For Work Robots Integrated Options CV1 Vision Guidance

Epson CV1 Vision Guidance

Vision Guidance Made Easy

  • 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 betwen 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 is told to go pick up the part using those coordinates including X, Y position and rotation.

Epson CV1 Vision Systems

Epson CV1 vision systems provide powerful vision guidance solutions at a value price. 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 CV1 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.

Mobile and Fixed Camera Configurations Provided

Epson CV1 Systems are equipped with high speed USB cameras as well as high flex USB cables. By using high flex cables as standard with all CV1 systems, the Epson CV1 USB 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.

Standard and High Resolution Cameras Available

The standard Epson CV1 system comes with a 640x480 resolution camera. However, a high resolution camera package (1280x1024) is also available for more high precision jobs or for when a larger field of view is required.

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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.

High Performance
  • Powerful Vision Tools provide reliable results every time
  • Fast vision processors ensure fast find rates
  • 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

Used for a Wide Variety of Applications and Industries
  • Automotive
  • Hard Drive
  • Medical
  • Lab Automation
  • Consumer Products
  • Industrial
  • Telecommunications
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Solar
  • Semiconductor
  • Electronics


Available Controllers: Micro PowerDrive RC180
PC Based RC620+
Low Cost RC90Resolution: CV1 Standard Resolution Camera: 640x480
CV1 High Resolution Camera: 1280 x 1024Max Cameras: USB Cameras: Up to 2 Cameras per CV1 System(2 CV1 systems can be used with 1 RC180)Available Vision Solutions: CV1 Standard: Includes CV1 System with 640x480 Camera
CV1 Hi-Res: Includes CV1 System with 1280x1024 CameraVision Tools: Geometric Search
Polar Search
Normalized Correlation
Blob Analysis
Edge Finder
StatisticsRobot to Camera Calibrations: Mobile
Fixed Upward
Fixed DownwardImage Operation Tools: Open
Horizontal Edge
Vertical Edge
Edge Detect
FlipOther: Standard Resolution CV1 System Includes:
  • CV1 Base Unit
  • High Flex USB Cable
  • Standard Resolution Camera (640x480)
  • Shielded Ethernet Cable
  • Industry Leading Ease of Use Epson Vision Guide Software

High Resolution CV1 System Includes:
  • CV1 Base Unit
  • High Flex USB Cable
  • High Resolution Camera (1280x1024)
  • Shielded Ethernet Cable
  • Industry Leading Ease of Use Epson Vision Guide Software

Physical Specifications:

Weight: Camera (without lens): 50 g
CV1 Vision System: 1.5kgDimensions: USB Camera (without lens): 15(W) x 33(D) x 30.5(H)
CV1 Vision System: 190(W) x 197(D) x 67(H) (*incl feet)