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  • Welcome to Micro-Epsilon. The worldwide largest selection of high-precision displacement sensors, temperature sensors as well as measuring instruments and systems for industrial applications can be found here. More than 10,000 users throughout the world rely on measuring technology from Micro-Epsilon - you will also be impressed by measuring technology with more precision.
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  • Sensors for displacement, distance and position

  • Displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon measure distance, displacement or position of measuring objects. Besides distance measurements, measurements regarding vibration, gap, ovality, dimensions etc. are often required. These sensors are applied for automation, research and development or electrical engineering. The objective is to reduce costs, increase quality and optimize processes. Therefore, various contact or non-contact measurement methods are offered.
        • Capacitive sensors for displacement and position measurement

        • Capacitive sensors are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance and position. As capaNCDT sensors provide extremely stable results to nanometre accuracies, these capacitive sensors are preferably used in highly precise applications for any electrically conductive targets such as metals and semiconductors.

          Advantages of the capacitive measuring principle
          • Wear-free and non-contact measurement
          • No interfering force on the target
          • Robust against run out of electrically conductive material
          • Unmatched accuracy and stability
          • High bandwidth for fast measurements
        • Eddy current sensors for displacement and position

        • Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance, position, oscillation and vibrations. They are particularly suitable when high precision is required in harsh industrial environments (pressure, dirt, temperature). Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon offer extremely precise measurements where sub-micron accuracy is required.

          Advantages of the measuring principle
          • Wear-free and non-contact measurement
          • High precision and resolution
          • Robust for industrial purposes
          • High frequency response for fast measurements
        • Inductive sensors (LVDT)

        • The electromagnetic sensors in the induSENSOR series are based on the inductive measuring principle, the LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) principle and patented variants of these measuring methods. They are employed both in single and large-scale applications.

          Details
          • Wear-free and maintenance-free
          • Compact sensor design
          • Environmentally stable (dirt / moisture)
          • Good price-performance ratio
          • Tried and tested technologies
        • Magneto-inductive displacement sensors

        • mainSENSOR is based on an innovative measuring principle, which has been developed by Micro-Epsilon in order to combine the advantages of both inductive and magnetic sensors. As different strength magnets are applied, measuring ranges of up to 55mm can be achieved. However, for changing measurement set up of the proximity sensors, it is only necessary to change the magnet.

          Details
          • Selectable measuring ranges up to 55mm
          • Freely definable switching points
          • Linear output signal
          • High basic sensitivity and temperature stability
          • As non-contact the sensor offers a very long service life
          • High dynamics
        • Laser sensors for displacement and position

        • Laser sensors in the optoNCDT series operate according to the triangulation principle. Laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon measure displacement, dimension, distance and position. Laser sensors are also suited for measurements against special surfaces such as shiny metals, high speed measurements or large stand off distances round off the range.

          Details
          • Long measuring ranges
          • Long reference distances
          • High resolution and excellent linearity
          • High measuring frequency
          • Compact sensor design
        • Confocal sensors for displacement and position

        • The confocal chromatic confocalDT measuring system is used for fast distance and thickness measurement. Different sensor models and controller interfaces open versatile fields of application, e.g. in the semiconductor industry, glass industry, medical engineering and plastics production.

          Details
          • Excellent signal-to-noise ratio
          • Industrial-grade controller
          • Extremely small and constant spot size
          • Almost surface-independent, also valid for mirrored and glass surfaces
          • Nanometre resolution
          • One-sided thickness measurement
          • Passive measuring system
          • Robust design
        • Laser distance sensors for extra long ranges

        • Laser distance sensors are designed for non-contacting gap and distance measurements. The ILR series consist of gaging sensors (range up to 10 m) and laser distance sensors (range up to 250 m). The optical distance sensors are designed for positioning and type classification in machine building and handling equipment.

          Details
          • Extreme repeatability
          • Short response time
          • Very compact design
          • Compact sensor design
        • Draw-wire displacement sensors

        • Draw-wire sensors in the wireSENSOR series measure almost linearly across the complete measurement area. The draw wire sensors are used for simple distance measurements between 50 and 50,000 mm. Draw-wire sensors are ideally suited for both integrated as well as subsequent installation. There are extremely attractive variants particularly for OEM applications.

          Details
          • Measuring ranges up to 50,000 mm
          • Quasi-infinite resolution
          • Easy, fast and flexible mounting
          • High reliability and long service life
          • Analog and digital outputs
    • Laser-Scanner for precise 2D/3D measurements

    • Laser profile sensors from Micro-Epsilon are available in two categories: scanCONTROL Sensors are designed for common applications in quality control, production processing and automation gapCONTROL.

