Operating Principle

4 YEAR WARRANTY

We’re so confident in our products that we guarantee every part we manufacture with an industry-leading four-year warranty.

TOTAL VU™

These products are compatible with the Total Vu™ platform for complete product and process monitoring, reporting, and control. VIEW TOTAL VU PRODUCTS

MADE IN THE USA

We’re a 100% U.S. owned and operated company. We’re proud to design and build our products at our Fairborn, Ohio headquarters.

ETHERNET INTERFACE

These products use a standard Ethernet connection to transfer data between the device and the host processor.

POWER OVER ETHERNET (POE)

These products receive power over the same Ethernet connection used for communications, thereby eliminating the need for a separate power source, power cable, or conduit. Currently available on Axion212, Axion222, and Triton330.

Operating Principle

Product Description

A scanning laser micrometer uses a rotating optical element to reflect or refract a laser beam through a measurement area and across the path of an object. The part obstructs the laser light, creating a shadow that persists for a time proportional to the size of the part.

Optics in the receiver collect the unobstructed laser light and focus it on a photocell. The output of the photocell is analyzed to detect the precise time at which the laser crosses each part edge. Software converts timing data into meaningful measurements.

All scanning laser micrometers operate using the same fundamental principle, whether they use a rotating mirror, prism, hologram, tuning fork, or some other mechanism to scan the laser beam through the measurement field. Scanning laser micrometers use a variety of light sources, including laser diodes, helium-neon (HeNe) laser tubes, and LEDs.

The electrical interface—power, signal, and status lines—varies among scanning laser micrometers. However, since they all operate on the same principle, the electrical signals encode the same fundamental information.

Laser Demonstration

Check out this interactive demo to see the operating principle in action. Using your mouse, move one or more objects (black circles or squares) into the laser path. Our simulated laser measurement system will indicate the measurements between state changes of the receiver.

4 YEAR WARRANTY

We’re so confident in our products that we guarantee every part we manufacture with an industry-leading four-year warranty.

TOTAL VU™

These products are compatible with the Total Vu™ platform for complete product and process monitoring, reporting, and control. VIEW TOTAL VU PRODUCTS

MADE IN THE USA

We’re a 100% U.S. owned and operated company. We’re proud to design and build our products at our Fairborn, Ohio headquarters.

ETHERNET INTERFACE

These products use a standard Ethernet connection to transfer data between the device and the host processor.

POWER OVER ETHERNET (POE)

These products receive power over the same Ethernet connection used for communications, thereby eliminating the need for a separate power source, power cable, or conduit. Currently available on Axion212, Axion222, and Triton330.

Laser Demo

Using your mouse, move one or more objects (black circles or squares) into the laser stream. Our simulated laser measurement system will indicate the measurements between state changes of the receiver.