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Micro-Epsilon will present its full range of products — including non-contact eddy-current and laser displacement sensors, infrared temperature sensors, thermal-imaging cameras, draw-wire sensors and colour recognition sensors — at the Sensors and Instrumentation exhibition on 25–26 September 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham.

To encourage visitors to interact with the products, the stand 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 invited 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 scanner

  • This compact, lightweight scanner is suitable for a range of measurement tasks in highly automated production environments.
  • The sensor is small enough to be mounted on robot arms or on plant and machines where space is restricted.
  • It offers 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 sensor to benefit from Micro-Epsilon’s Embedded Coil Technology (ECT).
  • ECT is claimed to offer a breakthrough in eddy-current sensor design and manufacture, enabling ultra-compact designs to be produced.
  • ECT provides almost unlimited scope in terms of the external design and geometrical shape of the sensor, which can be adapted to suit virtually any application.
  • The sensor offers extreme mechanical robustness, resulting in longer service intervals and higher temperature stability.
  • It 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 not only offers improved image resolution but also detects even smaller temperature differences.
  • The TIM 450 is able to 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.

Thermometer CSmicro

  • This is one of the smallest infrared temperature sensors currently available — it has a diameter of just 14mm and the electronics unit is now fully integrated in the cable.
  • The sensor includes an LED for self-diagnostic functions or for displaying the current measured temperature.
  • It 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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