Color sensors

High-performance color sensing

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


High-performance color sensing

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

    60 mm 1)

    12.5 mm 1)

    Light spot size

    13 mm x 13 mm

    2 mm x 4 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