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Mitsubishi Electric Melsensor v2 Setting Guide PDF

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS (Read these precautions before using this product... ) Before using this product, please read this manual and the relevant manuals carefully and pay full attention to safety to handle the product correctly... The precautions given in this manual are concerned with this product only... For the safety precautions for other modules, refer to their respective user's manuals... In this manual, the safety precautions are classified into two levels: " WARNING" and " CAUTION"...

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PRECAUTIONS FOR USE Observe the following precautions when installing and operating the code reader, to reduce the risk of injury or equipment damage: This device requires the use of an LPS or NEC class 2 power supply... To reduce the risk of damage or malfunction due to over-voltage, line noise, electrostatic discharge (ESD), power surges, or

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(2) This code reader has been designed and manufactured for the purpose of being used in general industries... MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, PRODUCT LIABILITY) FOR ANY INJURY OR DEATH TO PERSONS OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY CAUSED BY THIS CODE READER THAT ARE OPERATED OR USED IN APPLICATION NOT INTENDED OR EXCLUDED BY INSTRUCTIONS, PRECAUTIONS, OR WARNING CONTAINED IN MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC USER'S, INSTRUCTION AND/OR SAFETY MANUALS, TECHNICAL BULLETINS AND GUIDELINES FOR the CODE READER... ("Prohibited Application") Prohibited Applications include, but not limited to, the use of the code reader in; Nuclear Power Plants and any other power plants operated by Power companies, and/or any other cases in which the

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INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the Mitsubishi Electric FA sensor, MELSENSOR... This manual describes the basic operations of DataMan Setup Tool for MELSENSOR... For detailed description, use [Q & A] or [Help] on the menu of DataMan Setup Tool for MELSENSOR... Before using the product, please read this manual and relevant manuals carefully, and develop familiarity with the functions and performance of the code reader to handle the product correctly... Please make sure that the end users read this manual...

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CHAPTER 6 SetupTool SCREEN 27 6... 1 Screen Configuration ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 27 6... 2 Shortcut Operation Icon ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29 6... 3 Application Steps ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 30 6... 4 Menu Tabs and Operation Icons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31 6... 5 Image Panel ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32 6... 6 Result History ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 34 6... 7 Screen Layout Customization (1)... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 35 6... 8 Screen Layout Customization (2)... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36 6... 9 Screen Layout Customization (3)... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37

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APPENDIX 79 Appendix 1 Read Setups ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 79 Appendix 2 Code Quality... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 82 Appendix 3 External Transfer of Images and Reading Results Using FTP ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 84 Appendix 4 Supplemental Remarks for Tuning (1) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 88 Appendix 5 Supplemental Remarks for Tuning (2) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 89 Appendix 6 Tuning After Optimizing Maximum Exposure Time ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 91 Appendix 7 Exposure Time, Gain Factor, and Image Filtering ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 93 Appendix 8 Customizing Output Data ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 95 Appendix 9 Setting an IP Address to a Code Reader (DHCP) ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 97 Appendix 10Virtual Device ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 98 Appendix 11Outputting any characters from a decoded character string ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 100

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e-Manual refers to the Mitsubishi Electric FA electronic book manuals that can be browsed using a dedicated tool... e-Manual has the following features: Required information can be cross-searched in multiple manuals... Other manuals can be accessed from the links in the manual... Hardware specifications of each part can be found from the product figures... Pages that users often browse can be bookmarked... Sample programs can be copied to an engineering tool...

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1... 1 Overview of DataMan Setup Tool for MELSENSOR DataMan Setup Tool for MELSENSOR (hereafter referred to as SetupTool) sets the operation of MELSENSOR Code Reader CF Series... Each process for connecting, adjusting, and testing MELSENSOR Code Reader CF Series can be set easily in accordance with application steps... In this manual, a CF26 is used as an example to explain each setting...

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1 OVERVIEW 1... 1 Overview of DataMan Setup Tool for MELSENSOR 9

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Installation procedure 1... Download the installer of SetupTool from the Mitsubishi Electric FA website... www... MitsubishiElectric... co... jp/fa

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2 SetupTool INSTALLATION 2... 1 Installation 11

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4... Tune Tune the code reader by referring to 'Chapter 7 Section 7... 2 Settings in Tune,' 'Appendix 4 Supplemental Remarks for Tuning (1),' or 'Appendix 5 Supplemental Remarks for Tuning (2)... ' Mainly, auto-tuning can be executed by configuring 'Optimize Image' 'Tune... ' In some cases, 'Exposure,' 'Gain,' 'Lightening pattern,' and 'Image Filter' need to be adjusted manually...

