One-sided thickness measurement of glass
The confocal chromatic measuring principle enables thickness measurements of transparent materials such as glass. The thickness is detected to micrometer accuracy with just one single sensor which uses the reflections of the front and rear side of the material. The evaluation of up to 6 peaks enables thickness measurements of multi-layer objects such as laminated glass, where the suitable material can be selected for each layer.
Ease of use via web interface
Due to a user-friendly web interface, the entire configuration process of controller and sensors is carried out without using any additional software. The web interface can be accessed via Ethernet and provides set up and configuration options. Materials are stored in an expandable materials database. Data output is via Ethernet, EtherCAT, RS422 or analog output.
Ideal for fast measurements
The confocalDT controllers provide an excellent signal-to-noise ratio enabling measurements at high accuracy. They are among the fastest controllers worldwide and are frequently used for dynamic monitoring tasks. The fast surface compensation regulates the exposure cycles in order to achieve high signal stability which is particularly favorable when measuring surfaces with varying reflection characteristics. Interfaces are RS422, Ethernet or EtherCAT and AnalogOut.
Distance measurement on any surface
In contrast to laser-optical sensors, confocal chromatic sensors are almost independent of the light reflected by the surface. Therefore, the distance can be measured from dark and mat surfaces as well as from shiny and reflecting surfaces.