Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

Modular, expandable capacitive measurement system offers up to 10 times higher resolution and complete flexibility

Following the launch of its high resolution capacitive measurement system, the capaNCDT 6200, precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has extended its range to include the DL6230 demodulator, which offers up to 10 times higher resolution and is able to synchronise measurements from multiple banks of controllers, giving users complete flexibility to mix-and-match controllers, demodulators and capacitive sensors to suit their application requirements.

In 2013, Micro-Epsilon launched the capaNCDT 6200, an integrated capacitive measurement system (controller) for use with its range of non-contact capacitive displacement and position sensors. The system provides a modular, extremely compact, expandable and cost effective measurement system that is suitable for R&D, test, OEM and production environments, where either flexibility to expand the measurement system and/or high precision measurement is key. The capaNCDT 6200 controller (oscillator) base unit can be expanded at any time to include up to four measurement channels. All capacitive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon can be connected to the capaNCDT 6200 and DL6220 with no further calibration required.

The capaNCDT 6200 can be expanded by simply adding a DL6220 demodulator, which provides an Ethernet interface, supporting fast and easy configuration through a web browser. No additional software has to be installed. With easy integration into the existing network, the Ethernet interface also maximises the accuracy of the measurement readings, as there is no signal ‘noise’ or loss in the signal compared to analogue outputs, resulting in true nanometre resolutions.

Based on the same modular design principle, the new DL6230 demodulator can now also be added to the capaNCDT 6200 controller and/or DL 6220 demodulator as an expansion module. As well as an Ethernet interface, the DL6230 also provides an EtherCAT interface and as well as synchronizing the four measurement channels, it can now also synchronise multiple banks of controllers/demodulators.

Chris Jones, Managing Director at Micro-Epsilon UK comments: “The DL6230 demodulator has a number of impressive features. As well as providing an EtherCAT interface and 10 times higher resolution than the DL6220, the DL6230 also enables users to synchronise measurements from multiple banks of controllers. By being able to mix and match controllers and demodulators, the user now has complete application flexibility. We’ve also increased the maximum cable length from 3 metres to 10 metres, providing even more flexibility.”

As a multi-channel device with nanometre accuracy, the capaNCDT 6200 and DL6220/DL6230 demodulators can be used in a variety of non-contact displacement, position and distance measurement applications, including the measurement of thickness, tilt angle and vibration. The system provides simple, competitively priced and expandable measurement technology that doesn’t compromise performance.

For more information on the capaNCDT 6230, please call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 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 displacement sensors measure everything from to distance, position, vibration, dimensions and thickness, using both contact and non-contact measurement techniques. These techniques include 1D, 2D and even 3D laser-optical sensors and systems, eddy-current, capacitive, LVDT & inductive, potentiometric and draw-wire principles. Additionally Micro Epsilon has developed its own range of non-contact infrared temperature sensors that can measure virtually any target temperature from -40 to +3,300°C.

With more than 35 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 customers.

For sales and technical information contact:-

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

May 2014

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