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COAST Series

Color-gloss and structure sensors

General technical data ....

Type Light sourceAngle of incidenceMeasuring distance (recommended)Detection rangeLxWxH (mm) Data
COAST-56-45°-VIS-IR4 2 optics with each 9 super-bright white-light LED, focusedOptical axes of the two ring lights are inclined each at an angle of 45° from the normal (vertical)typ. 56mm ± 5mmColor sensor: half intensity width typ. Ø 20mm at a distance of 85mm; structure sensor: measuring length typ. 20mm at a distance of 56mm150x94.8x41.5

Software Windows® PC software: COAST-Scope and COAST-STRUCT-Scope
Voltage supply +24VDC (± 10%), reversed polarity protected, overload protected
Current consumption <500mA
Max. switching current 100mA, short-circuit proof
Switching state indication 5 yellow LED (OUT0 ... OUT4)
Input digital (1x) IN0 (0V/+24V) or teach button at the housing
Outputs digital (5x) OUT0 ... OUT4 (0V/+24V)
Interface (2x) Color sensor: RS232 (USB and Ethernet adaptor available)
Structure sensor: RS232 (USB and Ethernet adaptor available)
Pulse lengthening 0 ... 100ms, adjustable via PC software
Averaging max. 32768 values, adjustable via PC software
Scan frequency LED operation, can be switched via PC software:
Color sensor in AC-operation: max. 15kHz
Color sensorin  DC-operation: max. 35kHz
Structure sensor: max 100Hz
Angle of incidence depends on sensor type
Transmitter (light source) depends on sensor type
Transmitter control can be switched via PC software:
Alternatinv light operation (LED MODE-AC),
Direct light operation (LED MODE-DC)
Measuring distance depends on sensor type
Receiver Color sensor:
3-color filter detector (TRUE COLOR), color filter curves acc. to CIE 1931
Structure sensor:
Line detector, 512 pixels
Gain Color sensor: Receiver gain setting:
8 steps (AMP1...AMP8), adjustable via PC software + INTEGRAL
Exposure time Structure sensor:
Exposure time adjustable via PC software (EXPOSURE TIME)
Ambient light max. 5000 Lux
Detection range depends on sensor type
Reproducibility Color sensor: in x,y color range each 1 digit at 12-bit A/D conversion
Structure sensor: typ. ± 20mm/256 pixels
Temperature drift X,Y deltaX/deltaT, deltaY/deltaT: typ. 0,2 digits/°C (< 0,01%/°C)
Resolution Color sensor: deltaE >= 0,5
Structure sensor: typ. 20mm/256 pixels
Color space Color sensor: X Y INT siM (Lab)
Memory capacity Non-volatile EEPROM with parameter sets for max. 48 vectors
Housing dimensions depends on sensor type
Housing material Aluminum, anodized in black
Type of connector - to PLC: 1x 8-pole fem. connector Binder 712
- to PC: 2x 4-pole fem. connector Binder 707
Connecting cables - to PLC: 1x cab-las8/SPS
- to PC: 1x cab-las4/PC, cab-4/USB or cab-4/ETH
Operating temp. range -20°C ... +55°C
Storage temp. range -20°C ... +85°C
Enclosure rating IP64
EMC test acc. to DIN EN 60947-5-2