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Colorwise True Color Sensor

The most feature packed color sensor available. Designed to work as well as an instrument or spectrometer, this sensor can solve the most difficult color applications at higher speeds than color cameras or the closest priced competitive product. The 4 Channel Monitor provides a visual confirmation of performance without having to switch channel selections or touch the sensor in any way. Providing a choice in speed versus resolution, this sensor puts the controls of the performance of the sensor in the hands of the operator; allowing for more application solutions, and removing the limits that either speed or resolution alone can offer.

Color Capture (CAPT)
Setup on target color with a simple push of a button. Four individual digital channels.

Four Channel Color Monitor (CH-X)
At-a-glance visual confirmation of real time performance for all four channels. Bargraph indicates quality of color match on each channel.

Tolerance Adjustment
Precise adjustment of tolerance levels for each of the four channels provides a wide range of resolution capabilities.

Color (C) or Color + Intensity (CI)
Selecting between Color and Color + Intensity provides the ability to differentiate between slight color differences, or shade-to-shade changes.

Output Mode
Select LO for output ON for a color match; DO for output OFF for no color match; and MUTE to de-select channel monitor and disable output.

Speed versus Resolution
Select Uspd - Ultra High Speed (75μs); HSpd - High Speed (150μs); or HRes -High Resolution (300μs). Note: This feature available on CW-1 models only.

Light Intensity
Adjust Light Intensity (L100) in System Parameter from L10, dimmest to L100, brightest. Useful when mechanical restrictions limit sensor position or distance.

Timer
Timer available for each of the four channels:
Toff = No Timer; OffD = Off Delay; OnD = On Delay; Shot = One Shot; Ltch = Latch. Adjustable from 1ms to 9999ms.

Remote Capture
Pulse the Remote Capture wire to Negative or Positive, dependent upon the IN> setting, NPN or PNP, respectively. Note: Each pulse on for 40ms to 400ms. The time between pulses is 40ms to 400ms.

Signal Strength Monitor
Displays the total signal strength as a number from 0 (low) to 100 (high). This feature is useful in determining when too much or too little light is being received. Useful for setup in determining sensor position.

Input (Gate or Edge)
Provides a window of time to detect/capture the target color, allowing for inspection of color at the proper space and time during continuous product flow and normal production line speeds.

Connections
Available with standard 6', 14 wire cable; or optional 6" pigtail, 14 pin, 1/4-turn locking connector. Mating cable model #BCC-6.

Mounting Options
Through-hole or available bracket mounting.

Features

Analog XYZ and xyY
The ColorWise has three analog output wires that operate together in one of two modes, XYZ or xyY as set in the System Parameters menu. In the XYZ mode, the sensor provides an RGB type output. The X, Y and Z output wires represent the intensity of the red, green and blue components of the target color as a 0- 5 VDC signal. In the xyY mode, the sensor provides an output that separates color from intensity. The x and y signals act as (x,y) coordinates to give an indication of color while the magnitude of the Y signal gives an indication of signal intensity or color brightness. Output signals in xyY mode are also given as 0-5 VDC on each wire.

The ColorWise analog outputs can easily be evaluated by a PLC for use in process control, inspection, sorting and other applications.

For more information on the XYZ and xyY Color Space and definitions, click here.

Remote Capture
Pulse the Remote Capture wire to Negative or Positive, dependent upon IN> setting; NPN or PNP, respectively.

NOTE: Each pulse on for 40ms to 400ms. The idle time between pulses is 40ms to 400ms

Colorwise Channel Settings

Gate Input
The Gate Input Wire can be used with or without the Latch Timer function. Useful for resetting the latch, gating or triggering the sensor at a specific time and location on the target, and for “windowing” the sensor to ignore other targets or objects that may come into view which should be ignored. The Input can be configured for either an NPN/Negative, or a PNP/Positive signal.

Colorwise Gate Input Latch Disabled

Colorwise Gate Input Latch Enabled

 
Details

Features & Options:

  • 4-Digital Outputs (NPN or PNP)
  • 4-Channel Monitor for at-a-glance performance evaluation
  • 3-Analog Outputs (XYZ or xyY); 0 to 5 VDC
  • Adjustable Tolerance for each channel
  • Adjustable Timers for each channel: One Shot; On Delay; Off Delay; Latch
  • 14-Pin 6" pigtail 1/4-turn locking connector or cable version
  • Adjustable LED light intensity
  • Select high speed versus high resolution (CW-1 model only)
  • Short range and long range models available
  • Remote Color Capture
  • Button Lockout

