In order to use the highly dynamic optoNCDT 2300 laser triangulation sensor with an analog output, Micro-Epsilon has launched the C-Box, a new compact, external controller that is used for fast d/a conversion or for synchronous evaluation of two sensor signals. The d/a conversion is executed at 16-Bit and max. 70 kHz. The C-Box is supplied with four outputs: a configurable analog output, Ethernet, RS422 or USB. Parameter set up and handling of the C-Box as well as the connected sensors are performed via an Ethernet web interface. As well as averaging and statistical functions, thickness, diameter, step and inclinations can also be calculated.
The optoNCDT 2300 high performance displacement sensor is used for high speed precision measurements on diffuse reflecting materials and on shiny, porous or rough surfaces. In addition, the optoNCDT 2300 can be used for one-sided thickness measurement of transparent materials.