Product - CS1000 - Contrast Measurement System

CS1000
Contrast Measurement System

The CS1000’s contrast measurement technology will enable operators to verify the contrast of the print to the jacket color to ensure it meets print legibility specifications. This Contrast measurement technology can be integrated after a printer online or off-line in a separate station.
Our contrast measurement unit is an accurate, easy-to-maintain 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. 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.

Features

  • 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
  • Lightweight and portable design

Cable Twist Compensation

The Contrast measurement system uses two unique technologies to take the twist out of cable legends, allowing the operator to read the printed legend even more clearly and easily than reading a stationary cable. The cable image is built on screen using a combination of a mechanical and software technology, effectively removing the constant wire and cable twist.

Online Capability

In order to know results right away, the contrast measurement system is capable of being integrated in a printing line. With Taymer’s advance optical set-up and software, a moving cable can be analyzed, giving quick feedback regarding the print. If the contrast level fails, then the system will immediately signal the operator to look into troubleshooting the cause and reduce rework and time.

How it works

  • 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
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • The high-speed optical system consists of a high resolution camera and adequate lighting to capture images of cable.
  • The lighting setup has either LED or Fiber-optic light source to accommodate various cable colors.
  • Software will then enhance, magnify, and display the images on a monitor.
  • An algorithm is used to process the images for contrast measurement.
  • To ensure a consistent reference point, a set of white tiles are used to calibrate the system.
  • If the contrast level does not meet specifications, an alarm will notify your operator and an error report is saved to the ongoing data log.

Specifications

  • 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)
  • Standards:
    • BAC 5152
    • EN3475 – Part 705