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Determination, measurement and detection of colours in industrial applications are complex measurement tasks. Compared to other physical quantities, it is difficult to define colour. Famous scholars such as Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton have already tackled this question in the late Middle Ages. State-of-the-art colour measurement technology not only answers this question but also offers solutions for industrial applications, says Glenn Wedgbrow, Business Development Manager at Micro-Epsilon UK.

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Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has extended its scanCONTROL 30xx range of laser profile sensors (laser scanners) with two larger measuring fields now available. In addition to the existing 25 mm and 50 mm models, there are now 100 mm and 200 mm versions available offering measuring fields of up to 170 mm x 131 mm and 300 mm x 290 mm respectively. The larger measuring fields open up greater opportunities for 2D/3D profile measurements in a wide variety of industrial applications including automation, robotics, machine building, quality control, production and process monitoring.

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Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon continues to develop and expand its already comprehensive range of laser triangulation sensors with the introduction of the optoNCDT 1900 LL laser line sensor, as well as the addition of new larger measuring ranges for the optoNCDT 1900.

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Mills CNC, a machine tool supplier based in Leamington Spa, has chosen to use a laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon in one of its bespoke machine tool automation cells (SYNERGi) with a primary focus on inspecting large, hot rolled steel railway fishplates.

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The perceived quality of smooth, defect-free surfaces is determined by the look and feel, colour and shape consistency of the surface. High quality finished surfaces are therefore a challenge for many industries, including automotive and aerospace components, domestic appliances, entertainment devices and consumer electronics. Although inspectors are able to recognise a high proportion of surface defects reliably and quickly, visual evaluation is often subjective and depends heavily on several factors, including tyredness, lack of concentration and varying lighting conditions. The aim of surface inspection is to achieve an objective and reproducible evaluation of the surface deviations in order to quickly and reliably make decisions with respect to component tolerances.

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Energy storage devices such as lithium-ion batteries play a crucial role in electromobility and energy transition. In order to optimise battery production, sensors are required to monitor the production line, including thickness measurement sensors. But what are the challenges in making reliable thickness measurements, asks Glenn Wedgbrow, Business Development Manager at Micro-Epsilon UK.

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Precision sensor supplier Micro-Epsilon has extended its optoNCDT ILR2250-100 range of non-contact laser distance sensors to include a version with IO-Link, a widely used industrial communications networking ...

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Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has extended its thermoIMAGER TIM series of short-wave thermal imaging cameras with a new version that is suitable for almost all near infrared (NIR) and CO2-based laser processing applications, including laser welding, cutting and 3D metal additive processing.

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Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has extended its thermoMETER CT series of non-contact infrared temperature sensors (pyrometers) with a new ultra-high speed version that offers a 300 µs response time (90 µs exposure time) on metal and non-metal objects with a temperature of 0 to 500°C.

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Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has introduced a new range of high precision 3D snapshot measurement sensors that are suitable for automated, inline measurement of geometry, shape and surface quality of objects. The sensors stand out due to their extremely high resolution and repeatability, as well as their large measuring area.

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A draw wire sensor from Micro-Epsilon is performing a vital role in a water turbine control system. The sensor measures the precise position of the control vane in the turbine. Using the measurement data from the sensor in combination with the water level in the millrace, the control actuator is adjusted to maintain system pressure while maximising flow rate, which in turn produces the maximum electricity for the given amount of available water.

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Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has introduced a range of inductive displacement sensors that monitor the clamping position in machine tools. The sensors are extremely compact and robust (IP67), while providing high temperature stability and high repeatability, even in harsh machine tool environments.

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