Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

Cost-effective thickness measurement. To accurately measure the geometric dimensions of moving products in fast manufacturing and quality control environments, it is important that the sensor chosen has the required resolution, accuracy and repeatability to handle the task. The Opt0C0NTROL ODC 2600-40, from Micro-Epsilon, is a non-contact, high-speed, LED micrometer measurement system with an in-built high resolution CCD camera for measuring a range of geometric dimensions. With a sampling rate of 2.3kHz, repeatability of ±1µm and a resolution of 0.25µm, the measurement system is suitable for continuous and piece-part inspection. The system consists of a sensor unit and a controller. In operation, it produces a parallel light curtain using the LED light source. A solidstate CCD camera in the receiver section measures the target contour formed by the shadow. The sensor unit is controlled and evaluated by a 'smart' controller with graphical display for the operation and measurement function. Commenting on the system, Chris Jones, UK managing director of Micro-Epsilon, said: "Using an LED light source with a fixed lens arrangement in a non-contact micrometer means that you get up to three times higher accuracy and repeatability with the OptoCONTROL 2600 over a standard laser micrometer. The system is also immune to dust contamination and stray light and can be used with glass or transparent objects." The system does not require laser-safety class, and unlike a scanning micrometer, whose performance will deteriorate over time, the OptoCONTROL 2600's solid state CCD technology will yield perfect real-time measurements over a longer life, claims the company. ________________________________________________________ For further information, please contact:- Chris Jones Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd. Telephone: +44(0)151 355 6070 Fax: +44(0)151 355 6075 Email: info@micro-epsilon.co.uk Website: www.micro-epsilon.co.uk April 2005

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