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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

At the Engineering Materials Live Show (11th May 2017) at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK will be launching moldCONTROL, an inline thermal imaging system for the early detection of defects and quality fluctuations in injection moulded parts, including multi-layered or transparent moulded parts. Micro-Epsilon will also be hosting a seminar at the show on ‘inline thermography’.

Micro-Epsilon to showcase non-contact colour sensors, thickness sensors and a new inline thermography system for injection moulding

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) based in Garching, Germany, relies on high precision displacement measurement from Micro-Epsilon for a project to build the world’s largest mirror telescope in Chile which also involves the French cooperation partner Fogale. The inductive sensor systems used for displacement measurement are the most precise ever used in a telescope. They determine the position of each single mirror segment in three axes to nanometer accuracy.

World’s largest mirror telescope relies on nanometer accuracy sensors from Micro-Epsilon

There are several key factors that need to be considered before purchasing or specifying a non-contact sensor, including accuracy, the type of surface or object being measured, environmental conditions and mechanical set up, says Stephen Smith, Product Sales Engineer at Micro-Epsilon UK.

Factors to consider when selecting non-contact colour measurement sensors

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon is now able to offer customers in the UK one of the widest ranges of colour recognition sensors, LED analysers and inline colour measurement systems in the world – available from a single source.

Micro-Epsilon extends its range of colour recognition sensors, LED analysers and in-process colour measurement systems

Colour measurement sensors have been used for several years in R&D and production environments. However, in recent years significant improvements in measurement speed and accuracy have created many more uses for these sensors. Therefore, in order to successfully utilise the benefits that modern colour sensors can offer, it is important to understand how sensors measure colour, says Stephen Smith, Product Sales Engineer at Micro-Epsilon UK.

Understanding non-contact colour measurement

The new scanCONTROL 3D-View software enables fast, three-dimensional visualisation of point cloud data that has been precisely measured with scanCONTROL profile sensors. The software offers the user numerous new features, optimised performance and improved ease of use.

New software: scanCONTROL 3D-View 3.0

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched an affordable and compact thickness measurement system for strip, plate and film targets. The fully assembled system is immediately ready for use ‘out of the box’ and costs less than £10,000!

New laser thickness measurement sensor is compact, has 10µm accuracy and costs less than £10,000

A unique system has been developed that uses thermal imaging to detect damage to muscles and ligaments in a horse’s leg. The system relies on thermal imaging cameras supplied by Micro-Epsilon, which were selected due to their high resolution, compactness, reliability and programming features that allow simple integration with other systems and software.

High resolution thermal imager measures temperature difference in horses’ legs

By installing a number of fully integrated online measurement systems from Micro-Epsilon in various stages of its tyre production process, a UK-based tyre manufacturer has seen dramatic improvements in process capability and tyre quality.

Tyre manufacturer installs Micro-Epsilon online measurement systems and sees significant improvements in process capability

In non-contact displacement measurement applications, engineers often overlook the effects of temperature variations on the measurement accuracy of the sensor. It is therefore critical to check supplier datasheets, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon.

How thermal stability affects the accuracy of non-contact displacement sensors

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