A concrete factory, with its specific requirements, is not a typical environment for precision laser sensors. However, cost pressures and production flexibility call for the use of modern sensors for monitoring production. The optoNCDT 1700-500 laser sensor is extended at the customer's premises by using a powerful microcontroller and an Ethernet interface. With a measurement range of 500 mm, the sensor assures adequate distance in the measurement system so that all common block formats can be measured.
Dipl.-ing. Uwe Rahn, executive director of R&W, says of the cooperation: "The ease of modifying products with Micro-Epsilon has convinced us. It is not just that we were able to find the right sensor from your range, you addressed and analysed our task and understood that we needed a modified sensor solution. Without making any fuss, you offered us existing sensor technology with a new enclosure."