      Laser profile sensors from Micro-Epsilon are available in two categories:
        • scanCONTROL Sensors

        • are designed for common applications in quality control, production processing and automation
        • gapCONTROL Sensors

        • are designed for gap and flushness measurement, e.g. for the automotive industry, for welding and joining applications.
      • Optical Micrometers to measure diameter, gap, edge or opacity

      • Laser scanner and micrometers are included in the dimensional measurement technology. Typical measured values for these measurement units are profile, diameter, position, edge which are often required for quality assurance and process control. If laser scanner or measuring objects are removed, 3D models of the object can be generated.
            • Fiber optic sensors for gap, diameter, edge and presence

            • The optoCONTROL CLS-K fiber optic sensors consist of a transmitter and receiver for infrared or ultraviolet light with subsequent signal processing. Measurement is made directly on the object using fiber optics. The selection of the electronic amplifier is the key to successfully solving this measurement task. The correct fiber optic is then selected depending on the measurement task at hand. The decisive factors are the distance from the object to the electronics, as well as the minimum installation space required.

              Details
              • Different electronics, depending on the measuring task
              • Fiber optics appropriate to the measuring task
              • High-quality fiber optics for high signal quality
              • An excellent price-performance ratio
            • High resolution optical micrometer

            • optoCONTROL ODC systems are laser / LED based measuring systems with integrated high resolution CMOS or CCD camera for geometrical measurements.

              Details
              • Maximum resolution and accuracy
              • Wear-free
              • Ideal for process control
        • Infrared sensors for non contact temperature measurement

        • Sensors belonging to the product family thermoMETER measure the temperature between -50°C and 2200°C via infrared radiation. The non-contacting sensors operate with the absorbed infrared radiation of objects. IR sensors are specially designed for many applications such as metallurgical applications, applications in the plastics sector or combustion processes. They are used for the punctual temperature measurement or for thermography.
              • Thermal imager

              • Thermal imagers detect and measure temperatures on a surface. The thermal imaging camera series TIM is designed for precise measurement tasks due to the high thermal sensitivity. Powered from just one USB cable, the system is truly plug and play.

                Details
                • Measuring ranges -20 to 1500°C
                • Spectral range 7.5 to 13µm
                • Excellent thermal sensitivity
                • Exchangeable lenses
                • Real-time thermography
                • Power supply and operation via USB interface
              • Infrared temperature sensors for industrial applications

              • IR temperature sensors of the thermoMETER CT series are most durable, robust and reliable with an extreme long life expectancy. This IR temperature sensors operate in 250°C environment without cooling and are used in a variety of applications within any industry from R&D to production and process monitoring.

                Details
                • Temperature ranges from -50 °C to +2200°C
                • Sensors for the metal sector
                • Sensors for the glass industry
                • High speed version
                • Also suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
                • Extensive accessories
              • Infrared sensors with laser aiming for precise temperature measurements

              • The infrared sensors of the thermoMETER CTlaser series are designed for precision measurement tasks. Using two laser beams, the measuring spot is marked which ensures a precise temperature measurement. The thermoMETER CTlaser series are designed with the most sophisticated optics for the IR sensors to measure with the world’s smallest spot sizes <1mm. This IR temperature sensors are used in a variety of applications within any industry.

                Details
                • Innovative IR sensors with laser aiming
                • Temperature ranges from -50 °C to +2200°C
                • Winner of the “Medium-sized Business Innovation Award 2007”
                • Marking of the real measuring spot size
              • Infrared temperature sensors with crosshair laser sighting and video module

              • The video pyrometers thermoMETER CTVideo and CSVideo measure within the range from 50 °C to 2,200 °C and are therefore ideally suited to high temperature applications. Response times from 1ms enable to integrate them fast and easily into the processes. The vario lenses allow for stepless focusing from a measurement distance of 90mm. Smallest objects from 0.5mm can therefore be measured reliably.

                Details
                • Parallel use of video module and crosshair laser sighting for measuring field adjustment (measuring fields from 0.5mm)
                • Applicable in ambient temperatures up to 70 °C without any additional cooling
                • Measurements on hot metals, ceramics and composite materials
                • Automatic snapshot feature for process monitoring and corresponding documentation
              • Two color ratiometric pyrometer for extreme applications

              • Glass fiber 2 color ratio thermometer for extreme temperature measurements. The ratiometric principle minimizes measurement errors caused by intensity change (e.g. contamination due to dust, fumes..), low emissivity and partial spot size coverage of the target.

