Color Sensor

  • Color and color + luminosity detection
  • 20 kHz switching frequency
  • High intensity white LED
  • Up to 500mm operating range
  • USB and RS232 interface

Verify the presence of targets that can be differentiated by color – faster and with greater control. A ColorMax-1000™ color sensor lets your machine see up to 15 colors and RGB intensity. What’s more, innovative technology improves sensitivity and speed, so you can maximize the pace of manufacturing.

The white balance adjustment feature allows the entry of correction factors applied to the red, green and blue color measurements effectively providing a means of adjusting the sensor readings. This new functionality is useful when multiple sensors are used and setting them for specific RGB readings on a known target is needed.

For translucent color detection, see our ColorMax VIEW sensor.

  • Recognizes 15 colors. Use fewer sensors. No need to reprogram when you change setups.
  • Traditional color sensors output only a “match/no match” condition, but the ColorMax™-1000 also outputs the analog values for each RGB reading. Now machines and operators can see not just which color, but how much color – enabling tighter control.
  • White Balance Adjustment software provides a graphic user interface that simplifies the calculation of the correction factors and the process of transmitting them to the sensor.
  • 2 to 5 times faster sample speed – for fast manufacturing
  • The only color sensor in an M30 package
  • Highest resolution and repeatability specs in the industry
  • Sophisticated algorithms ignore luster
  • PC-based configuration; lock out unauthorized changes
Model Number Spot Size
Color Channels RGB Analog Outputs Serial Data
Operating Range
Discrete Outputs
CM1000-1-4 4 1 no no 30-50 PNP/NPN
CM1000-4-4 4 4 no no 30-50 PNP/NPN
CM1000-7-4 4 7 no no 30-50 PNP/NPN
CM1000-15HEX4 4 15 no no 30-50 PNP/NPN
CM1000-RGB4 4 4 yes no 30-50 PNP/NPN
CM1000-4FLEX4 4 4 yes yes 30-50 PNP/NPN
CM1000-1-8 8 1 no no 30-100 PNP/NPN
CM1000-4-8 8 4 no no 30-100 PNP/NPN
CM1000-7-8 8 7 no no 30-100 PNP/NPN
CM1000-15HEX8 8 15 no no 30-100 PNP/NPN
CM1000-RGB 8 4 yes no 30-100 PNP/NPN
CM1000-4FLEX8 8 4 yes yes 30-100 PNP/NPN
CM1000-7-25 25 7 no no 30-150 PNP/NPN
CM1000-15HEX25 25 15 no no 30-150 PNP/NPN
CM1000-RGB25 25 4 yes no 30-150 PNP/NPN
CM1000-4FLEX25 25 4 yes yes 30-150 PNP/NPN

Accessory kit
Mounting bracket, jam nuts (two), interface cable assembly, 12 VDC power supply, application software, I/O board with status indicators

Discrete (1, 4, or 7 programmable colors)
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RGB (4 programmable colors & 3 analog outputs)
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(15 programmable colors)
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FLEX (4 programmable colors & 3 analog outputs with data logging)
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