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Fibre Optic Compact Colour Sensor Available

EuroPhotonics
Jul 2008
Silicann Systems GmbHRequest Info
 
•  three channels
•  four-key operation
•  RS-232 interface

PCSIF.jpgSilicann Technologies GmbH is offering its fixed optic PCS-1 three-channel compact colour sensor in a second fibre-optic-based version. The distance between the sensor and the object to be measured can be controlled better because the sensor does not have to be placed in direct proximity to the object. The fibre optics connected to the sensor can be mounted in areas that are difficult to access, and a fibre optic-based sensor can accommodate much higher temperatures than can a fixed-optic one. A colour sensor with fibre optics can be separated from soil-intensive environments.

The device operates intuitively, meaning that the colour sensor processes col-our signals in the way that humans do. Via easy-to-use four-key operation, up to three colours can be taught. The sensor has an RS-232 interface and can process at a scanning frequency of up to 10 kHz. The system has three output ports.

Three LEDs are integrated into the channel buttons. Response time is ≥1 μs, and operating temperature is from –10 to 55 °C. The system measures 50 × 50 × 21 mm and weighs ∼80 g. It is packaged in an aluminium anodized housing and has an M18 × 1 fibre connector.


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GLOSSARY
sensor
1. A generic term for detector. 2. A complete optical/mechanical/electronic system that contains some form of radiation detector.
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