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New colour sensor speeds sorting

Friday 18th July 2008

The UK's largest supplier of pneumatic products and process systems, Thorite, announces the availability of an advanced electronic colour sensor from Sensorpart - the FT 50 C.

The new FT 50 C simplifies and speeds up a wide range of sorting and control tasks within automated working processes - from the distinction of degrees of cookie browning in the food industry, to the positioning of register marks on pharmaceuticals packaging, or any other colour-related detection requirement.

The main feature of the sensor is single light source. An LED emits visible white light which detects objects by their colour, rather than their shape, over a large distance range.

The precise colour identity is memorised by a simple teach-in function. The sensor then compares the target object with the stored colour reference and if the two match one of three available switching outputs is activated.

5 adjustable tolerance levels enable the FT 50 C to be optimally aligned to the target colour, whilst being able to scan whole colour ranges - particularly useful when scanning irregular colour structures in imprints and varnishes.

Briefly, the FT 50 C provides: 100% inspection quality control, zero operator errors, incredibly accurate colour sensing and correct component selection - adding up to totally trouble-free automation.

Demonstrations of the FT 50 C can be arranged by contacting any of Thorite's nine Sales & Service Centres in Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rochdale, Sheffield or North Shields.

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