Laser sensors can be used to measure distances to objects and their related parameters (displacements, distance and position). Distance laser sensors are designed for non-contact distance measurements. In addition to traditional manufacturing industry applications, laser sensors are increasingly used in robotics, surveillance, autonomous driving and biomedical areas.
Variety of models to overcome any challenge
Micro-Epsilon laser sensors not only measure matt surfaces but also metallic and shiny targets. In addition to conventional laser models, LaserLine models (LL) with an oval-shaped laser point are also available. These sensors filter out physically induced interference and therefore significantly simplify measurements on shiny surfaces. More than 85 laser sensors with measuring ranges from 2 – 1000mm cover a large number of applications across many different industries. Equipped with intelligent interfaces and cables that are qualified for use with drag chains and robots, these laser sensors can be applied in almost any measurement task in industrial automation.
NEW! The optoNCDT 1900 Laser displacement sensors for Advanced Automation
The optoNCDT 1900 offers a unique combination of speed, size, performance and application versatility for displacement, distance and position measurements. This compact triangulation sensor achieves a high measurement accuracy and measuring rates of up to 10 kHz. The high-performance optical system generates a small light spot which enables to even detect the finest of details and structures reliably.
The laser sensor is equipped with an RS422 interface and analog outputs. The Micro-Epsilon interface modules also offer EtherNet/IP and PROFINET.
NEW! The optoNCDT 1220 Compact laser displacement sensors for series applications
The optoNCDT 1220 is the entry-level model intended for industry automation. This compact laser triangulation sensor precisely measures displacement, distance and position. Based on an excellent price/performance ratio, this sensor is ideally suitable measurement tasks involving large quantities. Therefore, the sensor can be used in all fields of automation technology, e.g., in machine building or electronics production.
The integrated Active Surface Compensation (ASC) provides stable distance signal control regardless of target color or brightness.With compact design and high measurement accuracy, these optoNCDT 1220 sensors are predestined for OEM applications involving large quantities.
Operating principle and applications for laser triangulation sensors Triangulation means the measurement of distance by calculating the angle. In measurement technology a Sensor projects a laser spot onto the Measurement object. The reflected light falls incident onto a receiving element at a certain angle depending on the distance. The distance to the Measurement object or Target is calculated in the Sensor by the position of the light spot on the Receiver element and from the distance of the transmitter to the receiving element.
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