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Micro-Epsilon

More precision for the world of tomorrow

As a leading manufacturer of precision sensor technology, we are shaping the future. Our systems are used whenever accuracy and performance are crucial to success. In machine building and automation as well as in satellite technology and in the production of next-generation batteries and computer chips. As a globally active group of companies, we are making a decisive contribution to the world of tomorrow - and have been doing so for more than 56 years.

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High performance in all industries

Whether for quality assurance, predictive maintenance, process and machine monitoring or advanced automation – sensors from Micro-Epsilon make a significant contribution to improving products and processes in a wide range of industries. As a result, efficiency gains are achieved in production and the cost of materials, waste and energy is significantly reduced.

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High technology

What sounds like the future is already at the heart of what we do today. Hundreds of satellites orbit the earth at low altitudes and provide fast internet connections around the world.

Our tilting mirror systems enable secure laser communication. This is possible at an altitude of over 500 km, at speeds of over 25,000 km/h and distances of up to 5000 km.

These sensor-actuator systems are another milestone in our company's history and demonstrate our ability to turn top performance into series products. With pioneering technologies such as these, we are consolidating our leading position in sensor technology.

More Precision

We strive for greater precision in our products and thus promote innovation. Our displacement sensors achieve resolutions down to the sub-nanometer range, which is less than a millionth of a millimeter. These are used, for example, in semiconductor lithography machines in ultra-high vacuum. 

In order to implement such high performance in series products, we rely on the competence network within our group of companies. Consulting, product development, application, electronics, optics, image processing, micromechatronics, simulation, software, system integration, production and quality - all from a single source.
 

Shaping the future with sensor technology - Corporate Video

Testimonials

Logo Kuka CEE GmbH

Only the combination of KUKA robots and scanCONTROL laser scanners allows us to determine the exact robot path. High precision measurement values provided by Micro-Epsilon laser scanners enable absolute positioning accuracy.

Markus Winter, Technical Sales Support | KUKA CEE GmbH

Logo Vossloh Rail Services GmbH

With laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon, we determine cross and longitudinal profiles of rails, groove geometries and track gauges in day and night operation. Measurements are taken at speeds of up to 80 km/h under harsh conditions with grinding dust and vibrations. Vossloh Rail Services GmbH has used robust and precise sensors from Micro-Epsilon for many years. We particularly appreciate their technical advice as well as the good support of the office and field staff.

Dr. Konstantin von Diest, Technical Manager, Vossloh Rail Services GmbHUwe Rahn, R&W Industrieautomation GmbH

Logo MicroStep

MicroStep's innovative solutions enable fully automated cutting processes with high accuracy. To achieve this, our systems need to determine precise 3D surface geometries of cut objects. With this task we rely on the German sensor specialist Micro-Epsilon with more than 50 years of experience in sensor development and production. Their high-precision laser scanners combined with our systems provide maximum accuracy for the determination of cut surfaces.

Michal Kováč, Sales & Marketing Dpt., MicroStep

Logo Aluminium Norf GmbH

Micro-Epsilon supplied a system for metal strip thickness measurements that was tailor-made for our requirements, and has now been in virtually trouble-free service for 15 years to our complete satisfaction. We appreciate their fast and effective technical support whenever we need assistance.

Hans-Joerg Herrmann, Aluminium Norf GmbH

Logo Wago GmbH & Co. KG

We manufacture modern components for electrical connection technology as well as electronic components for decentralized automation technology. In our automated quality assurance processes, we use scanCONTROL laser profile scanners from Micro-Epsilon, which precisely solve our applications. We create these application solutions in a joint, trusting collaboration with the Micro-Epsilon team.

Colin Brand, Quality Engineering, WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Logo BASF Leuna GmbH

Compared to a color detection camera system that we tested before, implementation and configuration are easier and much more flexible with the CFO200 sensor.

Michael Bergner, Assistant Asset Management, BASF Leuna GmbH

Logo Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

In the world's first electrothermal energy storage facility in Hamburg, we rely on time-of-flight laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon in terms of plant safety. The volcanic rock contained expands due to heating and the resulting pressure acts on the reinforced concrete storage tank from the inside. For safety reasons, the distance sensors from Micro-Epsilon therefore measure and monitor the expansion of the reinforced concrete reservoir with millimeter precision. We would like to thank the entire Micro-Epsilon team for their professional support.

Eva Hagen Development Engineer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg

Logo Ilim Timber Continental SA

When cutting wooden boards, laser distance sensors from Micro-Epsilon exactly measure the board length. This happens multiple times faster than with the previous manual measurement. Sensors from other manufacturers couldn’t handle fluctuating temperatures. However, the sensors from Micro-Epsilon are temperature-compensated and therefore measure reliably and precisely even with varying temperatures.

Ilim Timber Continental SA, Michael Fischbauer, Head of Electrical Department