Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

November 30, 2023

Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Omron, a leader in industrial automation, offers a range of industrial machine vision cameras renowned for their precision and reliability. These cameras are crucial in manufacturing and quality control. This article covers the features, applications, and selection guide for Omron industrial cameras.

Key Takeaways

  • Explore the versatile range of Omron industrial cameras including area scan, line scan, and SWIR series.
  • Learn how to select the right industrial camera for your needs, considering vision analysis, connectivity, and application.
  • Discover the technological advancements and applications of Omron cameras.

Selecting the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Plug & Play vs. Machine Vision Cameras

  • Plug & Play Cameras: Best for simple imaging tasks, easy to use and integrate.
  • Machine Vision Cameras: Suited for complex tasks in automation and quality control, offering high resolution and speed.
Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Omron’s Industrial Camera Range

SWIR (Short Wave Infrared) Series

These cameras are essential for inspecting materials in the short-wave infrared spectrum, invisible to the naked eye.

  • Cased Area Scan Cameras
  • 0.3 MP & 1.3 MP
  • Available in 3 unique interfaces: GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, Camera Link
  • Utilizing Short Wave Infrared inspect products utilizing a different visual spectrum
  • Wavelengths from 400nm to 1700nm
  • Industry Leading Fanless Peltier Cooling design
Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Download SWIR Series Datasheet

M Series (GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, CoaXPress, Camera Link)

Offering diverse connectivity, the M Series caters to demanding industrial settings.

  • Cased Area Scan GigE Vision Camera
  • 0.4 to 20 MP Resolution (Global & Rolling Shutter Models)
  • Up to 282 FPS
  • Power over Ethernet
  • GigE Vision 2.1 Support
  • Precision Time Protocol for accurate exposure timing
  • Inherent networkability allows for up to 100 cameras on a single network
  • Cable length up to 100m
Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Download Omron Sentech’s Camera Link Camera series Datasheet

Download Omron’s CoaXPress camera series

FS Series (GigE Vision Line Scan Cameras)

Designed for high-speed imaging, perfect for fast-moving production lines.

  • Cased Line Scan GigE Vision Camera
  • Color, Monochrome, or Dual Line Monochrome
  • 2k, 4k, and 8k resolutions
  • Power over Ethernet
  • GigE Vision 2.1 Support
  • Action Command Triggering
Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Download FS Series Datasheet

B Series (GigE Vision Cameras)

The B Series balances performance and value, suitable for various industrial uses.

  • Area Scan GigE Vision Camera
  • Single Board or Remote Head Options
  • C-Mount, CS Mount, S Mount or No Lens Mount Options
  • 0.4 to 20 MP Resolution (Global & Rolling Shutter Models)
  • Up to 282 FPS
  • Power over Ethernet or Power over I/O
  • GigE Vision 2.1 Support
  • Precision Time Protocol for accurate exposure timing
Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Download B Series (GigE Vision Cameras) Datasheet

HD Output Series

For applications requiring high-definition imaging, providing exceptional clarity.

  • True HD 1080p Resolution
  • 60 FPS (with alternate 30FPS mode)
  • Direct connect to monitor through HDMI or BNC connection
  • HD-DVI or HD-SDI Output
  • Board or Cased Models
  • CS or C-Mount Options
  • Ideal for manual viewing applications (no analysis required) • Easily programmable user configurable profiles
  • Remote control jig (wired) with fully customizable buttons
Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Download HD Output Series Datasheet

UVC Series

Ideal for ultra-compact applications, combining flexibility and high performance.

  • UVC Format
  • 1.3 MP Resolution – 720p • 30 FPS
  • Plug & Play into any PC
  • Available in CS, S, & No Lens Mount versions
Choosing the Right Omron Industrial Camera

Download UVC Series Datasheet


Omron’s cameras boast features like high resolution up to 25 MP, rapid frame rates up to 527 FPS, various connectivity options including USB 3.0 and Ethernet, and advanced features like Power over Ethernet.

Choosing the right industrial camera is crucial in achieving the best results in industrial automation and imaging. Omron’s extensive range of industrial machine vision cameras, known for their innovation and quality, represents some of the best options in the market.

As an authorized distributor of Omron, Proax not only offers these top-tier cameras but also provides expert guidance to help you select the ideal camera for your specific needs. For more information or to discuss your requirements, contact Proax today.


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