Omron Automation Americas launches the V/F400 and V/F300 Series Smart Cameras, the latest additions to its MicroHAWK line that combines code reading and vision inspection capabilities into a single device. By bundling multiple capabilities, the V/F400 and V/F300 Series lower hardware costs and minimize the work required for commissioning and maintenance, according to the company. Powerful technologies such as liquid lens autofocus and a high-resolution 5-megapixel color camera reportedly ensure exceptional precision while promoting greater flexibility in production line layouts.
The autofocus technology ensures that the camera can reliably inspect products that vary in size, shape or desired inspection type. Omron’s advanced X-Mode algorithms can read any code on any surface, including curved, shiny or otherwise textured materials, according to the company, minimizing downtime and keeping production moving smoothly.
The compact size of the V/F400 and V/F300 Series cameras makes it easy to embed them within space-constrained equipment or mount them on small robots. Their wide variety of supported communication interfaces include Ethernet/IP and PROFINET for added flexibility.