Micro-Epsilon is launching a new version of the scanCONTROL 2700 3D laser scanner with an Ethernet interface, though FireWire is still available if preferred.
For users who regularly work with open connectivity systems, the new Ethernet network option will be most welcome. Using this interface, the laser profile scanner can be quickly integrated within existing industrial networks. The configuration of the scanner is carried out using a supplied configuration programme, which enables the scanner to be configured to a unique IP address. This means the profile data transmission can also be performed via this interface.
scanCONTROL 2700 scanners provide up to 64,000 calibrated measuring points per second in real time via the Ethernet or FireWire interface, without requiring any additional hardware (such as a controller). The software development kit (SDK) and function library (LLT.dll) supplied as standard with the sensor provide users with a communications platform that offers excellent flexibility and performance via direct integration with most common programming languages.
The scanCONTROL 2700 series of laser profile scanners is available with measuring ranges of 25mm, 50mm and 100mm. The models in the 2700 series have a compact housing with an integrated controller and offer an attractive price/performance ratio. This compact design means the scanner is suitable for a wide range of machine designs and automation systems, where space is often restricted.
Typical applications for the scanCONTROL 2700 include the measurement of angles, steps and positions. The sensors are also used to measure profiles such as adhesive beads, weld seams, grooves and gaps. Here, the scanCONTROL 2710 version can be ordered, which calculates these parameters inside the sensor itself and then outputs the calculated value as either digital or analogue signals.
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