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3 CODE READER SETUP FLOW CHART 3... 1 Setup Flow Chart 13

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For details on the Ethernet cables (COGNEX products) and breakout cables (COGNEX products), refer to the user's manual for a code reader...

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4 CONFIGURATIONS 4... 1 Configuration and Wiring of CF26/CF37 Series 15

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5 CONNECTING with SetupTool Set an IP address for a personal computer and the code reader that matches each other to connect the code reader and SetupTool... An IP address is an ID number assigned to a device to be communicated with Ethernet... To establish communication with devices, an IP address that matches with the IP address of each device needs to be set... Set the IP address in accordance with the use situation... For using the code reader in a system, the IP address must be matched with that of a device to be communicated (mainly a

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Open [Control Panel] and change the setting of "View by" to "Small icons... " Click [Network and Sharing Center]...

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Right-click an adapter to be connected to a code reader (Ethernet 3 in this example), and select [Properties] from the shortcut menu...

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The setting of the IP address and the subnet mask can be checked or set as necessary... Click the [OK] button...

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When SetupTool recognizes a code reader, "Name," "Address," "Firmware Version," and "Status" of the code reader are displayed under the "Network" section and the information can be checked... Whether the IP address matches with the one set in the connected personal computer can be checked in "Status... "

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When communication with DataMan Setup Tool is not allowed by a firewall When a firewall is enabled and communication with DataMan Setup Tool is not allowed, a code reader may not be recognized since communication is not possible... To allow the communication in the Windows firewall, refer to the procedure below... When using other software with a firewall function, refer to the manual of the software and allow the communication with DataMan Setup Tool... The following shows the procedure for Windows 10...

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Click the [Allow another app] button... Click the [Browse] button in the "Add an app" screen, select "SetupTool... exe" in the folder where SetupTool is installed, then click the [Add] button... "SetupTool... exe" is stored in the following if the installation destination folder for SetupTool is not changed... (Example) When the version of SetupTool is v6... 1... 5_SR1 C:\Program Files (x86)\Cognex\DataMan\DataMan Setup Tool for MELSENSOR Code Reader v6... 1... 5_SR1

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Select the checkboxes of "Name," "Domain," "Private," and "Public" for "DataMan Setup Tool" in the list, and click the [OK] button...

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Click [Repair & Support] on the left side of the SetupTool screen and select a code reader icon displayed under the "Network" section... When the setting status of a code reader IP address is displayed on the right side of the screen, select "Use Static IP Address... "

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When the IP address is changed, click [Connect] on the left side of the SetupTool screen... Select the code reader icon to be connected, and click the [Connect] button on the lower right of the screen or double-click the icon...

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The IP address whose the fourth value of the selected Ethernet port is set to "0" is configured... Set the forth value "0" to the different value from other devices (102 is entered in this example)... Click the [Apply] button... Wait for the code reader to be restarted and the IP address to be changed... (Time required: 30 sec) Perform the procedure of in Section 5... 3 Setting a static IP address to a code reader to connect...

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6... 1 Screen Configuration The following shows the screen configuration when the code reader is connected... The details of each screen are explained in Section 6... 2 or later...

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"Result History" and "Code Quality" can be displayed...

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Trigger: To read codes using the code reader... Live: To switch a display mode between a motion video (Live) and a still image... It is switched to a still image during the

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Application Type To select a reading condition from the pull-down menu... By doing so, the assistant functions in [Application Details] are enabled... Even if the application type is set "Undefined," settings can be proceeded and codes can be read... Optimize Image To set for reading operation mainly... This is the area where 'Tune' is configured as the main setting of the code reader... Code Details To select codes to be read and set for the code reader to read multi-codes... Most of the code types can be read using the initial setting, however, some code types such as 'GS1 DataBar' need to be enabled in this application step... Application Details To set 'Trigger Type,' 'Exposure,' and 'Gain' for acquiring images... Assistant functions are enabled by linking with 'Application Type... ' Format Data To set character strings to be output to a master device... This setting is configured by the following situtaion: appending control characters "STX" and "ETX," appending information including the code position to the character strings, and outputting a part of the read contents... Inputs/Outputs To set inputs and outputs using I/O lines... Communications To configure serial and Ethernet communication settings as well as industrial communication protocols such as SLMP protocol... Save Settings To save the set parameters to the memory of the code reader...

