Cross-Section Light Scanner
Width-Height-Diameter Measurement Systems

Optical Micrometer for determining edge distance cross to the transport direction

The width height diameter measurement systems μMETER-X of ELOVIS are used for non-contact cross-section measurement of profiles, strip goods and discrete parts in the production process, during conveying movement in the longitudinal direction. The highly accurate measurement in the light scanner generally serves production monitoring, process optimization and documentation of the delivery status of all manufactured goods. μMETER-X systems use light reflection or transmitted light. μMETER-X systems are maintenance-free, permanently calibrated and measure largely independent of the material. As a kind of “optical caliper”, μMETER-X systems are used for cross-section measurement, width heights diameter determination of bands, profiles, tubes, plates, beams, bolts and rollers made out of different materials.

Product Types – Cross-Section Light Scanner – Width Height Diameter Measurement Systems

µMETER-X-VIS/3D

Width, Height, Diameter Measurement Systems with 3D signal evaluation:

  • Camera-based sensor for measurement in reflection mode and in transmitted light mode, consisting of camera and illumiation
  • Typical measurement accuracy of +/- 0,1 mm
  • Measurement of objects with different widths, heights or diameters possible
  • Sensor can be cascaded (several sensors can be linked together to cover higher accuracies or larger measuring fields)

µMETER-X-VIS/2D

Width Height Diameter Measurement Systems with 2D Signal Evaluation:

  • Camera-based sensor for measurement in reflection mode and in transmitted light mode, consisting of camera and illumiation
  • Typical measurement accuracy of +/- 0,5 mm
  • Measurement of objects with different widths, heights or diameters possible
  • Sensor can be cascaded (several sensors can be linked together to cover higher accuracies or larger measuring fields)

Cross-Section Light Scanner – Width Height Diameter Measurement Systems
Optical Micrometer / Measuring Cross-Section Light Scanner – in Production Process

µMETER-X: VIS/3D-Wx VIS/2D-Wx
System Components 3D Vision-System 2D Vision-System
Product Types different measurement field sizes different measurement field sizes
Length and Width of Measurement Field 1 mm to 2.000 mm 1 mm to 300 mm
Systematical Measurement Accuracy typically:
± 0,1 mm to ± 1 mm/m
typically:
± 0,5 mm bis ± 1 mm/m
Repeatability depending on system ± 0,01 mm to ± 0,5 mm (confidence interval 1σ)
Arrangement of the Sensor System horizontal, vertical or diagonal horizontal, vertical or diagonal
Speed Measurement Range 0 m/min → 300 m/min 0 m/min → 100 m/min (higher maximum speed on demand)
Measurement Distance between Gauge and Measurement Object 150 mm to 2.500 mm 150 mm to 500 mm
Interfaces 1 x RS-485
I/Os Input: Start, Calibration
Output: Status
I/O Type RS‐422 Gauge
Available Data Measurement values, signal quality, status, valid measurement
Fieldbus Optional:

Profibus-DP, ProfiNet‐RT, Ethernet‐IP, …

Protection Class Sensor lines: IP50
Dimensions
(LxWxH)
depending on maximum measurement field size
Power Supply 12 – 24 VDC
Weight depending on maximum measurement field size
LED Data 1 mW to 20 mW infrared
Ambient Temperature 5 to 55°C ‐ not condensing, beyond of temperature range external cooling/heating required
Humidity Environment should be dry, no condensation

Cross-Section Light Scanner – Width Heigth Diameter Measurement Systems
Optical Micrometer / Measuring Cross-Section Light Scanner – In Production

Standard Interface

Interface Box for PC Operation

µMETER-X-BOX

Interface box for connecting the sensor to a PC or laptop. Allows for easy connection and supply of the sensor. With RS485 output interface and plug-in power supply.

Sensor Cable

Shielded Cables

µMETER-X-K3, K10

Sensor cable for connection to an interface such as µMETER-X-Box or bus module, a controller or a display.

Displays and Control Units

Display of Measurement Values

µMETER-X-DISPLAY-BOX

Interface box with measurement value display for connecting the sensor system to a PC or laptop. Box with RS485 output interface and plug-in power supply.
Control/Control Unit

µMETER-X-CONTROLLER

Display and Control Unit for the sensors provide the following features:

  • Display of all measurement values
  • Display of sensor status
  • Input of preselection lengths
  • Reset of current length
  • Actuator Contact
  • Sensor parameterization
Sorting Control

µMETER-X-SPS

The SPS sorting control for the µMETER-X sensors provide the following features:

  • Operation via Touch-Screen
  • Display of all measurement values
  • Input of nominal lengths
  • Input of low and high tolerance values
  • Output of sorting signals
  • Product data management
  • Measurement data storage

Mobile Equipment

Measurement Tripod

µMETER-X-TRI

The µMETER-X sensors are lightweight and therefore very well suited for mobile measurement in conjunction with the ELOVIS tripods (TRI). The TRI tripod consists of: tripod, boom with joint, sensor attachment to the boom with ball head and sensor mounting plate.

Software

PC Software

µMETER-X-CMS

The CMS configuration and monitoring software is used for µMETER-X operation, adjustment of setpoint and tolerance values as well as the display and storage of measurement values on a PC, laptop or tablet computer. The CMS software is mainly used for manual measurements.

Fieldbus and Communication Modules

Profibus-DP, ProfiNet-RT, Ethernet-IP

µMETER-XPB, -PN, -EN

Standard bus interface modules with the following output: Measurement Value (in m) , Speed (in m/s), Status Signal (valid/invalid)

Transmitted-Light based Cross-Section Light Scanner Width Height Diameter Measurement Systems

The material to be measured passes through the measurement area across the conveying direction of the µMETER-X System in longitudinal direction. As soon as the material is located on the same height as the sensor, the corresponding cross-sectional dimension is automatically and continuously determined. To ensure that the measurement can take place with high accuracy, the measurement material has to be as clean and dry as possible. In addition, the measurement object should pass the µMETER-X system as straight as possible. The measurement principle can be described as optical micrometer / measuring cross-section light scanner for measurements in the production cycle.

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APPLICATIONS

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