Color sensors

Your Benefits

  • Identify and store up to four colors. No need to reprogram the sensor for changeovers, reducing downtime.
  • High resolution colors can be matched exactly for better process reliability
  • Maintains the extreme precision of the light spot, enabling a consistent object detection
  • A bar graph display provides information about the color quality and detection reliability, ensuring simple process monitoring
  • Broad spectrum of color tolerances enables more flexible use
  • Fast response times at high speeds for reliable detection
  • Detection reliability is not affected by varying temperatures


The ability to teach up to four colors can lead to faster changeovers and shorter downtime. The CS8 series offers high switching speeds – as fast as 6 kHz (85 µsec) – enabling higher throughput. And, the sensor maintains the extreme precision of the lightspot; this sharp, well-defined spot provides tighter process control and more consistent object detection. A bar graph display enables easy setup and provides information about the color quality and detection reliability.

At a glance
  • One (CS8-1) or four (CS8-4) colors can be saved
  • 12.5 mm or 60 mm sensing distance
  • Fast response time up to 85 µs
  • High resolution color
  • Bar graph display shows the correlation of the colors
  • Extremely precise light spot and high resolution
  • Metal housing with two light exits (interchangeable)

Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Sensing distance

    12.5 mm 1)

    60 mm 1)

    Light spot size

    2 mm x 4 mm

    13 mm x 13 mm

    Switching frequency1 kHz / 3 kHz / 6 kHz / 0.5 kHz / 1 kHz / 3.5 kHz
    Response time

    500 µs, 160 µs, 85 µs 2)

    1,000 µs, 500 µs, 145 µs 2)

    Output (channel)1 color / 4 colors
    AdjustmentStatic 1-point teach-in
    Connection typeMale connector
    • 1) From leading edge of lens.
    • 2) Signal transit time with resistive load.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product