Laser scanners from the gapCONTROL series are among the highest performing profile sensors in the world with respect to accuracy and measuring rate. The laser scanners of the gapCONTROL series record, measure and evaluate gaps on very different target surfaces. With gapCONTROL, Micro-Epsilon offers a measurement system specially matched to the demands of gap measurement. No matter if gap measurement is required for quality control, manufacturing processes or automation, the different types of sensors always provide the best solution.
The gapCONTROL Setup Software which comes with the gapCONTROL sensors offers a fast possibility to parametrise the gapCONTROL sensors, define measurements and output measurement values. Special importance was attached to simple user guidance and usability.
The edgeless gaps are the so-called »Basic Gaps« and are characterised by clearly defined reference points for gap measurement. These could be, for example, the end points or the lowest points of each side.Furthermore, the offset of both sides is easily measurable. This gap type allows for an easy entry and the desired measurement result is output by modifying just a few settings.
With these types of gaps, the »Projected Gaps«, the end points of both sides are projected. There are different ways of projection, for example, the projection onto a common parallel or the projection of an end point onto the opposite side.The distance between the projected points is described as gap width. The pre-defined gap variants allow for easy and fast setting.
These types offer the user advanced settings. The algorithms for flushness measurement or projection can be adapted independently of each other as well as the search criteria for the respective gap points. Furthermore, these gap types provide numerous additional measured values such as angle or unevenness of the edges.
In most cases, it makes sense to start with the „Basic Gaps“ or „Projected Gaps“ measurement programs. If required, the user can easily switch to the advanced settings via the navigation menus. The software enables the user to keep all previous settings.