Omron extends focus on cameras

By Michelle Perrett

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Pictured, Omron's new range of smart cameras
Pictured, Omron's new range of smart cameras

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Industrial automation specialist Omron has launched two new smart cameras to its MicroHAWK line.

The V/F400 and V/F300 series smart cameras offer simplified code reading and inspection with “ultra-small”​ footprints. According to Omron, both of the models lowered hardware costs and minimised the work required for commissioning and maintenance.

Both have liquid lens autofocus options and a high-resolution 5-megapixel colour camera to ensure precision while promoting greater flexibility in production line layouts.

Autofocus technology

The autofocus technology, which the company described as “cutting-edge”,​ ensured the cameras could inspect products that varied in size, shape, or desired inspection type, said the firm.

In addition, Omron’s advanced X-Mode algorithms were capable of reading any code on any surface, including curved, shiny or otherwise textured materials, minimising downtime and keeping production moving smoothly.

The compact size of the V/F400 and V/F300 Series makes it easy to embed them within space-constrained equipment or mount them on small robots. Supported communication interfaces include Ethernet/IP and PROFINET for added flexibility.

Extensive lines of control components

As an automation specialist, Omron said it had extensive lines of control components and equipment, ranging from vision sensors and other input devices to various controllers and output devices such as servomotors, as well as a range of safety devices and industrial robots.

It has been working in Spain with the non-profit association TheOpenVentilator to assist in the development of an emergency ventilator to help patients requiring mechanical ventilation due to COVID-19.

Established in 1933, Omron has more than 30,000 employees worldwide and operates in 120 countries and regions.

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