Incorporating LED technology for superior measurements, the new Color Profiles functionality allows for easier identification of variations in color brightness, florescence, opacity and whiteness. This permits operators to take corrective action to resolve issues with size press operation, unevenly applied coatings or – for white top liner producers – coverage consistency.
The sensor, purposely designed for a quick and easy upgrade path from the ABB Smart Color sensor that is now in the ‘Limited’ lifecycle phase, permits faster color and UV-color measurements to facilitate process automation and control, together with other ABB scanning sensors. In addition, the compact, modular optics design with no moving parts reduces maintenance and lifecycle costs, improves service access and can result in lower short-term variability.
Existing customers can add value to their system investment by upgrading to the new Color Profiles feature, and mills with ABB Ability™ connections can further benefit from live collaboration with ABB experts on profile data to make improvements.