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Omron sensors. Code Readers / OCR. FQ-CR Series

Code Reader
FQ-CR Series

Exceptional Reading Performance with Easy Operation

[FQ-CR2]

OMRON's Unique Algorithm Provides Superior Reading Ability for Direct Part Marking codes

Removal of Printing Irregularities or Noise
Filter function

You can apply up to three of the four unique filters developed by OMRON in the desired order to remove printing irregularities and noise, in order to achieve a stable reading.

Types of Filtering

Smooth
Smooths the image.
Erosion
For white codes, reduces the cell size.
Effective for reading separated dot codes.
Dilate
For white codes, increases the cell size.
Effective for reading codes with cell spreading.
Median
Removes noise.

Combining Filtering

Erosion and dilation can be combined to connect dots without changing the dot thickness.
FQ-CR Series Features 9

Automatic Parameter Adjustment Until Reading is Successful
Retry function

Code Readers must be able to read codes even for poor printing conditions. You can automatically retry reading while changing the exposure time and other reading conditions, even for changing workpieces or environments, to enable a stable reading.

The following retry functions are provided.

1. Retrying the Specified Number of Times with the Same Conditions

FQ-CR Series Features 12
Reading is performed the specified number of times for the same scene.

2. Retrying While External Trigger Is Input

FQ-CR Series Features 13
Reading is performed until successful, as long as an external level trigger is input.

3. Retrying While Changing the Shutter Speed

FQ-CR Series Features 14
Reading is performed for the same scene while changing the exposure time in stages.

4. Retrying While Changing the Reading Conditions

FQ-CR Series Features 15
When reading DPM codes, inconsistencies in printing conditions can result in NGs if reading is performed with only one set of reading settings.
The FQ-CR allows you to register up to 32 sets of reading conditions as scenes and retry reading while changing the scenes in order.
The system automatically determines the scenes with the highest usage rates and changes the order to start with them to flexibly handle changes in reading conditions.
Of course you can specify a fixed order if required.

Easy Confirmation of Code Quality
Code Error Correction Position Display

FQ-CR Series Features 16
Red circles are displayed on cells for which the code was corrected on the display.
This clearly shows where the code quality was poor.

[FQ-CR1] [FQ-CR2]

Stable Reading Functions Packed into a Compact Body

Reads Codes Even with Low Contrast
High-power LEDs

FQ-CR Series Features 19
The wider the field of view, the more difficult it is to maintain consistent lighting within the field, causing errors in reading. The built-in LEDs of the FQ-CR Series use a unique OMRON DR optical system for effective light usage to maintain consistent lighting within the field of vision at a brightness that is four times that of previous models.

Cuts Light Interference
HDR Function

FQ-CR Series Features 20
The HDR (high dynamic range) function minimizes the influence of changes in lighting conditions and light reflection. This enables stable inspections even for materials that are difficult to light evenly, such as metal parts or glossy films, or in locations subject to external light interference.

Cuts Specular Reflections
Polarizing Filter

FQ-CR Series Features 21
A polarizing filter is included to cut specular reflection from glossy surfaces. This enables stable code reading even for metallic or other glossy surfaces.

Communications with Host Devices
Ethernet Connection

FQ-CR Series Features 22
The compact body also provides an Ethernet connector so that you can transfer read data and images via Ethernet. Smoothly transfer data to PLCs, computers, or other host devices.

Essentially, Simple Enough for Anyone to Set Up

Setup is as easy as displaying codes on the monitor and registering settings with a simple procedure.
Then, the FQ-CR will automatically tune the settings to achieve the optimum conditions.

Two Set-up Tools

Use the convenient Touch Finder for on-site settings and control panel installations, or use a set-up tool on a computer.
FQ-CR Series Features 25
TouchFinder for PC (Free)
After purchasing the Code Reader, you can download the TouchFinder for PC free from the member’s website.

Menu Displays in Nine Languages

FQ-CR Series Features 26
The nine language support for menus means that you can easily introduce systems into factory sites in other countries.
In addition, you can easily change the language on a menu.

English
Japanese
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Korean
German
French
Italian
Spanish

Operation Navigation

FQ-CR Series Features 27
Navigation menus for operating procedures from image adjustment through to testing and starting operation are provided so that even beginners can operate the Code Reader.

