The CFO 200 is mounted at a distance of 10mm from the wheel as it rotates. The pulse count data is fed to other test software programs that allow the researchers to calculate the frequency of pulses, the rotational speed, the linear speed of the wheels and from this the creepage.
Daniel concludes: “Although this is a fairly unusual application for a colour recognition sensor, we’ve been very pleased with the sensor’s performance during the research. We are also impressed with how easy it is to set up and integrate with our other software programs and test platforms.”
A wide range of colour sensing tasks
The colourSENSOR CFO200 colour recognition sensor from Micro-Epsilon is designed for high precision true colour measurement. The sensor stands out due to its high colour accuracy, good reproducibility, high measuring rate and modern communications interfaces for easier network integration. With a robust aluminium housing, the CFO200 operates in temperatures from -10°C to +55°C and is protected to IP65.
The colourSENSOR CFO200 is suitable for a wide range of industrial applications including colour sorting tasks in food and beverage processing, colour inspection of interior parts in the automotive industry, recognition of colour marks in the printing industry, quality control in packaging, cosmetics, medicine and plastic products.
Equipped with optical fibres and focus lenses, the sensor can also be used in tasks where space is restricted, as the sensor head requires minimal space. Grey-scale detection and high colour accuracy are combined with modern communications interfaces (Ethernet and RS232), as well as user-friendly operation and configuration via pushbuttons and a display.
For more information on the CFO200 colour sensor, please call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org