F160 VISION SENSOR
The First Vision Sensor to Offer
High-speed, Mid-range Machine
Vision Performance
The F160 is the industry’s first high-speed vision sensor to deliver mid-range
machine vision performance to meet more demanding vision applications. The F160 enlists
high speed, two-camera image capture and vision algorithm processing to meet the needs of
today’s high-speed production lines. The on-screen set up and configuration system offers beginners or experts fast and easy set up. A wizardlike prompted menu option helps new users with auto setup routines,
while the "expert" menu option lets those with more experience directly
set configuration parameters. Several new and improved algorithms, like
Omron’s Quest OCR and "variable box" technology let users perform
more precise and sophisticated applications. By using Flash-RAM memory cards, the memory capacity of the F160 can be expanded to handle
multiple product lines. Choose from a selection of compact camera
options to satisfy many inspection and measurement needs. The F160
also allows the customization of menus, "results" screen information and
symbol and text colors to ensure optimum on-site operability. Omron's
machine vision technology and know-how has come together to bring a
new level of machine vision measurement and inspection capability.
Creating New Possibilities with High-speed Vision
The F160’s specialized double-speed cameras can capture images
up to 4 times faster than with previous cameras. In addition,
cameras feature 8 user-selectable shutter speeds and an Intelligent
Lighting Interface. The F160’s high speed processing, inspection
and measurement results are generated 2 to 10 times faster than
before. In the Gray Search example image below, inspections can be
completed at a rate of 5,000 inspections per-minute. Because each
inspection is performed at high speed, the total inspection time for
complex applications is dramatically reduced, leaving time for
additional inspections that may not have been possible with
previous products. This can lead to significant improvements in
production line throughput and product quality.
Simple Gray Search Processing of
one area – 12ms
2
Image capture time
Inspection processing time
Existing
products
Up to 4 times as fast
2 to 10 times as fast
F160
Gray Search Processing of multiple
inspection areas – 11ms
Gray Search Processing of multiple
inspection areas with position
compensation enabled – 35ms
High-speed and Measurement
Inspection Applications
Product Sorting
Optical Character Recognition
Sort boxed product by size or labels and inspect seams.
Pill presence/absence and Lot/Date code confirmation on blister packs.
F160 Controller
Camera
Camera 0
Trigger
sensor
E
ACM
X
BO
E
ACM
X
BO
E
ACM
X
BO
E
ACM
X
BO
Trigger sensor
F160 Controller
RS-232C/422
label data
Camera 1
High Speed Bottle Inspection
PCB Inspection
Inspect dimensions, conformance and date code.
Electronic component inspection/board position measurement.
F160 Controller
Camera
Camera 0
Trigger sensor
Trigger sensor
Camera 1
F160 Controller
RS-232C/422
component and
position data
Position Reference
High Speed Robotic Tool Guidance
Identify random, odd-shaped product positioning on a conveyor.
Communicate tool and part alignment and tool wear to robotics.
I/O and RS-232C/422
position data
S.C.A.R.A. Robot
F160 Controller
Camera
Camera 0
Trigger sensor
I/O and
RS-232C/422
position data
Tooling
F160 Controller
Camera 1
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Advanced Algorithms and Functions
New and improved visual inspection algorithms are available in the F160. All of the algorithms
take advantage of the high-speed processing and two-camera capability to maximize your visual
inspection capability and functionality.
QUEST Optical
Character Recognition
Quest is an Omron original OCR
algorithm. No character teaching
required. Quest has a high level of
discrimination between similar characters and adapts to changes in shape and
size. OCR of one character per region.
Classification
1
2
3
The box measurement region can be
setup to change automatically when
performing Area or Defect inspections
on objects of varying sizes. This
ensures that the optimum measurement
region is always used for inspection.
Advanced Model Search
The classification tool is ideally suited
for sorting of multiple objects on the
same production line. A search is
preformed on an image from multiple
reference models and the model number
with the highest correlation is output.
