Category Archives: Brightness Sensor

Ensure Color and Quality Consistency with BriteX Brightness Sensors

Each of the brightness sensors in the BriteX family have been optimized for a specific application, from controlling sugar’s color quality to wet and dry end paper brightness grading.  BriteX brightness sensors are easy to use and affordable enough for multi-point sensing.  The tighter process control offered by the BriteX family can lead to reduced operation costs and minimized quality variation.

BriteX-1000P

Used in dry end paper applications, including paper bleaching and de-inking, paper grading, pulp bales on a conveyor, paper and cardboard, paper coatings and textile applications.  The BriteX-1000P can detect up to 900mm and offers a large 50mm diameter spot size when at a distance of 200mm.

BriteX-1000 Probe Series: For wet end pulp applications
BriteX-1000 Probe Series: For wet end pulp applications

BriteX-1000 Probe Series

Used for wet end pulp applications, including in-process pulp, pulp bales on a conveyor, paper slurry, paper and cardboard, paper coatings, textiles and optical brighteners.  The Probe Series offers a 25mm glass window spot size and a sensing distance of up to 100mm.

BriteX 1000S
BriteX-1000S: designed for ICUMSA sugar color applications

BriteX-1000S

Designed for ICUMSA sugar color applications, including both raw and refined sugar.  The maximum sensing distance of the BriteX-1000s is 900mm.

BriteX-100

Intended for small target areas.  Sensing distance is adjustable up to 150mm and offers a spot size of 8mm at a distance of 40mm.

 

All brightness sensors in the BriteX family display a measurement of relative brightness from 0 to 99 and offer a number of adjustable features, including user sensitivity calibration, detection level threshold and auto-set detection, hysteresis level from 1-9, minimum output pulse stretch, and a choice of low, medium or high LED intensity.  The rugged design of these brightness sensors mean they will hold up to the demands of any industrial setting.

If you’re interested in learning more about the BriteX family of brightness sensors,  you can visit our main website and view the product spec sheets or request a quote. You can also call us at 216.518.9888 and speak with a member of our team directly to find out more about our full line of industrial sensors and how you can start working with them today.

Ensure Brown Sugar Color and Quality Stays Consistent With the BriteX-1000 Brightness Sensor

BriteX 1000S Brightness SensorThe BriteX-1000S brightness sensor from EMX Industries, Inc., was carefully designed for ICUMSA sugar color applications, including both raw and refined sugar. You’ll see for yourself that it’s incredibly easy to work with, offering fast response times, high sensitivity and resolution, and more.

When you’re working with brown sugar, you need to ensure that its color and quality remains consistent and on target with you’re looking for. It’ll make your processes more efficient and cost-effective, while also providing your end-customers with a product that best matches their needs. Whether you’re simply looking for one color grade, or you produce multiple grades or classes of products, the BriteX-1000S will be up to the task.

The BriteX-1000S can be swiftly integrated into any existing operation, and used for real-time, on-line measurement. It will eliminate wasteful, slower and more costly methods of measurement and control, and provide you with reliable speedy results.

Essentially, the BriteX-1000S utilizes a 457nm blue LED light with a 50mm spot size at a 200mm distance to measure its target’s brightness from 0 to 99. It utilizes a discrete output signal, as well as an analog output. The analog output is then correlated in this case with the target’s specific ICUMSA color rating. It couldn’t be quicker or easier to get precisely controlled measurements and product outcomes. You can view a demo of the BriteX-1000S video on our website

Sensing distance can be increased to 900mm, offering you a flexible range and ensuring you can utilize the BriteX-1000S in any existing environment. There are also many adjustable features, including user sensitivity calibration, detection level threshold and auto-set detection, hysteresis level from 1-9, minimum output pulse stretch, and a choice of low, medium or high LED intensity. Rugged construction means it will hold up to the demands of any industrial setting.

Take a look at the BriteX-1000S brightness sensor in action for yourself, by viewing our product demonstration video, which is available at EMXInc.com. You’ll also find the complete product specs, along with a pricing request form, to help you get started.

You can also call us directly at 216.518.9888 and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and tell you more about how you can effectively utilize the BriteX-1000S.

 

Utilizing the BriteX-1000P to Verify the Brightness of Paper on Dry End Applications

BriteX 1000P Series SensorThe BriteX-1000P brightness sensor is a versatile solution for verifying the brightness of paper on dry end applications. Offering your company a tighter control of processes and quality, you will be able to reduce operating costs, minimize quality variations, and ultimately benefit from an efficient, consistent and cost-effective solution.

