Current Press Releases

Use the dropdown menu below to select the company whose press releases you would like to view.

 

Press releases

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.