Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS


‘Live’ sensor demonstrations at Mtec solve real world measurement tasks .

At this year’s Mtec 2008 exhibition (13-14 February 2008), sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon (UK) Ltd will be showcasing a range of unique sensor products on its brand new designed 30m2 stand (stand 1054). The stand will include ‘live’ working demonstrations of sensor products solving real-world measurement problems.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Micro-Epsilon isn’t just a manufacturer of sensors. Micro-Epsilon products are truly innovative and the company understands the importance of providing complete solutions for its customers. The focus is on selling technical advantage to its clients. The company is renowned for its expertise in consulting, development and application of industrial sensors to complex, customer-specific solutions for measurement, inspection and automation. The company develops and manufactures sensors and sensor systems that measure displacement, distance, position, vibration, dimensions and thickness, using both contact and non-contact techniques, including 2D/3D laser optical, confocal chromatic, eddy current, capacitive, inductive, draw-wire, time-of-flight and non-contact infra-red thermometers.

New to the stand this year is the company’s miniature confocal sensor, the optoNCDT 2402. Representing a world first in optical sensor miniaturisation, this new range of miniature confocal displacement measurement sensors have a diameter of just 4mm (standard sensor diameters are 27mm), making the sensors ideal for measuring inside confined spaces, including narrow cavities, drilled holes and bores. As well as axial measurement, the new range also includes a 90-degree version, enabling users to measure (radially) the inner surfaces of small components or bores.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to look at the new controller for the 2401 confocal series, the IFC 2401. This controller incorporates a super-bright LED light source and USB 2.0 interface for high-speed data transfer and configuration of the controller. The sensor also has analogue interfaces for easy integration into the customer’s application.

Micro-Epsilon will also be demonstrating its new simplified user software for the scanCONTROL 2810, the company’s 2D/3D laser line sensor. The sensor itself is capable of measuring up to 256,000 points per second up to 4kHz. The new easy-to-use software will enable machine builders, systems integrators and end users to more easily adapt and configure the system for different applications. No special software programming skills are required and the system offers very high speeds and accuracies, enabling end users to inspect their products in-process in real time. Triggers and alarms can be set up using the software, so that when limits or tolerances are exceeded, users are alerted.

Typical applications for the sensor system include weld seam inspection; glue bead inspection; door edge detection; angle measurement; step and height measurement; planarity and surface control on PCBs; robot guidance and positioning; and groove width and depth measurement

Micro-Epsilon has also introduced a new range of controllers for its non-contact capacitive displacement sensor range. These controllers enable longer cable lengths between the sensor and the controller of up to 20 metres. The capaNCDT 6100 and 6300 sensors themselves offer unmatched resolution (sub-nanometre), extreme stability and can be used on any conducting target. There’s also a brand new 50kHz output rate option on the capaNCDT 6350 series.

Micro-Epsilon has also added to its optoNCDT family of non-contact displacement sensors. For direct reflecting targets, the optoNCDT 1700DR incorporates patented software algorithms that enable the sensor to be used with direct reflective materials, such as mirrored surfaces, highly polished metals and glass.

For high accuracy, high speed measurement applications, Micro-Epsilon’s new optoNCDT 2220 offers unmatched accuracy and a measuring rate of up to 20kHz. While other sensors on the market may claim to measure at this rate, none can match the system accuracy and real world performance of the optoNCDT 2220. Visitors are invited to come and see the sensor in action on the stand.

Also new on the stand is the optoNCDT 1810-50 and optoNCDT 2210 sensors, which are ideal for long range/large standoff applications. In applications where the sensor cannot be mounted close to the target, these new sensors offer offset distances of up to 0.5m from the target, whilst still offering high accuracy and resolution with a small measurement range of 10 & 50 mm.

For more information on Micro-Epsilon’s range of sensors, or for a product demonstration, please call in on stand 1054 at MTEC 2008 or call the sales department on 0151 260 9800 or email: info@micro-epsilon.co.uk



Micro-Epsilon (www.micro-epsilon.co.uk) is a major global manufacturer of sensors, headquartered in Germany. The company's range of sensors measure everything from displacement to distance, position, vibration, dimensions and thickness, using both contact and non-contact measurement techniques. These techniques include inductive, differential transformer, eddy-current, capacitive, laser-optical, potentiometric and draw-wire principles.

With more than 30 years' experience in the industry, Micro-Epsilon isn't just a sensor manufacturer. The company is highly innovative and understands the importance of providing complete solutions and support services for its customers. The firm is renowned for its expertise in consulting, development and application of industrial sensors to complex, customer-specific solutions for measurement, inspection and automation. The focus is on selling technical advantage to its clients.
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For sales and technical information 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

January 2008

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