L
M
S
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Omron’s Edge Width measurement function
works like a caliper tool. Two edges of an
object are detected to sub-pixel accuracy and
from this the width of the object is calculated.
Labeling
Objects with unusual shapes (blobs) can
be detected and counted inside a measurement region. Detected objects are then
sorted according to area or center of
gravity and measurement data for
specific labels is output.
Counting gears
Position Compensation
Flexible search allows the use of several reference models for a
gray scale search. This method allows objects with modestly
changing features and varying shapes to be inspected with one
tool.
The F160 can compensate for an object’s
position by using only the outline or feature
of an object or by two reference points
from an object. Setting priorities for the
compensation direction are also possible.
Compensation in the
X direction followed by
compensation in the
Y direction
Rotation Search
Rotation Search can be
performed on an object to
detect rotation up to 360º.
The F160 performs this
measurement 10 times
faster than before and,
using angle interpolation,
detection angles can be detected
with a degree of precision.
Searching in a rotation
range of 360˚ with a
skipping angle of 5˚
4
M
S
Object Width
Measurement
"Variable Box"
Measurements
L
Result Expressions
Expressions using up to 32 inspection
variables or constants each can be used
to produce judgement or data output.
Expressions allow for complex calculations based on inspection data to determine output results.
User-friendly Operation
The F160 offers many features to increase its ease-of-use and make its operation as
convenient as possible. These features assist in the setup, operation and use of data
and images produced by the F160.
I/O Monitor
Shortcut Keys
The status of the input and output terminals can be displayed on-screen. The I/O
monitor can be used for checking wiring
when setting up or making adjustments
to the F160.
Frequently used F160 operations, like
result display changes, can be
assigned to specific console keys.
Menus can also be switched at the
touch of a single console button.
On-screen Figures
and Display Colors
Password Option
Figures such as lines, boxes,
circles and crosses can be drawn
and positioned on the screen at
measurement positions or user
set coordinates. Text message
and figure colors can be set for
best viewing.
To prevent unauthorized use or changes
to the F160, passwords can be set to
restrict access to operation levels. This
function will help to improve security
and reduce incorrect operation.
Screen Capture
Setting screen
Documentation on computers
Setup Manual
POWER
Capture
Procedure
1.
SYNC
Manageable
Screen Text
2.
Memory card
Screen text messages can be
changed to best suit the
operating environment.
Message position, character
size and color and background can also be changed.
3.
Images of menu settings, measurement screens, and camera images
can be captured and stored in the memory card. This feature is very
useful for creating setup and operation documentation.
Menu
Masking
To save time and simplify
setup, menus can be
masked off from view to
help minimize setup operations. Masking menus
can also help prevent unauthorized
use of menu operation.
Increased Image
Storage
Up to 35 measurement images can be
stored in memory. These stored
images can consist of all images captured or only the failed images. The
stored images can then be used to
help diagnose production problems.
Good product image
RS-232C Output
Formatting
The output format of RS-232C data can be
set to suit control system requirements.
Settings include output format, number of
data digits, field and record separators and
zero suppression.
Improper product images
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The Right Lights & Camera
For Your Action
Omron’s compact shutter camera is perfect for high-speed inspection applications
and can be fitted with several different light sources, including those that support
the Intelligent Light Source specification, depending on the application.
Unique, Intelligent Light Sources (ILS)
Omron’s ILSs and ILS integrated cameras are designed to enhance and simplify your vision applications. The ILSs use a hood shape that reduces external interference, making conditions ideal for
highly accurate inspections. The combination of red and green LEDs also enables the F160 to
inspect a wide range of objects. One ILS version offers the ability of adjustable coaxial vertical
lighting in addition to the adjustable ring light. The adjustable ring light lets the user adjust brightness and light direction based on the application requirements.
