Micro-Epsilon has launched a world first in laser triangulation sensor technology with its innovative Blue Laser Sensor. The new sensor offers significant benefits for users who need to measure the position or displacement of red-hot glowing metals and also translucent targets.
Micro-Epsilon’s optoNCDT 1700BL series of Blue Laser Sensors operate on the laser triangulation measuring principle and use blue (violet) laser technology. The sensors are ideal for measurements on hot, glowing metals, particularly in hot steel processing applications, as well as for measuring organic materials such as skin, foodstuffs, plastics, veneers and wood.
Specifically designed custom optics and new, intelligent laser control and evaluation algorithms enable the blue laser sensors to measure red glowing metals up to 1,600 deg C, silicon up to 1,150 deg C with no loss in measurement specification.
In addition, there are significant benefits to be seen when measuring against translucent objects such as organic materials, paper, some plastics and wood veneers. Unlike a red laser, the blue laser light does not penetrate into the measuring object because it has a lower intensity laser spot and therefore offers more stable, precise measurements on targets that conventional red laser sensors have difficulty measuring.