Single box solution for 3D profiling
A new, non-contact laser profile displacement sensor has been developed, which unlike conventional laser line scanners on the market, provides an integrated controller in the sensing head. Despite this, the sensor is still incredibly compact. The user requires no other components to evaluate the measurement data and the unit is also easy to set up, configure and adapt for different applications.
The scanCONTROL 2700 sensor from Micro-Epsilon is the company's latest generation of laser profile sensors. The compact design of the sensor and integrated controller makes the unit ideal for industrial automation tasks and machine building applications, where space is often restricted. Typical uses include the measurement of angles, channels, gaps, edges and clearance; weld seam inspection; detection of beads (bulges or bumps) of adhesive; door edge detection; robot guidance and positioning; groove width and depth measurement.
Launched at the recent Hanover Fair in Germany, the scanCONTROL 2700 is available with measuring ranges from 25mm or 100mm. A small output module for DIN rail mounting is also available to convert the sensor output data into common fieldbus systems. Chris Jones, managing director of Micro-Epsilon UK comments: "The scanCONTROL 2700 is the first high accuracy profile sensor with integrated electronics in a compact footprint. Other profile sensors with integrated controllers are either very bulky, often two to three times larger, or their measurement performance is reduced due to the restriction in space for the processing electronics.
"We've also worked very hard to engineer a product that offers the level of precision and accuracy that modern users require. There are multiple interface options that enable ease-of-use in a variety of software platforms and at a very low price level, which other profile sensor manufacturers will be unable to match."
Other News from Micro-Epsilon
Latest news about Sensors