Contrast Measurement System

The CS1000 is an accurate, easy-to-maintain contrast measurement system that ensures the contrast of laser and inkjet markings meets specifications BAC 5152 and complies with EN3475 – Part 705.
Taymer’s CS1000 is a lightweight and portable design to be placed on a bench-top or integrated in line with the laser or inkjet printer. Precision wire guides and adjustable mounts allow for a quick set-up and changeover of wires.
Utilizing advanced optics and image processing software, the CS1000 allows for quick processing speed and greater productivity. Pull Measure Cut and Coil systems can further automate the inspection process.


  • Highly accurate +/- 1.0% contrast measurement
  • Easy set-up and change-over
  • Fast image processing speed increase productivity
  • User friendly computer interface
  • Maintain database to store results
  • Optional direct mount to a laser wire marker or with an inkjet printer
  • Integrate with pull measure coil system for further automation needs
  • Lightweight and portable design


  • System Components:
    • High resolution digital camera
    • High magnification lens assembly
    • LED / Fiber optic lighting set-up
    • Lighting enclosure
    • Image processing software
    • PC with LCD monitor
  • Wire Mount:
    Precision wire guide
  • Wire and Cable Size:
    • 0.025" - 0.500"
    • 0.6mm - 12.7mm
  • Measurement Accuracy:
    +/- 0.1%
  • Inputs:
    User-friendly computer interface
  • Outputs:
    Computer display & storage database
  • Calibration:
    White color template
  • Weight:
    16 lbs (7.2 kg)
  • Dimensions:
    • 6" x 8" x 16" (L x W x H)
    • 152mm x 203mm x 406mm (L x W x H)
  • Power:
    115 VAC 50/60 Hz
  • Mounting Location:
    • Bench-top (Standard)
    • In-line with laser / Inkjet printer (optional)
  • Standards:
    • BAC 5152
    • EN3475 - Part 705