A laser sensor is a measurement value recorder working with laser technology and turning the physical measured value into an analogue electrical signal. This means that the laser sensor is conceived for contactless measurement. The laser sensor works based on the triangulation principle. With a laser sensor you can measure the length of a road, a distance’s length and positions, without any contact. This happens at a very high resolution. Laser sensors also dispose of various linearities, in addition to the various resolutions.
There are laser sensors that are especially designed for tarnished and metallic surfaces or for black surfaces. Thank to the integrated intelligent signal analysis, the laser sensor can deliver an exact result. And this irrespective of the colour of the respective surface. Thank to the emitted laser beam that is extremely focused, the laser sensor is able to perform finer measurements than devices based on light diodes.
These sensors are integrated in a point laser or a line laser. The line laser is different from a point laser in the sense that the former projects one resp. two fixed lines. The lines are produced with integrated fixed lens. Point lasers produce one or several points. Thank to the compact and very robust design of a laser sensor, it is possible to integrate it in very small devices or e.g. to include it as a component of industrial robots. ECCO sensors are suitable for products of the SmartRay series. Their highly compact design in a IP65 casing and the light weight of less than 180 g make them an ideal choice.