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Print mark color sensor DF12-11-3K/145/151

  • Diffuse mode sensor for recording colored print marks on backgrounds with different colors
  • Color detection by means of the active three-range method
  • Teach-in procedure for automatic threshold value setting
  • 3 independent channels
  • 3 tolerance steps per channel
  • 3 Push-pull outputs

Please note: All product-related documents, such as certificates, declarations of conformity, etc., which were issued prior to the conversion under the name Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH or Pepperl+Fuchs AG, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs SE.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  DF12-11-3K/145/151

Product Description
Print mark color sensor, 11 mm detection range, RGB light, external Teach-In, 3 push-pull outputs, M12 plug
General specifications
Sensor range11 mm ± 2 mm
Light source3 LEDs (R,G,B)
Light typeVisible green/red/blue, modulated light
Light spot representation1 mm x 3 mm
Angle deviationmax. ± 3°
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd730 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)60 %
Indicators/operating means
Operation indicatorLED green, statically lit Power on , Undervoltage indicator: Green LED, pulsing (approx. 0.8 Hz) , short-circuit : LED green flashing (approx. 4 Hz)
Function indicator2 LEDs yellow, light up in case of detection
Teach-in indicatorTeach-In channel: LED green/yellow equiphase flashing; 2.5 Hz . Teach-In tolerance: LED green/yellow non equiphase flashing; 2.5 Hz .
Control elements2 Teach-In rotary switch for Teach-In channel and Teach-In tolerance .
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage10 ... 30 V DC
Ripple10 %
No-load supply current≤ 40 mA
Protection classII, rated voltage ≤ 250 V AC with pollution degree 1-2 according to IEC 60664-1
Function inputExt. Teach-In input (ET)
Ext. blanking-input (AT)
Signal output3 push-pull (4 in 1) outputs, short-circuit proof, reverse polarity protected
Switching voltagemax. 30 V DC
Switching currentmax. 100 mA
Switching frequency500 Hz
Response time1 ms
Product standardEN 60947-5-2
Approvals and certificates
EAC conformityTR CU 020/2011
CCC approvalCCC approval / marking not required for products rated ≤36 V
ApprovalsCE, cULus
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-20 ... 60 °C (-4 ... 140 °F)
Storage temperature-20 ... 75 °C (-4 ... 167 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67
Connection8-pin, M12 metal connector, 90° convertible
HousingFrame: nickel plated, die cast zinc,
Laterals: glass-fiber reinforced plastic PC
Optical facePlastic pane
Mass60 g
Height49 mm
Width41.5 mm
Depth15 mm
Note(use V19 type connection cable )


ECLASS 13.027270907
ECLASS 12.027270907
ECLASS 11.027270907
ECLASS 10.0.127270907
ECLASS 9.027270907
ECLASS 8.027270907
ECLASS 5.127270907
ETIM 9.0EC001817
ETIM 8.0EC001817
ETIM 7.0EC001817
ETIM 6.0EC001817
ETIM 5.0EC001817
UNSPSC 12.139121528

Details: DF12-11-3K/145/151

Product Documentation: DF12-11-3K/145/151

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EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-1797DALLPDF227 KB
UK Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / UK-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-6929ALLPDF224 KB

Associated Products: DF12-11-3K/145/151

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