29 January 2007

Measurement guide

A new measurement product guide has been launched that will help engineers select the correct displacement, position or temperature sensor for their measurement task.

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon’s new ‘Measurement Product Guide 2007’ is available free of charge to engineers and includes information on the company’s diverse range of products, including laser triangulation sensors; confocal chromatic sensors; capacitive; eddy current; draw-wire; 2D/3D profile sensors; ‘Optris’ non-contact temperature measurement equipment; and specific OEM sensor designs.

For 2007, several new sensor products are available, including a cost effective, non-contact, laser displacement (position) measurement sensor, the ‘optoNCDT 1300’, which offers OEMs, machine builders and end users most of the technical advantages of its predecessor, the optoNCDT 1401, but at half the cost (£550).

The ‘optoNCDT 1300’ laser sensor measures displacement against almost any target (including shiny black rubber surfaces) without contacting the object. The sensor has an integrated digital signal processor and is suitable for a wide range of applications in industrial automation and production environments, including parts measurement; surface contour measurement; epoxy placement on integrated circuits; weld seam detection on welding robots; automotive vehicle positioning and height; tool positioning; eccentricity; shape conformance; positioning on conveyors; bending and tilt angles; part recognition; thickness; deformation and waviness.

Also new for 2007 is the confocal miniature sensors range. With a diameter of just 4mm, this sensor is one of the smallest in the world today, and is ideal for engineers that need to measure components in very tight spaces or where they have limited access to the target surface. A 90-degree version also enables engineers to inspect the internal walls of drilled holes and cylinders.

Ideal for on- or offline inspection, process guidance and monitoring, Micro-Epsilon’s scanCONTROL range of 2D/3D laser line profile sensors is one of the most advanced sensors, offering high accuracy, very high measuring rates (up to 256,000 measuring points per second), a flexible field of view, trigger and synchronisation options.

The scanCONTROL range can be used to acquire a two-dimensional profile of a range of target surfaces, including rubber. The latest scanCONTROL sensor, the 2810 model, is ideal for automated applications and is equipped with a pre-programmed signal processor, designed for the computation of profile data, such as grooves, weld seams and glue beads.

The new guide will be particularly useful for engineers working in quality and inspection, product and process optimisation, machine control, predictive maintenance, finished products, machine tools, quality control and process monitoring. Micro-Epsilon sensors are used by some of the world’s leading manufacturers, including BMW, Jaguar Cars, Borg Warner, Schenk, NASA, Siemens, Bentley Motors, Newport and Exxon.

For a free copy of the guide, call the Micro-Epsilon marketing department on 0151 260 9800

Chris Rowlands

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Micro Epsilon UK Ltd

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