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6... 4 Menu Tabs and Operation Icons Basic settings can be configured according to 'Application Steps... ' However, when executing the specific operation such as "Update Firmware" and "Read saved data" individually, the target operation icon needs to be selected from the menu tabs ([Home], [Actions], [Settings], [System] and [View])...

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(1) When a code is read successfully, the code is enclosed with a green frame... (2) The read data and cell size of the code in units of PPM are displayed in the screen...

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(7) Reset ROI To restore the entire image to the standard size when a reading region (a blue frame within the image) is adjusted... (8) Enable/disable image transfer To stop displaying an image in SetupTool when this function is disabled... However, images are kept being acquired and read by the code reader even if the image transfer is disabled... (9) Enable/disable Focus Feedback on image while in Live mode When this function is enabled, a bar indicating the focus of the lens is displayed during Live mode... (10) Size To change the resolution of an image to be displayed... The size can be changed among four patterns: Full, Quarter, 1/16 and 1/64... Smaller image size can speed up the image trasnfer... The size also relates to the image quality of an image file to be saved... The reading time is not affected by changing the image size... (11) Format To change the file format of image data to be imported to a personal computer... The format can be switched among "JPEG," "Bitmap," and "PNG... " (12) Copy, Save Image, and Logging "Copy" is for copying the displaying image and can be pasted on applications such as Excel and PowerPoint... "Save Image" is for saving the displaying image as an image file... "Logging" is for setting the function whose an image file is saved automatically... (13) Exposure and Gain To adjust the brightness of an image to be imported... Increasing the value can make the image brighter... Gain is adjusted when the exposure time cannot be extended... (14) Focus To adjust the focus of liquid lens...

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The item to display in Result History can be selected from 'Customize' on the upper part of the Result History... Result: A content that is output by a code reader... It is basically a read code... Result Status: A result indicating whether reading is successful or failed... Arrival Time: A record of time when a reading result is arrived in a personal computer... Decode Time: Analysis time of the acquired image data... It is basically a reading process time... Trigger Time: Time required from when a trigger signal is received to when the reading is completed... Symbology: A type of a read code... Read Setup: A read setup number which is used when the reading is successful... Module Size: An average pixel number of a read code module (Thin lines for 1-D code, one module for 2-D code)... The value is the same as PPM (Pixels Per Module)... When selecting a result history, the state when the code is read is displayed in 'Image Panel... '

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Adjusting the area size When moving a cursor which is close to a boundary between areas, the cursor is displayed as the mark shown below... The area size can be adjusted by moving the mark vertically or horizontally with holding a mouse being clicked...

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When holding the mouse being clicked on the character part of the 'Result History' in the 'Result History' area, the cross cursor appears... When moving the cursor with the mouse being clicked, the mark which is shown in the above image next to the blue arrow is displayed... Move the cursor to a desired position to which the mark indicates... To display 'Image Panel' and 'Result History' vertically, move the cursor down...

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When holding a mouse being clicked on the [Code Quality] tab under the 'Image Panel,' a cross cursor appears... Arrange the tab to a desired position by following the same procedure as Section 6... 8 Displaying 'Image Panel' and 'Result History' side by side... When 'Code Quality' has already been displayed on the screen, the procedure will be the same as Section 6... 8 Displaying 'Image Panel' and 'Result History' side by side...

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The collapsed part is displayed by selecting the part at the right-most side of the screen ('Result History' in the example above)... By clicking the 'pin mark' to switch the direction of the mark from horizontal to vertical, the window is fixed and always displayed without collapsing to the side... By clicking the mark again to switch its direction from vertical to horizontal, the window is collapsed to the side...

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Distance When the distance between a code reader and a work is close, the imaging range gets narrower and the target is captured in the larger size... When the distance is far, the imaging range gets wider and the target is captured in the smaller size... If the distance is set too far, codes may not be read... For the appropriate distance, refer to the product overview in Code Reader CF 26 User's Manual...

