Measurement system relies on chromatic confocal sensor

DECEMBER 31, 2008--The MPLS180 contactless measurement system features a chromatic confocal sensor.

Dec 31st, 2008

DECEMBER 31, 2008--The MPLS180 contactless measurement system features a chromatic confocal sensor. The measurement line is composed of 180 independent measurement points and is able to measure up to 1800 lines/s (a point measuring rate of 324 kHz). It includes 180 embedded spectrographs. The sensor is composed of three subsystems: an optoelectronic controller containing the light source as well as the means of acquisition and signal treatment; a bundle of optical fibers linking the controller with the optical head; and an optical head, with scanning mirror. Currently, three optical heads are available. An optional scanning mirror integrated into the optical head is available, allowing measurement of a complete field to obtain true high-precision, 3-D real-time measurement.
STIL
Aix-en-Provence, France
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PRESS RELEASE

MPLS18: Ultra fast 3D measurement sensor

Recently awarded a prize at the "Vitrine de l'Innovation" contest, the MPLS180 is the last born of the contactless measurement systems developped by STIL.

The MPLS180 is the first "line" chromatic confocal sensor in the world.

The measurement line is made out of 180 independent measurement points, what ensures the perfect confocality of the system on each point. The MPLS180 is able to measure up to 1800 lines per second, that is to say a "point" measuring rate of 324 kHz.

With such a high measurement speed, this equipment is naturally meant for systematic dimension controls on production lines.

The MPLS180 also enjoys an advanced integration level with no less than 180 embedded spectrographs.

An optional scanning mirror integrated into the optical head is an available option. This mirror allows to measure a complete field and to obtain true 3D high precision real time measurement.

A genuine technological innovation, the MPLS180 sensor is composed of three sub-systems:

- An optoelectronic controller containing the light source as well as the means of acquisition and signal treatment.
- A bundle of optical fibers linking the controller with the optical head.
- An optical head, with scanning mirror (optional).

Currently, three optical heads are available. These three optical heads permit the topography of differently sized surfaces on any kind of material, with an excellent precision.

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