Multifunctional.
Modular.

Identifies, positions and measures―with 5 megapixels and at the same time

Benefits

Comprehensive Vision Tool Set with High Flexibility

Comprehensive Vision Tool Set with High Flexibility

The universal vision sensors offer an extensive and flexibly combinable vision tool set in a single camera—without additional licensing costs. The vision tools can be individually combined into one or more tasks, depending on the application requirements. In this way, the VOS sensors also master particularly demanding detection tasks without a vision system.
Modular Camera Portfolio

Modular Camera Portfolio

The hardware of the VOS series consists of a modular camera portfolio with standardized connections. Sensor, lighting, and lens can be individually combined depending on the application. Pepperl+Fuchs offers basic models with integrated lighting or C-mount variants with external lighting.
Vision Tool Evaluation Built into the Sensor

Vision Tool Evaluation Built into the Sensor

The evaluation integrated in the sensor ensures easy integration and user-defined data output. Unlike classic PC-based vision systems, no further image processing on an external PC is required for data processing. The VOS sensors enable simple and fast diagnostics and provide reliable measurement data.
Graphical User Interface

Graphical User Interface

The VOS devices feature a graphical user interface for easy commissioning and sensor parameterization. This allows up to 32 jobs to be easily parameterized in one device. In this way, one sensor can also perform several detection tasks simultaneously. The cameras cannot only dynamically switch between jobs—they can also save, duplicate and transfer jobs to other devices.
Sensors
Industrial Lenses
Protective Covers
Lighting
Sensors
Pepperl+Fuchs offers devices of the VOS series in numerous variants for a wide range of application requirements. In the compact cameras of the VOS1000 and VOS2000 series, both the lighting and the lenses are integrated. With resolutions of 640 × 480 px (VOS1000) and 280 × 960 px (VOS2000), they are suitable for standard applications but also for more demanding vision tasks.

For particularly challenging tasks, the VOS2000 and VOS5000 sensors are suitable as C-mount variants. External lighting can be connected via a pulse output and the sensor can be equipped with the appropriate lens. Therefore, the vision sensors master measurement tasks with demanding lighting scenarios and larger distances while offering even higher accuracy.

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Modularity and Flexibility

They are flexible and modular—the VOS 2-D universal vision series offers a complete portfolio consisting of sensor, lens, lighting, and protective cover, which can be flexibly combined depending on your application requirements. Learn more about the different models and how you can combine the components to fit your individual vision task.





Flexible Connection to Control System and PC

Flexible Connection to Control System and PC

The devices of the VOS series have freely programmable, optically decoupled signal outputs for easy signaling of pass/fail measurement results of a job. The freely parameterizable signal inputs, can be used as a trigger or for job switching.

In addition, specific control commands such as job switching, teach-in or trigger commands can be sent to the camera via all common Ethernet-based interfaces, such as TCP/IP, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP. Detailed measurement data can then be transferred to your controller or PC. The format of the data output can be individually adapted to the system.

Software and Interfaces

Integrated Tool-Set for Demanding 2-D Vision Tasks

Integrated Tool-Set for Demanding 2-D Vision Tasks

The integrated license-free software of the VOS series includes a comprehensive vision tool set for setting up and qualifying vision applications. This tool set enables graphical parameterization based on a reference image. The tools available in the camera software for different applications can be selected and combined to create one or different measurement tasks. The sensor can dynamically switch between up to 32 jobs. Due to the intuitive user interface, sensor replacement, commissioning and job management can be performed quickly and easily.

In addition to the parameterization monitor, an application monitor is available that displays both the situation image and the measurement result—also via remote access. Processes can be monitored remotely in real time or looked up via the history. The camera buffers process and error images or transfers them automatically.

Vision Tools

Positioning and Guidance

Positioning and Guidance

In automotive production, wheels are usually mounted on vehicles fully automatically. A robot gripper mounts the different types of rims on the wheel hubs. In this application, the VOS vision sensor determines the exact position of the rim in relation to the wheel hub. A preinstalled vision tool reports to the robot the orientation and position of the rim bolt circle in a 2-D plane. New rim types can be learned via teach-in.





Detection and Matching

Detection and Calibration

In filling plants, bottles are automatically filled, labeled, and capped. Errors such as misaligned labels or crooked caps can occur in the process. The affected bottles have to be sorted out and removed at very high movement speeds. For these cases, the VOS vision sensor offers a vision tool that guarantees seamless quality control at a high measuring rate: The sensor simultaneously checks the position of the label and the cap. The sensor’s global shutter principle ensures a distortion-free image. In addition, a hardware trigger such as a light barrier enables precise time control of the image capture.

Identification and Text Recognition (OCR)

Identification and Text Recognition (OCR)

In the automotive industry, codes and direct part marking enable quality control and complete traceability of safety-relevant components. On metal surfaces, lighting can cause strong reflections. Additional light sources and fluctuating ambient light can negatively affect measurement results. Therefore, special vision tools of the VOS 2-D universal vision sensors ensure that markings with different fonts and code symbologies are reliably detected and read out. With their comprehensive range of lighting, the sensors reliably read directly marked codes—even in difficult conditions and at larger measurement distances.

Optical Gauging

Optical Gauging

During the final inspection of high-quality or safety-critical components, small deviations can lead to vibrations, damage, or dangerous situations. With the VOS vision tool for optical gauging, circle diameters, linear dimensions, and complex shapes are measured. The values can either be sent to the higher-level control system or used directly as a pass/fail switching signal. Length units are automatically converted to a metric length value following a calibration on the 2-D plane. Moreover, a calibration checkerboard enables precise correction of the lens distortion.

Application Examples

Fine Positioning of Battery Modules
Fine Positioning of Battery Modules

In battery production, the individual modules are gripped by robots and placed into battery packs. To do this, the robot must know exactly where to reach. The VOS 2-D universal vision sensor uses a stored vision tool to calculate the exact position of the modules and then passes the data on to the robot. The flexibly formatted data output enables simple connection to the robot controller. This allows the robot arm to grip the battery modules precisely.


 

Positioning
Automated Matching of Labels

To ensure maximum transparency and quality control, the VOS 2-D universal vision sensor checks labels for complete printing. The camera automatically reads the content of a two-dimensional Data Matrix code, verifies it and compares it with the actual print using a text reading tool (OCR). The measurement result and the image data for documentation are available to a higher-level control system.

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