SOLARTRON METROLOGY — an Ametek Inc. unit — introduced a non-contact linear measurement sensor with a wide range of available outputs. The Orbit LT laser triangulation system is designed to support quality control in high-volume precision manufacturing applications requiring verification of every part.
Adding a non-contact capability allows Solartron to meet the needs of manufacturers of sterile or delicate products, as well as items that might be scratched by traditional touch probes. Soon, it said it will introduce models with higher accuracy and speed for more demanding applications.
Orbit LT sensors can be connected with other Solartron probes via its Orbit network or the newer Orbit ACS (automation and control system.)
Other available outputs include Modbus, RS232, RS485, USB, Ethernet TCP, Discrete NPN, PNP, logic and analog (0-10 VDC). The sensors provide 15-mm range, 45-mm offset, with 0.1% F.S. (full scale) accuracy. The heavy-duty casing is IP 67 rated. Easy installation includes teachable settings for different surfaces.
Solartron Metrology manufactures electronic instruments used in ultra precision manufacturing.