Mechatronics Canada

January 19, 2022

 

DCS Omron New V440 F Fixed Mount Code Reader 1 400

Traceability in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other manufacturing industries often requires code readers to quickly and accurately capture data from a variety of code types in various locations on products and packaging. To address multi-code reading and positioning problems, industry-leading automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas recently launched the V440-F fixed-mount code reader that can be configured to simplify applications with a single model.

By reading multiple codes at once even as packages move by at speed, the V440-F helps manufacturers save on overall hardware costs and makes traceability easier to implement. The versatile industrial code reader has the mounting flexibility of a C-Mount vision sensor, allowing for short-, medium-, long-distance or wide-area configurations in a compact and cost-effective device. Its high-speed processor can read up to 400 codes simultaneously. 

 

DCS Omron New V440 F Fixed Mount Code Reader 2 400

DCS Omron New V440 F Fixed Mount Code Reader 3 400

In automotive assembly applications and robotic work cells, it can often be difficult to position a code reader in such a way that it does not interfere with the flow of operation. The V440-F eliminates these positioning challenges with long-distance reading capabilities that let it be positioned at a safe distance from the operator/robot workspace. This long-distance reading is achieved with a high-resolution image sensor combined with a lens selected for the appropriate distance.

DCS Omron New V440 F Fixed Mount Code Reader 5 400

 

The V440-F expands upon the capabilities of Omron’s popular MicroHAWK series with the new WebLink 3.0 browser-based interface that includes functions like “Matrix Mode” and “Ordered Output” for easily customizable data communication. Powerful X-Mode algorithms – also a feature that the MicroHAWKs are known for – ensure that even the tiniest of codes and those printed with blemishes or on challenging backgrounds can be accurately decoded with ease.

 

 

 

 

For more information about the V440-F Fixed Mount Code Reader from Omron, click here

 

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MC PepperlFuchs Monitoring Condition of Plants w Vibration Sensors 3a 400

To enable long-term monitoring of vibrations, Pepperl+Fuchs recently launched a new portfolio of vibration sensors. You can find out what distinguishes these products in the following blog article. Using a wind turbine as an application example, we will also show you how you can use vibration and acceleration sensors in combination to keep an eye on both long-term and short-term changes in vibration.

The portfolio of vibration sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs has recently started offering a range of vibration sensors to perform reliable measurements of vibration velocity and acceleration in low or high frequency ranges. Compared to similar products, Pepperl+Fuchs’ vibration sensors have approvals up to SIL 2, a large measuring range of up to 128 mm/s, and automatic condition detection for ball bearings. Due to their robust housing and encapsulated electronics, the sensors impress with maintenance-free operation and a particularly long service life.

The three designs in the portfolio are available with different certifications and approvals. In this way, you can find the right vibration sensor for every application:

  • VIM3 series: The compact VIM3 series is suitable for applications up to SIL 1/PL c, and has output options for analog or IO-Link.
  • VIM6 series: The VIM6 series is approved for hazardous areas up to Zone 1/21. With an extended temperature operating range of -40°C … +125 °C, the sensors are ideal for high-temperature areas.
  • VIM8 series: Due to a particularly robust housing made of duplex steel, the vibration sensors of the VIM8 series are designed for use in offshore applications as well as in harsh and hazardous areas of Zone 1/21. Moreover, the sensors have an approval up to SIL 2/PL d.

 

Vibration sensors vs. acceleration sensors

Not only vibration sensors, but also acceleration sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs are used to measure changes in vibration: Both record the vibration acceleration in g. Nevertheless, the sensors differ in their technical operating principle and are therefore each suitable for different applications.

 

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