Sensors "See" Like Humans

Sept. 12, 2006
A color version of the ZFV-C smart sensor offers sensing capabilities close to human vision, says the vendor, including the ability to distinguish shapes and colors.

Color sensing enables the ZFV-C to “see” images invisible to monochromatic sensors. It also makes the sensor more reliable when inspecting complex targets. Integrated color filters enable sensing of only selected colors when necessary to get a better image. The ZFV-C also features a “Teach-and-Go” function using a color LCD screen and simple menu that reduce setup for inspections to a few simple steps. The screen shows a live image for instant feedback during setup and inspection operations. Eight sensor functions are available, including counting, pattern recognition, size verification, position, brightness, width, text verification and hue. As many as five sensors can be connected to one controller bus through a snap-on system, allowing five different inspections in one pass to increase productivity. The ZFV-C smart sensor is priced at $2,300.

Omron Electronics

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Phone: 866.88.OMRON

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