Sensors

New laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon

New laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a new laser triangulation sensor with integrated controller that offers even higher performance and is fast and easy to set up. The sensor is suitable for high speed, distance, displacement and position measurements in a wide range of robotic applications. The new compact optoNCDT 1750 laser triangulation sensor succeeds […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Sick highlights sensing innovations at PPMA

Sick highlights sensing innovations at PPMA

Discovering how smart sensor technologies help to deliver manufacturing flexibility and predictive maintenance in Industry 4.0-enabled manufacturing and logistics environments will be the focus for Sick UK’s stand at the PPMA Show. Sick will be unveiling the latest Smart Sensors in its rapidly-expanding portfolio of intelligent solutions for real-time data sharing and IO-Link connectivity. Sick […]

By July 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
3D area sensor from Fanuc increases productivity

3D area sensor from Fanuc increases productivity

Fanuc 3D Area Sensors enable robots to recognise and pick up randomly positioned objects. Capable of locating parts three dimensionally, the 3D Area Sensor adds flexibility and reliability to operations traditionally completed by humans or which otherwise require sophisticated and expensive dedicated machinery. Vision-guided robotics (VGR) is fast becoming an enabling technology for the automation […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Micro-Epsilon assures robot positioning in seam welding

Micro-Epsilon assures robot positioning in seam welding

In the bodywork shop at the BMW AG factory in Leipzig, the roof panel and side frames are welded together. In order to permanently seal this weld against ingress of moisture etc., seam welding is carried out prior to the filler coat being applied to the vehicle body. The application of the adhesive beading is […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
SICK time of flight sensor checks robot gripping points

SICK time of flight sensor checks robot gripping points

SICK says its new PowerProx sensor offers unprecedented versatility to detect any object on a high-speed production line with just one range of sensors. PowerProx’s ability to detect small and flat objects too, no matter what the surface finish, will be useful in handling and assembly, for example in the automotive industry for reliable checking […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →
Alicona offers 3D metrology sensor for robot integration

Alicona offers 3D metrology sensor for robot integration

Alicona´s high resolution optical 3D metrology combined with a six-axis robot allows users to experience a high degree of automation as well as increased speed for quality assurance. The applied 3D measurement sensor is ideal for production: it is robust against vibrations and insensitive to ambient light, in addition to being fast and easily integrated […]

By November 10, 2015 Read More →
Blue laser profile scanner for challenging targets

Blue laser profile scanner for challenging targets

Micro-Epsilon UK has launched a range of 2D/3D laser profile sensors (laser line scanners) that operate using blue (violet) laser technology rather than red. The special characteristics of the blue wavelength laser light make the scanners suitable for a wide range of high precision profile and dimensional measurements on a variety of materials including shiny […]

By February 21, 2015 Read More →
Magnetic position sensor delivers unrivalled accuracy

Magnetic position sensor delivers unrivalled accuracy

SICK UK says its new MPS magnetic position sensor and MPA magnetic position sensor promise unrivalled levels of accuracy and control, combined with the versatility to be used in robotics applications. The key to the high performance of these magnetic position sensor models is a continuous analogue output signal for precision non-contact detection at all […]

By March 3, 2014 Read More →
Proximity switches small enough to fit every gripper

Proximity switches small enough to fit every gripper

SensoPart has expanded its subminiature sensor series. The range now offers LED sensors, in addition to laser sensors, including a proximity switch with adjustable background suppression and a blue light version for strongly light-absorbing objects. The LED proximity switch FT 10-RH is a special highlight amongst the new sensors: it offers adjustable background suppression which […]

By February 19, 2014 Read More →
Gap measurement is faster and easier

Gap measurement is faster and easier

Micro-Epsilon’s gapCONTROL 2711 is a non-contact laser profile scanner that is designed specifically for the measurement of gaps and edges, whilst simplifying sensor set up and configuration for the user. Typical applications include robot welding machines. The gapCONTROL 2711 laser profile scanner incorporates the same hardware and software interfaces as the company’s existing scanCONTROL 2710 […]

By November 28, 2011 Read More →
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