High-Performance Color Measurement

The next-generation sensor incorporates novel LED technology to make color measurement faster and more reliable.

ABB High-Performance Color Measurement improves accuracy during paper and board production by using a continuous LED light source and high-speed spectrometer for faster and more reliable color, brightness, opacity and whiteness measurement. 

The accuracy of the measurements enables papermakers to automatically and precisely control color to a target shade. The sensor works in conjunction with ABB’s Multivariable Color Control to minimize off-spec product, and reduce shade change and start-up times.

This sensor incorporates the newest generation of ABB color measurement technology and is designed for ABB Network Platforms to scan and measure color properties continuously over moving paper web. 


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Color Profiles

The High-Performance Color Measurement sensor's new Color Profiles feature enables the optimization of white top, size press and coating operations.

Its functionality is to provide 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


Features Benefits
Faster color and UV-color measurements and less short-term variability (noise) Reduced color variation through improved control enabled by higher measurement confidence and more aggressive control tuning
Built in passline insensitivity Better measurement stability and insensitivity to sheet flutter
Latest LED technology light source More stable and repeatable illumination and lower cost of ownership
No moving parts Ease of maintenance
Major parts can be replaced without recalibration   Improved availability and lower cost of ownership
Advanced diagnostics Faster troubleshooting reduces maintenance cost and downtime
Plug compatible with existing Smart Color Quick and cost effective upgrade path for existing Smart Color on Network Platforms


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