KTS Core Color

Contrast and color detection made easy

The KTS Core Color combines two functions in one sensor, namely the detection of contrast and color differences. With the new KTS Core Color, SICK is now also offering an entry-level contrast sensor that not only does not show any weaknesses with contrast differences, but with color detection as well – it is simple, reliable, and powerful.

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KTS Prime Gap Detection

To detect even the smallest gaps

If the smallest gaps between two objects have to be reliably detected, the KTS Gap Detection is the perfect solution. No matter whether you require impact-to-impact detection or the inspection of cut edges: the new KTS sensor solution from SICK reliably detects any gap, no matter how small.

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KTS Prime, KTX Prime

Innovative and high-performance combination of contrast and color sensors

Outstanding performance for a wide range of applications. The KTS and KTX Prime contrast sensors detect even hard-to-detect objects with very small differences in contrast and color. They are easy to operate, feature diagnostic functions, flexible format change and much more.

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KTS Core

Universal contrast and color detection in a modern housing

KTS Core – high process stability and minimization of downtime in universal applications. The sensors enable stable and exact position detection of contrast differences. The practical display and flexible sensor settings ensure easy operation.

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KTS Prime, KTX Prime

Reliable contrast detection, even at large distances

The KTS Prime and KTX Prime with large sensing distances master contrast detection in demanding applications with large distances to objects of up to 150 mm.

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KTL180

Safe object detection at high machine speeds

KTL180 contrast sensors are ideal for detecting contrasts where installation space is limited and machine processes are fast. Fast format changes are no problem for the sensors thanks to the integrated job storage. Together with the extensive fiber optics portfolio from SICK, they are simply unbeatable.

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KTM

Small, simple, fast, rugged

The fast and powerful KTM contrast sensors in the miniature housing impress with universal and space-saving use in a variety of applications. Stainless steel variants for harsh environments and laser variants with a sensing distance of up to 250 mm round out the product range.

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  • High grayscale resolution
  • Very large dynamic range means reliable detection of contrasts on glossy materials
  • Static and dynamic teach-in in a single variant
  • Switching frequency: Up to 15 kHz
  • Sensing distance: 12.5 mm for RGB and white LED, up to 250 mm as laser variant
  • IO-Link interface
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  • Small, tried-and tested housing
  • High grayscale resolution
  • Very large dynamic range means reliable detection of contrasts on glossy materials
  • Switching frequency: 10 kHz
  • White light
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  • White LED or RGB LED
  • High gray line resolution
  • Very large dynamic range means reliable detection of contrasts on glossy materials
  • 25 kHz switching frequency
  • Display for easy sensor adjustment
  • 2-point and dynamic teach-in
  • Manual switching threshold adjustment
  • Light/dark switching
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  • TwinEye-Technology for increased depth of field and sensing distance tolerance
  • 50 kHz switching frequency and 5 μs jitter
  • Large dynamic range means reliable detection of contrasts on glossy materials
  • 7-segment display
  • Color mode
  • Assembly feedback
  • IO-Link and automation functions
  • Flexible sensor setting thanks to various sensor parameters
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  • TwinEye-Technology for increased depth of field and sensing distance tolerance
  • 50 kHz switching frequency and 5 μs jitter
  • Large dynamic range means reliable detection of contrasts on glossy materials
  • 7-segment display
  • Color mode
  • Assembly feedback
  • IO-Link and automation functions
  • Flexible sensor setting thanks to various sensor parameters
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  • 31.2 kHz switching frequency at a response time of 16 µs
  • High dynamic range
  • Multi-functional 7-segment display
  • Job save for easy format change
  • 1-point, 2-point and dynamic teach-in
  • Master-slave function
  • A wide range of different fibers
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  • Laser version offers sensing distances of 30 mm to 800 mm
  • Very small and precise laser light spot (Class II)
  • Fast switching frequency of 17 kHz
  • Detection reliability displayed in the bar graph display
  • CAN interface version for parameter setup, diagnostics and function selection
  • Very precise light spot
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  • The register is controlled with individual thresholds
  • Unique housing: one screw mounting
  • Tight dual-sensor mounting ability
  • Detects 1-18 marks of different colors
  • Easy teach-in via button
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Wide range of contrast sensors

Extensive and modern range of contrast sensors for the detection of contrast and color differences

Contrast sensors are primarily used in packaging and printing machines to detect print marks, but are also well-suited to any other application based on contrast and/or color differences. The contrast sensors from SICK detect the slightest deviations in contrast features even at very high speeds, for example when filling tubes or detecting the surface of wafers. They can also differentiate between very faint grayscale values on matte, glossy or transparent surfaces. Diverse device variants with or without IO-Link are available for a wide range of requirements, which differ in terms of measurement principle, teach-in method and sensing distance.

All packaging materials can be detected, even high-gloss materials with fluttering webs.

The product ranges includes a wide range of different housings and teach-in processes for every conceivable application.

Diagnostic options, visualizations and simple format change via IO-Link.

SICK has the right contrast sensor for your application

TwinEye-Technology®

Detect challenging materials thanks to TwinEye-Technology®

As a technology and market leader in the field of contrast sensors, SICK is always working hard to get even more out of its sensors. High-gloss, rapidly fluttering materials or materials with low contrast differences are a major challenge for many sensors, but not for the KTS Prime and KTX Prime. With the patented TwinEye-Technology®, two receivers used in parallel enable increased detection stability. A larger depth of field range and increased sensing distance tolerances of +/- 5 mm ensure maximum reliability while providing unmatched accuracy and processing speed.

High-gloss, rapidly fluttering and low-contrast materials are detected safely and reliably.

The TwinEye-Technology® is integrated in the housings of the KTS and KTX Prime sensors.

The ideal contrast sensors for the reliable detection of challenging materials

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Sophisticated combination of contrast and color sensor for color detection and quality control

The KTS and KTX Prime contrast sensors are the perfect combination of contrast and color sensor technology. With the help of the color mode, they reliably detect different color features and can recognize even very slight color and contrast differences. This means, for example, defective or incorrectly dyed material can be rejected at the earliest possible stage in the production of cables or yarn. The color mode is also well-suited to sorting tasks and for all applications in which color is a decisive selection criterion.
Defective and incorrectly colored material is sorted out in time.

Reliable detection of the smallest contrast differences or color features.

Bottle cap detection – sorting according to color

Perfect combination of contrast and color sensors

Universal contrast detection

The KTM and KTS Core – universal contrast detection, quick and simple

The KTM and KTS Core contrast sensors impress with high performance in a wide range of applications. They ensure stable and exact position detection of contrast differences in fast machine processes. High process stability and less downtime are the result. Thanks to its miniature housing, the KTM Core fits into your system even when space is limited. Another benefit is its quick and easy commissioning. Manual switching threshold settings and various teach-in processes make these sensors the ideal solution in the packaging, printing and paper industries, for example for tube positioning or label alignment.

Reliable print mark detection with the KTM Core.

Quick and precise contrast mark detection with the KTS Core.

Simple contrast detection, easy solution