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Micro-Epsilon releases eddyNCDT 3001 position sensor

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Micro-Epsilon releases eddyNCDT 3001 position sensor

August 3, 2015 - Micro-Epsilon releases eddyNCDT 3001 eddy current position sensor with a 2mm measuring range, and a resolution of 4µm.

Although the eddyNCDT 3001 sensor is similar in size to a typical proximity or inductive sensor, its measuring performance is much greater, making it ideal for OEM displacement, distance and position measurement applications. In addition, the sensor has high measurement accuracy and linearity, as well as its high frequency response rate of 5 kHz.

The sensors are protected to IP67 and so are suitable for a wide range of applications including automation, machine building and systems integration. As the sensors are cost effective and easy to use, they are particularly suitable for medium-to-high volume OEM applications.

All conditioning electronics on the eddyNCDT 3001 eddy current sensor are completely integrated into the sensor housing. However, the compact M12 dimensions do not mean lower performance; the sensor’s temperature-compensated electronics provides high measurement stability (0.03% FSO) even in fluctuating ambient temperatures.

Micro-Epsilon can supply the eddyNCDT 3001 in single quantities for customer evaluation purposes or can modify the sensor to suit higher volume OEM applications.

The eddyNCDT 3001 is factory-calibrated for both ferrous and non-ferromagnetic materials, which eliminates the need for any onsite calibration. The IP67 sensor design, combined with the true eddy current measuring principle, enables measurements in harsh industrial environments (oil, pressure, dirt, dust), as well as for offshore and marine applications (saltwater-resistant). The sensor has a measuring range of 2mm or 4mm and a frequency response of 5kHz (-3dB). Temperature compensation range is from 0°C to +70°C.

Eddy current sensors are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance, position and vibration.