As color is an obvious product characteristic, the recognition and reliable detection of colors play an increasingly important role in industrial automation. Equipped with outstanding features, the color sensors of Pepperl+Fuchs cover most applications, whether sensing color marks at a fixed distance or detecting colored objects at variable distances, and whether detecting an individual color or sensing ten colors. Fiber optic cables also allow color sensors to be used in harsh environments. Operation of the sensors is very easy: “Teach-in” of the color occurs with the push of a button.
Color tolerances can be taught by “re-teaching”. Programmed colors’ values are stored in the sensor’s memory, even after power-off. The short response time of our color sensors permits reliable color recognition in fast processes.