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible and convertible for many different color applications
  • Useful for color sorting and color verification applications all in one sensor
  • No-touch setup via remote color capture wire (selectable input; NPN/Negative or PNP/Positive)
  • Reduce costs and speed contraints of color cameras or spectrometers
  • Quick digital changeover
  • Tamperproof with button lockout feature
SUPPLY VOLTAGE:
• 12 to 24 VDC
• Polarity Protected
• Intended for use in Class 2 circuits

CURRENT REQUIREMENTS:
• CW-1: 110mA@12VDC, 80mA@24VDC
• CW-2: 140mA@12VDC, 85mA@24VDC

PERFORMANCE:
• CW-1: Effective Resolution: Min. 12 bit, Max. 16 bit
• CW-2: Effective Resolution: 14 bit

OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• Light emitter: White LED
• Optical axis: CW-1: Coaxial;CW-2: Convergent
• Receiving spectrum: 400nm to 700nm

REMOTE AUTOSET INPUT
• Input time: 25mS (ON) / 25mS (OFF) minimum
• Selectable (sinking or sourcing)
• Contact or solid-state input 1mA
• Transient suppression

RESPONSE TIME
• Color-to-color: CW-1: 75µs (Uspd), 150µs (Hspd), and 300µs (Hrez);CW-2: 600µs
• Shade-to-shade: CW-1: 100µs (Uspd), 200µs (Hspd), and 800µs (Hrez); CW-2: 800µs

OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• Light emitter: White LED
• Optical axis: CW-1: Coaxial; CW-2: Convergent
• Receiving spectrum: 400nm to 700nm

HUMAN INTERFACE:
• Pushbutton control: Select, Next
 

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE:
• -5°C to 55°C (23°F to 131°F)
No ice, frost, or fogging allowed

DIAGNOSTIC INDICATORS
• Output Indicator – (Amber) CH 1 through CH 4
• Four Character Alpha-Numeric Display – (Green)

LIGHT IMMUNITY
• Responds to sensor’s pulsed modulated light source – immune to most ambient light including indirect sunlight

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION:
•Chemical resistant high impact polycarbonate housing
•Waterproof, ratings: NEMA 4, 6p and IP67 enclosure rating
•Conforms to heavy industry grade CE requirements

LENS MATERIAL
• Acrylic or glass
 

 
Details

Features & Options:

  • 4-Digital Outputs (NPN or PNP)
  • 4-Channel Monitor for at-a-glance performance evaluation
  • 3-Analog Outputs (XYZ or xyY); 0 to 5 VDC
  • Adjustable Tolerance for each channel
  • Adjustable Timers for each channel: One Shot; On Delay; Off Delay; Latch
  • 14-Pin 6" pigtail 1/4-turn locking connector or cable version
  • Adjustable LED light intensity
  • Select high speed versus high resolution (CW-1 model only)
  • Short range and long range models available
  • Remote Color Capture
  • Button Lockout

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible and convertible for many different color applications
  • Useful for color sorting and color verification applications all in one sensor
  • No-touch setup via remote color capture wire (selectable input; NPN/Negative or PNP/Positive)
  • Reduce costs and speed contraints of color cameras or spectrometers
  • Quick digital changeover
  • Tamperproof with button lockout feature

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Details

Features & Options:

  • 4-Digital Outputs (NPN or PNP)
  • 4-Channel Monitor for at-a-glance performance evaluation
  • 3-Analog Outputs (XYZ or xyY); 0 to 5 VDC
  • Adjustable Tolerance for each channel
  • Adjustable Timers for each channel: One Shot; On Delay; Off Delay; Latch
  • 14-Pin 6" pigtail 1/4-turn locking connector or cable version
  • Adjustable LED light intensity
  • Select high speed versus high resolution (CW-1 model only)
  • Short range and long range models available
  • Remote Color Capture
  • Button Lockout

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible and convertible for many different color applications
  • Useful for color sorting and color verification applications all in one sensor
  • No-touch setup via remote color capture wire (selectable input; NPN/Negative or PNP/Positive)
  • Reduce costs and speed contraints of color cameras or spectrometers
  • Quick digital changeover
  • Tamperproof with button lockout feature

1. Select Model: CW

2. Select Cable:

  • Blank - 6 foot (1.8m), 14 conductor, 28AWG Cable
  • C - 6 inch (152mm) pigtail with 14-pin, 1/4-turn locking connector

3. Select Range:

  • -1 - Short Range
  • -1S - Short Range Single Channel
  • -2 - Long Range

4. Select Lens Material:

  • Blank - Acrylic
  • G - Glass

Short Range GuidelineShort Range Guideline (CW-1/CW-1S)
The short range version is useful when the color is consistent across the entire product: when product is small; when the target is a color registration mark; or when the target is a specific color on a label. Applications that may be solved with the short range models are cap color, registration marks, label orientation, pharmaceutical color coding, tote sorting, etc.