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Execute tuning Tuning is started by clicking the [Tune] button... The [Tune] button is switched to [Cancel] button during tuning... During tuning, red, yellow and green circles are displayed on Image Panel and the process of adjusting a focus can be checked... A code surrounded by a green frame indicates that the code is recognized by the code reader... Additionally, a fine adjustment of a focus, brightness adjustment, and lightning pattern adjustment are performed...

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Reading test By clicking the [Test] button, an image is decoded according to the parameters set by tuning results... The decoding status of the following items can be checked at a reading test... Current Read Rate: A success rate of decoding from the latest 20 times... Decode Time [ms]: Decode processing time (* excluding image acquisition time) Min/Max Decode Time: The minimum and maximum decode time displayed on a graph in the "Read Performance" pane... Found Symbologies: Types of detected symbols Read Strings: Information read from a code

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7... 3 Parameter Setting Using a Configuration File Past parameter settings can be reflected to the code reader by using a configuration file which is saved previously... The following shows the procedure of setting parameter using a configuration file...

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After specifying the file, a message whether to restore network settings appears... Select [Yes] or [No] as necessary...

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8... 1 Optimize Image Mainly, settings for reading operation are configured... This is the area where 'Tune' is configured as the main setting of the code reader... Optimize Image consists of three buttons: [Live], [Tune], and [Test]... Each button has a drop-down window to set additional options...

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Test This function can actually test for reading codes by using created settings... Additionally, the number of trigger input can be set by using "Trigger On" and "Trigger Off" in the drop-down window of the [Test] button...

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Code reading time can be checked on a graph... Click the [Clear] button to reset the graph...

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8... 2 Code Details Code types (symbols) to be read by using the code reader are specified... By selecting the checkbox of each symbol, the symbol is specified as the reading target code... The unselected symbols cannot be read... The selected symbols are displayed with the orange background...

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Automatic Symbology Detection This button is clicked when the code symbols to be read are uncertain... Perform the Live display in advance for a focus adjustment to acquire an image which is focused on a code...

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Set the number of codes to be read in "Number of Codes... " When "No" is selected for "Should partial result be reported as a good-read?" and when the code reader is set to read multiple codes, the read result is not returned until the same number of codes are read as the set number of codes... (For example, when 2 is set for the number of codes, the result is not returned until two codes are read... ) To make the read result return even if only one code is read, select "Yes" for "Should partial result be reported as a good-read?... " Set values for "Maximum number of codes per symbology you need to find... " In the example, the setting is configured to read two Data Matrix codes in an image...

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8... 3 Application Details Settings such as trigger type, delay type, timeout, interval, burst length, exposure, and gain can be configured by using assistant functions that can help for configuring these settings...

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Continuous (external) Images are acquired at the specified image acquisition interval as long as the trigger signal remains active... The code reader stops receiving the trigger signal once a code is read... The timeout setting value is equivalent to the trigger interval in this trigger mode... If the code cannot be read when the trigger signal stops, the result will be "No Read" indicating that a readable code is not contained in an image...

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Self (internal) Codes are read by acquiring images at the set interval configured in "Interval" without external trigger inputs... Additionally, the timeout time is equivalent to the value of the set "Interval" in this trigger mode... Some parameters can be configured to set standby time until the next code is read, and whether the code reader reads the same code repeatedly... This trigger mode does not support automatic exposure...

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Presentation (internal) Images are acquired and codes are read without external trigger inputs... Unlike the trigger type of "Self" which acquires images at equal intervals, the image acquisition interval varies depending on each code... This trigger mode does not support a timeout setting... Some parameters can be configured to set standby time until the next code is read, and whether the code reader reads the same code repeatedly... This trigger mode supports automatic exposure...

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Interval Assistant When "Self (internal)" or "Continuous (external)" is selected for a trigger type, the image acquisition interval can be calculated by using Interval Assistant... Select one of the application details to be input such as the field of view size, distance to code and code element size, and set the required values to calculate the interval...

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Exposure Assistant When an application type other than "Indexed, Stationary" is selected, the optimized exposure time can be set by using Exposure Assistant... Select one of the application details to be input such as the field of view size, distance to code, and code element size, and set the required values to calculate the exposure time...

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Maximum Gain Factor Configure the maximum gain factor value that can be set when executing 'Optimize Brightness' in the [Action] tab... By clicking the [Optimize Brightness] button, the appropriate gain factor which is below the value of the 'Maximum Gain Factor' value can be obtained...

