Micro-Epsilon provides the largest selection of laser triangulation sensors for displacement, distance and position measurements in the world. The optoNCDT 1700 series is the allrounder among laser triangulation sensors. These extremely compact sensors are equipped with an integrated controller and can be installed in the tightest of spaces. The unique real-time surface compensation (RTSC) feature measures the reflection factor of the target during active exposure and then compensates for this in real time. This ensures reliable measurements of a wide variety of surfaces.
The compact optoNCDT 1700 laser sensor is the ideal choice for common applications in automation and production equipment. Measuring ranges of between 2mm and 1000mm open up a wide variety of potential applications. Lenses, design and features can be modified to accommodate customer-specific requirements.
Shiny metal and coarse surfaces cause interferences for laser points, making distance measurements more challenging. The optoNCDT 1700 LL laser sensor avoids this effect. Special lenses extend the laser point to a short line. A special software algorithm is used to calculate the average value across the length of the line. Any interference is filtered out efficiently, and the distance can be determined accurately.
Unlike conventional laser triangulation devices that use red laser diodes, the optoNCDT 1700 BL laser sensor uses blue laser technology. Blue laser light has a wavelength of 405nm, which is at the other end of the visible light spectrum, near to ultraviolet light. This means a blue laser is at the maximum distance from infrared light and will not be exposed to the glare from the red light. Objects with a red glow, such as hot metals and silicon, can be measured with high dynamics and total precision. In addition, the short wave blue-violet laser does not penetrate the target object and so offers improved measurement stability. This allows for much more accurate measurements of organic materials, such as veneers, wood or skin.