Color sensors

Mini, easy, smart

Your Benefits

  • Quick, seamless integration into existing applications thanks to the miniature housing saves time and money
  • Sensing distance from 12.5 mm up to 15 mm in new extended variants
  • Scanning of multiple points for accurate and uniform detection across the entire object using a static as well as a new dynamic teach-in method
  • Intelligent diagnostics, visualization, quick job format change and remote configuration – all thanks to the integrated IO-Link functions
  • Better detection, higher sensing distance tolerances and uniform RGB detection thanks to the new, improved optics system
  • A better user experience and greater ease of use thanks to the intuitive teach-in method
  • Short installation time thanks to quick and easy commissioning


Mini, easy, smart

The new CSM color sensor in the miniature housing offers accurate color detection and is IO-Link-capable. It is perfectly suited for applications in which color features need to be reliably detected while taking up as little installation space as possible. The sensor detects and monitors objects based on object color. The small CSM color sensor can be easily configured using simple static or dynamic teach-in methods. This can be done on site via the teach-in button or remotely via IO-Link, which offers intelligent diagnostic and visualization options as well as simple configuration. With a sensing distance of 12.5 mm up to 15 mm in the extended variant, the CSM can be used in many applications without any problems.

At a glance
  • Color sensor in a miniature housing that saves valuable installation space
  • Static and dynamic teach-in methods using intuitive teach-in button
  • Remote teach-in by means of IO-Link provides visualization, configuration and diagnostic options
  • Sensing distance of 12.5 mm or 15 mm for easy adaptation to different application requirements
  • New optics system with larger sensing distance, higher tolerance, sturdier design and uniform RGB detection


New rugged optics

With new, improved optics, the CSM increases RGB homogeneity and ensures a more uniform light spot, resulting in improved accuracy and stable detection. The optics of the CSM feature a new collimation structure, which makes a larger sensing distance and wider tolerance zones possible. The remission factor is also optimized and the overall performance improved.
Variant with larger sensing distance of 15 mm and extended tolerance of ± 4 mm as well as a standard version with 12.5 mm and improved stability available.
Precise and reliable detection of different color shades thanks to the improved optics.

The CSM offers optimum performance and reliability for color detection, ensuring optimal machine throughput

Dynamic teach-in and IO-Link

IO-Link, static and dynamic teach-in

The new teach-in algorithm of the CSM offers both the static 1-point teach-in method and the dynamic teach-in method, where multiple points are scanned to achieve a more complete and comprehensive teach-in. This ultimately improves detection reliability and performance.
The IO-Link capability of the CSM also provides flexibility for remote configuration and monitoring via the Smart Sensor profile.
Intuitive teach-in methods via integrated pushbuttons ensure a better user experience and ease of operation.

Thanks to the various teach-in functions, remote configuration and monitoring options, the CSM offers complete freedom and flexibility, even in demanding applications


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Sensing distance12.5 mm / 15 mm
    Light spot size

    1.9 mm x 9.4 mm

    4.9 mm x 10.1 mm

    Switching frequency1.7 kHz
    Response time300 µs 1)
    Switching modeLight/dark switching
    Output (channel)1 color / 8 colors via IO-Link
    AdjustmentTeach-in static/dynamic, ET: Teach-in dynamic
    Connection type

    Male connector

    Cable with male connector


    • 1) Signal transit time with resistive load.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product