Following the launch of its high resolution capacitive measurement system, the capaNCDT 6200, precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has extended its range to include the DL6230 demodulator, which offers up to 10 times higher resolution and is able to synchronise measurements from multiple banks of controllers, giving users complete flexibility to mix-and-match controllers, demodulators and capacitive sensors to suit their application requirements.
In 2013, Micro-Epsilon launched the capaNCDT 6200, an integrated capacitive measurement system (controller) for use with its range of non-contact capacitive displacement and position sensors. The system provides a modular, extremely compact, expandable and cost effective measurement system that is suitable for R&D, test, OEM and production environments, where either flexibility to expand the measurement system and/or high precision measurement is key. The capaNCDT 6200 controller (oscillator) base unit can be expanded at any time to include up to four measurement channels. All capacitive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon can be connected to the capaNCDT 6200 and DL 6220 with no further calibration required.
The capaNCDT 6200 can be expanded by simply adding a DL 6220 demodulator, which provides an Ethernet interface, supporting fast and easy configuration through a web browser. No additional software has to be installed. With easy integration into the existing network, the Ethernet interface also maximises the accuracy of the measurement readings, as there is no signal ‘noise’ or loss in the signal compared to analogue outputs, resulting in true nanometre resolutions.
Based on the same modular design principle, the new DL6230 demodulator can now also be added to the capaNCDT 6200 controller and/or DL6220 demodulator as an expansion module. As well as an Ethernet interface, the DL6230 also provides an EtherCAT interface and as well as synnchronising the 4 measurment channels, it can now also synchronise multiple banks of controllers/demodulators.
Chris Jones, Managing Director at Micro-Epsilon UK comments: “The DL6230 demodulator has a number of impressive features. As well as providing an EtherCAT interface and 10 times higher resolution than the DL6220, the DL6230 also enables users to synchronise measurements from multiple banks of controllers. By being able to mix and match controllers and demodulators, the user now has complete application flexibility. We’ve also increased the maximum cable length from 3 metres to 10 metres, providing even more flexibility.”
As a multi-channel device with nanometre accuracy, the capaNCDT 6200 and DL6220/DL6230 demodulators can be used in a variety of non-contact displacement, position and distance measurement applications, including the measurement of thickness, tilt angle and vibration. The system provides simple, competitively priced and expandable measurement technology that doesn’t compromise performance.
For more information on the capaNCDT 6230, please call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 or email email@example.com