Flexible System Configuration

Connect Up To Eight Code Readers

The flexibly arrangeable platform can be used for simple configurations with one Code Reader for complex configurations with multiple Code Readers reading from different directions.
Up to eight Code Readers can be controlled from the Touch Finder set-up console.

Code Quality Management

FQ-CR Series Features 30
The FQ-CR2 contains state-of-the-art algorithms that enable the reading of codes even with poor reading quality. However, even if the code quality continues to deteriorate for some reason, auto-correction and retrying are used to enable reading, making it impossible to tell where quality was lost simply from the OK/NG reading information.
Here, you can use the cell recognition rate information. The cell recognition rate changes with code printing quality, position inconsistency, installation conditions, and noise. You can log the cell recognition rate and image together to manage quality trends. The logging of recent results is useful for testing when commissioning a line. Run through some sample products and log the cell recognition rate. You can then display the results in a time-based graph to see how much leeway there is in reading performance.

* For the FQ-CR1, the number of detected characters is logged instead of the cell recognition rate.

Automatic Notification of NGs

FQ-CR Series Features 31
If you leave the Touch Finder installed on-site, the recent NG sensor display is very useful. Even if you are monitoring more than one Code Reader with the Touch Finder, the display automatically changes to the Code Reader where an NG occurred so that you can quickly confirm conditions.

Narrow View
Standard
3070_lu_1_1 3070_lu_1_2
2D Code Reader Multi Code Reader 2D Code Reader Multi Code Reader
NPN FQ-CR20010F-M FQ-CR10010F-M FQ-CR20050F-M FQ-CR10050F-M
PNP FQ-CR25010F-M FQ-CR15010F-M FQ-CR25050F-M FQ-CR15050F-M
Note: Tolerance (field of vision): ±10% max.
Wide View (Long-distance) Wide View (Short-distance)
3070_lu_1_3 3070_lu_1_4
2D Code Reader Multi Code Reader 2D Code Reader Multi Code Reader
NPN FQ-CR20100F-M FQ-CR10100F-M FQ-CR20100N-M FQ-CR10100N-M
PNP FQ-CR25100F-M FQ-CR15100F-M FQ-CR25100N-M FQ-CR15100N-M
Note: Tolerance (field of vision): ±10% max.

Touch Finder

Type Model
DC power supply FQ2-D30
AC/DC/battery FQ2-D31 *
* AC Adapter and Battery are sold separately.

Cables (Robot cable)

Type Cable length Model
FQ Ethernet Cables
(connect Code Reader to Touch Finder, Code Reader to PC)
2 m FQ-WN002
10 m FQ-WN010
20 m FQ-WN020
I/O Cables 2 m FQ-WD002
10 m FQ-WD010
20 m FQ-WD020

Industrial Switching Hubs (Recommended)

Appearance Number of ports Failure detection Current consumption Model
3070_lu_4_1 3 None 0.22 A W4S1-03B
3070_lu_4_2 5 None 0.22 A W4S1-05B
Supported W4S1-05C

Accessories

Application Appearance Name Model
For Code Reader 3070_lu_5_1 Mounting Bracket (enclosed with Code Reader) FQ-XL
3070_lu_5_2 Mounting Bracket for highprecision sensing *1
(sold separately)
FQ-XL2
3070_lu_5_3 Polarizing Filter Attachment (enclosed with Code Reader) FQ-XF1
For Touch Finder 3070_lu_5_4 Panel Mounting Adapter FQ-XPM
3070_lu_5_5 AC Adapter (for models for DC/AC/Battery) FQ-AC1
3070_lu_5_6 Battery *2 (for models for DC/AC/Battery) FQ-BAT1
3070_lu_5_7 Touch Pen (enclosed with Touch Finder) FQ-XT
3070_lu_5_8 Strap FQ-XH
3070_lu_5_9 SD Card (2 GB) HMC-SD291
*1. A mounting Bracket with improved resistance to vibrations and other external stresses that cause displacement of the optical axis and field of view.
*2. The Battery uses a lithium ion secondary battery. Confirm any applicable laws and regulations in the destination country if you export the Battery.

