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:-
Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd.
Telephone: +44(0)151 355 6070
Fax: +44(0)151 355 6075