QC50 Series True Color Sensors

QC50 Series True Color Sensor
Datasheet
Compact, Self-Contained, Three-Output Color-Differentiating Sensor
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Two versions for application flexibility: QC50 models for most applications, and
QCX50 models for more challenging applications
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
blue from black
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)
WARNING: Not To Be Used for Personnel Protection
Never use this device as a sensing device for personnel protection. Doing so could lead to serious injury or death.
This device does not include the self-checking redundant circuitry necessary to allow its use in personnel safety
applications. A sensor failure or malfunction can cause either an energized or de-energized sensor output
condition.
Models
Model
Sensing Range
Cable/Connector1
QC50A3P6XDWQ
QC50A3N6XDWQ
QCX50A3P6XDWQ
20 mm (0.8 inch) typical; varies
according to sensor
configuration
Sensing Response
Time
PNP, 3 channels
335 µs
NPN, 3 channels
8-pin M12/Euro-style swivel QD
connector
Selectable 5 ms or 1 ms
QCX50A3N6XDWQ
Output Type
PNP, 3 channels
NPN, 3 channels
Overview
The easy-to-use QC50 series true color sensor uses modulated white light with red,
green, and blue (R, G, B) electronic filters to scan for the presence of one, two or three
colors. Its compact size allows it to be mounted almost anywhere. Configuration
options include Programming mode for color detection parameters and Setup mode
for selecting an adjustable output OFF-delay or selecting between two response speeds
(some models). Three solid-state outputs may be set individually for color
differentiation or for color-plus-intensity differentiation (see Program the Sensor on
page 2).
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. The push buttons can be locked
for security (see Disable the Push Buttons on page 4.
Set Push
Button
Output LED
Output 1
Status LED
Output 2
Status LED
Output 3
Status LED
4-Digit Display
Select
Push Button
3-position
Swivel Connector
1 Models with a quick disconnect require a mating cordset.
Original Document
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Configuration Instructions
Program the Sensor
Programming mode determines the colors the sensor will detect for each of the three outputs. Repeat the following steps for each
output. The procedure is identical for all models.
The sensor has a 12-second time-out. If more than 12 seconds elapses between steps, sensor returns to Run mode without saving the
settings.
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.
Sensing Modes—The Sensor functions in one of two sensing modes: Color only (expressed "C" on the 4-digit display) or Color-PlusIntensity (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).
Tolerance Levels—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 conditions.
1. To sample the color, position the new color to be sensed within scanning distance, typically 20 mm (0.8 in).
The sensor samples the color. The Output LED and all Output Status LEDs are off. The display shows run (no OFF-delay) or rund
(OFF-delay selected).
2. Select the channel.
a) Press and hold Set for more than two seconds.
b) By default, channel 1 (SEt1) is selected. Click Select until the desired channel is displayed.
c) Click Set to save your selection.
The Output LED and Output Status LEDs are OFF. The display shows SEt1 for channel 1, SEt2 for channel 2, or SEt3 for channel 3.
3. Select the sensing mode.
a) Click Select to choose between Color (default) or Color + Intensity.
b) Click Set to save your selection.
The Output LED and Output Status LEDs are OFF. The display shows C for Color or C_I for Color + Intensity. After the sensor saves
the color settings, the Output LED is ON and the selected channel Output Status LED is on. The display shows uPdt (flashing for two
seconds).
4. Select the tolerance level.
a) Click Select until the desired tolerance level is displayed. There are 10 tolerance levels to choose from.
b) Click Set to save the tolerance setting.
The Output LED is on and the Output Status LED for the selected channel is on. The displays reads toL0 (most selective) through toL9
(least selective).
If the color being taught is out of the sensor’s range, FAIL appears in the 4-digit display, followed by Hi or Lo (indicating too much or too
little light, respectively).
Save the selected sensor settings by clicking the Set button at the end of Programming mode selection. The settings are saved in the
sensor’s EEPROM memory and the sensor remembers the current settings, even after being powered off.
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Indicator Displays
To review the sensor's settings, press Select for 2 seconds or more.
The output channel, sensing mode, and tolerance level will then be displayed
sequentially, followed by the delay interval (applicable to all channels) and normal or
fast mode (for QCX50 models). At the end of the sequence, the display indicates "run"
or "rund" (depending on the delay setting).
