Super sensor integrates illumination optics and receiver circuitry

Hybrid Super Sensor
Sensor integrates illumination optics and receiver circutiry in the sensor head for enhanced detection and stability. The sensor employs three separate RGB LED light sources. A fiber optic cable transmits the RGB light through an optical system in the sensor head producing a uniform beam spot. Receiver signals convert into 16-bit data in the receiver to enable color recognition. A proprietary algorithm analyzes individual RGB data and automatically determines the optimum combination and intensity of light to provide stable detection. The sensor provides three detection modes that can differentiate the slightest color change, and detection performance is virtually unaffected by shape, position, angle or surface luster. A polarizing filter cancels reflections from glossy surfaces. Target recognition is based only on actual color components. The CZ-V21 amplifier can store data for four target types simultaneously. Four separate outputs help simplify setup and eliminate the need for complex programming. Additional amplifier functions include: a shift function to compensate for environmental changes; external calibration; "One-Touch" automatic calibration; an attenuation function; three timer functions; and a dual digital display of current and set values.

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