The BriteX-1000P can be used for a number of specific applications, all with high speed, in-line, real-time measurement and process control for paper brightness. This includes paper bleaching and de-inking, paper grading, pulp bales on a conveyor, paper and cardboard, paper coatings and textile applications.

The sensor provides a measurement of relative brightness from 0 to 99, as a reflectance factor of the LED light source being utilized, a diffused blue light at 457nm. Sensing distance can be up to 900mm, offering great flexibility and long-range detection capabilities, while at a distance of 200mm, it offers a large 50mm diameter spot size. It’s easy to integrate and optimize with any existing operation or facility, and rugged metal alloy housing will up to the demands of any environment.

Sensitivity, detection level, hysteresis level, output pulse stretch and LED intensity can all be quickly adjusted. There is also a security locking feature, auto-set detection with teach mode, and a variety of different features and functions which make this a robust and high quality solution.

Not only will it produce fantastic results for your company, with less time and less hassle involved, but it’s also more affordable than the competition. Using the BrightX-1000P brightness sensor is an easy choice to make once you see for yourself just how capable this brightness sensor truly is.

The BriteX-1000P is just one of five high quality and unique brightness sensors in the BriteX family. Each one has its own intended functionality. So while the BriteX-1000P is ideal for dry end paper applications, the 1000P Probe is intended for wet end pulp applications; the 1000L is for paper break applications; the 1000S is for ICUMSA sugar color applications, and the 100 has been optimized for small target areas.

For more information on the BriteX-1000P and the rest of the BriteX family, visit EMXInc.com, where full product spec sheets and other details are available. You can also feel free to call the EMX team directly with any questions at 216.518.9888.

Why the BriteX-1000P Probe Series Sensor is a Great Choice to Monitor the Wet End of the Paper Manufacturing Process

BriteX 1000P Probe Series SensorThe BrightX-1000P Probe Series is a high sensitivity, long range brightness sensor, providing efficient, simple and affordable process control with multi-point sensing. You’ll be receiving real-time, on-line measurements, with precise accuracy, and more measurement points, reducing operating costs and minimizing variations.

The BriteX-1000P Probe Series is one of several different brightness sensors in the BriteX family. Each one has been optimized for a specific application, and in this case, it’s wet end pulp and paper applications. It can be utilized effectively for in-process pulp, pulp bales on a conveyor, paper slurry, paper and cardboard, paper coatings, textiles and optical brighteners.

Brightness is measured and displayed on a scale from 0 to 99, based on the reflectance factor of the LED light source being utilized by the sensor, a 457nm diffused blue light. The BriteX-1000P Probe can also be utilized with a 370nm LED light for different applications and products. Both LED lights come with an option of titanium or stainless steel, offering four specific models, each with rugged fiberglass reinforced plastic housing.

The sensor offers both a discrete PNP/NPN output, and an analog output signal which can be correlated with ISO Brightness.

The BriteX-1000P also offers a series of adjustable features and functions. LED intensity can be set on low, medium or high, output pulse stretch, hysteresis level, calibration and detection level can all also be adjusted. Teach mode allows an auto-set detection level, and the sensor can be locked or unlocked for security and control. The Probe Series offers a 25mm glass window spot size, and a sensing distance of up to 100mm.

Ultimately, you’ll find that the BriteX-1000P Probe Series is superior to the competition, and will help you maximize efficiency, control costs, and improve the entire production process. It is reliable, accurate and highly efficient.

For full product details and specifications, visit our main website, or contact us. You’ll also find a pricing request form. You can also simply call us at 216.518.9888 and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information or answer any questions you may have about the BriteX-1000 Probe Series brightness sensor.

Using the BriteX-1000S To Control Sugar’s White Color Quality & Product Consistency

BriteX 1000 - Brightness SensorThe BriteX-1000S brightness sensor was designed by the team at EMX Industries, Inc., specifically for usage with ICUMSA sugar color measurements. It’s the ideal choice for high-speed, on-line measurement of the white color, and corresponding quality, of sugar, offering a reliable and consistent product which reduces waste and its associated costs.

It will provide customers with a product which matches their specifications, and at the same time, it’ll save your operation money and time during processing, preparing and packaging.

The BriteX-1000S utilizes a high sensitivity receiver and a 457nm blue LED light source, with a large 50mm diameter spot size at 200mm distance to measure brightness from 0 to 99. Measurement distance can be increased up to 900mm. There are also a number of additional features which can be set and optimized in order to be properly utilized to match your specific needs and demands.

The BriteX offers both a discrete output, and an analog output, and this can be correlated to ICUMSA sugar color values. In this way, it’s quicker and easier than ever to get an accurate reading of the color and quality of your white sugar, and enables you to offer a higher grade product to your customers and eliminate inefficiency at every step along the way.

