Colour sensor system for precise material distinction
In industrial production, such as nut manufacture, not only the basic colours of products but also materials and coatings must be identified and differentiated. Changes in surface structure, reflection, and/or colouration can cause a different colour perception, such as with pressed metal parts and their finishing or coating. In the nut manufacturing process, a distinction must be made between zinc, stainless steel, and brass.
Micro-Epsilon’s colourSENSOR CFO colour sensors are intended for these precise colour comparison measurements because they reliably detect different materials and enable 100% quality control thanks to the integrated multi-teach function. For this measurement task, the controller is used together with the CFS4-A11 reflex sensor. First, one-time calibration is performed with the sensors on the brightest target, in this case, a zinc nut.
Micro-Epsilon’s colourSENSOR CFO100 and CFO200 colour sensors impress with their high colour precision and repeatability. The integrated multi-teach function enables correct colour identification even with strongly fluctuating colour shading between the individual end faces since the colour shades can be stored in the CFO and assigned to the corresponding colour group. Up to 320 colours can be taught in 254 colour groups. With the use of the colourSENSOR CFO, extremely high detection performance rates and process reliability are achieved.
Operation is intuitive via the web interface. The attractive sensor system for precise material distinction consists of the CFO100 controller and the CFS4-A11 sensor and impresses with its excellent price/performance ratio at an attractive price.
- Controller: colourSENSOR CFO100
- Reflex sensor: CFS4-A11
- Multi-teach function and storage in colour groups
- Modern, user-friendly web interface
- High colour accuracy and repeatability
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