Differentiation of different color labels

Scanning color difference on labels.

After labeling, ice-cream boxes are packed in batches. During this process it must be ensured only the same type is placed on a pallet. The labels are all the same size and can only be differentiated by color.

It was possible to meet the requirement using the SICK CVS1 Easy color vision sensor. This sensor has a wide light spot and a large scanning distance. It reliably detects any color difference on the labels and triggers the ejection of any incorrect colors. With its 8 memory banks for colors that only need to be taught once using teach-in, a quick batch color change is no problem.

Because the sensor is mounted in a place where it is difficult to see, an external control unit with a dedicated color display and keyboard are used.

Quick batch changes are possible by teaching up to 8 colors. It was possible to reduce to a minimum the complaints due to incorrectly labeled product, reducing costs and improving the image of the ice-cream manufacturer.

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Synchronization of cycle on a bag forming, filling and sealing machine with CS8 color sensor

SICK Color Sensor synchronizes the packaging process on a bag forming, filling and sealing machine using only one color element in the printed image.  As a result print marks are not necessary.

A crisps manufacturer had the special requirement that he did not want any print marks and the related read strips on the rear of the crisps bag for appearance reasons.

This task can be performed by the CS8-1 Color Sensor from SICK. A color element in the packaging design was taught once using teach-in. Using a small, precise light spot the device moves over all colors on the film and always switches when it detects the color taught. As a result a print mark is not necessary, it is possible to switch using an element in the printed image. The machine is controlled in this manner and cuts reliably at the correct point.

The crisps manufacturer was able to optimize the design of the crisps bag thanks to the CS8 color sensor, that is the manufacturer was able to avoid print marks and read lines. The sensor is easy to operate, works at high speed (up to 6 kHz), has a robust metal housing and is flexible during installation thanks to its exchangeable optics.

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Color detection and quality control

The perfect combination of contrast and color sensor technology: when producing cables or yarn, the KTS and KTX sensors from SICK detect even the most minor color and contrast difference thanks to the color mode. Even faulty, incorrectly dyed material is detected reliably and sorted out in time.

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