Micro-Epsilon

Micro-Epsilon is a medium-sized family-run company, which plays a leading role in measurement technology. For more than 45 years we have continuously offered reliable, high performance, unique solutions particularly when high precision measurement or inspection is required. Our product range covers sensors for the measurement of distance and displacement, sensors for IR temperature measurement and color detection, as well as systems for dimensional measurement and defect detection.

Non-Contact Sensors
Laser Displacement Sensors (Triangulation)

optoNCDT sensors have set milestones for industrial laser displacement measurement. Whether for displacement, distance or thickness measurement, Micro-Epsilon laser sensors are considered one of the best in their class. These laser sensors are used e.g. in measurement and monitoring tasks in factory automation, electronics production, robotics and vehicle construction.

  • Measurement of displacement, distance and thickness on numerous surfaces
  • Ideal for automation, production control and test bench
  • High measurement accuracy
  • Ideal for measurement tasks with high measuring rates
  • Comprehensive product range with numerous measuring ranges
  • Compact design with integrated controller
  • Ease of use via web interface
Laser Distance Sensors (Time-Of-Flight)

Laser distance sensors are designed for non-contact distance measurements: laser gages for measuring ranges up to 10m, laser distance sensors for up to 3,000m. These sensors are used for positioning and type classification in machine building and handling equipment.

  • Precise measurement of displacement, distance & position on different surfaces
  • Large gaging and measuring range for both indoor and outdoor use
  • High repeatability
  • Fast response time
  • Extremely compact size without external controller
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Open interfaces (SSI-compatible, RS422, RS232, Profibus)
Confocal Sensors

The confocal chromatic confocalDT measuring system is used for fast distance and thickness measurement. Different sensor models and controller interfaces open versatile fields of application, e.g. in the semiconductor industry, glass industry, medical engineering and plastics production.

  • Distance and thickness measurement with high resolution and measuring rate
  • Ideal for automation and production control
  • Almost surface-independent, also valid for mirrored and glass surfaces
  • Extremely small and constant spot size
  • Nanometre resolution
  • Industrial-grade controller with ideal signal-to-noise ratio
    Passive measurement system
Optical Micrometers

optoCONTROL systems are used for measurement and monitoring tasks. The CLSK series operates using optical fibers that offer application versatility and can also be used in harsh, industrial environments. These fiber optic sensors enable a wide variety of applications, from monitoring the presence of a target object through to recognition of gaps or web-edge detection.

The optoCONTROL ThruBeam micrometers are equipped with LEDs or a laser light and are used for precision diameter, segment and gap measurements. Due to their high accuracy and measuring rate, optoCONTROL micrometers are primarily used in applications where high precision is required.

Laser Profile Sensors

Laser line sensors from Micro-Epsilon are among the highest performing profile sensors in the world with respect to accuracy and measuring rate. They detect, measure and evaluate profiles on different object surfaces. The available models are suitable for numerous industrial applications. The integrated intelligence in their sensor head (scanCONTROL SMART and gapCONTROL) solves versatile measurement tasks. Models for the customer’s own programming are available for integrators. The scanCONTROL and gapCONTROL sensors do not require any external controller.

Eddy Current

Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance, position, oscillation and vibrations. They are particularly suitable when high precision is required in harsh industrial environments (pressure, dirt, temperature). Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon offer extremely precise measurements where sub-micron accuracy is required.

  • Non-contact measurement of displacement, distance and position on electrically conductive materials
  • For demanding, industrial environments: dirt, pressure, temperature
  • High resolution and temperature stability
  • High bandwidth for fast measurements
  • Customer-specific sensors and controllers
  • Robust and industrial-grade sensor designs
  • Versatile application possibilities due to comprehensive product range
Capacitive

Capacitive sensors are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance and position, as well as for thickness measurement. Due to their high signal stability and resolution, capacitive displacement sensors are applied in laboratories and industrial measurement tasks. In production control, for example, capacitive sensors measure film thickness and application of the adhesive. Installed in machines, they monitor displacement and tool positions.

