Precision sensor offers micron measurements

Developed for ultra-high precision in the micron range, Sick’s OD7000 displacement sensor reliably measures tiny distances in challenging electronics and solar manufacturing applications. Comprising a separate controller and sensor head, the OD7000 is purpose-built to fit the tightest machine spaces.

Sick’s UK product manager for distance measurement, Nick Hartley, said: “SICK has worked hard and taken some time to develop the OD7000 meticulously. The result is a highly-precise instrument that offers manufacturers with some of the most challenging measurement requirements a real opportunity to output precise data, without complicated set-ups or super-expensive equipment.

“Using a 1D laser distance sensor with the performance of the OD7000 enables machine integrations to achieve high levels of material inspection and thickness determination, that might otherwise only be possible with much more expensive equipment.”

Two controller types both with Ethernet interface and a choice of three sensor heads span measurement ranges of 600μm, 4mm and 10mm with corresponding resolutions of 25, 180 and 400nm.