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Decode Settings For trigger types whose codes are read by external trigger inputs, triggers can be input at the required timing... For example, when a code reader reads a code from a target object flowing on a conveyor, the code can be read by inputting triggers at the appropriate timing... However, when the code reader generates triggers internally for reading codes, it cannot be triggered at an arbitrary timing; the same target object code may be read multiple times... The following can be set to prevent the occurrence of such an event...

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Delay Mode After First Read: A delay occurs after the first code is read; therefore, a timer is not reset... This means, in a trigger mode which handles multiple images by reading codes continuously, a code is read repeatedly when the code is kept in front of the code reader for an interval longer than 'Re-read delay... '

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No Read Output String Character strings to be output when code read has failed can be set... If this item is not set, no character strings will be output when a code cannot be read...

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Select the checkbox of "Standard" for codes to set... After selecting contents to be output in "Data," click the [Add] button to add output data... When adding CR/LF to the end of output data, select the checkbox of "CR/LF... " By clicking the [Test] button, the result of the last read code which is output by the set format can be checked on the right side window... * When outputting the read code result enclosed by control character codes such as STX (Start of Text) and ETX (End of Text), set hexadecimal ASCII codes for leading and terminating text respectively... Leading Text: \x02 Terminating Text: \x03 (Hexadecimal characters can be specified by entering \xnn (nn indicates hexadecimal ASCII codes)... )

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8... 5 Inputs/Outputs The operation of the [TRIG] button and the [TUNE] button, inputs, and outputs can be set...

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Test Mode This mode can be used when "Single," "Burst," or "Self" is set for trigger type... Additionally, it can be selected by unselecting all the other checkboxes in the [TRIG Button] tab... A reading test is performed by inputting triggers at the trigger interval specified in the test mode... For the trigger setting of the test mode, refer to the Test section in 'Section 8... 1 Optimize Image... ' To end the test mode, press the [TRIG] button for three seconds again...

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TUNE Button Tuning is executed by pressing the [TUNE] button for three seconds...

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Trigger Off Reading operation ends by input signals... An operation example is shown as below when the following settings are configured... Trigger Type: Continuous Input 0: Trigger On Input 1: Trigger Off When input 0 receives signals, reading operation starts... When a code is read, the reading operation ends... However, when a code cannot be read and "Continuous" is set for a trigger type, the operation continues until the code is read... To end the operation, input the "Trigger Off" signal...

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Debounce Delay Detection time required for the code reader to recognize a trigger signal being enabled is set... Set a small value for fixing the line-noise of electrostatic discharge (ESD), and a large value for fixing the noise of electromechanical relays... Adjustment of the setting may be required to select the best value that fits the manufacturing environment...

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Trigger Overrun/Buffer Overflow A signal is output when each error occurs... Trigger Overrun: It occurs when a trigger is input before the code reader prepares for an image acquisition, such as when a trigger is input while an image is acquired... Buffer Overflow: It occurs when there is no storage area for acquired images... This indicates that the processing cannot keep up with the volume of acquired images... The overflow occurs when the decoding time takes longer than the image/trigger interval...

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Output Delay This function can delay signal outputs... It can be used when "Manual," "Single," "Burst," or "Continuous" is selected for a trigger type...

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8... 6 Communications The settings for connecting the code reader with the connected devices via serial or Ethernet (SLMP, CC-Link IE Field Network Basic, EtherNet/IP*1, and MODBUS/TCP*1) communication are configured... *1 Only the CF37 series supports it...

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8... 7 Save Settings 'Save Settings' is rather a required work item than a work step... It saves current settings to the persistent memory of the code reader so that the same settings can be applied when restarting the code reader... SetupTool also saves a backup file to a default backup folder in the personal computer in use...

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Precautions In the following cases, the [Backup] button is grayed out and the button cannot be clicked... A matched IP address is not set... The code reader is connected with SetupTool...

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The backup status is displayed in the "Mass Device Backup" dialog... Check that "Completed" is displayed and click the [Close] button...

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Precautions In the following cases, the [Restore] button is grayed out and the button cannot be clicked... A matched IP address is not set... The code reader is connected with SetupTool... A valid configuration source is not specified...

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The following four options are available as a configuration source... Configuration File To restore with a specified backup file... Device To select a code reader which exists on a current network, and restore with the setting information of the selected code reader... Latest Backup To restore with the newest backup file among the backup files of the selected code reader... Factory Defaults To restore values to the factory defaults...