Non-Initialization Display Messages—When using a sensor for the first time, the
message "E2Pr" may be displayed. This indicates the memory has yet to be used. To
correct this situation, set up a channel according to the procedure described earlier in
Programming Mode. When any channel is set up successfully, a "run" or "rund"
message is displayed.
Run Mode— Normal sensor operation is called Run mode. The LED indicators and the
4-digit display indicate current operating status. For example, if the color sensor is
detecting the color for which output 1 is programmed and no delay is selected, the
indicators appear:
• Output (Out) LED: ON Yellow
• Output 1 Status LED: ON Green
• 4-digit display: run
Fast Mode—When a QCX50 model sensor is operating in Fast mode, the display will
flash "FASt" for approximately 5 seconds of every 40 seconds.
Press for 2 seconds
to initiate
sequential display
Repeats for
each channel
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Only for QCX50 models
Set the Output OFF-Delay
The output OFF-delay represents the time interval, following termination of
sensing, during which the outputs remain active. The selected delay will apply to
all three outputs.
Sensor
An output OFF-delay value up to 40 milliseconds may be set. The figure shows a
20 ms OFF-delay (d_20). The output continues for an interval after sensing stops
(applies to all outputs).
Output
Output
Starts
OFF-Delay (20 ms)
Output Ends
1. Press Set for more than six seconds.
2. Click Select until the desired delay setting is displayed. You may choose from the following delay settings:
• d_00 (no delay)
• d_05 (5 ms delay)
• d_10 (10 ms delay)
• d_20 (20 ms delay)
• d_30 (30 ms delay)
• d_40 (40 ms delay)
The Output LED is off (no target) and all Channel Status LEDs are off.
3. Click Set to save the settings.
The Output LED is off (no target) and all Channel Status LEDs are off. The display shows run (no delay selected) or rund (delay
selected).
Set the Sensing Response Speed
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.
1. To access the selection mode, press and hold Set and Select together for more than two seconds.
The current selection is displayed (norm or FASt).
2. Click Select to toggle between fast and normal speeds.
3. Press Set for more than two seconds or wait 20 seconds for the sensor to time out and return to Run mode with new settings.
The new selection is displayed (norm or FASt).
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Using the Gating Function
The output function of the sensor's color detection can be gated using the sensor's red wire (see Wiring Diagrams on page 5). Using
this function controls the sensor's output and permits output to occur only when signaled by the use of the red wire. This output control
feature is most useful when multiple repeats of a color could occur, such as with registration marks in a margin, yet only one point on
the work is needed for an accurate determination. Gating is also known as triggering, windowing, inhibiting, or synchronization.
In the sensor's normal operating state (output enabled, red wire open or low), the sensor responds to all taught colors (the Output LED,
Channel Status LEDs, and all outputs respond to target conditions). When the red wire is held high (output disabled, red wire at high
supply potential), the sensor does not respond to the taught colors (LEDs do not light and outputs do not conduct; i.e., inhibit).
Disable the Push Buttons
Lock out the push buttons to prevent accidental or unauthorized adjustments on the production floor.
1. Connect a switch between the Gate input and +10 to 30 V dc.
The sensor is ready for the keypad to be enabled or disabled.
2. To disable the buttons: close the Gate switch and power up the sensor.
The sensor push buttons are disabled.
3. To enable the buttons: open the Gate switch and power up the sensor.
The sensor push buttons are enabled.
Installing the Color Sensor
When sensing glossy surfaces, install the sensor at approximately a 15° angle
with respect to the target.
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When the sensor is ON, the white emitter beam is ON and “run” or “rund”
appears on the 4-digit status display.
20.0 mm
(0.8")
1. Determine the best position for the swivel connector (back, side, or bottom of the sensor).
2. Measure the appropriate operating distance from the front surface of the sensor optics to the point where the sensor is to be
fastened.
Typically, the ideal distance is 20 mm (0.8 in).
3. Fasten the sensor to its intended location using two screws (M4 × 35 or longer).
Any two of three holes in the housing may be used for this purpose.
