Capacitive sensors from Micro-Epsilon operate on a non-contact, wear-free basis, achieving excellent results in terms of linearity, reproducibility and resolution. Contrary to what many engineers may think, non-contact capacitive displacement sensors are not only suitable for use in clean environments such as laboratories, cryogenics, clean rooms and operating theatres. The latest sensors are designed to operate in dirty, dusty industrial environments too. While sub-micrometre precision is reached in typical industrial environments, high precision sub-nanometre measurements are possible in clean environments, where dirt, dust, oil or moisture are not present. The capaNCDT series from Micro-Epsilon is also suitable for the detection of fast moving objects and dynamic high speed processes, enabling fast, reliable measurements of motion sequences. Capacitive sensors are also suitable for use in vacuums and ultra high vacuum applications.
Capacitive sensors from Micro-Epsilon also provide long-term stability, as there are no integrated components that could reduce the service life. Another advantage is the variety of sensor combinations available. Each capacitive sensor can be operated with any Micro-Epsilon controller without requiring any complex calibration. For special tasks, capacitive sensors and measurement systems can be modified according to a customer’s specific individual requirements. Changes requested include, for example, modified designs, target calibration, mounting options, individual cable lengths, modified measuring ranges or sensors with integrated controller.