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The restoring status is displayed in the "Restoring Devices" dialog... Check that "Completed" is displayed and click the [Close] button...

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Select the [Home] tab... Click [Update Firmware]... Select a code reader to update the firmware... Click the file specification button on the right side of "Firmware File... "

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Check that the selected firmware file is correct according to the displayed file name, and click the [Upload Firmware] button...

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9 HOME TAB FUNCTIONS 9... 4 Language Settings 77

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Select "Language" in the Options screen to be displayed... Click the [OK] button in the information dialog to be displayed... Click the [OK] button in the Options screen... Restart SetupTool...

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APPENDIX Appendix 1 Read Setups A code reader can have up to 16 different settings... This means a code can be read by using up to 16 settings... If the code is failed to read by the first setting, the second setting is used, and if the reading is failed, the third setting is used and so on... When the code is read successfully during the process, the reading ends at that time and no further reading is performed... Additionally the code can be trained for each setting... The procedure for setting read setups is shown as below...

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For changing each parameter of the added settings, change the settings on the table displayed in the Read Setups screen as indicated in the procedure ... Alternatively, the settings can be changed by clicking the icon of each setting in each application step screen or in the [Settings] tab... When tuning the code reader in each read setup setting, it must be performed by selecting a read setup in the [Settings] tab...

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Setup 0 A code is always read by determined settings... A setting to be used at first can be selected... When Setup 2 is selected among Setup 0, 1, 2, and 3, the execution order of the read setups will be Setup 2 3 0 1... (Note that the order can be changed from the [Change Order] icon... )

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Appendix 2 Code Quality CF Series can verify whether or not the acquired image satisfies a quality guideline which is defined by the code quality standard... For further information on the specific code quality standard and metrics, refer to 'DataMan Communications and Programming Guide... '

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By clicking the [Trigger] button to acquire an image and read the code, the result is displayed in the "Code Quality" screen... The reading result can be output with the whole grades or the grade of each item being added... For details, refer to 'Appendix 8 Adding code quality results (grades)... '

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CF Series can transfer and save images (from successful reads, unsuccessful reads, or both) as well as read results to an external location using FTP... The following describes the method of saving images which cannot be read and saving code reading information...

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Configure the following settings... "What Results to Buffer": No Read "What Images to Buffer for a Result": Auto "No Read Image Mode": No Read Image Period "Size": Full "Format": Bitmap (Set "Full" and "Bitmap" to save the image for reproducing the phenomenon... )

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Configure the following settings in the [Image FTP Transfer] tab... Set information according to the FTP server to be used (Server Address, FTP port (normally 21), Username, and Password) "File Name": Set a file name to be used as an image (default) file name... Additionally, when storing the file in a different place from the root directory, set a path name together... When saving the file in the 'test' folder under the root folder: \test\image "Max Append Value": Set the maximum number of files can be saved... The initial value is 999... Change the value as necessary... "Transfer Mode": FTP - Runtime

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Configure the following settings in the [Result FTP Transfer] tab... Set information according to the FTP server to be used (Server Address, FTP port (normally 21), Username, and Password) "File Name": Set a file name to be used as a result... txt (default) file name... Additionally, when storing the file in a different place from the root directory, set a path name together... When saving the file in the 'test' folder under the root folder: \test\result... txt

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Focus adjustment in Tune may be failed if a work is a 3D object... Additionally, a specific code may not be tuned when multiple codes are present within the reading range... The corrective action for these cases can be taken by adjusting the reading region... The right image shows works with different height that are captured on the right and left side of the image... The bottom right code of the image is tuned by adjusting the reading region which is displayed with a blue frame... Smaller reading region can shorten the tuning and reading time, and improve the reading rate...

