Bestech Australia supplies Micro-Epsilon’s new combination sensor, the KSH5 CombiSensor designed for the single-sided thickness measurement of plastics.
The new KSH5 combination sensor has been developed even further from the previous KS5 and now combines a capacitive sensor as well as an eddy current sensor with additional integrated temperature measurement in a single, compact sensor module.
Both sensors measure without making contact with the target and measure continuously in one axis on the same measuring spot. This means that the combination sensor offers significant benefits in comparison with conventional designs in which multiple sensors are positioned adjacent to one another.
The sensor has a measuring range of 5mm and for the first time, has been produced using a unique ECT production technology recently developed by Micro-Epsilon.
Higher resolution, very high temperature stability and longer service life combined with a very compact sensor housing are just some of the benefits that customers will derive from the new technology incorporated in the combination sensor.
A special, optimised combination connector is provided, which means that output signals from temperature measurements, the capacitive sensor and the eddy current sensor can be transmitted in a single connection cable.
A completely redesigned sensor controller is also available. In addition to two analogue outputs, the new KSS6380 controller also has an integrated Ethernet interface, which can be used to configure the sensor system via a web browser.
Measurement data can also be output to a PC.
This combination thickness sensor is available in Australia and New Zealand from Bestech Australia Pty Ltd.