March 11, 2021
OMRON announced the release on March 1st, 2021 of its new FH-SMD series 3D vision sensor. The FH-SMD series can be mounted on a robot to recognize randomly placed (bulk) automotive parts in three dimensions, enabling space-saving assembly, inspection, and pick & place, which are difficult with conventional robots, and improving productivity.
The new FH-SMD series 3D vision sensor is small and light enough to be mounted on a robot arm, eliminating the need for special mounting equipment and thus saving space. This sensor can be moved to change the viewpoints and easily recognize parts, reducing blind spots and providing reliable detection. In addition, the newly developed 3D measurement technology enables part detection in approximately 0.4 seconds regardless of the shape and location. Bulk parts assembly can be automated smoothly.