Laser Sensor Technology: 2017 Highlights

Micro-Epsilon Group
3 October 2017

Sponsored content

Universal Laser Sensors for Industry & Automation

The compact optoNCDT 1750 laser sensors are designed for displacement and distance measurements. Due to their robust design and different interfaces, the optoNCDT 1750 sensors are ideal for industrial applications in automated machines and production plants. Based on an innovative web interface, the new laser sensors stand out due to ease-of-use and intuitive commissioning using presets for different surface types and colors.

The optoNCDT 1750 is a powerful laser triangulation sensor which is used in high speed, precise measurements in industrial applications. Due to its extremely compact size, the sensor can also be integrated into restricted installation spaces. New evaluation algorithms and enhanced components provide the highest accuracy and dynamics. The unique Advanced Real Time Surface Compensation (A-RTSC) feature enables measurements against a wide range of material surfaces.

Unique Laser Sensors for Displacement, Distance & Position

The new optoNCDT 1420 laser triangulation sensors are in a class of their own. The Smart sensor concept with integrated web interface and compact size is unique worldwide. The excellent price/performance ratio also makes these sensors particularly attractive.

optoNCDT 1420 laser sensors based on the triangulation measuring principle perform non-contact displacement, distance and position measurements. Due to their low weight combined with compact size, the optoNCDT 1420 sensors can be easily integrated into restricted installation spaces and are ideally suitable for applications where high accelerations occur e.g. on the robot arm or in pick-and-place machines. The high-performance optical system projects the small light spot sharply onto the measurement object which enables reliable detection of the smallest components.

Laser Class 1 Sensors

The new optoNCDT 1420 Class1 sensors enable measurements of sensitive materials such as substrates without causing any alterations of the target material.

High-Precision Blue Laser Displacement Sensor

The optoNCDT 2300-2DR high-precision laser-triangulation sensor is designed for highly dynamic measurements on reflective, shiny and transparent targets. The sensor is able to measure to nanometer resolution and can be mounted parallel to the measurement object, which greatly simplifies the installation process. An extremely small laser spot size enables the detection and measurement of very small objects.

The sensor is used i.e. in thickness measurements of flat glass, distance measurements on annealed glass and assembly monitoring of extremely small parts. The blue laser light is directly reflected onto the receiving optics by the measurement object. Unlike red laser light, the blue laser light does not penetrate the measurement object. In addition, the sensor stands out due to its unique compactness.

Tiny Targets and New Generation Laser Scanners

The laser scanners with blue laser line are used for multi-dimensional measurement on red-hot glowing metals as well as on (semi-)transparent and organic materials. While allowing higher stability, the blue laser light does not penetrate the measurement object due to the shorter wavelength of the blue-violet laser. In terms of their size, accuracy and measuring rate, the scanCONTROL series of laser scanners are among the highest performing laser profile sensors in the world. Even the smallest of parts can be measured to the highest precision, enabling a new dimension of quality control. …

The Micro-Epsilon laser profile scanners are adapted to applications in quality control, production processes and automation. They detect, measure and evaluate the profiles on different object surfaces. In the case of moving objects or a traversing sensor, it is also possible to obtain 3D measurement values. The fields of application are diverse across all industries: examples include determining the blade angle of razors, the thickness of potato slices, the completeness of laser welding seams, the position of electronic components and the quality of silicone adhesive beading.

Koenigbacher Str. 15
Ortenburg, Germany 94496
The largest selection of high-precision displacement and position sensors, temperature sensors as well as measuring systems worldwide. MICRO-EPSILON designs and manufactures high-precision sensors and systems for displacement, position, dimension, color and temperature measurement.... Read more