Only Possible with Multi-task
Industry's Fastest Inspection & Measurement Processing
One of the most difficult image processing tasks is the generation of
images most appropriate for individual inspections. Believing that the
mastering of image processing is the key to solving inspection
challenges for factory automation, OMRON has put a number of new
technologies into practical use. These new technologies are now
combined with OMRON's real color image processing, 3D processing and
measurement technologies to allow solutions never before possible.
Dual Mega ARCS
Engines (Industry's Fastest)
The FZ3-900 series is equipped with Dual Mega ARCS Engines to process data
twice as fast as when one Mega ARCS Engine is used. This engine achieves
multi-task, high-speed processing not heretofore possible.
With conventional serial systems, each process can not be started until
the previous process is completed. Under the Dual Mega ARCS architecture,
two engines perform multiple tasks in parallel to dramatically reduce the
inspection time. As a result, you can process more data over a shorter
time compared to conventional systems.
Only the Dual Mega ARCS
architecture can realize a completely parallel processing of measurement,
adjustment and logging tasks!
The key feature of Dual Mega ARCS Engines is complete parallel processing.
Parallel processing not only speeds up inspection, but it also allows the
system to behave like having two brains by letting you inspect two
completely different lines with a single vision sensor or adjust
parameters during inspection.
High-speed Mode (Parallel
Multiple measurements are processed in parallel with the system making
decisions automatically to minimize the total measurement processing time
from image input to result output. This significantly reduces the time to
output result following a trigger input. This feature is ideal for
inspections where more data must be processed or higher resolution is
Short trigger intervals
High Speed Mode (Single
Now FZ3 is equipped with OMRON's unique advanced multi-input function!
Combined with the parallel processing capability of Dual Mega ARCS
Engines, this function halves the trigger intervals of conventional
systems. You can add inspection items without affecting the current
processing time, which gives you scalability to meet future needs.
Camera images can also be captured during
measurement. Whenever image inputs exceed the buffer capacity, trigger
intervals cannot be shortened because the minimum trigger interval depends
on the measurement processing time.
Parallel measurement processing halves the
trigger intervals of conventional systems. As a result, the inspection
tact time is also reduced to a half.
One unit performs inspections that normally
require two units
Multi-line Random Trigger Mode
Conventional imaging systems cannot perform two inspection processing
simultaneously. With Dual Mega ARCS Engines, one controller accepts two
trigger inputs simultaneously or randomly to process two different setups
in parallel or independently.
Previously two controllers were needed to inspect two locations, processes
or lines within the required tact time, which added to introduction cost.
With the FZ3-900 series, two triggers can be input randomly to run two
independent inspection processing in parallel.
All images can be saved even
High-speed Logging Mode
Complete parallel processing of measurement and logging means you can also
connect high-speed, large capacity (up to 2 terabytes) hard disk drives.
You can save all images on high-speed tact lines accordingly, which was
difficult to do with conventional systems *1.
*1 All images can be saved under the
• 300,000-pixel camera x 1 unit . Measurement time: 33 ms
• Images can be saved continuously for approx. one week when a 2-terabyte
HDD is used (based on 8 hours of operation a day).
Since logging was not possible during measurement, the user had to choose
either measurement or logging. Accordingly, not all images could be saved
or image input triggers had to be delayed depending on the measurement
Measurement and image logging are processed completely in parallel. As a
result, you can save all images.