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Color Types Detected:

Number of Colors Detected:

Light Source:

Sensing Range:

Output Options:

Input Voltage:

Communication Ports:

Teach / Learning Method Programming?

Timing Options?

Selectable Output Options?

Operating Temperature:

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Help with Color Sensors specifications:

Application Specifications
   Application Type:       
   Your choices are...         
   True Color Recognition       Sensors used in applications that require the sensor to "see" different colors or to distinguish between shades of a specific color. They can be used in either a sorting or matching mode. In sorting mode, output is activated when the object to be identified is close to the set color. In matching mode, output is activated when the object to be detected is identical (within tolerance) to the color stored in memory. 
   Color Mark Detection       Color mark sensors do not detect the color of the mark, rather they "see" differences or changes in the mark in contrast with other marks or backgrounds. They are sometimes referred to as contrast sensors. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary color detection type. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Color Types Detected:       
   Your choices are...         
   RGB (Visible)       This is the most common type of color sensor.  It measures color based on an RGB color model (red, green, blue). A large percentage of the visible spectrum (380 nm to 750 nm wavelength) can be created using these three colors. 
   Near IR       Colors in the 750 nm to 2500 nm wavelength range. 
   Far IR       Colors in the 6.00 to 15.00 micron wavelength range. 
   UV       Colors in the 50 to 350 and 400 nm wavelength range. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary color types. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Number of Colors Detected:      Many color sensors are able to detect more than one color for multiple color sorting applications.  Depending on the sophistication of the sensor, it can be programmed to recognize only one color, or multiple color types or shades for sorting operations.
   Your choices are...         
   One         
   Two         
   Three         
   Four         
   More Than Four         
   Search Logic:      Products with the selected attribute will be returned as matches. Leaving or selecting "No Preference" will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
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Physical Specifications
   Light Source:      Color sensors shine light onto the object to be monitored and measure either the direct reflection or the output into color components. Either way, a light source is required.
   Your choices are...         
   LEDs       Color sensor utilizes Light Emitting Diodes (LED) to generate light. Typically three LEDs are utilized, green, blue and red. 
   Laser       Laser light is shined onto object being monitored. Typically used for color mark detection. 
   Fiber Optic       Fibers mount in small and otherwise inaccessible areas and function well in applications that require repeated flexing of fibers. 
   Halogen Lamp       Light is provided via halogen lamp, reflected light is then parsed into color components. The halogen lamp provides daylight like color detection. Very useful for complex color detection. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary light source. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Sensing Range:       Range device can be from standoff (reference distance) or target. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
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Output and Communications
   Output Options:       
   Your choices are...         
   Analog Voltage       Output is an analog voltage such as 0-10 Vdc representing color characteristics of object being monitored. 
   Analog Current       Output is an analog current such as 4-20 mA representing color characteristics of object being monitored. 
   Pulse       Frequency or modulated frequency output (Ex. sine wave, pulse train, AM, FM). 
   Switch or Relay Contact       Upon positive color identification, a switch changes state - typically a reed or solid state switch. 
   Digital Output       NPN: Transistor output that switches the common or negative voltage to the load; the load is connected between the sensor output and positive voltage supply. PNP: Transistor output that switches the positive voltage to the load; the load is connected between the sensor output and the voltage supply common or negative. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary output option. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Input Voltage:       
   Your choices are...         
   AC Input       Alternating current input, common values include 120 or 230. 
   DC input       Color sensor uses a direct current input. 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary input option. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Communication Ports:       
   Your choices are...         
   Parallel Interface       A channel capable of transferring more than one bit simultaneously (PC printer port, CentronicsĀ®). 
   Serial Interface       A port, or interface, that can be used for serial communication, in which only 1 bit is transmitted at a time. (RS232, RS422, RS485) 
   Other       Other unlisted, specialized, or proprietary communications; including modem, transmitter, TTL, etc. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
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Features
   Teach / Learning Method Programming?       The sensor stores target (reference) color manually with a pushbutton or externally with another sensor giving input to the original sensor. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   Timing Options?       Timing options such as off delay or on delay. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
   Selectable Output Options?       Outputs can be selected / configured to detect either a match or a variance from the reference (target) color with tolerance settings. 
   Search Logic:      "Required" and "Must Not Have" criteria limit returned matches as specified. Products with optional attributes will be returned for either choice.
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Environment
   Operating Temperature:       This is the full-required range of ambient operating temperature. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the limits in a "From - To" range; when both are specified, matching products will cover entire range. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
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