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Micro-Epsilon is an innovative company that develops and manufactures precision sensors to measure displacement, temperature and colour , as well as systems for dimensional measurement and defect detection. 

For displacement measurement tasks, the Micro-Epsilon sensor portfolio includes 1D/2D/3D laser optical, confocal chromatic, eddy current, capacitive, inductive, draw-wire and time-of-flight technologies. For temperature measurement and colour identification, there is a comprehensive range of non-contact infrared temperature sensors, thermal imaging cameras and colour recognition systems.

With more than 45 years experience and over 600 experts worldwide, Micro-Epsilon has proven sensors and measurement applications in R&D, test, OEM and process control within leading aerospace and automotive organisations.

As proud Product Sponsors of the Bloodhound SSC project, Micro-Epsilon are supporting 3 fundamental activities;

1) Inhouse test rig using capacitive sensors to assess the dynamics and mechanical expansion of the wheels.
capaNCDT 6200 series

2) Monitoring the ride height of the car with laser sensors during the record attempt.
optoNCDT 2300 series

3) Non contact IR temperature sensors for measurement of components within the car during the record attempt.
IR temperature sensors

Micro-Epsilon  will  be  working  closely  with  the  Bloodhound  SSC  team helping  to  develop  the  car  and  promote  the  project  to  children  and aspiring engineers around the UK. Only recently, Micro-Epsilon attended a STEM event at Our Lady’s Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College in Skelmersdale and presented their range of high precision sensors together with the Bloodhound project and partnership.
 

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