Maximize Lighting Control
With an Intelligent Light Source camera, the F160’s controller menus
take all of the guesswork out of proper lighting. Operators can control the illuminated area and light intensity from the controller
menus. The settings are easily changed without direct adjustment to
the light source. Lighting positioning is stored with other scene data
so operators can change the lighting conditions to match different
operating environments. Because the settings are numeric data, it is
possible to recreate the lighting conditions from machine to machine.
Sensing Distance & Field of Vision
F160-SLC50
F160-SLC20
Object
Camera distance:
15 to 25 mm
Camera distance:
16.5 to 26.5 mm
Object
Field of vision (20 x 20 mm)
Field of vision (50 x 50 mm)
Field of vision: 20 mm
Light intensity can be set
separately to one of 8 levels
for 5 illuminated areas.
2
3
1
Coaxial
vertical
lighting
4
6
5
Field of vision: 50 mm
Light intensity can be set
separately to one of 8 levels
for 8 illuminated areas.
5
1
6 2
4 8
3
7
System Configuration
Synchronous Sensor
Controller
F160-C10E (NPN input/output)
F160-C15E (PNP input/output)
Console
F160-KP
Programmable Controller
Parallel Cable
F160-VP
Double-Speed Camera
Camera with
Intelligent Lighting
F160-SLC20
(2 m, loose-wire
cable for parallel
I/O connectors)
Memory Card
F160-N64S
(64 Mbytes)
Camera Cable
F150-VS (3 m, double-speed camera)
F160-VSR3 (3 m, F200/F300)
F160-VSR4 (3 m, F300-S)
RCA/BNC Video Cable
monitor cable (2 m)
Camera with
Intelligent Lighting
F160-SLC50
Power Supply
Recommended model:
OMRON S82K-05024
Monitor
Camera
F160-S1
Color LCD Monitor
F150-M05L
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Dimensions
Unit: mm (inches)
Controller
Console
F160-C10E/C15E
F160-KP
12 (0.47)
Four M3 mounting
holes with depth of
4.8 mm
60 (2.36)
Four M3 mounting
holes with depth of
4.8 mm
56 (2.20)
60 (2.36)
29.7 (1.17)
20
(0.79)
12 (0.47)
48 (1.89)
66.5 (2.62)
153 (6.02)
66.5 (2.62)
SHIFT
ENT
TRIG
ESC
F3
135.5 (5.33)
66.5 (2.62)
7 (0.28)
66.5 (2.62)
F1
F2
F4
F6
F5
F7
F9
F8
38 (1.50)
110 (4.33)
12 dia.
40 (1.57)
9
92 (3.62)
2000 (78.74)
Four M4 mounting holes with
depth of 6 mm
Liquid Crystal Monitor
Double-speed Camera
F150-M05L
F160-SLC20
Mounting plate thickness: 1.6 (0.63) to 4.8 (0.19)
SYNC
2.5
12
12
31
40 (1.57)
25
(0.98)
100 (3.94)
185 (7.28)
4 dia.
42.5
70 (2.76)
10
(0.39)
30.5
(1.20)
96.25 (3.79)
8 (0.32)
145 (5.71)
155 (6.10)
85 (3.35)*
50min
46.5 (1.83)
132 (5.20)
73 (2.87)
(46 max)
Mounting bracket
143 (5.63)
POWER
42.2
(1.66)
2.5
70 (2.76)
12
12
5.5 (0.22)
F150-VM Monitor Cable
174 (6.85)
¥ Tolerance: ±1 mm
23.25±1.3 (0.92)
¥ The dimensions in parentheses are reference values.
1/4-20UNC with depth of 10 mm
Panel cutout dimensions
Two M4 mounting holes with depth of 10 mm
86.25 (3.40)
133.5 +0.5mm
0
(5.26)
13.25±1.1 (0.52)
20±1.3 (0.79)
175.5 +0.5mm
0
(6.91)
46.5 (1.83)
85 (3.35)*
90 (3.54)
10
(0.39)
F160-S1
31
60 (2.36)
15.5
(0.61)
4 dia.
