Bestech Australia introduces the eddy-current displacement sensor DT3010 from Micro-Epsilon. The series is a non-contacting displacement measuring system based on the eddy current principle, resulting in no forces being exerted on the arm of a robot, and no wear being caused on the sensor.
This eddy current displacement sensor series features measuring ranges from 0-0.5mm through to 0-15mm and the frequency range from DC to 25 kHz. This displacement sensor offers high precision and can cope with fast movements. It can be used in the final test stages of robot manufacture or during commissioning of a robot installation at customers’ plants to check the features mentioned previously.
Users can check the accuracy of positioning with respect to a spatially defined point (three axes measurement). The correct spatial orientation of the robot (amount of tilting under load) can be checked and the frequency/amplitude of vibrations during dynamic or static conditions can also be measured. Finally, the ability of the robot arm to follow a pre-programmed path can be checked both in linear and circular motion at varying speeds/ loads.