Type
2D Code Reader Multi Code Reader
Model NPN FQ-CR20[][][][]-M FQ-CR10[][][][]-M
PNP FQ-CR25[][][][]-M FQ-CR15[][][][]-M
Field of vision Refer to the table below.
Installation distance
Minimum resolution FQ-CR2[]010F-M/-CR1[]010F-M: 0.040 mm
FQ-CR2[]050F-M/-CR1[]050F-M: 0.070 mm
FQ-CR2[]100F-M/-CR1[]100F-M: 0.282 mm
FQ-CR2[]100N-M/-CR1[]100N-M: 0.155 mm
Main
functions
Code 2D Code (DataMatrix (EC200),
QR Code)
2D Code (DataMatrix (EC200), QR Code,
MicroQR Code, PDF417, MicroPDF417,
GS1-DataMatrix)
Bar code (JAN/EAN/UPC, Code39,
Codabar (NW-7), ITF (Interleaved 2 of 5),
Code 93, Code128/GS1-128, GS1 DataBar *
(Truncated, Stacked, Omni-directional, Stacked
Omni-directional, Limited, Expanded and
Expanded Stacked), Pharmacode and GS1-128
Composite Code (CC-A, CC-B, CC-C))
Image filter Filter function (Smooth, Dilate,
Erosion, Median), Retry function,
Code Error Correction Position
Display
None
Verification function None Supported
Number of
simultaneous
inspections
32
Number of
registered scenes
32
Image
input
Image filter High dynamic range (HDR), polarizing filter (attachment)
Image elements 1/3-inch monochrome CMOS
Shutter 1/250 to 1/32,258 s 1/250 to 1/30,000 s
Processing
resolution
752 × 480
Lighting Lighting method Pulse
Lighting color White
LED class Risk Group 2 (IEC62471)
Data
logging
Measurement data In Code Reader: 1,000 items (If a Touch Finder is used, results can be saved up to
the capacity of an SD card.)
Images In Code Reader: 20 images (If a Touch Finder is used, images can be saved up to
the capacity of an SD card.)
Measurement trigger External trigger (single or continuous)
I/O
specifi-
cations
Input signals 7 signals
Single measurement input (TRIG)
Control command inputs (IN0 to IN5)
Output signals 3 signals
Control output (BUSY)
Overall judgement output (OR)
Error output (ERROR)
Note: The three output signals can be allocated for the judgements of individual
inspection items.
Ethernet
specification
Numerical outputs and control commands are supported with no-protocol
communications.
100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
Connection method Special connector cables
Power supply and I/O: 1 cable (FQ-WD[][][])
Touch Finder and computer: 1 cable (FQ-WN[][][])
Ratings Power supply voltage 21.6 to 26.4 VDC (including ripple)
Current consumption 2.4 A max.
Environ-
mental
immunity
Ambient temperature
range
Operating: 0 to 50°C
Storage: - 25 to 65°C
(with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity
range
Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Ambient atmosphere No corrosive gas
Degree of protection IEC 60529 IP67 (Except when Polarizing Filter Attachment is mounted.)
Materials Code Reader: PBT, PC, SUS
Mounting Bracket: PBT
Polarizing Filter Attachment: PBT, PC
Ethernet connector: Oil-resistance vinyl compound
I/O connector: Lead-free heat-resistant PVC
Accessories Mounting Bracket (FQ-XL) (1)
Polarizing Filter Attachment (FQ-XF1) (1)
Instruction Manual
Member registration sheet
2D Code Reader Multi Code Reader Field of view
*
(Horizontal
× Vertical)
Installation
distance
Weight
NPN PNP NPN PNP
FQ-CR20010F-M FQ-CR25010F-M FQ-CR10010F-M FQ-CR15010F-M 7.5 × 4.7 to 13
× 8.2 mm
38 to 57 mm 200 g
max.
FQ-CR20050F-M FQ-CR25050F-M FQ-CR10050F-M FQ-CR15050F-M 13 × 8.2 to 53
× 33 mm
56 to 215 mm
FQ-CR20100F-M FQ-CR25100F-M FQ-CR10100F-M FQ-CR15100F-M 53 × 33 to 240
× 153 mm
Long-distance
model:
220 to 970 mm
FQ-CR20100N-M FQ-CR25100N-M FQ-CR10100N-M FQ-CR15100N-M 29 × 18 to 300
× 191 mm
Short-distance
model:
32 to 380 mm
* Tolerance: ±10% max.