54.5 (2.15)
46.5 (1.83)
8
14.5
(0.57)
52.5 (2.07)
2.5
16
25
(0.98)
16
103.25 (4.06)
8 (0.32)
30.5
(1.20)
23.25±1.3
1/4-20UNC with depth of 10 mm
1"-32UN-2A
(C mount)
8
30.5 (1.20)
31.25±2 (1.24)
21.25±2
Two M4 mounting holes
with depth of 10 mm
93.25 (3.67)
8
13.25±1.1 (0.52)
20±1.3 (0.79)
6 (0.24)
6.2
(0.24)
6.2
(0.24)
Light connector
(8.8 dia.)
(30.7)
80 (3.15)
21.7 (0.85)
16
11 29 (1.14)
90 (3.54)
16
2.5
F160-SLC50
31 (1.22)
Camera cable connector
(11.8 dia.)
Two M4 mounting holes with depth of 8 mm
1/4-20UNC with depth of 8 mm
20±1.3 (0.79)
Specifications
Rating/Function
Controller: F160-C10E/C15E
Item
Conversational Menu Mode
Connectable cameras
F150-S1A/SL20A/SL50A/SLC20/SLC50, F160-S1/SLC20/SLC50, F300-S/S2R/S3DR/S4R etc.
Number of cameras Connectable
1
Number of pixels
512 x 484 (H x V)
Number of scenes
32 (Expansion possible using Memory Card.)
Image storage function
Maximum of 35 images stored
Expert Menu Mode
2
Smoothing (strong, weak), edge enhancement, edge extraction (horizontal, vertical, both
horizontal and vertical), dilation, erosion, median, background suppression
Filtering
Position displacement compensation
Set either automatically or manually
Compensation directions: X, Y, and θ (360°) directions
Number of measurement regions
32 regions per scene
Applications
7 types available (presence, orientation, dimensions,
defects, conformity, position, chips and burs)
Measurement data
Automatically selected according to the application.
Compensation directions: X, Y, and θ (360°) directions
Detection methods: Binary center of gravity, axis angle, labeling, rotation search, gray search, edge position
Gravity and area, gravity and axis, gray search, precise search, rotation search, flexible search,
relative search, defect, area (variable box), defect (variable box), edge position, edge pitch, edge
width, density average, labeling, OCR for 1 character, classification
Number: 32 expressions can be set for judgements, data, and variables used in other expressions
Operations: Arithmetic operations, square root, absolute value, remainder, distance, angle, maximum,
minimum, SIN, COS, ATAN, AND, OR, NOT
Data operation functions
(expressions)
Overall judgements, judgements for each measurement region
Results output
Overall judgements, judgements for each measurement region, expression results, measurement/expression data
Functions for customizing operations
Menu masking, password setting, shortcut keys
Functions for
customizing screens
Display items: Character strings (measurement values, judgement results, times, user-specified
characters, measurement region names) Figures (lines, boxes, circles, cross cursors)
Specified parameters: Display color, position, size
Number of slots for memory cards
1
Monitor interface
1 channel (color, monochrome)
Serial communications
RS-232C/422A, 1 channel
Parallel I/O
13 inputs and 22 outputs including control I/O points
Input/
output type
NPN
PNP
Power supply voltage
F160-C10E
F160-C15E
20.4 to 26.4 VDC
Current consumption
Approx. 1.6 A (with two F160-SLC50 Cameras connected)
Ambient temperature
Operating: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F) Storage: -25 to 65°C (52 to 149°F) with no icing or condensation
Ambient humidity
Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
External dimensions
56 x 160 x 110 (W x H x D) mm (not including connectors and other protruding parts)
Weight
Approx. 570 g (Controller only)
Double-speed Camera: F160-S1
Item
Specifications
Picture element
1/3” Interline CCD
Effective pixels
659 x 494 (H x V)
Scanning method
1/60-s non-interlace (frame) mode, 1/120-s 2:1 interlace (field) mode
Shutter
Electronic shutter; select from 8 shutter-speed settings (1/120 to 1/20,000 s) using menu.
