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reflectCONTROL Compact has been specifically developed for the inspection of shiny and curved surfaces. The system projects a striped pattern onto the measurement object. Defects on the surface cause deviations from the striped pattern which are recorded by cameras and evaluated by software.

Defect detection of reflecting surfaces with reflectCONTROL Compact

At the Engineering Design Show (18th October – 19th October 2017) at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Micro-Epsilon UK (stand C25) will showcase its full range of sensor technologies, including non-contact capacitive, eddy current and laser triangulation displacement sensors, as well as 2D/3D laser profile sensors, thermal imagers and colour sensors. The stand will also feature two new measurement systems: thicknessSENSOR and moldCONTROL.

Micro-Epsilon to unveil new thickness sensor for strip, plate and film targets at the Engineering Design Show 2017

It is generally understood that the effect of temperature will change the observed colour of a product. Even with a temperature difference of just 20°C, colour deviations of more than 2 ΔE units can occur for certain colours, this effect is known as Thermochromism. Therefore it is usually necessary to allow the product to cool before a precise colour measurement can be taken. In a drive for 100% inline inspection and reduction of product wastage to zero, a method has to be developed to compensate for thermochromism effects. Micro-Epsilon has worked with SKZ, (Süddeutsche Kunststoff-Zentrum) to develop a working solution.

Automation of thermochromism compensation enables 100% inline inspection in plastics production

When selecting an in-process system for measuring the thickness of film, plate or sheet materials, a number of important factors need to be considered, including the effect of combined real world errors, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon.

Factors to consider when selecting an inline thickness measurement system

At Interplas 2017 (26-28 September 2017) at the NEC in Birmingham, precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK will present two new groundbreaking in-process measurement systems for flat strip materials and injection moulding – thicknessSENSOR and moldCONTROL. Visitors to the show are encouraged to attend a presentation by Micro-Epsilon on Day 3 entitled “Innovations in IR Thermography for Improved Quality Control in the Injection Moulding Process.”

Micro-Epsilon to unveil two new in-process measurement systems for flat strip materials and injection moulding

The optoNCDT 1420 is by now also available with a measuring range of 500mm. It is therefore the smallest laser sensor in the market that offers such a large measuring range combined with high measurement accuracy. This smart laser sensor is suitable for logistics, warehouse automation and robotics.

One of a kind: compact laser sensor with 500mm measuring range

Instead of a red laser line, the Blue Laser diode generates a blue-violet laser beam with a wavelength of 405nm. The sharper focus enables a sharper projection of the laser beam and therefore increased accuracy. In numerous measurement tasks, the technology patented by Micro-Epsilon offers decisive advantages compared to red-diode laser sensors.

Innovative Blue Laser Technology with Patent

Providing high precision measurement results, thermoIMAGER TIM infrared cameras are ideal for industrial temperature monitoring and outdoor applications. Special protective housings open up new application possibilities and protect high quality cameras from external influences in outdoor use or special cooling housings that enable operation in high temperature environments.

Cool and safe - protective housings for infrared cameras

At the Manufacturing & Engineering North East exhibition (5th July – 6th July 2017) at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Micro-Epsilon UK will present two NEW measurement systems - moldCONTROL and thicknessSENSOR.

Micro-Epsilon to showcase new thickness sensor and new inline thermography system for injection moulding at MENE 2017

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has developed an inline thermal imaging system for the early detection of defects and quality fluctuations in injection moulded parts. The system is particularly well suited to large, complex, multi-layered or transparent moulded parts and can be easily retrofitted to existing injection moulding machines. Materials include all plastics, polymers, elastomers, rubber and even glass.

Inline thermal imaging system from Micro-Epsilon ensures 100% quality control of injection moulded parts

Micro-Epsilon has launched a high precision blue laser triangulation sensor designed specifically for measurements on highly polished, reflective, shiny and mirrored targets with a resolution down to 30 nanometres.

New high resolution direct reflecting blue laser sensor is ideal for polished, reflective, shiny and mirrored objects

Micro-Epsilon has launched a new range of confocal controllers for distance and thickness measurement applications. Available in a single or a new dual-channel version, the sub-micrometer resolution controllers offer an outstanding value for money with high accuracy, enabling the cost effective use of confocal measurement technology in high volume applications for machine builders, system integrators and continuous production environments.

New low cost confocal system from Micro-Epsilon opens up new applications in high volume OEM and production environments

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