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SMARTEYE® COLORWISE™

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The SMARTEYE® COLORWISETM True Color Sensor is 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.

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SUPPLY VOLTAGE 12-24 VDC
CURRENT REQUIREMENTS • CW-1: 110mA@12VDC, 80mA@24VDC • CW-2: 140mA@12VDC, 85mA@24VDC
REMOTE AUTOSET INPUT • Input time: 25mS (ON) / 25mS (OFF) minimum • Selectable (sinking or sourcing) • Contact or solid-state input 1mA • Transient suppression
DIAGNOSTIC INDICATORS • Output Indicator – (Amber) CH 1 through CH 4 • Four Character Alpha-Numeric Display – (Green)
PUSHBUTTON CONTROL Pushbutton control: Select, Next
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
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE -5°C to 55°C (23°F to 131°F) No ice, frost, or fogging allowed
RUGGED CONSTRUCTION •Chemical resistant high impact polycarbonate housing •Waterproof, ratings: NEMA 4, 6p and IP67 enclosure rating •Conforms to heavy industry grade CE requirements
LIGHT IMMUNITY Responds to sensor’s pulsed modulated light source – immune to most ambient light including indirect sunlight
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
LENS MATERIAL Acrylic or glass

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The SMARTEYE® COLORWISETM True Color Sensor is 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, the SMARTEYE® COLORWISETM 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.

With control over Tolerance, Light Intensity, Output Configuration (NPN or PNP), Timers, Input Configuration (Edge or Gate), the SMARTEYE® COLORWISETM provides a tailored and customized solution for the most difficult color sorting, or inspection problems facing today's packaging and production lines. The SMARTEYE® COLORWISETM also comes equipped with 4 digital and 3 analog outputs that not only help to sort products by color, but can determine specific color signatures as well.

Features

Color Capture (CAPT)

Setup on target color with a simple push of a button. Four individual digital channels.

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.

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.

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.

Light Intensity

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

Connections

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

Tolerance Adjustment

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

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.

Mounting Options

Through-hole or available bracket mounting.

Color (C) or Color + Intensity (CI)

The ability to select between Color and Color + Intensity provides the ability to differentiate between slight color differences, or shade-to-shade changes.

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.

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.

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.

Special 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 proc

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

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.

Short Range Guideline (CW-1)

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 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.