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Displacement sensor with 10-fold accuracy

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The OD max is a new product in the successful OD series of displacement sensors, available from SICK . With its 10-fold improvement in accuracy, this sensor permits the creation of high-end solutions, for example, for quality assurance or surface inspections.

The separate sensor and evaluation unit offer further advantages. The extremely compact optical head fits into locations with very limited mounting space. In addition to processing measured values, the evaluation unit offers connections for two sensors, as well as a variety of integrated, basic arithmetical functions, (for example, for measuring thickness).

The OD max operates with highly accurate CMOS technology and is available in three variants for operating distances of 30mm, 85mm and 350mm. Each device offers two analogue outputs in addition to five switching outputs adjustable via teach-in. Two status indicators per sensor provide information on the current operating state.

The OD max is a high-end solution for demanding tasks. The device’s highly accurate quality inspections detect reliably and with µ-accuracy, for example, in electronics production or during surface inspections.

This has been made possible by a quantum leap in measurement accuracy (which has been improved by a factor of 10 compared to other systems) to 0.1% of the measurement area. Applications include checking tolerances or quality for quality assurance in the automotive industry and their supplier industries.

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