  • Non-contact measurement of displacement, distance and thickness as well as on electrical conductors and insulators
  • Unmatched accuracy for laboratories and industry
  • Customer-specific sensors and controllers
  • All capaNCDT sensors, cables and controllers are fully compatible
  • Versatile application possibilities due to comprehensive product range
  • The very latest controller technology ensures ease of use
Magneto-inductive

mainSENSOR is based on an innovative measuring principle, which has been developed by Micro-Epsilon in order to combine the advantages of both inductive and magnetic sensors. Magneto-inductive sensors are frequently used as alternative to inductive sensors and proximity sensors in process automation, the packaging industry and in machine monitoring. Measuring the distance to a magnet which is fixed at the measurement object, the sensors outputs a continuous, linear output signal. As different strength magnets are applied, measuring ranges of between 20mm and 55mm can be achieved. However, in order to adapt the measuring range, it is only necessary to change the magnet.

  • Magneto-inductive displacement and distance measurement
  • Ideal alternative to inductive sensors and proximity sensors
  • Linear output signal, high basic sensitivity and temperature stability
  • Selectable measuring ranges up to 55mm with different magnets
  • Long-life sensor due to non-contact measurement
  • Ideal for customer-specific designs and high-volume application
Contact Sensors
Inductive Sensors (LVDT)

Micro-Epsilon offers a large range of inductive sensors for displacement and position measurement from conventional LVDT sensors and inductive sensors with integrated controller to customer-specific high-volume versions. The induSENSOR displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used in automated processes, quality assurance, test rigs, hydraulics, pneumatic cylinders and automotive engineering.

  • Wear-free and maintenance-free displacement and position measurement
  • Compact designs, ideal for integration into machinery
  • Robust and industrial-grade sensor designs
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Ideal for high volume applications
Draw-wire displacement

Draw-wire sensors of the wireSENSOR series measure almost linearly across the entire measuring range and are used for distance and position measurements of 50mm up to 50,000mm. Draw-wire sensors from Micro-Epsilon are ideal for integration and subsequent assembly in high volume OEM applications e.g. in medical devices, lifts, conveyors and automotive engineering.

  • Draw-wire sensors for displacement, distance & position measurements up to 50,000mm
  • Ideal for difficult-to-access positions
  • Resolution towards infinity
  • Easy, fast and flexible mounting
  • Ideal for customised models
  • Compact sensor housing combined with a large measuring range
  • High operational safety & long service life
  • Analog and digital outputs
IR Temperature
thermoIMAGER TIM

Thermal imagers detect and measure temperatures on a surface. The thermal imaging camera series TIM is designed for precise measurement tasks due to the high thermal sensitivity. Powered from just one USB cable, the system is truly plug and play.

Different classes of performance models allow the use of an appropriate model for different applications.

  • Measuring ranges -20 to 1800°C
  • Spectral range 7.5 to 13µm
  • Excellent thermal sensitivity
  • Exchangeable lenses
  • Real-time thermography
  • Power supply and operation via USB interface / optional Gigabit Ethernet
thermoMETER CT

IR temperature sensors of the thermoMETER CT series can be used in a wide variety of applications. From low temperatures prevalent in cooling chains or laboratories, to the highest temperatures in hot molten metals and blast furnaces - these IR sensors measure precisely and reliably.

  • Temperature ranges from -50 °C to +2200°C
  • Sensors for the metal industry
  • Sensors for the glass industry
  • High speed version
  • Also suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres
  • Extensive accessories
thermoMETER CTLaser

Infrared sensor of the thermoMETER CTLaser series are used for precise, industrial measurements. Using two laser beams, the measurement spot is marked which ensures a precise temperature measurement. thermoMETER CTLaser temperature sensors are used in numerous applications. From extremely low temperatures (-50°C) to the highest temperatures (2200°C), these IR sensors measure precisely and reliably.

