Thermal imaging system on show at Advanced Engineering event

Micro Epsilon at Advanced Engineering show

Micro-Epsilon will be attending the Advanced Engineering event with its sensor technologies including thermal imaging for plastics technology.

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK will be showcasing its full range of sensor technologies at Advanced Engineering UK, stand D50, Hall 2, 2nd November – 3rd November 2016, at the NEC, Birmingham. Located within the ‘Automotive Engineering’ section, the stand will feature award-winning laser triangulation sensors, non-contact capacitive and inductive displacement sensors, as well as 2D/3D laser profile sensors, infrared temperature sensors, thermal imagers and colour sensors.

At the show, Micro-Epsilon will also unveil a new inline thermal imaging system for the early detection of defects and quality fluctuations in plastic injection moulded parts. This unique system from Micro-Epsilon is particularly well suited to large, complex, multi-layered or transparent moulded parts and can be retrofitted to existing injection moulding machines. Visit the stand to see learn more about this unique measurement system.

The stand will also feature the following interactive product demonstrations:

Measuring to nanometre resolution

The capabilities of the high precision, integrated capacitive displacement measuring system – the capaNCDT 6200 – will be demonstrated on the stand by measuring the deflection of granite stone to nanometre accuracy (resolution is down to 0.002µm). The capaNCDT 6200 comprises a control unit, demodulator and Ethernet interface that supports fast and easy configuration through a web browser.

The best in laser triangulation

Visitors can see a demonstration of the award-winning optoNCDT 1320 and optoNCDT 1420 laser displacement sensors. The speed, size, performance and ease of integration of these sensors is unrivalled in the market today. The sensors are suitable for a variety of medium-to-high volume applications in automation, machine building and systems integration, particularly where conventional laser sensors have reached the limits of their performance capabilities. The sensors were recently recognised with the Red Dot Award Industrial Design 2016. The Red Dot Award design competition is a globally acknowledged seal of quality for products. A 41-member jury of experts rates the best products of the year from a record-breaking 5,214 products from 57 nations in 2016.

Blue laser profile sensor

The scanCONTROL 2910-25 BL is a new high performance laser profile sensor with a sharp focused 25mm blue laser line. The sensor is ideal for applications where absolute precision is required on small or difficult-to-measure surfaces such as transparent plastic film, glass, red-hot glowing metals and organic (e.g. foods, wood) materials.

Auto-calibration

The eddyNCDT 3001 is a high performance eddy current sensor in an extremely compact package. Although it is a similar size to typical proximity and inductive sensors, the measuring performance is much greater. All conditioning electronics are completely integrated into the sensor housing. The compact dimensions do not mean lower performance; the temperature-compensated electronics provides measurement stability even in fluctuating ambient temperatures.

The sensor is factory-calibrated with both ferrous and non-ferromagnetic materials, which eliminates the need for onsite calibration of the sensor. The robust construction, combined with true eddy current measurement principle, enables measurements in harsh industrial environments (oil, pressure, dirt). The eddyNCDT 3001 is also suitable for offshore and marine applications (saltwater resistant).

Colour measurement

For those with a need to measure colour, the stand will also feature the colorSENSOR range. Colour sensors from Micro-Epsilon measure the colour of an object surface in true colour: L*a*b, RGB-I and DIN 99 values. Unlike currently available colour sensors in the marketplace, the accuracy of sensors from the colorSENSOR series is normally factor 20 greater, typically ΔE 0.5. This enables users to solve applications that were not previously possible. In addition, an ‘Adaptive Learn’ teach-in function allows a greater variation of colour difference to be accepted by the sensor, which prevents false triggering, usually associated with lower accuracy sensors.

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