Camera with intelligent lighting
F160-SLC20 (field of vision: 20 mm), F160-SLC50 (field of vision: 50 mm)
External dimensions
31 x 40 x 54.5 (W x H x D) mm (not including connectors and other protruding parts)
Weight
Approx. 85 g (Camera only)
F150-M05L Color LCD Monitor
Item
Specifications
Size
5.5 inches; 111.36 x 83.52 mm (H x V)
Type
Liquid crystal color TFT
Resolution
320 x 240 dots
Input signals
NTSC composite video (1.0 V/75 Ω)
Power supply voltage
20.4 to 26.4 VDC
Current consumption
Approx. 700 mA
Ambient temperature
Operating: 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); Storage: -25 to 65°C (52 to 149°F) with no icing or condensation
Ambient humidity
Operating or storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Weight (monitor only)
Approx. 1 kg
Accessories
Instruction manual and 4 mounting brackets
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F160 Vision Sensor Selection Guide
First:
Start by selecting the controller part number with the correct input/output type, NPN or PNP, to meet
the applications needs.
Second:
Choose from the three F160 double-speed cameras. Select one or two cameras based on the application.
If a 20 or 50 mm field of vision can be used with the Intelligent Light Source, choose from the
F160-SLC20 or F160-SLC50. (See page 6 for SLC20 & SLC50 setting information.) If different field of
view and lighting is required, use the F160-S1 camera without lens and light source.
Third:
Choose camera cables, Parallel I/O cable, monitor and monitor cable as required. For additional camera
cable and parallel I/O cable lengths and monitor options, please consult your Omron vision
representative.
Fourth:
If F160-S1 camera option is used, refer to the Lens Selection Guide next to choose a lens for the
application. The F160-S1 camera also offers the intelligent lighting interface to allow the use of
controllable external lighting options. Please consult your Omron vision representative for additional
assistance in lens selection and lighting options.
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Ordering Information
Name
Model Number
Controller F160-C10E
F160-C15E
Comments
NPN Input/Output
PNP Input/Output
Double-speed camera
with fixed lens &
intelligent lighting
Camera only
Console
Color LCD monitor
Memory card
Camera cable
F160-SLC20
F160-SLC50
F160-S1
F160-KP
F150-M05L
F160-N64S
F150-VS
F160-VSR3
F160-VSR4
Monitor cable RCA/BNC Video Cable
Parallel I/O cable F160-VP
Extension tubes F150-EXT
10
20 mm field of view
50 mm field of view
Without lens or light source
Keypad with shortcut buttons
5.5 inch color LCD
Memory capacity: 64 Mbytes
For double-speed camera & compatible F150 cameras;
Cable length: 3 m
For compatible F200/F300 cameras; Cable length: 3 m
For F300-S only; Cable length: 3 m
Cable length: 2 m
Loose-wire cable for parallel I/O connectors; Cable length: 2 m
A set of six extension tubes that are 40, 20, 10, 5, 1, and
0.5 mm in length respectively
Lens Selection Guide
First:
Start by defining the field of view requirements for each camera. Refer to the diagram at bottom left. The
field of view is considered to be the area or areas requiring inspection. This does not necessarily include the
entire part or object in the field of view.
Second:
Determine the camera distance, measured from the object surface to the camera. Refer to the lens setting illustration for
additional information about setting distance. This distance can impose limitations on the field of view and lens choice.
To get the greatest flexibility in lens selection, keep the camera setting distance as flexible as possible.
Third:
Using the field of view and camera setting distance requirements, use the optical graph axis marked "Field of view L (mm)"
to find the matching field of view size. Use the optical graph axis marked "Camera distance A (mm)" to find the approximate
camera setting distance. Follow the values across the chart until they cross. Refer to the lens part reference on the right at
the end of the graph line to find the correct lens size. (If a "t" value other than 0 is indicated, corresponding lens extension
tubes will need to be added in between the camera and lens in order to properly focus the image. The "t" value indicates the
thickness of the extension tubes required.)
