Micro-Epsilon Introduces Eddy Current System for Inductive Displacement Measurement
The eddyNCDT 3060 is a new, powerful eddy current measurement system from Micro-Epsilon that is suitable for high speed, high precision displacement measurements in harsh industrial environments. The system comprises a compact controller, a sensor and integrated or non-integrated cable, and is factory-calibrated for ferrous and non-ferrous materials. With more than 400 compatible sensor models, unique ease of use and smart signal processing, the eddyNCDT 3060 sets new standards in inductive displacement measurement.
In contrast to conventional inductive sensors, displacement sensors that operate on the eddy current measuring principle stand out due to their high accuracy, bandwidth and temperature stability. Furthermore, this measuring principle enables measurements on ferrous and non-ferrous objects. The sensors are also resistant to harsh industrial environments including dirt, oil, high pressures and fluctuating temperatures.
The eddyNCDT 3060 is dust-proof and protected against immersion in water for a short period of time (IP67). The sensors are designed for ambient temperatures up to +200°C and ambient pressure up to 20 bar. Active temperature compensation is provided for the sensor and controller, which ensures high temperature stability of the complete measurement system.
The eddyNCDT 3060 offers significant performance improvements over its predecessors, the eddyNCDT 3010 and eddyNCDT 3100 systems. The eddyNCDT 3060 is highly adaptable to suit almost any industrial displacement, distance and position measurement application. The DT3061 controller provides enhanced features such as five-point calibration, setting of switching and temperature outputs, as well as storage of multiple characteristic curves. If two or more systems operate next to each other, they do not need to be synchronised – a new frequency separation feature enables these systems to operate in parallel without influencing one another.
Typical applications include the measurement of shaft movement (runout or dilatation), lubrication gap (oil film thickness), thermal expansion, and the monitoring of machines in high-speed, automated production environments. Furthermore, due to the controller’s storage feature for multiple characteristic curves, the system is highly suited to test bench, R&D and laboratory applications.
The industrial-grade M12 Ethernet interface enables modern fieldbus connectivity. Due to the controller’s compact, die cast aluminium design and the fieldbus connection, the measurement system is suitable for integration into a variety of production plant, machines and systems. An easy to use web interface simplifies set up and configuration.
Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK comments: "The eddyNCDT 3060 offers some very distinct performance advantages, particularly in terms of its unique combination of resolution, linearity and temperature stability. The system is also compact, robust and reliable to suit harsh industrial conditions, and is equipped with smart signal processing and fieldbus interface, which simplify integration into machines and automated production systems."
For more information on the eddyNCDT 3060, please call the Micro-Epsilon sales department on 0151 355 6070 or email email@example.com