Micro-Epsilon UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS

New 2mm range eddy current sensor gives much higher measurement performance

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK has extended its low cost eddyNCDT 3001 series of extremely compact eddy current sensors (with integrated electronics), with a new 2mm measuring range option, giving a resolution of 4µm.

Although the eddyNCDT 3001 sensor is similar in size to a typical proximity or inductive sensor, its measuring performance is much greater, making it ideal for OEM displacement, distance and position measurement applications. With a compact M12 design, the eddyNCDT 3001 sensor with integrated electronics offers an excellent price/performance ratio. In addition, the sensor's high measurement accuracy and linearity, as well as its high frequency response rate of 5 kHz, are outstanding characteristics when compared to other sensors in the same price class.

The sensors are protected to IP67 and so are suitable for a wide range of applications including automation, machine building and systems integration. As the sensors are cost effective and easy to use, they are particularly suitable for medium-to-high volume OEM applications.

All conditioning electronics on the new eddyNCDT 3001 eddy current sensor are completely integrated into the sensor housing. However, the compact M12 dimensions do not mean lower performance; the sensor's temperature-compensated electronics provides high measurement stability (0.03% FSO) even in fluctuating ambient temperatures.

Micro-Epsilon can supply the eddyNCDT 3001 in single quantities for customer evaluation purposes or can modify the sensor to suit higher volume OEM applications.

The eddyNCDT 3001 is factory-calibrated for both ferrous and non-ferromagnetic materials, which eliminates the need for any onsite calibration. The robust IP67 sensor design, combined with the true eddy current measuring principle, enables measurements in harsh industrial environments (oil, pressure, dirt, dust), as well as for offshore and marine applications (saltwater-resistant). The sensor has a measuring range of 2mm or 4mm and a frequency response of 5kHz (-3dB). Temperature compensation range is from 0°C to +70°C.

Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance, position and vibration. As well as the eddyNCDT 3001 sensor, Micro-Epsilon's range of eddy current sensors also includes the eddyNCDT 3100 series, the eddyNCDT 3300 series, turbocharger speed sensors (turboSPEED DZ140) and the Spindle Growth System (eddyNCDT SGS4701).

For more information on the eddyNCDT 3001, please call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 or email info@micro-epsilon.co.uk

About Micro-Epsilon
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. In addition, 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. The company also manufactures a comprehensive range of colour recognition sensors.

With more than 45 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

August 2015

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