/-SM       FH-SC02/-SM02     FH-SC04/-SM04
No. of pixels     300,000 pixels   2 million pixels   4 million pixels
Image read time  3.3 ms          4.6 ms            8.5 ms
OMRON FZ4 series cameras can also be connected.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the
field of automation. Established in 1933, Omron has more than 35,000 employees
in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in
a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components,
social systems, healthcare, and the environment. The company has regional head
offices in Singapore (Asia Pacific), Beijing (Greater China), Amsterdam
(Europe, Africa, and the Middle East), Chicago (the Americas), Gurgaon
(India), and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
For more information, visit OMRON's website at

Sysmac® is a trademark or registered trademark of OMRON Corporation in Japan
and other countries for OMRON factory automation products.
EtherCAT® is a registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by
Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.
EtherNet/IP™ is a registered trademark of ODVA, Inc.
Other company names and product names in this document are the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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For more press information, please contact:
Omron Corporation
Shinichiro Izumi, +81-75-344-7068
Automation Systems Division HQ
Omron Industrial Automation
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