Capacitive sensors for displacement, distance and position


Capacitive sensors are designed for non-contact measurement of displacement, distance and position, as well as for thickness measurement. Due to their high signal stability and resolution, capacitive displacement sensors are applied in laboratories and industrial measurement tasks. In production control, for example, capacitive sensors measure film thickness and application of the adhesive. Installed in machines, they monitor displacement and tool positions.

  • Non-contact measurement of displacement, distance and thickness as well as on electrical conductors and insulators
  • Unmatched accuracy for laboratories and industry
  • Customer-specific sensors and controllers
  • All capaNCDT sensors, cables and controllers are fully compatible
  • Versatile application possibilities due to comprehensive product range
  • The very latest controller technology ensures ease of use

Unique precision with innovative technology

The special sensor design, triaxial sensor cable and innovative controller technology result in a perfectly matched measurement system. Therefore, capaNCDT measurement systems stand for high precision and signal stability. Even in industrial applications, capacitive sensors achieve resolutions in the submicrometer range.

Highest precision surrounded by extreme temperatures

Unlike conventional non-contact measurement techniques, capacitive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are characterized by highest measurement accuracy. As thermally induced conductivity changes of the measurement object have no influence on measurements, the measurement values remain stable even with fluctuating temperatures. For example, capacitive displacement sensors are used for distance measurements of superconductive magnets. The temperature-resistant sensor design enables ambient temperatures up to -270 °C while maintaining maximum resolution of the measurement value.

Full compatibility: sensor and controller exchange without calibration

capaNCDT sensors, cables and controllers can be interchanged quickly and easily. Due to their innovative technology, additional calibration and linearization is not required. Easy interchangeability of capaNCDT components and the simple replacement of sensors with different measuring ranges can be carried out on site within a short time frame. Micro-Epsilon offers the worldwide largest variety of combinations in capacitive displacement measurement.

Modern and user-friendly controller technology

The modern capaNCDT controllers are equipped with different interfaces such as analog, Ethernet and EtherCAT. Capacitive measurement systems can be easily adjusted using a web interface displayed via a web browser. The controller is connected to a PC via an Ethernet interface. Settings, filters and arithmetic functions are subsequently stored directly in the controller.

Analog RS485 Ethernet Ethercat

Capacitive sensors for series applications and OEM

We adapt our measurement system to customer-specific measurement tasks according to your instructions, e.g. design, target calibration, cryogen, vacuum/UHV, cable lengths, modified measuring ranges or sensors with integrated controller. Learn more about sensor adjustments.


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