Three solid-state outputs may be set individually for color differentiation or for color-plus-intensity
differentiation. The sensor has two push buttons, Set and Select, plus a 4-digit LED display, an Output LED, and three Output
Status LEDs (one for each sensing output), for easy programming and status monitoring during operation. Push buttons can be locked
out for security.
- Two versions for application flexibility: QC50 models for most applications, and QCX50 models for more challenging
- Compact, self-contained design
- Analyzes and compares color to color, or varying intensities of one color
- QCX50 models excel in challenging applications, such as differentiating dark bluefrom black
- Fast sensing response time
- QC50 models: 335 microseconds
- QCX50 models: 5 ms (reduced resolution setting - 1 ms)
- Easy-to-set programming options for 1, 2, or 3 colors
- Three programming parameters: channel, sensing mode, and tolerance level
- 10 tolerance levels to allow for product variation
- Output OFF-delay (6 options); selection applies to all three color channels
- Gate mode option (also called inhibiting, synchronization or windowing)
The QC50 can be programmed to sense one, two, or three colors. Three outputs are available for this purpose.
When a programmed color is sensed, the yellow Output("OUT") indicator LED and the associated green Output Status LED turn ON, and
the respective output conducts.
The Sensor functions in one of two sensing modes: Color only (expressed "C" on the 4-digit display) or
Color-Plus-Intensity (expressed "C_I"). In Color sensing mode, only colors are sensed. This is most useful for sorting obvious
color differences (for example, red or black or green). The Color-Plus-Intensity option refines the sensor's capabilities to
include grayscale as well, broadening the spectrum of colors and shades which the sensor can be programmed to detect. This feature
allows "batch" sorting or identifying within a color family (for example, light blue or medium blue or dark blue).
The Sensor can be configured for one of 10 levels of tolerance (0 to 9). A higher number (for example 9,
expressed "toL9" on the 4-digit display) permits the sensor to accept a wider range of target conditions, compared with lower
tolerance levels. A tolerance level of 0 (expressed "toL0") causes much more precise discrimination and a narrower range of target
An output OFF-delay value up to 40 milliseconds may be set (see page 5). This value represents the time
interval, following termination of sensing, during which the outputs remain active (see Figure 3). NOTE: The selected delay will
apply to all three outputs.
The QCX50 models feature two selectable sensing response speeds: Normal and Fast. At either speed, sensing
resolution is improved over that of the QC50 models. The faster the speed, the lower the resolution. Normal speed is the
recommended mode for most applications and provides the best resolution. Normal speed enables such high-resolution sensing as
differentiating between similar shades of beige.
||Cable / Connector*
||Sensing Response Time
||20 mm (0.8") typical; varies according to sensor configuration
||8-pin Euro-style (M12) swivel QD connector
||10 to 30V dc
||PNP, 3 channels
||NPN, 3 channels
||Selectable5 ms or 1 ms
||PNP, 3 channels
||NPN, 3 channels
|* Mating cable required; see page 7 for cable options
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