High-performance color mark sensor
E3S-DC provides reliable color mark detection for standard as well as challenging applications, especially registration marks in packaging.
- Capability to distinguish slight color differences
- Fast response time of 50 μs
- Bank switching up to 9 memories
- RGB data transmission function
- Easy configuration by teach button or IO-link
- IO-link V1.1 communication and functionalities
Registration mark detection
The packaging material used in many packaging machines is very often delivered in rolls and has to be cut and positioned accurately. In order to avoid waste and errors and to compensate for environmental influences, a registration mark (usually black or in a colour that provides maximum contrast to the background) is added to the packaging material.
The goal of any mark sensor development is to reliably detect these registration marks even in changing environmental conditions. A particular challenge is the frequent exchange of packaging materials and the continuously changing packaging designs.
At Omron we closely work together with leading packaging machine makers to evaluate the requirements for sensors from commonly used packaging material as well as most critical designs or materials. In addition the performance requirements vary according to the overall machine value concept