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Color Detection Sensor


Micro Epsilon colorSENSOR CFS1 Standard Color Sensor for use with colorSENSOR CFO100/CFO200 Controller for High-Gloss Surfaces

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With the Micro Epsilon CFS1 standard sensor, the light emitted by the controller is sent laterally at an angle of 45° (depending on type) onto the surface of the part to be inspected. The diffuse back reflection (surface color) of the sample is detected by the sensor at 0° (parallel) to the surface and transmitted to the controller via an optical fiber. The sensors are available with different measuring angles and spot sizes. Further measuring geometries are optionally available (e.g., 40°x:0°; 18°x:0°; ...) The angular illumination of the CFS1 enables a punctual illumination of the measuring object without influencing the surface. This means that only the diffusely reflected part of the surface color is detected. This measurement arrangement is best suited for high-gloss and diffuse reflecting surfaces, since direct reflection (surface gloss) does not influence the measurement.


  • Ideally suited for solid colors, anti-reflective coating or chrome colors
  • For high-gloss surfaces, diffuse reflection without gloss
  • Max. working distance of 125 mm (with reflecting surfaces)
  • Very precise positioning of the detection point