Wenglor has released a new six-channel multispectral sensor that measures and analyses the spectral composition of coloured objects. With the launch of the P1XF001, customers now have access to a product in addition to the existing WeQubeVision sensor and the OFP401P0189 True Colour Sensor that simply and reliably meets the requirements of highly complex, industrial colour applications
The latest generation of sensors covers the ROYGBV colour space which is broken down into six ranges and, in combination with 12 switching outputs, permits simultaneous differentiation of up to 12 colours. According to the company, this enables even the finest of colour nuances to be detected within this colour space. In addition, the sensor offers separate adjustment of the colour tolerance ranges for any desired colour value, saturation and brightness.
Together with Wenglor’s fibre optic cables, the sensor is designed for use in difficult to access places and in areas exposed to temperatures ranging from -20 to +250°C. Thanks to the intuitive operating concept, all sensor settings can be entered to the P1XF001 either directly at the OLED display with the help of the wizard, with Wenglor’s new wTeach2 configuration software (via RS-232 interface), or via the IO-Link-interface (version 1.1). The sensor is therefore prepared for Industrie 4.0 applications.
The fibre optic cables assure reliable measured values despite variations in distance between the probe and the object, and the P1XF001 is capable of delivering full performance even in dynamic applications. Automatic adjustment of light intensity and a service life of up to 50,000 hours are made possible thanks to integrated LED technology.