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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
New measurement guide now available
A new measurement product guide has been launched that will help engineers select the correct displacement, position or temperature sensor for their measurement task
Monday, December 11, 2006
High accuracy high resolution laser sensor for less than £500
A non-contact, optoelectronic displacement (position) measurement sensor has been launched that offers OEMs, machine builders and end users all the technical advantages of its predecessor, but at half the cost.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Novel sensor system measures thickness of wet paint coatings and tyres
An innovative combination sensor system has been developed, which attaches directly to a robot arm, so that automotive OEMs can inspect the thickness of sprayed paint coatings on vehicle instruments, controls and airbag cladding – during the spraying process itself whilst the paint is still wet. The sensor system is non-contact, easy to mount and offers high accuracy when used against shiny black PU surfaces.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Modular, rugged monitors and PCs withstand tough marine environments
Developed to meet stringent marine industry standards, a new range of compact, modular, rugged LCD monitors and embedded PCs has been launched, offering ship suppliers and end customers numerous special features and a raft of technical benefits.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Laser sensor helps to guarantee safety of pedestrians at Jaguar Cars
With the advent of Europe’s NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) and other automotive legislative testing protocols, pedestrian safety is now an increasingly important aspect of new car design and safety. Jaguar Cars in Coventry has invested heavily in this area, with new cars now addressing these growing concerns.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Laser profile sensors guarantee the safety and stability of railway tracks
Guaranteeing the safety and stability of railway track when transporting passengers or goods is critical these days. The increased loading of the rail network and the higher speeds of modern trains lead to higher stressing of the rails.
Friday, September 8, 2006
Guide to Non-Contact Temperature Measurement Now Available
For plant engineers, maintenance technicians, field and service engineers or anyone interested in understanding more about non-contact temperature measurement – in particular thermal imaging and infrared thermometers – a free, informative guide is now available.
Monday, September 4, 2006
Novel key storage device ensures 24/7 access
With 10,000 possible combinations, the new, robust ‘ShurLok’ key storage device provides individuals with an ideal, secure place to store their keys, right next to a lock or door if required, eliminating the need to carry keys and preventing people from being locked out of their home or work area
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
MD of UK sensor company gets recognition for 400% sales growth
Due to the continued growth and success of its UK operation, the Micro-Epsilon Group, developer and manufacturer of sensors, test and measurement systems, is pleased to announce that Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon (UK) Ltd, has been appointed as Export Manager for the Western Territories.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sensors enable real time measurement of engine piston displacement
A UK-based automotive consultancy is using miniature, eddy current displacement sensors built into pistons on gasoline engines, to measure the displacement between the piston and the cylinder bore - in real time. This means engineers can look closely at how the piston moves with critical engine operating parameters, such as cylinder pressure and engine speed.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
New handheld PDA fulfils all data collection and scanning needs
Portable data collection and scanning devices are now used at almost every point in a supply chain, from field services and manufacturing through to equipment maintenance checks, ‘goods-in’ inspection, warehousing, retailing, fast food outlets and hospitals.
Thursday, July 6, 2006
Machine data acquisition optimises cigarette production
How Ethernet converter devices are helping to solve production planning and data visualisation problems for one of Europe’s largest tobacco manufacturers
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sensors help guarantee quality of Gillette shavers
Braun, a leading global manufacturer of small electrical appliances, including innovative shaving, hair care and beauty care products, is using optical laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon to help guarantee the quality of its new Gillette brand of cordless wet shavers.
Monday, June 26, 2006
New, low cost infra-red sensor has electronics integrated in the cable
Optris has launched two new compact, infra-red temperature sensors, offering OEMs a cost effective, high accuracy but rugged device that can measure temperatures from –20°C up to 350°C.
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