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.
Supply material such as wire or backsplice foil is often wound around rolls. If the roll is changed too early or too late, material loss and machine downtimes are the result. The KTS and KTX contrast sensors from SICK reliably detect the difference between supply material and roll, so necessary roll changes are automatically signaled at the right time.
With KTS and KTX contrast sensors from SICK, you can precisely control the filling and adhesion of tubes. When doing so, the sensors reliably detect the necessary control marks – a complex task since the tubes rotate quickly and consist in part of high-gloss materials and welding seams make detection more difficult. It is here that the high accuracy of the sensors comes into effect, thanks to the 50 kHz switching frequency and 5 μs jitter as well as the additional color mode.
When producing wafers, the individual layers must be correctly positioned for further processing. Depending on the layer, the wafers have different, sometimes high-gloss surfaces. Thanks to the TwinEye-Technology® and high grayscale resolution, KTS and KTX detection of all different types of wafer surfaces is not only reliable, but teach-in is also quick and easy.
Product: KTS and KTX family of contrast sensors
With the KTS and KTX contrast sensors from SICK, you can control your packaging processes quickly and precisely. Thanks to TwinEye-Technology®, the KTS and KTX detect high-gloss materials and complex contrasts, even on heavily fluttering materials. The integrated color mode also enables reliable detection of even the most minor contrast differences and color features. Furthermore, the sensing range tolerance has been extended to ±5 mm for stable detection even in the most unstable material transportation systems.