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High Resolution, High Speed Laser Displacement Sensor – MICROTRAK 3

MTI Instruments offers a high resolution, high speed laser displacement sensor called Microtrak 3. This single spot laser sensor features an advanced CMOS sensor that offers excellent linearity and has 10 times the sensitivity of its predecessor.

The Microtrak 3 is capable of optimizing itself to the sensed conditions as it monitors the light intensity obtained on a pixel array. The laser sensor is easy to setup and includes an integrated 5 color position indicator, which makes it easy to verify the initial gap setup and also to check the basic performance during machine maintenance without the need for an external controller.

In addition, it can automatically determine and adjust the appropriate laser power required for different types of surfaces.

Key Features

The main features of the Microtrak 3 are:

  • Latest CMOS sensor technology
  • Easy to set-up
  • Precise and repeatable measurements from highly reflective to dull surfaces
  • Auto gain circuitry
  • Programmable cut-time feature
  • Programmable low pass filter to smooth noisy measurements
  • Built-in 5-color position indicator
  • Dual output - Analog and digital (RS-485 and USB)
  • Basic support software
  • Data export
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
  • Available in 8 different stand-off models

Applications

The applications of the Microtrak 3 are:

  • Part dimensions and thickness control
  • Tire tread depth measurement
  • Extrusion profile control
  • Vibration measurement of motor shaft
  • Amplitude measurement
  • Pavement profiling
  • Propeller blades profiling
  • Tolerance inspection

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