  • Innovative IR sensors with laser sighting
  • Temperature ranges from -50 °C to +2200°C
  • Real spot size marking
thermoMETER CTVideo and CSVideo

The video pyrometers thermoMETER CTVideo and CSVideo measure within the range from 50 °C to 2,200 °C and are therefore ideally suited to high temperature applications. Response times from 1ms enable to integrate them fast and easily into the processes. The vario lenses allow for stepless focusing from a measurement distance of 90mm. Smallest objects from 0.5mm can therefore be measured reliably.

  • Parallel use of video module and crosshair laser sighting for measuring field adjustment (measuring fields from 0.5mm)
  • Applicable in ambient temperatures up to 70 °C without any additional cooling
  • Measurements on hot metals, ceramics and composite materials
  • Automatic snapshot feature for process monitoring and corresponding documentation
thermoMETER CS

Best price miniaturized temperature sensors with integrated controller for stationary applications.

  • Controller in the sensor or cable
  • Temperature range from -40 °C to +1600 °C
  • OEM products for high-volume production
  • Robust, silicon-coated lens
  • Adjustable signal processing
Handheld pyrometers

Handheld pyrometers are ideally suited for fast and mobile temperature measurement. Universally usable, they provide fast results in many situations.

  • Universal device and precision pyrometer
  • Laser sighting for accurate readings
  • Many versions to suit different applications
Color Sensors
colorCONTROL ACS

The colorCONTROL ACS7000 color measurement system not only recognizes reference colors by comparison, but identifies individual colors clearly from their coordinates in the color space. With its high speed spectrometer, the colorCONTROL ACS7000 is suitable for applications where colors and shades have to be examined online with the highest accuracy.

  • Measurement precision ΔE ≤ 0.08
  • Online color measurement: 25Hz – 2,000Hz
  • Color space: XYZ; L*a*b*; L* u* v*; RGB; adjustable
  • Light source: Adjustable “standard illuminant” and “standard observers”
  • Color recognition from a programmable reference list
  • White/black reference function
  • Web browser operation
  • Online quality control with continuous documentation
  • Ethernet/EtherCAT, RS 422, digital I/O
  • Options: measuring head geometries for different technical surfaces
Universal color sensors (Fiber)

The Fiber sensors capture color similar to the perception of the human eye (TrueColor quality) The electronics consist of a controller coupled to a wide variety of optical fibers which allow for large target distances of up to 100 mm. Only the small tip of the fiber is mounted close to the target. The LT series offers basic and advanced controllers for a variety of applications. The controllers can be programmed via a PC/Serial interface and/or push button.

Color sensors for special targets (Fixed Lens)

colorSENSOR OT are fixed lens sensors with True-Color detection. The sensor illuminates the surface with white light and captures and analyzes the reflected color values. They all share the same electronic and utilize different optics for various challenging targets. The internal illumination can be disabled by software so the y can be used on self-luminous targets as well.

LED analyzers

The colorCONTROL MFA is used for measurement of color and intensity on LEDs, displays, and colored objects. An additional benefit is the flexible positioning of the small fibers to the targets. By utilizing the colorCONTROL MFA up to 100 measurement points can be monitored simultaniously.

Turnkey Systems
Metal thickness measurement

Micro-Epsilon offers innovative measurement and inspection systems for the metals industry. Latest technologies are used for thickness, profile and surface measurements. Performance and quality, as well as reliability of products and services have made Micro-Epsilon one of the leading suppliers of inspection systems for optical thickness measurement used in the metals industry. Numerous, successful installations in 13 countries around the world in milling lines and processing lines speak for themselves.

Paint Inspection Systems

Micro Epsilon provides systems and units of a very high investment level for industrial coating technology applications in the automobile industry. They improve both the efficiency and quality of the coating process itself, as well as the surface inspection of painted objects.

Inspection:

LS-1* robot-based Painting:

Measuring and Inspection Systems for Plastics

Measuring and inspection systems from Micro-Epsilon are used in the plastics processing industry in order to ensure efficient production.

Film Extrusion:

Machine Building: