Micro-Epsilon introduces the 4x RS422/USB converter. The IF2004/USB converts the digital signals from up to 4 optical sensors into a USB data packet.
It is suitable for all types of laser triangulation sensors in the optoNCDT range and for confocalDT confocal-chromatic sensors. Unlike commercially available USB hubs, the new converter provides synchronous data acquisitions for a defined temporal allocation of the four RS422 inputs. This is particularly important for system solutions with multiple sensors, e.g. for thickness measurements.
The new converter has 4 trigger inputs and a trigger output for connecting additional converters. The connected sensors and the converter can be programmed via software.