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Micro-Epsilon to Present New Embedded Coil Technology for Non-Contact Current Sensors at DSEI Exhibition 2013

At the DSEI exhibition (10-13 September 2013, ExCeL, London), precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon (stand N3-271) will present a range of measurement products suitable for military, defence and security applications.

Micro-Epsilon sensors are used to measure distance, position, vibration, dimensions, surface profile, thickness, temperature and colour, using both contact and non-contact measurement techniques.

Highlights on the stand at DSEI will be the company’s new Embedded Coil Technology (ECT) for non-contact eddy current sensors, a range of non-contact thermal imagers, temperature sensors, as well as laser displacement sensors, confocal, capacitive, time-of-flight, draw wire and colour recognition sensors.

For those involved in vehicle/aircraft R&D and test programmes (RD&T), Micro-Epsilon offers a wide range of high precision, non-contact measurement sensors and systems – many of these are miniature, high performance (accuracy, resolution, repeatability and sensitivity) sensors that also offer the latest digital communications/fieldbus network interfaces, intelligent integrated software and closed loop control.

EddyNCDT ECT (Embedded Coil Technology) series of non-contact eddy current displacement sensors.

Proven track record in Defence

As a proven supplier to the military/defence sector, Micro-Epsilon’s products can be found in a number of military RD&T applications, including non-contact sensors for: optical missile testing systems; measuring small temperature differences on aircraft/vehicle braking systems/rotor blades; measuring vibration/load on aircraft wings; aircraft steering systems and landing gear; and miniature lightweight thermal imaging cameras for UAVs.

Embedded Coil Technology

The eddyNCDT 3100 displacement sensor is the first standard, catalogue sensor to benefit from Micro-Epsilon’s unique Embedded Coil Technology (ECT). ECT is a technological breakthrough in eddy current sensor design and manufacture, enabling ultra-compact designs to be produced.

ECT provides almost unlimited scope in terms of the external design and geometrical shape of the sensor, which can be adapted to suit virtually any application. The sensors offer extreme mechanical robustness, resulting in longer service intervals and higher temperature stability. The sensors are suitable for harsh operating environments, including high vibration, impact shocks and extreme operating temperature ranges (-193°C to +600°C).

Detecting small temperature differences

Micro-Epsilon will also showcase its thermoIMAGER TIM 450 inline infrared thermal imager. This higher resolution camera not only offers improved image resolution, but also detects even smaller temperature differences. The TIM 450 is able to capture and store thermal video and images with extremely high optical resolution (382 x 288 pixels) at a full frame rate of 80Hz. A new detector provides an unmatched thermal sensitivity of 40mK, enabling the camera to detect even smaller changes in temperature.

The stand will also feature the thermoMETER CSmicro, one of the smallest infrared temperature sensors currently available. This miniature sensor has a diameter of just 14mm, with the electronics unit now fully integrated in the cable. The sensor includes an LED for self-diagnostic functions or for displaying the current measured temperature and is ideal for high volume OEM applications.

For more information or to book an appointment on the stand, please visit call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 or email [email protected]

Micro-Epsilon is a major global manufacturer of sensors, headquartered in Germany. The company’s range of displacement sensors measure everything from to distance, position, vibration, dimensions and thickness, using both contact and non-contact measurement techniques.

These techniques include 1D, 2D and even 3D laser-optical sensors and systems, eddy-current, capacitive, LVDT & inductive, potentiometric and draw-wire principles.  In addition, Micro Epsilon has developed its own range of non-contact infrared temperature sensors that can measure virtually any target temperature from -40 to +3,300°C. The company also manufactures a comprehensive range of colour recognition sensors.

With more than 45 years’ experience in the industry, Micro-Epsilon isn’t just a sensor manufacturer. The company is highly innovative and understands the importance of providing complete solutions and support services for its customers. The firm is renowned for its expertise in consulting, development and application of industrial sensors to complex, customer-specific solutions for measurement, inspection and automation. The focus is on selling technical advantage to its customers.       

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