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Tune Light Banks: To execute tuning for optimizing a lightening pattern... Force Exhaustive Tuning: To execute tuning by attempting all the lightening patterns... Enable Filter Tuning: To execute tuning by using image filters... Optimize Focus During Tuning: To execute tuning for optimizing a focus of variable focus liquid lens... Exclude Ambient Light Results: By enabling the setting, the pattern setting that keeps all the code reader lights turned OFF (reading codes using ambient light) is not selected... When disabling "Train Code After Tuning" which is above the [Live] button, a code is not trained after tuning... Whether or not a code is trained successfully can be checked by a completion message displayed in the 'Image Panel' after tuning... To cancel the code training, click [Untrain Code] on the upper right of 'Image Panel... '

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APPX Appendix 5 Supplemental Remarks for Tuning (2)

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Exposure time indicates the time for acquiring an image... The longer the exposure time, the brighter the image becomes... However, if a target code moves (including vibration), the image blur is likely to be occurred... Additionally, the exposure time is added to the reading time; therefore, the whole processing time is prolonged... The maximum exposure time of this code reader is '200,000 s (200 ms)... ' When executing tuning with the initial setting for a CF26 Series type using a polarized filter ('LR' at the end of the type name), note that the maximum value may be set for the exposure time... It is important to execute tuning after optimizing the maximum exposure time...

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Enter a value of each required parameter and click [Save and Close]...

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Image filtering 'Image Filtering' performs filtering processing on an acquired image and adjusts the image for making it easy to be read... It is recommended to use only when a code is very difficult to be read... It is based on the conditions (such as lightening patterns including installation conditions and external lights) of reading codes without 'Image Filtering' that are set by performing pre-assessment and test... 'Image Filtering' is taken into 'Read Setups... ' 'Read Setups' is a function to switch set read parameter patterns internally... For details, refer to 'Appendix 1 Read Setups... '

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Set an image to use for reading codes... Original: Read an acquired image... Filtered: Read a filtered image... (In this example, the set filtered image is used for reading DataMatrix codes... ) By selecting a code to be read for "No Read Image" (DataMatrix in this example), a filtered image is displayed even when code reading is failed... <Frequently used filter types> Dilate: An image with a bright part being dilated... Erode: An image with a dark part being dilated... Stretch: To enlarge a difference of brightness and darkness of an image... When increasing the 'Low' value, the gray color in the image will become closer to black... When decreasing the 'High' value, the gray color will become closer to white...

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Add "<Used Read Setup>" from "Data... " When two read setups are trained and a code is read with the first read setup setting, read data is output with "0" being added to the data... For the second read setup, "1" added to the read data... (In the example above, <Used Read Setup> is added on top of <Full string> and <SP> which have already been added in advance... )

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Select [Code Quality] from the [Settings] tab, and select the [Result String] tab... Select the checkbox of "Append Code Quality Data to Result String... " By doing so, data is output by adding the data of each quality item to a reading result... The display example is shown below... <A read result only>

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In the default setting of a code reader, the IP address is automatically set using DHCP server... This section explains the procedure for changing the setting of the code reader in which a static IP address has already been set to the setting whose the IP address is automatically set using DHCP... Start SetupTool...

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Appendix 10Virtual Device A virtual device can be created based on a configuration file or a default setting device... The created virtual device can be connected from SetupTool in the same way as a regular device... However, all settings are read-only and therefore the settings cannot be changed and operated... The virtual device is mainly used for checking the content of a saved configuration file in SetupTool...

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When "Create device from configuration file" is selected When "Create a device with factory defaults" is selected

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A character string read with a code reader can be output by setting a range... The output range can be set either on a code reader or programmable controller side... This section shows a procedure to specify a range using a string of 10 characters (1234567890)...

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Enter an output range in "Sub-string range," and click the [OK] button... Examples of an output range which can be specified are as follows:

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Input a trigger, and a character string of the set range is output in the screen and "Result... "

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To add CR/LF at the end of an output data, select the checkbox of "CR/LF" for "Terminating Text... "

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On a programmable controller side When specifying an output range of a character string on a programmable controller side, the range can be specified by creating a program using the MIDR instruction... The specifications and operation examples when using the MIDR instruction in MELSEC iQ-R series CPU modules are shown bellow...

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An out-of-range value is set to (s2)... The value in the device specified by (s2) is 0 or less... The value in the device specified by (s2)+1 is other than the valid values (-1, 0, 1 or bigger)... The value in the device specify by (s2) exceeds the number of characters in the device specified by (s1)... The value obtained by adding those in the devices specify by (s2) and (s2)+1 exceeds the number of characters in the device

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D6(D5+1) Number of extracted characters (However, '-1' means the number of characters from the first extracted character to last one... )

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This manual confers no industrial property rights or any rights of any other kind, nor does it confer any patent licenses... Mitsubishi Electric Corporation cannot be held responsible for any problems involving industrial property rights which may occur as a result of using the contents noted in this manual...

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