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Epson CV2-H, CV2-S - Vision System Setup Guide

Introduction


Before using this product, make sure you read these instructions, and the safety instructions and guidelines

The illustrations show the CV2-S but the steps are the same for the CV2-H, unless otherwise specified.

Note: Your setup may vary and not all items may be shown above. A 24V power source (not pictured) and any lenses (not pictured) for the camera(s) in your system are sold separately and required to set up your Vision Guide system.

Unpack

Overview - Part 1
Overview - Part 2
High-flex GigE camera cable
Overview - Part 3
Ethernet cable

Note: Your setup may vary and not all items may be shown above. A 24V power source (not pictured) and any lenses (not pictured) for the camera(s) in your system are sold separately and required to set up your Vision Guide system.

Connect the hardware

  1. Turn on your robot controller, if necessary.
  2. Make sure your computer is connected to your robot controller.
    Note: See the Epson RC+ 7.0 User's Guide for details on connecting your computer to the CV2 unit.
  3. Install your camera lens (not included) on the camera.
    Connect the hardware - Step 3
  4. Connect the high-flex GigE camera cable to the camera and to the CH1 port on the CV2 unit.
    Connect the hardware - Step 4
  5. Connect the Ethernet cable to the LAN1 port on the CV2 unit and to the LAN port on your robot controller.
    Connect the hardware - Step 5
    Note: If CV2 unit is connected to PC via Ethernet cable, see online Epson Vision Guide Hardware Manual for details on how to configure using a hub.
  6. Connect your power source to the DC IN port on the CV2 unit. The CV2 unit powers on. If the CV2 unit does not turn on, press the power button.
    Connect the hardware - Step 6
    Note: If you are installing your own 24V power source (not included), wire it to the 24V power connector included with the CV2 unit. Be sure to use AWG14–AWG24 wires. For wiring details, see the online Epson Vision Guide Hardware Manual.
    Connect the hardware - Power connector
  7. Check the lights for proper function. The power and PoE 1 lights should be on and the STATUS light should be flashing.
    Connect the hardware - Step 7

Test the system

Before testing the Vision Guide system, make sure the Epson RC+ 7.0 software is installed on your computer.
Note: See "Installing the software" on the next page for instructions.

  1. On your computer, double-click the EPSON RC+ 7.0 icon on your Windows® desktop to start the Epson RC+ 7.0 software.
  2. In the Connection list, select USB.
    Test the system - Step 2
    The robot controller's PROGRAM light starts flashing.
  3. Open the Project menu and select New to create a test project.
    Test the system - Step 3
  4. Enter a test project name and click OK.
    Test the system - Step 4
  5. Open the Setup menu and select System Configuration.
    Test the system - Step 5
  6. Expand Vision in the menu tree, click General, and click Add.
    Test the system - Step 6
  7. Select Manually configure a camera and click OK.
    Test the system - Step 7
  8. Select Compact Vision from the Type drop-down list.
    Test the system - Step 8
  9. Enter 192.168.0.3 in the IP Address field.
    Test the system - Step 9
  10. Make sure GigE 1 is selected as the Channel setting.
  11. Check the camera's label for the model number and select it from the Model drop-down list.
    Test the system - Step 11
  12. Click Apply then click Close.
    Test the system - Step 12
  13. Click the vision icon in the toolbar to launch the Vision Guide environment.
    Test the system - Step 13
  14. Click the new sequence icon at the top of the Vision Guide screen.
    Test the system - Step 14
  15. Enter a name for the new sequence in the first field and make sure Camera 1 is selected.
    Test the system - Step 15
  16. Click OK. A live feed from the camera is shown on the screen.
    Test the system - Step 16

The Vision Guide system is now ready to program and use. See the online Epson Vision Guide 7.0 Software Manual to get started with vision development.

Installing the software (Windows only)

  1. Insert the Epson RC+ 7.0 DVD into a DVD drive on the computer you will use to program the robot.
    Note: You can download manuals for your product from the Epson website. Visit www.epsonrobots.com/product-manuals and search for your product. If you need to download the Epson RC+ 7.0 software, send an email request to applications@robots.epson.com to receive a download link.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
  3. Double-click the EPSON RC+ 7.0 icon on your desktop to start the Epson RC+ 7.0 software.

See the online Epson RC+ 7.0 User's Guide for details on installing and using the Epson RC+ 7.0 software.

Any problems?

When testing the Vision Guide environment, there is no live feed showing from the camera (screen is dark).

  • Make sure the lens cap is removed from the lens.
  • Try adjusting the iris on the lens.
  • Make sure the Virtual setting has not been selected in the camera settings. In the Epson RC+ 7.0 software, open the Setup menu and click System Configuration. Expand Vision in the menu tree then expand Cameras. Click on Camera 1. If the Virtual setting is selected, deselect the box, then continue from step 12 of "Test the system."
  • Remove the lens and point the camera at a light source. If the screen shows a bright image, there may be an issue with the lens. If the screen remains dark after removing the lens, contact Epson.
  • Reset the system from the software. In the Epson RC+ 7.0 software, open the Setup menu and click System Configuration. Expand Vision in the menu tree and click Cameras. Click Reset, then click Yes. If the screen remains dark, contact Epson.

I get a connection or communication error message.

  • Make sure your cable connections are correct and secure.
  • Check the camera configuration settings in the software.
  • Reset the system from the software. In the Epson RC+ 7.0 software, open the Setup menu and click System Configuration. Expand Vision in the menu tree and click Cameras. Click Reset, then click Yes. If the error messages persist, contact Epson.

Where to get help

For technical support, do one of the following:

  • Visit www.epsonrobots.com/customer-service anytime.
  • Call 1-866-ROBOTS1 (U.S. only, toll-free) or 1-562-290-5900 (U.S. and elsewhere, toll or long distance charges may apply), 6 am to 4:30 pm, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

Training

To help you get the most from your Epson product, Epson offers programming, maintenance, and robotics vision guide classes. Visit www.epsonrobots.com/training for more information.

Documents / Resources

References

Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download Epson CV2-H, CV2-S - Vision System Setup Guide

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