Precise Laser Measurement and 2D CMOS Imaging Give Omron’s ZS Smart Sensor High Precision, Speed and Sensitivity

Description

Omron’s new ZS smart measurement sensor combines two-dimensional CMOS imaging with precise laser measurement to create a high-speed, high sensitivity inspection system. Its 110µs response time and 0.25µm resolution enable it to inspect moving workpieces and capture data on the fly, while the customizable gain setting lets users optimize performance for specific environmental conditions.  The ZS features simple modular plug-and-play ease of installation as well as separate sensing heads and ampli

Five sensor heads are available for the ZS, for distances ranging from 20 to 200 mm, and measuring ranges from +/- 1 to +/- 50 mm. Two regular reflection heads handle transparent and mirror-surface workpieces; three diffuse reflection heads are able to measure black rubber and dark plastic workpieces. Data is transferred between the sensing head and amplifier via high-speed interface with no signal degradation. All heads are rated IP67 to withstand washdown for measurements in harsh environments.

Amplifiers have a two-line message display that supplement present value and set value displays for more informative monitoring. Stackable amplifiers support up to nine sensing heads for a scalable inspection solution. The sensor expands with a multi-controller unit for calculations, a data storage unit for data logging, and software for setup and reporting.

The high speed, high-precision inspection capability of the ZS sensor system make it ideal for applications in the automotive, electronic parts assembly, and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

The ZS sensor system is currently available from stock. The amplifier is priced at $1,450, and sensor heads range in cost from $2,450 to $3,450, depending on sensing distance.

Specs

* Features : Ultra-long range displacement measurements with wide beam * Application : Measure hard-to-access protruding objects and steps from a distance * Specifications : FDA Class II laser, 1500 ±500 mm sensing distance; 500 µm resolution, 40 x1.5 mm beam size * Connection : 2 m cable
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