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Micro-Epsilon will present a range of sensor technologies — including non-contact eddy-current and laser displacement sensors, infrared temperature sensors, thermal-imaging cameras, draw-wire sensors and colour recognition sensors — at the Engineering Design Show on 2–3 October 2013 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The company’s stand (C35) will stage a number of live working demonstrations, where sensors will be set up to capture measurements from a variety of real-world applications.

Visitors will also be able to take part in Micro-Epsilon’s Sensor Challenge to test their knowledge of the various non-contact measuring techniques.

Products on show

Scancontrol 2600/2900 2D/3D laser profile sensors

  • These are compact and lightweight and as such are suitable for a range of measurement tasks in automated production environments.
  • They are small enough to be mounted on robot arms or on plant and machines where space is restricted.
  • The sensors offer measuring rates of up to 1,280 points per profile; measuring ranges are from 53mm up to 390mm.
  • Various interfaces are available, including Gigabit Ethernet, RS422 and digital and encoder inputs.

EddyNCDT 3100 displacement sensor

  • This is the first standard, catalogue sensor to benefit from Micro-Epsilon’s Embedded Coil Technology (ECT), which enables ultra-compact designs to be produced.
  • The sensor offers improved flexibility and multi-sensor capability through an integrated calibration facility within the sensor head.
  • Its mechanical robustness results in longer service intervals and higher temperature stability.
  • The displacement sensor is suitable for harsh operating environments, including high vibration, impact shocks and high operating temperatures.
  • Custom ECT sensor versions can be developed for high-volume OEM applications.

Thermoimager TIM 450 inline infrared thermal imager

  • This high-resolution camera is able to detect small temperature differences.
  • It can capture and store thermal video and images with extremely high optical resolution (382 x 288 pixels) at a full frame rate of 80Hz.
  • A new detector provides thermal sensitivity of 40mK, enabling the camera to detect even smaller changes in temperature.
  • Presentation and analysis of the images, videos and profiles are optimised by bi-spectral technology and an intelligent software developer kit.

Thermometer CSmicro infrared temperature sensor

  • This is claimed to be one of the smallest infrared temperature sensors currently available; it has a diameter of just 14mm, with the electronics unit now fully integrated in the cable.
  • The device includes a light-emitting diode (LED) for self-diagnostic functions or for displaying the current measured temperature.
  • The sensor can be used in a range of OEM applications, particularly where installation space is restricted.

Micro-Epsilon

With over 45 years experience and more than 15,000 customers worldwide, Micro-Epsilon understands the need for accurate, robust, intelligent sensors and measurement systems.

With over 45 years experience and more than 15,000 customers worldwide, Micro-Epsilon understands the need for accurate, robust, intelligent sensors and measurement systems.

If you are measuring any type of displacement / position, temperature, speed or colour parameters, Micro-Epsilon sensors and systems provide market-leading performance, together with the fastest measuring rates, highest operating temperature ranges and smart interface capabilities. From simple, low cost sensors to high volume, customer-specific OEM solutions, Micro-Epsilon will have athe correct measurement solution for your application.

Using both contact and non-contact measurement techniques, Micro-Epsilon boasts one of the largest ranges of displacement sensors including 1D, 2D & 3D laser optical, confocal chromatic, eddy current, capacitive, inductive, draw-wire and time-of-flight technologies. Measuring ranges are from nanometers to kilometers!

For temperature measurement, there is a comprehensive range of non-contact infrared temperature sensors and thermal imaging cameras capable of measuring up to that include intelligent software packages to support configuration, analysis and management during the application. LED analysers, fibre optic sensors and Colour recognition sensors measure true colour using L*A*B and CIE.

Micro-Epsilon sensors are used throughout almost all industries: from automotive to aerospace, motorsport to metal production, semiconductor to subsea. Whether it’s an R&D, test, inspection, OEM or a process control application, Micro Epsilon measurement engineers can provide the right measurement solution.

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