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Metals, plastics and rubber processing companies can now benefit from a comprehensive range of inline precision measurement and inspection systems from a single UK supplier.

Inline thickness, profile and width measurement systems for metals, plastics and rubber now available from a single UK source

When sourcing a non-contact colour measurement sensor, it is important to understand the underlying technology the sensor is based on and how this affects measurement performance. Otherwise, you could be purchasing a sensor that simply isn’t up to the task, says Stephen Smith of Micro-Epsilon.

When measuring colour, ensure you choose the right sensor and chip technology

When selecting a non-contact confocal displacement sensor, a number of factors need to be considered, including measuring speed, resolution, type of material and surface, the operating environment and whether thickness measurements are required, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon.

Factors to consider when selecting confocal displacement sensors

Micro-Epsilon has launched a new range of colour recognition sensors designed for high precision true colour measurement in industrial applications. The sensors stand out due to their high colour accuracy, good reproducibility, high measuring rate and modern communications interfaces for easier network integration and Industry 4.0 capability.

New high accuracy colour sensor is compact, affordable and easy to set up

The new optoNCDT 1750 laser displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon has been extended with new measuring ranges of 500mm and 750mm. With these additional models, the laser sensor can now be applied in fast, high precision measurement tasks that require large measuring ranges.

Large measurement ranges now available for high precision laser displacement sensors

Car body IDs are punched into the vehicle frame during a complex process, which enables unambiguous identification worldwide. The embossment depth is a critical quality and security feature. Due to their extremely small light spot size, optical optoNCDT 1420 sensors from Micro-Epsilon reliably detect and measure these profiles in the embossment machine. The extremely compact design of the sensors enables their application in small installation spaces too.

Inspecting the embossment depth of serial numbers

Measuring tasks in the glass industry are often a huge challenge for sensors. The new confocal chromatic confocalDT 2421 / 2422 controllers ensure reliable, high speed and high precision distance and thickness measurements on reflecting and transparent objects. The automatic exposure control allows stable measurements regardless of the glass colour.

High precision multipoint thickness measurements using confocal chromatic sensors

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has introduced a range of protective housings for its scanCONTROL laser profile sensors and its thermoIMAGER range of infrared thermal imaging cameras. The protective housings enable the sensors and cameras to operate in extremely harsh environments, opening up both technologies to a variety of applications that were previously unsuitable.

Extra protection now available for laser profile sensors and thermal imaging cameras that operate in harsh conditions

When selecting a non-contact capacitive displacement sensor, a number of key factors need to be considered, including target size and shape, guarding method and bandwidth. As well as clean environments, the sensors can also operate in dirty, dusty industrial areas too, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon.

Factors to consider when selecting capacitive displacement sensors

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a new miniature draw wire position sensor (string pot, cable transducer) with non-contact potentiometer that offers a significantly longer service life compared to a draw wire sensor with conventional analogue hybrid potentiometer.

New miniature draw wire sensor offers 8 times longer service life

When selecting draw wire position sensors, a number of factors need to be considered, including their size and compactness, measuring range, output options and ease of customisation for high volume OEM applications, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon.

Factors to consider when selecting draw wire position sensors

With any displacement measurement application, there is often a trade-off between the benefits and limitations of each measurement technology. Here, Micro-Epsilon compares four types of non-contact displacement measurement technology, advising on the pros and cons of each.

Micro-Epsilon compares four types of non-contact displacement measurement technology

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