Epson CV2 Vision Guidance

Vision Guide Software

  • Industry Leading Ease of Use for Vision Development
  • Powerful Tools for Vision Guidance Applications
  • Point and Click User Interface
  • Distributed Processing Solution

"Powerfully simple" is what customers call our Vision Guide products. For more than 15 years, Epson Vision Guide has been used in factories throughout the world to allow Epson Robots to "see". With a unique object based point and click interface, Vision Guide allows developers to quickly develop applications in hours vs. weeks or longer. But don't let the easy to use interface fool you. Vision Guide is packed with powerful vision tools designed to help solve the toughest of vision related applications. Included as standard features are tools such as: Normalized Correlation, Geometric Search, Blob Analysis, Polar Search, Edge Tools, Frames, Lines, Points, Histogram and much more. And the best part is that Vision Guide is completely and seamlessly integrated into the Epson RC+ Development Environment which helps to reduce overall development time and save money.

At the heart of Vision Guide is the unique object based point and click interface which allows users to easily define ROI's and apply vision tools by simply dragging and dropping objects onto the image display area. Objects are strung together in a sequence to build a vision application quickly and easily. For example, a Geometric Search Tool could be used to find specific points of interest on a part and then line tools could be applied on top of the Geometric Search Tools to then determine the distance between the 2 points of interest on a part. Once the distance is checked and the part passes inspection coordinates from the found location are automatically converted to robot coordinates and the robot moves to pick up the part using those coordinates including X, Y position and rotation.

Epson CV2 Vision Systems

Fast Hardware

Epson CV2 vision systems take performance to the next level providing powerful vision guidance solutions at a value price. With speeds up to 8x faster than our Epson CV1 vision systems, the CV2's provide tremendous processing power for even the toughest vision applications. They contain powerful CPU's and vision processing that runs in parallel with the Epson Controller allowing for maximum throughput.  With the tight integration to Epson RC+, Epson CV2 systems are easily programmed via the industry leading Epson RC+ Development Environment. A point and click interface reduces development time from weeks to hours so no time is wasted solving your next robot guidance application. Two (2) core models are available depending on speed requirements. (CV2-S and CV2-H with the CV2-H being approximately 2x the speed of the CV2-S)

Mobile and Fixed Camera Configurations Provided

All Epson CV2 Systems are equipped with high flex cables (Ethernet or USB). By using high flex cables as standard with all CV2 systems, the Epson CV2 Cameras can be mounted to the robot arm (mobile) or mounted to a fixture (fixed). Wizard based calibration makes robot to vision system calibration and snap and allows for upward or downward camera calibrations.

GigE and USB Cameras Supported

With the Epson CV2, both GigE and USB 2.0 cameras are supported. Up to 6 cameras (4 GigE AND 2 USB 2.0) can be connected to 1 CV2 system. (2 CV2 Systems can be used with 1 Epson RC90 or RC700 Controller)

Standard and High Resolution Cameras Available

The standard Epson CV2 system comes with a 640x480 resolution camera (GigE or USB). However, 2 Megapixel (1600x1200) and 5 Megapixel (2560x1920) are available for high precision applications or when a larger field of view is required. Color cameras are also available up to 5 Megapixels in resolution.
 

Epson CV2 Vision Guidance

Features & Benefits

Epson is the leader in ease of use for both robot development and vision guidance development. Our Vision Guide product is well known in the industry for providing a powerful yet easy to use point and click interface for developing robot vision applications. The CV2 Vision Systems provide top performance processing for applications that just need to run fast.

High Performance

  • Fast Vision processors ensure fast find rates
  • 2 Core Models available (CV2-S: Fast; and  CV2-H: Fastest)
  • GigE and USB cameras supported
  • Up to 5MP High Resolution Cameras available
  • Color Cameras available for color applications
  • Powerful Vision Tools provide reliable results every time
  • High performance processing power many times faster than competitive models
  • Tight Integration with EPSON RC+ Ensures fastest throughput
  • Finds parts even under difficult conditions
  • High Flex Cable Included for End of Arm Mobile Mounted Cameras