Note: Extension tube length should not exceed 10% of the focal length of the lens. When looking at other manufacturers’
lenses not referenced by Omron, please use a 1/3-inch CCD size as a selection value reference.
Fourth:
If an appropriate lens cannot be found to satisfy your application, please consult your Omron vision representative for
additional assistance in lens selection options.
CCTV Lens
Model
Dimensions
Focal length
Brightness
F150-L8
29 dia. x 34.5 L*
8.0 mm
F1.3
F150-L12
30 dia. x 34.5 L*
12.5 mm
F1.4
F150-L16
30 dia. x 24.5 L*
16.0 mm
F1.4
F150-L25
30 dia. x 24.5 L*
25.0 mm
F1.4
F150-L50
32 dia. x 37 L*
50.0 mm
F1.8
F150-L75
32 dia. x 42.5 L*
75.0 mm
F2.7
* Lens diameter does not include lens ring lock screw height.
Note: Omron reserves the right to change lens suppliers and specifications without notification. Please verify all lenses with sales personnel.
Lens model: F150-________
Optical Graph
L75
L50
Camera distance A (mm)
Unit: mm
5,000
Max.
outer
dia.
1" -32UN 30 dia.
-2A
L25
3,000
L16
L12
2,000
Total length
L8
1,000
Camera
500
Extension Tube
300
Lens
Camera distance
A
(mm)
200
t: Extension Tube thickness
100
50
4
Field of view
L (mm)
5
10
20
30
50
100
200
300
500
Field of view L (mm)
Note: All values are approximate values. It is recommended that the camera distance
be adjusted by sliding the camera forward or backward in actual operation.
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Vision Sensors and Support Software
Solve Your Toughest Inspection Problems
F-10 Vision Sensor
F-30 Vision Sensor
F150-2 Vision Sensor
The ultimate, easy-to-use, grayscale processing package for pattern and shape matching.
Setup is ultra quick with no monitor required
using a one button teach function and a visible target, integrated lens and light source.
Four different camera choices are available,
each with different sensing area sizes. One
model even includes 8-model bank memory
and RS-232C/422 communications capability.
Compact, self-contained vision sensor includes
the camera, light source, lens and controller all
in one unit. This easy-to-use menu driven binary vision sensor has a 256-level contrast setting
and one inspection area that is perfect for most
pixel counting applications.
Uses drop down menus to setup functions
including filtering, adjusting the shutter speed,
background suppression, X, Y, and Theta position compensation, and image calibration.
Measurement tools include center of gravity,
area, edge position, edge pitch, degree of
defect, and more with 16 setup scenes and up
to 16 measurements per scene. Other features
include a 23-image storage memory, RS-232C
and DeviceNet communications.
F150-3 Vision Sensor
Vision Composer Software
F400 Vision Sensor
Delivers 2-camera performance and lighting
control based on the F150-2’s easy-to-use format. The camera splitter unit and built-in menus
or PC software allows the controller to integrate
images from two cameras and perform
multi-angle inspections on a single object
simultaneously.
This optional Windows®-based Vision Composer
software allows you to use more sophisticated
functionality in a drag-and-drop flow chart
environment with the F150-3 Vision Sensor.
Vision Composer can also help collect and
report the measurement results without
specialized programming.
The industries first color Vision Sensor using
Hue, Saturation, and Intensity to combine Color
Pickup and 5 color filters into an easy-to-use
and powerful color vision solution at an affordable price. With Color Pickup, the F400 can be
quickly configured to detect and measure up to
8 colors simultaneously or use the industry’s
first Colorgray filter to convert a color into 256
level grayscale to analyze and measure very fine
differences in the isolated color’s image, even in
fluctuating lighting conditions.
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