Micro-Epsilon’s new optoNCDT 2300 laser displacement sensors will soon be available from Bestech Australia . They utilise the triangulated beam principle and have a frequency response of up to 50kHz. Therefore, the laser displacement sensors can be set up to measure vibration of the target or its position, displacement, or in some instances, thickness.
To simplify installation and set-up, all the electronics are integrated in the compact housing. A new development included in the Micro-Epsilon optoNCDT 2300 is the A-RTSC (Advanced Real Time Surface Compensation) technology. This feature, combined with the relatively 50kHz frequency response enables the optoNCDT 2300 to achieve the above specified precision and reliability. The output signal also remains precise when the optoNCDT 2300 is focussed on rough and irregular surfaced materials because of the 50kHz frequency response.
When applied to transparent materials, the laser displacement sensors can be set up to measure the thickness of the target material, instead of the displacement or position without a second opposing sensor. The optoNCDT 2300 does this by recording and comparing the reflections from both surfaces of the transparent material.
Data output is via Ethernet, RS422 or EtherCAT. The sensor is configured by the user via Micro-Epsilon software.
The new non-contact position sensors will soon be available in five full scale ranges from 2mm to 100mm. The resolution of the optoNCDT 2300 sensors is from 0.1µm, and its non-linearity is from ±0.4µm.