Color sensors

Your Benefits

  • Fast, seamless integration into existing applications thanks to a new miniature housing, saving time and money
  • Increased switching frequency for improved machine productivity
  • Flexible application possibilities thanks to a wide range of color tolerances
  • Enhanced, intelligent diagnostics and visualization, as well as quick and easy format changes, thanks to IOLink function
  • Quick and easy installation cuts down on installation time
  • Sorting processes are simplified by the distinction of up to 8 colors in one job


The new CSM color sensor from SICK offers improved gloss behavior combined with an IO-Link function and a miniature housing. The CSM is ideal for applications where color characteristics need to be detected reliably and installation space is at a premium. The sensor detects and monitors objects on the basis of their color. The small CSM color sensor can be set using a simple teach-in method, while the new IO-Link function enables intelligent diagnostics, visualization of sensor parameters, and straightforward format changes. Thanks to a switching frequency of up to 1.7 kHz, the CSM is also suitable for use with high-speed machines and manufacturing processes.

At a glance
  • Color sensor in a new miniature housing
  • Static and teach-in method for 1 color using control cable or control panel
  • Over IO-Link up to 8 colors teachable
  • Switching frequency: 1.7 kHz
  • Sensing distance: 12.5 mm
  • Compatibility with older color sensors thanks to cable with male connector M12


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Sensing distance12.5 mm
    Light spot size1.5 mm x 6.5 mm
    Switching frequency1.7 kHz
    Response time300 µs 1)
    Switching modeLight/dark switching
    Output (channel)1 color / 8 colors via IO-Link
    AdjustmentStatic 1-point teach-in
    Connection type

    Male connector

    Cable with male connector


    • 1) Signal transit time with resistive load.
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