With all optoCONTROL sensors, a light source emits a laser or LED-light curtain in the direction of the receiver. The LED or laser light produced is parallel enlarged using lenses. The light intensity or the shadow received is evaluated on a CCD element. There are no mechanical parts in the sensor itself, which ensures a longer service life, whilst offering higher speed measurements. These systems measure diameter, width, gap, position, edge, opacity or segments of a body edge using a light curtain, which reaches widths of up to 100mm.
optoCONTROL 1200 is the most compact, high speed micrometer within the product range. The electronics is already integrated in the sensor. The sensor is used for extremely high speed processes and where installation space is tight or restricted. Tracking of an edge within the measuring beam is the ideal application.
As the optoCONTROL 1202 enables a 75mm or 100mm wide laser light strip, the measuring range is almost double that of other models. The sensor is used in applications where previously two sensors were required. Evaluations of diameter, left or right edge of a gap, or gap width, as well as multiple gaps or edges within the measuring range, can be detected. Using software and two systems, Master-Slave tasks for the remote measurement of target object widths can be carried out.
The optoCONTROL 2500 is a laser based high resolution micrometer which is used for all common measurement tasks starting at a resolution of 1 micrometre. In the area of dual sensors (e.g. measuring lines) it is often used to monitor one or more gaps or edge mass.
The optoCONTROL 2600 micrometer measures using a red LED light. There are no laser regulations to be adhered to. However, the system provides precise measurement results even in the case of strong ambient light. The optoCONTROL 2600 can be used for example in diameter or position detection of copper pipes during production. Resolutions starting at 0.1 micrometer can be achieved. All measurement parameters can be set up via the controller or integrated in the process via a serial interface.