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.
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.
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.
Adjust Light Intensity (L100) in System Parameter from L10, dimmest to L100, brightest. Useful when mechanical restrictions limit sensor position or distance.
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.
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.
Available with standard 6', 14 wire cable; or optional 6" pigtail, 14 pin, 1/4-turn locking connector. Mating cable model #BCC-6.
Through-hole or available bracket mounting.
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.
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
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.