                Details
                • Measuring ranges (°C):
                  700 to 1800
                • Optical resolution 40:1
                • Spectral range 0.7 to 1.1µm
                • Insensitive to changes of the emission, due to the ratio principle
                • Fiber optics, therefore passive sensor head
                • Single- or two-channel use
                • Resistant to electromagnetic influences
                • Very short acquisition time of 5 ms
                • Insensitive to dust or steam
                • Up to 250°C ambient temperature without cooling
                • Output options: 0/4 - 20mA, 0 - 5/10V, USB, RS232, RS 485, CAN, Profibus DP, Ethernet
              • Infrared temperature sensor with integrated controller for OEM

              • Best price miniaturized temperature sensors with integrated controller for stationary applications.

                Details
                • Controller in the sensor or cable
                • Temperature range from -40 °C to +1600 °C
                • OEM products for high-volume production
              • Innovative handheld pyrometer with laser sighting

              • Handheld pyrometers are ideally suited for fast and mobile temperature measurement. Universally usable, they provide fast results in many situations.

                Details
                • Universal device and precision pyrometer
                • Laser sighting for accurate readings
                • A lot of versions for many applications
          • Customer-specific sensors

          • Micro-Epsilon itself has acquired particular competence in meeting the needs of individual customers, i.e. adapting sensors individually. Therefore, decisive design modifications besides simple modifications such as alternative output types or cables can be achieved. Moreover, there are exclusive benefits for the customer. Often know-how from other projects can be used which allows fast and thoughtful solutions. Therefore, sensors adapted to customer requirements can be easily adjusted to ambient conditions.
                • Sensors for medical engineering, pharmaceutical & biotechnological applications

                • Medical engineering, pharmaceutical and biotech industries place high requirements on the sensor technology applied. Required features are extremely high precision, as well as small installation space, long life design and maximum versatility.

                  Micro-Epsilon offers a broad range of modern, high precision sensors that fulfill stringent, market‑specific requirements:
                   
                  • Non-contact IR temperature sensors and thermal imaging cameras
                  • Displacement sensors for control of displacement, distance and position
                  • Optical sensors for scanning very fine structures and diameters
                  • Customer-specific sensor designs, also in large quantities
                  • Successful high volume applications in X-ray devices, operating tables, surgical robots, computer tomography, etc.
                • Industry / OEM

                • As a competent partner for measurement technology, there have been many customer developments in the many years of the company’s history which resulted in products which are suitable for industrial applications.

                  Details
                  • For use in volume production or individual application in the development
                  • Units from 1 to 100,000
                  • Developed and designed or adapted for the measurement task
                • Automotive / OEM

                • Special sensors for car manufacturing, development/test rig and serial applications. These proven sensors are adapted to special requirements of vehicle construction tasks and can be modified to customer-specific applications.

                  Details
                  • For use in volume production or individual application in the development
                  • Units from 1 to 100,000
                  • Developed and designed or adapted for the measurement task
                • Sensors for specific applications

                • Sensors developed for special applications are optimized for the respective application environment and ensure reliable measurements.

                  Details
                  • For use in high volume production or single applications
                  • Units from 1 to 100,000
                  • Adaptable to special application environments
            • Color sensors for self-luminous objects and surfaces

            • Color sensors from Micro-Epsilon recognize surface colors and self-luminous objects. The sensors recognize each color in applications in automation technology, medical packaging, quality control, as well as in painting, surface-labelling and printing technology tasks.
                  • Inline color measurement colorCONTROL ACS7000

                  • The colorCONTROL ACS7000 color measurement system not only recognizes reference colors by comparison, but identifies individual colors clearly from their coordinates in the color space. With its very high measurement speeds, the colorCONTROL ACS7000 is suitable for applications where colors and shades have to be examined on-the-fly and to very high accuracies.

                    Details
                    • Measurement without touching the sample (i.e. non-contact)
                    • Measurement precision ΔE ≤ 0.08
                    • Online color measurement: 25Hz – 2,000Hz
                    • Color space: XYZ; L*a*b*; L* u* v*; RGB; adjustable
                    • Light source: Adjustable “standard illuminant” and “standard observers”
                    • Color recognition from a taught reference list
                    • White/black reference comparison (via browser and buttons on the device)
                    • Web browser operation
                    • Online quality assurance and continuous documentation
                    • Ethernet/EtherCAT, RS 422, digital I/O
                    • Options: measuring head geometries for different technical surfaces
                  • Universal color sensors with optical fibers

                  • Color sensors of the LT series capture the color in TrueColor quality. This is comparable in quality to the human eye. The electronics consist of a controller to which a variety of optical fibers can be connected. Object distances of up to 100 mm can be realized, thanks to the flexibility of using different optical fibers. Only a very small optical fiber is located on the test object itself. The LT series offers universal sensors in a variety of performance classes.
                  • Color sensors with fixed lenses for special surfaces

