Laser Scanner Makes it Blue
The scanCONTROL series of laser profile scanners has been extended with two additional models that use a blue laser diode: scanCONTROL 26xx/BL and 29xx/BL.
The sensors are based on the laser line triangulation. The innovative aspect of the sensors is their use of a short wavelength of 405 nm. The special characteristics of this wavelength range enable the sensors to be used in conditions where measurements have not been practicable to date. The sensors even operate on reflective or transparent surfaces, where it is not possible to use optical measurement methods.
The scanCONTROL 26xx/BL and 29xx/BL models offer the same excellent features as the recently launched scanCONTROL 26xx and 29xx series that use a red laser diode. The entire control technology is integrated in an extremely compact design, enabling their application in complex machines where t...
The scanCONTROL 26xx/BL and 29xx/BL models offer the same excellent
features as the recently launched scanCONTROL 26xx and 29xx series
that use a red laser diode. The entire control technology is integrated in an
extremely compact design, enabling their application in complex machines
where there may be little space for mounting of sensors. Profile
frequencies of up to 4,000 Hz enable the sensors to be used in high speed
applications, for example, in the measurement of rail tracks on moving
trains. Different measuring ranges are available from 25 mm to 265 mm in
the z-axis (distance) as well as to 143.5 mm in the x-axis (laser line length).
Output of measurement data is via Ethernet (UDP, Modbus) or serial
interface (RS422, Modbus). In addition, analogue signals or digital switch
signals can be output via an output unit.
The scanCONTROL 26xx/BL and 29xx/BL blue laser profile scanners are ideally suited to the following applications and materials:
- Red-hot glowing metals: The red glow normally dazzles red profile scanners, but blue scanners are unaffected.
- (Semi-) transparent materials: Due to the short wavelength, the blue laser line penetrates significantly less into the surface than the red laser.
- Organic materials: Slight penetration behaviour of blue laser results in higher measurement accuracy.
Published by Micro-Epsilon USA on 14 Apr 2014
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