Ease of Use Leader

  • Industry leader in Vision Guidance Ease of Use
  • Easy Calibration with Vision Guide Wizards
  • Point and Click User Interface for beginners to advanced users
  • Works with all Epson Robots supported by the RC180 Controller
  • Use Fixed or Arm Mounted Cameras as well as Upward or Side Pointing Cameras
  • Simple GigE or USB camera setup

Used for a Wide Variety of Applications and Industries

  • Automotive
  • Hard Drive
  • Medical
  • Lab Automation
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial
  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Solar
  • Semiconductor
  • Electronics

 

Epson CV2 Vision Guidance

Specifications

Available Vision Solutions

CV2-S (Standard): Up to 4x faster than CV1 (Order with your choice of camera)
CV1-H (Hi-Res): Up to 8x faster than CV1 (Order with your choice of camera)
* Includes high flex cable for mobile camera mounting.

Cameras Supported (GigE, USB 2.0)

GigE Standard Resolution Camera: 640x480 (0.3MP)
GigE Medium Resolution Camera: 1600x1200 (2MP)
GigE High Resolution Camera: 2560x1920 (5MP)
GigE Medium Resolution Color Camera: 1600x1200 (2MP)
GigE Color Camera: 2560x1920 (5MP)

USB 2.0 Std Resolution Camera: 640x480 (0.3MP)
USB 2.0 Medium Resolution Camera: 1280 x 1024 (1.3MP)
USB 2.0 High Resolution Camera: 2560x1920 (5MP)
USB 2.0 Medium Resolution Color Camera: 1280x1024 (2MP)
USB 2.0 High Resolution Color Camera: 2560x1920 (5MP)

Robot to Camera Calibrations (Wizard Based)

Mobile
Fixed Upward
Fixed Downward

Max Cameras

GigE Cameras: Up to (4) GigE Cameras per CV2 System
USB Cameras: Up to (2) USB 2.0 Cameras per CV2 System
(2 CV2 systems can be used with 1 RC90 or 1 RC700 controller)

Dimensions

GigE Camera (without lens): 29(W) x 54(D) x 29(H)
USB Camera (without lens): 30(W) x 39(D) x 30.5(H)
CV2 Vision System: 232(W) x 184(D) x 77(H) *Incl Feet

Weight

GigE Camera (without lens): 90 g
USB Camera (without lens): 50 g
CV2 Vision System: 2.1kg

Available Controllers

RC90
RC700x

Vision Find Tools

Geometric Search
Polar Search
Normalized Correlation
Blob Analysis
Edge Finder
Line Finder
Arc Finder

Vision Inspection Tools

Line Inspector
Arc Inspector
Defect Finder

Vision Construction Tools

Frames
Lines
Points

Other Vision Tools

Color Match
Code Reader (bar and 2D)
OCR
Histogram
Statistics

Image Operation Tools

Open
Close
Erode
Dilate
Sharpen
Smooth
Horizontal Edge
Vertical Edge
Edge Detect
Thin
Thicken
Binarize
Rotate
Flip
 

 

CV2 System w/GigE Camera Includes:

  • CV2 Base Unit
  • High Flex GigE Ethernet Cable (5M)
  • GigE Camera Choice: Monochrome (640x480) / (1600x1200) / (2560x1920) or Color (1600x1200) / (2560x1920)
  • Shielded Ethernet Cable (for connection from CV2 to Robot Controller)
  • Industry Leading Ease of Use Epson Vision Guide Software

CV2 System w/USB Camera Includes:

  • CV2 Base Unit
  • High Flex USB Cable (5M)
  • USB 2.0 Camera Choice: Monochrome (640x480) / (1280x1024) / (2560x1920) or Color (1280x1024) / (2560x1920)
  • Shielded Ethernet Cable (for connection from CV2 to Robot Controller)
  • Industry Leading Ease of Use Epson Vision Guide Software

 

 

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Downloads

Brochures, Whitepapers, Press Releases

EPSON CV2 Vision Brochure  

Manuals

Epson Vision Guide 7.0 Hardware Setup Manual (RC90 & RC700)  
Epson Vision Guide 7.0 Manual (RC90 & RC700)  
Epson Vision Guide 7.0 Properties and Results Reference Manual (RC90 & RC700)  

CV2 Drawings

Robot Model Arm Length
(mm)
Z Axis
Stroke (mm)
Environment Mounting Curved Arm SolidWorks STEP DFX
CV2 Vision Chassis