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Saturday, June 24, 2006
Three steps to ‘open’ industrial connectivity
How many suppliers or systems integrators of control and automation systems can provide truly ‘open connectivity’ for end user manufacturers? M.A.C Solutions (UK) Ltd describes its three-step approach to helping companies achieve true open connectivity between plant control and automation systems.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
High speed, high accuracy 2D/3D laser sensor solves tyre problems
A leading manufacturer of tyres has solved an inline inspection problem by using non-contact laser-based profile measurement sensors, which detect the slightest bulge, recess or other surface defect that may affect the performance of the tyre.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Visit Micro-Epsilon’s stand at Mtec for a chance to win the latest in hand held temperature measurement technology
Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon is offering visitors to its stand (NEC, Hall 11, stand 40) at this year’s ‘Mtec: sensors, measurement and instrumentation’ exhibition (15-16 February 2006) a chance to win its latest hand-held, infra-red temperature measurement device, Optris® LaserSight.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Low cost hand-held thermometer device measures from –35°C up to 900°C
A hand-held, infra-red temperature measurement device has been developed that enables engineers to measure the surface temperature of objects down to 1mm in size. The unit is accurate to ±0.75% and so provides plant engineers, maintenance technicians and field and service engineers with an attractive lower cost alternative to using thermal cameras.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Low cost handheld Infrared device measures from –32°C up to 530°C
A hand-held, infra-red temperature measurement device has been launched that enables engineers to measure the surface temperature of objects down to 13mm. The unit benefits from a slimline, ergonomic design and the appearance, size and weight of the device is comparable to that of a standard TV remote control, so can easily fit into the user’s pocket.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Ultra-compact, non-contact temperature sensors now available in the UK
A non-contact infra-red temperature sensor that is ideal for measuring temperatures in industrial environments, is now available in the UK through precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Inductive sensing system checks tightness of jar lids and bottle caps
Micro-Epsilon (UK) has installed a complete measurement and inspection system solution to help a UK-based manufacturer of pickled fruit check the tightness of jar lids as they move along its production lines.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
New ‘application-focused’ precision measurement website for engineers
Micro-Epsilon, manufacturer of precision sensing and measurement solutions, has re-launched its website ( with a host of new functionality and technical information, plus a new application-focused structure that makes it easier for engineers to locate the sensor or measurement solution they require.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Smart, high accuracy measurement sensor takes a shine to difficult surfaces
Micro-Epsilon, a manufacturer of sensors headquartered in Germany, has developed a unique, optoelectronic displacement measurement sensor, which is self-contained, has no external electronics, and is capable of measuring shiny or transparent surfaces such as glass or black rubber.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Laser-line profile sensor leads the market in performance and ease of use
Thanks to its exceptional speed of measuring and real time data output, Micro-Epsilon's ScanCONTROL laser line profile sensor is not limited in its applications and is ideally suited for industrial inline inspection. Multiple units can be synchronised to offer real time synchronous measurement.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Sensor system measures spindle extension on high speed machine tools
With milling and grinding machines, loss of accuracy can be a real problem, especially if high accuracy is required for machining of very precise components. Unwanted thermal expansion of the spindle can occur if the CNC system does not actively compensate for these temperature increases. Micro-Epsilon has developed a sensor system that solves these problems
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Rugged, integrated sensor system enables cranes to adapt to changing terrain
Working closely with the customer, Micro-Epsilon has developed a displacement sensor for mobile crane lifting gear. The sensor is integrated into the cylinder itself, directly acquiring measurements of the piston position.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Closed loop piston position sensor improves hydraulic valve efficiency
In hydraulic drives, servo and proportional valves are used to control the volume of hydraulic oil flowing through the pistons. Displacement sensors can be integrated into the valves to ensure controlled movement and therefore an exact dosage of oil.
Monday, June 12, 2006
High accuracy lift-height sensor makes fork lifts safer
Micro-Epsilon has developed a compact, customised draw-wire displacement sensor, which accurately measures the lift height in fork lift trucks.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Simple online thickness measurement controller offers high accuracy
Micro-Epsilon has developed a two-channel synchronous controller (using two synchronous measurement sensors) for the accurate measurement of thickness in production and quality control. The CSP 301 is the first two-channel display controller to offer true, synchronous capability, which means it takes measurements and displays the results simultaneously.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
High speed LED micrometer ideal for low cost thickness measurement
The optoCONTROL ODC 2600-40 is a non-contact, high speed, LED-micrometer measurement system from Micro-Epsilon, which has an in-built, high resolution CCD camera for measuring a wide range of geometric dimensions. The system’s high sampling rate, excellent accuracy/repeatability and outstanding resolution, as well as an attractive price-performance ratio, make it an ideal choice for machine designers.
Friday, June 9, 2006
High resolution sensor ideal for measuring transparent or shiny surfaces
For manufacturing companies and design engineers who need to measure and monitor transparent or shiny surfaces such as polished metal and glass, Micro-Epsilon’s new displacement sensor is able to measure independently from surface reflexion by using a unique ‘confocal chromatic’ measurement principle.
Thursday, June 8, 2006
Winning laser profiler enables accurate measurement of oil and gas pipes
A profile measuring system for pipes has been developed by the Optical Metrology Centre based in Hertfordshire using sensor equipment from Micro-Epsilon. The ‘OMC Pipe Profiler’ was designed, built and tested to determine the dimension of pipe ends, but it can also be used to undertake a wide variety of measurements in similar industries.
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Sensor provides a boost for turbocharger manufacturers
A miniature eddy current sensor system is helping leading manufacturers of turbochargers monitor the speed of turbocharger units up to 400,000 rpm. End user automotive companies such as Ford, Land Rover, Bentley and Jaguar are also using the sensors to map engine performance in test cells.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
High speed, high accuracy 2D laser line profile sensor is easy to set up, configure and adapt
A non-contact laser line profile measurement system has been developed that enables end user manufacturers, systems integrators and machine builders to detect beads (ie. bulges or bumps) of glue or weld seams, and to inspect grooves, channels, gaps and edges in a variety of applications.