                  • colorSENSOR OT color sensors are fixed lens sensors with True-Color detection. The sensor automatically illuminates the surface with white light and records the reflected color values. Apart from the optics, the models hardly differ from each other. The illumination can be disabled by software. OT sensors are then suitable for the color detection of self-luminous sources.
                  • Sensor systems for LED tests of function, color and intensity

                  • The colorCONTROL MFA is applied on the flexible color and intensity control on LEDs displays and colored objects. A special benefit is the flexible positioning of the measuring unit to the objects. Using the colorCONTROL MFA up to 20 measurement points can be monitored at the same time.
              • Industrial endoscopes for defect detection and quality assurance

              • A wide range of industrial endoscopes for cavity inspection offers flexible options for many applications. Here it is not necessary to resort to an expensive one-off model. Nearly every endoscope can be found in our product range. However, should you be unable to find the right endoscope in our product portfolio we will make you your own individual endoscope - quickly and efficiently.
                    • Rigid endoscopes – ELTROTEC borescopes

                    • ELTROTEC rigid borescopes were developed for the visual inspection of small bore holes and cavities. With diameters ranging from 0.7 to 25mm, they offer excellent image reproduction and with their excellent resolution and brightness facilitate the inspection of the smallest details. The Top-Line premium endoscopes are equipped with graded index lenses (GRIN lenses), providing the highest quality with no appreciable image loss.
                    • Flexible Endoscopes - ELTROTEC Flex

                    • Endoscopic tasks often require flexible probes in order to access the desired point in concealed openings, interior cavities or in bent pipes or entrances. ELTROTEC Flex endoscopes are available in a range of lengths and diameters. With a diameter of 2.5 mm and larger they are equipped with a control mechanism for changing the angle of the probe tip.
                    • Video Endoscopes - ELTROTEC Video

                    • ELTROTEC endoscopes are highly developed optical devices that have been specially designed for use in the industrial field. With a flexible or rigid probe the endoscopes allow a direct image representation via connected PC or handheld display. Thanks to their design, construction and special production technique they are ideally suited for use in the industrial field. An almost limitless variety of inspection tasks can be carried out using the broad range of features of each individual device and the extensive product programme.
                    • Endoscopy accessories

                    • All endoscopes can be equipped with extensive accessories. Different light sources provide stationary or mobile illumination of the inspection objects. Cameras allow the output ot video signals during the application of rigid and flexible endoscopes with eyepieces. When it comes to visualization, special monitor support. Many different adapter allow enlarging the field of applications.
                • Inspection systems for in-line quality control

                • Measuring systems from Micro-Epsilon Systemtechnik are test stations which are ready to use for integrated quality assurance and cost reduction in various sectors. Thickness, surface, profile or geometry characteristics of different objects are often to be measured in test stations. The focus is increasingly on sectors such as metal, semi-conductor, paint and plastics.
                      • Inspection system for shiny surfaces

                      • reflectCONTROL Compact has been specifically developed for the inspection of shiny surfaces. The system projects a striped pattern onto the measurement object. Defects on the surface cause deviations from the striped pattern which are recorded by cameras and evaluated by software.

                        The fully integrated system is available in two versions that each provides different measuring fields. The 2D version is used for pure defect recognition on reflecting surfaces. In addition, the 3D version allows for the measurement of reflecting surfaces at submicrometer accuracies. This device is also used in individual operations (e.g. laboratories) as well as directly in production lines.

                        Details
                        • Fast and high resolution measurement on large surfaces up to 265 x 110mm
                        • Versions for defect recognition or 3D reconstruction
                        • Proven technology for offline inspection and integration into processing lines
                        • Interfaces: USB, VGA, Ethernet, Digital I/O
                      • Sensors for painting and paint inspection

                      • Micro Epsilon provides systems and units of a very high investment level for industrial coating technology applications in the automobile industry. They improve both the efficiency and quality of the coating process itself, as well as the surface inspection of painted objects.
                      • Measuring and inspection systems for the metallurgical industry

                      • Measuring and inspection systems from Micro-Epsilon are used in the metallurgical industry and metalworking in order to ensure efficient production.

                        Application fields:
                        • Thickness measurement
                        • Welding automation
                        • Inspection
                        • Component testing
                      • Measuring and inspection systems for rubber and tires

                      • The rubber processing industry, as well as the tire production process is supported by Micro-Epsilon with a range of systems for inspection, monitoring and control of miscellaneous processes.
                      • Measuring and inspection systems for plastics

                      • Measuring and inspection systems from Micro-Epsilon are used in the plastics processing industry in order to ensure efficient production.

                        Application fields:
                        • Film extrusion
                        • Casting and machine building