The BriteX-1000S, one of several different brightness sensors in the BriteX family, was developed in conjunction with a client who needed to improve their process control and monitoring of raw sugar. They needed an affordable system to reliably reach lower ICUMSA colors for their high quality products.

Sugar color was monitored as it exited centrifugals, and this seamless integration into their existing operation cut down on unnecessary steps in the process, and older methods of measurement and control, including expensive and slow manual checks.

The BriteX-1000S can be used just as easily with raw or refined sugar, and any grade or class of sugar.

A product demo video is available for the BriteX-1000S at our main website, EMXInc.com. You can also call the team at 216.518.9888 for more information or to request pricing information. The BriteX-1000S is a reliable, efficient and cost-effective tool, and it has been designed specifically to match your needs.

Contact us today for more information on our line of BriteX Brightness Sensors

EMX’s BriteX Sensor Showcased by International Sugar Journal

BriteX Color SensorEMX Industries, Inc. aims to do more than produce high quality and innovative products — we also strive to find real world solutions and applications for our products in order to help businesses across a wide range of industries be more effective, efficient and productive. That’s why we’re so pleased with the success of the BriteX, which has been showcased by the International Sugar Journal for its ability to monitor sugar color in real time.

One client we worked with needed to improve their process control and monitoring for raw sugar. They needed to provide a higher quality – lower ICUMSA color – product to customers in order to prevent customer rejection.

However, increased measurements and controls led to increased costs, and wasted time. The existing process involved making color measurements of sugar in a solution. This just added more steps and delays to their overall production process.

The BriteX brightness sensor though was able to provide them with the capability to receive in-process relative color measurements of sugar. This allowed them to make real-time process adjustments, offer a more consistent output, and cut down on older methods for measurement and process control which proved to be inefficient and costly.

The sugar color was monitored as it exited centrifugals in order to meet the specific ICUMSA color requirements. Measurement data from the analog output signal provided by the sensor is sent to the control system and correlated to the ICUMSA color, allowing seamless measurement, monitoring, and if needed, adjustment.

BriteX also offers user-adjustable threshold level settings, and discrete output which indicates when the measured level exceeds the threshold. All told, it offered a way for our client to dramatically improve their process control, while cutting down on expensive, time-consuming manual and labor-intensive measurements.

The BriteX brightness sensor is currently available in four different models, each designed for specific applications and environments. The BriteX-1000S is the model utilized above for ICUMSA sugar color applications. It can be used from up to 900mm away, and a spot size of 50mm at 20mm, with a display readout of 0-99 steps.

Developing industry-leading real world applications is what we’re all about at EMX, Inc. To learn more about the BriteX and the full range of sensors and controls that EMX produces, call the team today at 216.518.9888.

EMX at Industrial Automation Show in China: Introducing the LEX100 Light Measurement Sensor

Industrial Automation Show China 2012EMX Industries is proud to be attending the upcoming Industrial Automation Show in Shanghai, China. The event will take place from November 6-10, 2012, and EMX will be offering its visitors and attendees something special, an introductory look at the LEX-100 Light Measurement Sensor.

The LEX-100 verifies the presence of and measures the relative light intensity of a wide variety of light sources, including LEDs, monitors and lamps. It can be used to automate light evaluation processes, monitor light brightness, and selectively measure specific light colors when equipped with the right filters.

It’s quick and easy to setup, and intuitive to use, with reliable and high quality analysis. As mentioned, it can be used for a number of applications, and it offers high sensitivity and high resolution, fast response, and detection threshold and gain adjustment settings. The LEX-100 is also robust and rugged, and made to hold up to the rigors and challenges of high volume industrial environments.

The rest of the versatile and highly capable EMX product range will also be available for demonstration. This includes industrial sensors of nearly all varieties, including the ColorMax-1000 and ColorMax VIEW color sensors.

The Industrial Automation Show is a large international exhibition for production automation solutions, and is a key industry platform and event.

It’s also an ideal place to connect with China’s still burgeoning economy and growing industry. Even as the rapid growth of China’s economy has slowed in comparison to its peak, there’s still a healthy 7% growth rate, and a continued reliance on and utilization of automation, and advanced technology and industry.

Senior engineer Bill Letterle will be on hand along with representatives from the EMX Shanghai office who will be available to demonstrate the capabilities of our sensors across numerous industries and applications.

EMX Industries will be located in Hall W3, stand number A024. If you or a member of your company will be attending the Industrial Automation Show this year, be sure to pay our stand a visit and check out the LEX-100 Light Measurement Sensor and the rest of our product line.LEX - 100 Light Measurement Sensor