4. Attach the power cable to the sensor’s connector. Refer to Wiring Diagrams on page 5 for more information.
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Wiring Diagrams
PNP
NPN
2
Key
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
2
10–30 V dc
7
3
3
Output 1
4
} Not Used
6
Output 3
8
Gate
1
Output 2
5
Output 3
8
Output 1
4
Output 2
5
10–30 V dc
7
Gate
1
} Not Used
6
White
Brown
Green
Yellow
Gray
Pink
Blue
Red
Specifications
Supply Voltage
10 V dc to 30 V dc, 2 V pp maximum ripple
40 mA maximum at 24 V dc (excluding output current)
Sensing Beam
Pulsed white LED (400 nm to 700 nm)
Supply Protection Circuitry
Protected against reverse polarity, over-voltage, and transient voltage
Output Configuration
3 PNP or 3 NPN outputs, depending on model
30 V dc maximum
Saturation Voltage: < 2 V
Sensing Receiver
Solid-state photodiode device with R, G, B filters
Sensing Range
20 mm (0.8 inches) typical; varies depending on sensor configuration
Adjustments
2 push buttons (Set and Select)
Color scanning, color mode, delay and tolerance
Manual adjustment of color channels, sensing mode and tolerance level
Output Rating
100 mA maximum load per output channel
Output Protection
Protected against output short-circuit, continuous overload, transient overvoltages, and false pulse on power up
Output Response Time
QC50 models: 335 microseconds
QCX50 models: Selectable 5 ms 9 normal) or 1 ms
500 ms delay at power-up; outputs do not conduct during this time
QC50 Models
QCX50 Models
Gate ON-Time
335 µs
700 µs
Gate OFF-Time
170 µs
400 µs
Indicators
4-digit LCD display: indicates sensing mode, display information, tolerance
level, channel status
Yellow output LED: ON when any output is conducting
Three Green channel output status LEDs: ON when its corresponding channel
output is conducting
Connections
8-pin M12/Euro-style swivel quick disconnect; 2 m (6.5 ft), 5 m (15 ft), or 9 m
(30 ft) cable available separately
Construction
ABS shock-resistant housing; glass window and lens
Minimum Spot Diameter
4 mm (0.2 inches)
Data Retention
EEPROM nonvolatile memory
Environmental Rating
IEC IP67
Required Overcurrent Protection
WARNING: Electrical connections must be made
by qualified personnel in accordance with local
and national electrical codes and regulations.
Ambient Light Rejection
According to EN 609475-2
Operating Conditions
−10 °C to +55 °C (+14 °F to +131 °F)
90% at +50 °C maximum relative humidity (non-condensing)
Shock Resistance
Approx. 30 G; 3 shocks per axis; 11 ms duration
Vibration
0.5 mm (0.2 inch) amplitude; 10 Hz to 60 Hz frequency; 30 minutes for each X,
Y, Z axis
Certifications
QC50 Models:
QCX50 Models:
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Overcurrent protection is required to be provided by end product application
per the supplied table.
Overcurrent protection may be provided with external fusing or via Current
Limiting, Class 2 Power Supply.
Supply wiring leads < 24 AWG shall not be spliced.
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Supply Wiring (AWG)
Required Overcurrent Protection (Amps)
20
5.0
22
3.0
24
2.0
26
1.0
28
0.8
30
0.5
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SET
SEL
Dimensions
16 mm
(0.63")
50 mm
(1.97")
2 mm (0.08")
40 mm
(1.57")
12.5 mm
(0.49")
16 mm
(0.63")
2 x 4.5 mm (0.18")
(Clearance for M4 screw)
2.3 mm (0.09")
25 mm
(0.99")
18.4 mm
(0.72")
50 mm
(1.97")
42 mm
(1.65")
4 mm
(0.16")
4 mm
(0.16")
5.4 mm
(0.21")
ø 4.5 mm
(ø 0.18")
11.5 mm
(0.45")
Connector swivels to 3 positions
Push and hold
slide-release
while rotating
connector
NOTE: M4 fasteners not included
Accessories
Cordsets
8-Pin Threaded M12/Euro-Style Cordsets with Open-Shield
Model
Length
MQDC2S-806
1.83 m (6 ft)
MQDC2S-815
4.57 m (15 ft)
Style
Dimensions
2
1
7
6
44 Typ.
MQDC2S-830
9.14 m (30 ft)
Straight
M12 x 1
ø 14.5
MQDC2S-850
6
Pinout (Female)
15.2 m (50 ft)
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1 = White
2 = Brown
3 = Green
4 = Yellow
3
4
8
5
5 = Gray
6 = Pink
7 = Blue
8 = Red
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Brackets
SMBQC50
• Multi-directional stainless steel
L-bracket
• Provides a variety of mounting
options
• Includes M4 SS hardware (2
scews, 2 flat washers, 2 lock
washers, and 2 nuts)
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