By DE Editors
Banner Engineering has introduced its new L-GAGE LH Series laser sensor, a non-contact measurement sensor. The LH Series is used for displacement and thickness measurements. It was developed to help solve measurement and quality control inspections on materials such as wood, metal, rubber, ceramic and plastic parts. The self-contained laser displacement sensor features a 1,024 pixel CMOS linear imager that can achieve up to a 1 micron resolution under nominal conditions.
The new LH features target displacement or thickness measurement with high resolution 4-20 mA or RS-485 serial communication outputs. Two sensors can be configured to self-synchronize for thickness measurements — performing the thickness calculation within the sensors — requiring no external controller for operation. The LH can be used in a network of up to 32 sensors, providing the capability to perform multiple, simultaneous inspections.
The LH sensor comes equipped with a Graphical User Interface (GUI), which guides the user through setup and performance monitoring when adjusting the sensor parameters. After the LH is installed, the GUI provides data acquisition tools to graphically display the current measurements. Parameters such as analog output scaling, averaging, sample size and other features can all be set within the GUI. All data is displayed in real time and can be saved to a log file, which is useful for troubleshooting the installation.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.