Panasonic have released two new measurement ranges for their HC-G1000 series Micro Laser Distance Sensors. This now provides options for measurement centres of 30, 50, 100 200 and 400mm. These Sensors are well suited to applications that require highly precise measurements in the order of 1/100 mm and have a precision down to 10um.
The HG-C series sensors incorporate a new optical system with a built-in mirror which allows for a more compact sensor and higher measurement accuracy compared with equivalent displacement sensors, but at a much lower cost.
The sensor not only indicates measured values in mm, but also produces a 0-5V analogue voltage output so that various calculations and logging can be performed when the output is taken into a PLC or control system.