Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are among the highest performing profile sensors in the world with respect to accuracy and measuring rate. They detect, measure and evaluate profiles on different object surfaces without contact. The available models are suitable for numerous industrial applications. The integrated intelligence in their sensor head (scanCONTROL SMART) solves versatile measurement tasks. Models for the customer’s own programming are available for integrators. The scanCONTROL profile scanners do not require any external controller.
Micro-Epsilon laser scanners are available in different classes (Compact, Highspeed and Smart) in order to meet the different user requirements. Furthermore, the user can choose between four perfectly matched product series (26xx, 27xx, 29xx and 30xx):
The sensors can be easily integrated into an existing customer software either via the available SDKs or the GigE Vision Standard which all scanCONTROL sensors meet (integration into image processing software). The sensors of the scanCONTROL SMART classes can directly transfer the measured values to the control systems using the following interfaces:
Ethernet (UDP or Modbus TCP)
RS422 (ASCII or Modbus RTU)
Analog, digital switching signals (with scanCONTROL Output Unit)
Compact size combined with low weight opens up new fields of application in profile measurement. The controllers of the scanCONTROL profile sensors being integrated in the housing simplify cabling arrangements and mechanical integration. Due to their compact size and their high profile frequency, the laser profile sensors are ideally suited to dynamic measurement tasks, e.g. in the production control or for robot mounting processes.
Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are available with a red laser diode. However, Blue Laser scanners with preferably used for profile measurements on red-hot glowing metals, as well as transparent and organic surfaces. While allowing higher stability, the blue laser beam does not penetrate the measurement object. Measurement tasks involving blue laser scanners measuring on red-hot glowing measurement objects exceeding 700 °C and transparent objects such as glass and plastics are protected by patent law. This means that these kinds of measurement are exclusively permitted with Blue Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon.
The laser scanners can be ordered with different options to meet the individual requirements of the measurement tasks. If, for example, an external laser switch-off is desired, this can be realized with the /SI (Safety Interlock) option. The /3B-SI option (laser class 3B, incl. hardware laser switch-off) offers a higher laser power. Sensors of the 29xx and 30xx series can also be equipped with a blue instead of a red laser line (/BL option). If the space is limited, a sensor with /PT option (Pigtail = direct cable outlet, 25cm, out of the sensor) can help to save space. The /VT (Variable Tail = cable output length 0.1-1.0m selectable) or /ST (Single Tail = Ethernet output only, no multifunctional socket) variants are also available.