The short range version allows for a selection of speed versus resolution to resolve high speed color applications as well as low levels of color shade changes.

 

Long Range GuidelineLong Range Guideline (CW-2)
The long range models should be used when distance to the target exceeds the range of the short range model, the physical or mechanical constraints require a longer range, or the product needs a larger spot of light for averaging, as in applications such as textile, food, or grainy products or surfaces.

The long range model provides a wide range of focal distances, with a large beam to view over surfaces that require more color averaging over many different substrate surface textures.

 
Details

Features & Options:

  • 4-Digital Outputs (NPN or PNP)
  • 4-Channel Monitor for at-a-glance performance evaluation
  • 3-Analog Outputs (XYZ or xyY); 0 to 5 VDC
  • Adjustable Tolerance for each channel
  • Adjustable Timers for each channel: One Shot; On Delay; Off Delay; Latch
  • 14-Pin 6" pigtail 1/4-turn locking connector or cable version
  • Adjustable LED light intensity
  • Select high speed versus high resolution (CW-1 model only)
  • Short range and long range models available
  • Remote Color Capture
  • Button Lockout

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible and convertible for many different color applications
  • Useful for color sorting and color verification applications all in one sensor
  • No-touch setup via remote color capture wire (selectable input; NPN/Negative or PNP/Positive)
  • Reduce costs and speed contraints of color cameras or spectrometers
  • Quick digital changeover
  • Tamperproof with button lockout feature

LIGHT SOURCE SELECTION

White Light Source
(Broadband Color Spectrum)
The “White Light” LED light source promotes easy detection of the largest variety of color marks printed on the largest variety of colored web materials. By combining a white LED light source, our Contrast Indicator, and the one-push AUTOSET setup, you have a winning combination of high performance with an easy to use sensor.

 
Details

Features & Options:

  • 4-Digital Outputs (NPN or PNP)
  • 4-Channel Monitor for at-a-glance performance evaluation
  • 3-Analog Outputs (XYZ or xyY); 0 to 5 VDC
  • Adjustable Tolerance for each channel
  • Adjustable Timers for each channel: One Shot; On Delay; Off Delay; Latch
  • 14-Pin 6" pigtail 1/4-turn locking connector or cable version
  • Adjustable LED light intensity
  • Select high speed versus high resolution (CW-1 model only)
  • Short range and long range models available
  • Remote Color Capture
  • Button Lockout

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible and convertible for many different color applications
  • Useful for color sorting and color verification applications all in one sensor
  • No-touch setup via remote color capture wire (selectable input; NPN/Negative or PNP/Positive)
  • Reduce costs and speed contraints of color cameras or spectrometers
  • Quick digital changeover
  • Tamperproof with button lockout feature

Product Literature

Catalog Pages
Single Channel Flyer
Instructions - Standard
Instructions - 1 Channel

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Applications:

Sort items by color
Color Sorting: Sort items by color

Separate grouped items by color
Color Sorting: Separate grouped items by color

Verify proper shade of color
Color Verification: Verify proper shade of color

Inspect for missing colors
Color Verification: Inspect for missing colors

Guarantee uniform cooking for efficient process
Color Process Control: Guarantee uniform cooking for efficient process

Control energy usage via color process control
Color Process Control: Control energy usage via color process control

Videos:

Instructional


Overview

Applications


Applications


Lid Sorting Application


True Color Sensor Verifies Lid Color

 
Details

Features & Options:

  • 4-Digital Outputs (NPN or PNP)
  • 4-Channel Monitor for at-a-glance performance evaluation
  • 3-Analog Outputs (XYZ or xyY); 0 to 5 VDC
  • Adjustable Tolerance for each channel
  • Adjustable Timers for each channel: One Shot; On Delay; Off Delay; Latch
  • 14-Pin 6" pigtail 1/4-turn locking connector or cable version
  • Adjustable LED light intensity
  • Select high speed versus high resolution (CW-1 model only)
  • Short range and long range models available
  • Remote Color Capture
  • Button Lockout

 

Benefits:

  • Flexible and convertible for many different color applications
  • Useful for color sorting and color verification applications all in one sensor
  • No-touch setup via remote color capture wire (selectable input; NPN/Negative or PNP/Positive)
  • Reduce costs and speed contraints of color cameras or spectrometers
  • Quick digital changeover
  • Tamperproof with button lockout feature