Orbit LTH Noncontact Laser
Jul 2013Solartron MetrologyRequest Info
BOGNOR REGIS, England, July 23, 2013 — Ametek Solartron Metrology’s Orbit LTH noncontact laser is for fast, high-performance gauging for quality control of metal and plastic products that could be damaged by contact measurement instruments.
The laser triangulation unit delivers a 0.02 full-scale reading over 2 or 10 mm, yielding accuracy up to 0.05 µm with the 2-mm stroke. The laser can be networked with as many as 150 sensors by connecting to the company’s Orbit 3 digital measurement system.
The sensor’s auto-gain circuitry adjusts power based on feedback from the material, providing better readings on difficult surfaces. It can switch between diffuse and specular modes to measure reflective and nonreflective materials. A bridging function can be programmed to account for dropoffs in materials with gaps or holes.
Outputs available include USB, Ethernet, TCP, RS-232 and Modbus.