Touch Finder

Type Model with
DC power supply
Model with
AC/DC/battery power supply
Model FQ2-D30 FQ2-D31
Number of connectable Sensor Number of sensors that can be recognized (switched): 32 max. number or
sensor that can displayed on monitor: 8 max.
Main
functions
Types of measurement
displays
Last result display, Last NG display, trend monitor, histograms
Types of display images Through, frozen, zoom-in, and zoom-out images
Data logging Measurement results, measured images
Menu language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Indications LCD Display device 3.5-inch TFT color LCD
Pixels 320 × 240
Display colors 16.7 million
Backlight Life
expectancy *1
50,000 hours at 25ºC
Brightness
adjustment
Provided
Screen saver Provided
Operation
interface
Touch
screen
Method Resistance film
Life
expectancy *2
1,000,000 touch operations
External
interface
Ethernet 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
SD card SDHC-compliant, Class 4 or higher recommended
Ratings Power supply voltage DC power connection:
21.6 to 26.4 VDC
(including ripple)
DC power connection: 21.6 to 26.4 VDC
(including ripple)
AC adapter (manufactured by Sino-
American Japan Co., Ltd) connection:
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Battery connection: FQ-BAT1 Battery
(1cell, 3.7 V)
Continuous operation on
Battery *3
--- 1.5 h
Power consumption DC power connection: 0.2 A max. DC power connection: 0.2 A max.
Charging battery: 0.4 A max.
Environ-
mental
immunity
Ambient temperature
range
Operating: 0 to 50ºC
Storage: - 25 to 65ºC
(with no icing or condensation)
Operating: 0 to 50ºC when mounted to
DIN Track or panel
Operation on Battery: 0 to 40ºC
Storage: - 25 to 65ºC
(with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Ambient atmosphere No corrosive gas
Vibration resistance
(destruction)
10 to 150 Hz, single amplitude: 0.35 mm, X/Y/Z directions
8 min each, 10 times
Shock resistance
(destruction)
150 m/s2 3 times each in 6 direction (up, down, right, left, forward, and
backward)
Degree of protection IEC 60529 IP20 (when SD card cover, connector cap, or harness is
attached)
Weight Approx. 270 g (without Battery and hand strap attached)
Materials Case: ABS
Accessories included with Touch
Finder
Touch Pen (FQ-XT), Instruction Manual
*1. This is a guideline for the time required for the brightness to diminish to half the initial brightness at room
temperature and humidity. The life of the backlight is greatly affected by the ambient temperature and humidity
and will be shorter at lower or higher temperatures.
*2. This value is only a guideline. No guarantee is implied. The value will be affected by operating conditions.
*3. This value is only a guideline. No guarantee is implied. The value will be affected by the operating environment and
operating conditions.

Battery Specifications

Model FQ-BAT1
Battery type Secondary lithium ion battery
Nominal capacity 1,800 mAh
Rated voltage 3.7 V
Ambient temperature range Operating: 0 to 40°C
Storage: - 25 to 65°C (with no icing or condensation)
Ambient humidity range Operating and storage: 35% to 85% (with no condensation)
Charging method Charged in Touch Finder (FQ-D31). AC adapter (FQ-AC[]) is required.
Charging time *1 2 h
Battery backup life *2 300 charging cycles
Weight 50 g max.
*1. This value is only a guideline. No guarantee is implied. The value will be affected by operating conditions
*2. This is a guideline for the time required for the capacity of the Battery to be reduced to 60% of the initial capacity.
No guarantee is implied.
The value will be affected by the operating environment and operating conditions.

System Requirements for TouchFinder for PC

The following Personal Computer system is required to use the software.

OS
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional SP2 or higher *1
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium or higher *1
CPU Core 2 Duo 1.06 GHz or the equivalent or higher
RAM 1GB min.
HDD 500 MB min. available space *2
Monitor 1,024 × 768 dots min.
*1. The Japanese and English versions support only 32-bit OS versions.
*2. Available space is also required separately for data logging.

FQ-CR

Mounting with the FQ-XL Mounting Bracket

FQ-CR Series Dimensions 3
* Dimentions with the FQ-XL Mounting Bracket
FQ-CR Series Dimensions 4

Mounting with the FQ-XL2 Mounting Bracket

FQ-CR Series Dimensions 5

Touch Finder

FQ2-D30/-D31

FQ-CR Series Dimensions 7