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Micro-Epsilon's confocal chromatic controller

August 252016
Micro-Epsilon's confocal chromatic controller

The controller offers more powerful measurement characteristics, enhanced optical components and operates without external light source. Compared with a Xenon light source, the integrated light source is more durable, resulting in reduced maintenance and purchase costs. An active exposure time regulation feature allows different surface types to be compensated for quickly and precisely even with dynamic processes. Two different controller versions are available: the standard version and a multi-peak version. The latter enables one-sided thickness measurement of transparent measurement objects with up to five layers. The confocalDT 2471 HS is compatible with all sensor types of the IFS series. Data output is via Ethernet, EtherCAT, RS422 or analogue output. The configuration of the controller and the sensors is performed without additional software using a user-friendly web interface. Materials are stored in an expandable materials database. The controller is primarily used for high speed measurement and monitoring tasks in the glass and electronics industry.