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New colour sensor speeds sorting
Article Type: New products From: Sensor Review, Volume 29, Issue 2
Thorite has announced the availability of an advanced electronic colour sensor from Sensopart – The FT 50 C.
The new FT 50 C simplifies and speeds up a wide range of sorting and control tasks within automated working processes – from the distinction of degrees of cookie browning in the food industry, to the positioning of register marks on pharmaceuticals packaging, or any other colour-related detection requirement.
The main feature of the sensor is single light source. An LED emits visible white light which detects objects by their colour, rather than their shape, over a large distance range.
The precise colour identity is memorised by a simple teach-in function. The sensor then compares the target object with the stored colour reference and if the two match one of three available switching outputs is activated.
5 adjustable tolerance levels enable the FT 50 C to be optimally aligned to the target colour, whilst being able to scan whole colour ranges – particularly useful when scanning irregular colour structures in imprints and varnishes.
Briefly, the FT 50 C provides: 100 per cent inspection quality control, zero operator errors, incredibly accurate colour sensing and correct component selection – adding up to totally trouble-free automation.
For further information, please go to www.thorite.co.uk