OMRON Compact FH-Series Vision System Offers Best-in-Industry Speed, Precision, Versatility - Sysmac Automation Platform *1 -

May 27, 2013

KYOTO, Japan -- OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645, ADR: OMRNY) today announced the release of its new FH-Series Vision System. Designed for use in all types of object inspection, position/orientation and measurement operations, this compact and versatile camera and controller system is easily integrated into virtually any machine or robot. The system is uniquely capable of providing faster, more precise work throughput - leading to increased efficiencies, cost reductions, and competitive advantage.

A key feature of the system is its advanced new vision algorithm, called Shape Search III. This sophisticated, intuitive program enhances performance, functionality and customization. With Shape Search III, the FH-Series Vision System offers higher-speed, higher-precision measurement of target objects even with difficult imaging conditions such as: poor lighting, out-of-focus and rotated/randomly positioned/overlapping target objects.

OMRON's FH Vision System is specifically intended for seamless integration with PLCs, motion controllers, and robotics to meet the diverse needs of builders of high-speed manufacturing machinery. The system also offers flexibility for easy customization of HMI PC-based vision systems.

The FH system is capable of controlling up to 4 different high-resolution camera operations simultaneously with one controller. Advances in image acquisition speed, measurement speed, image transfer, and data output communication speed distinguish OMRON's FH-Series vision systems from all other options in the machine vision market.


  1. Compact Design
    • Designed to embed directly into the machine/robot equipment.
  2. Powerful Performance
    • High-speed image acquisition and transfer; multi-camera bus connection enables fast transfer of high resolution images from up to 4 cameras
    • Independent high-speed and parallel image processing works with the 4-core CPU
    • Built-in EtherCAT communication enables high-speed output to PLC
  3. Precision Tuning Capability
    • Non-operator-dependent calibration function ensures accurate motion control output of vision system results to the PLC, motion controller, or robot
    • Stability of settings and reliability of detection is significantly improved for higher precision and accuracy at high speeds
  4. Flexibility
    • NPN and PNP output
    • Choice of 0.3M, 2M and 4M pixel resolution high-speed cameras

1 Sysmac automation platform
Complete machine control through one software suite and one seamless connection with a variety of I/O devices. Machine and motion programming is fully compliant with IEC 61131-3, and the dedicated software suite features functions such as programming, motion designing, and network setting allowing easy control of all connected devices and freeing users to engage in further production innovation.


FH- series vision system

  FH-3050-10 FH-3050 FH-1050-10 FH-1050
CPU High-speed Controllers Standard Controllers
No. of connected cameras 4 2 4 2
Communication interface EtherCAT®, Ethernet/IP™, parallel I/O, encoder input, RS-232C
High-speed camera
  FH-SC/-SM FH-SC02/-SM02 FH-SC04/-SM04
No. of pixels 300,000 pixels 2 million pixels 4 million pixels
Image read time 3.3 ms 4.6 ms 8.5 ms

OMRON FZ4 series cameras can also be connected.


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933, OMRON has more than 35,000 employees in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems, healthcare, and the environment. The company has regional head offices in Singapore (Asia Pacific), Beijing (Greater China), Amsterdam (Europe, Africa, and the Middle East), Chicago (the Americas), Gurgaon (India), and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
For more information, visit OMRON's website at

Shinichiro Izumi
Automation Systems Division HQ
OMRON Industrial Automation
OMRON Corporation
Tel.: +81-75-344-7068

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