Micro-Epsilon introduces IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor | Automation.com

Micro-Epsilon introduces IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor

December 172018
Micro-Epsilon introduces IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor

December 17, 2018 -  Micro-Epsilon has extended its range of confocal chromatic displacement sensors with a sensor that offers accuracy use in high volume OEM, machine building, systems integration and continuous production applications.

The confocalDT IFS2406-3 confocal chromatic displacement sensor is designed for distance, position and thickness measurements.  With a diameter of 19mm, the confocalDT IFS2406-3 is integrated in restricted, confined spaces. Due to an offset distance of 74mm and a measuring range of 3mm, the sensor is useful when process reliability and protection of the sensor and target from mechanical damage are required. Special lens technology allows the sensor to deliver a resolution with a small laser spot size (35µm diameter).

The confocal IFS2406-3 isdesigned for distance measurements on reflecting or transparent surfaces, as well as one-sided thickness measurement of transparent film, plates or layers. As well as distance measurements on highly reflective, shiny surfaces, the sensors can also be used to measure on dark, diffuse materials. Typical applications include displays, smartphones, mirrors and glass production and medical devices. The sensors are also suitable for vacuum applications in semiconductor and microelectronics production.

The confocalDT IFS 2406-3 has a resolution of 50nm and a linearity of +/- 1.5µm (for distance and displacement measurements) and +/- 3µm (for thickness measurements). Operating temperature range is from +5°C to +70°C and is protected to IP65.

Together with the confocal chromatic controller, confocalDT 242x, the sensor system is compatible with all confocal controllers from the Micro-Epsilon range.

Measurement data can be output in real time via the EtherCAT interface. Thickness calibration allows accurate thickness measurement over the entire measuring range of the sensor.

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