optoNCDT 1402 adapts to the measurement task 17.03.2010 The new optoNCDT1402 laser sensor from Micro-Epsilon replaces the company’s previous optoNCDT 1401 product. The new sensor provides improved performance and extreme flexibility. This flexibility comes from a brand new Teach-In function, which can be used to limit or change the measuring range for each application. In this way, both the resolution and the linearity of the sensor in the pre-set measuring range can be significantly improved. This is of particular benefit in applications where only a small measuring range but high performance is required. The flexibility of the optoNCDT 1402 is further enhanced by an integrated swivelling cable connector, which can be used to change the direction of the cable output to suit the individual application. By utilising a CMOS sensor, the optoNCDT 1402 has an increased measuring rate of 1.5kHz making it suitable for rapid processes. An RS422 digital interface is provided, as well as analogue current / voltage output. As before, the new series comprises seven sensors, which have measuring ranges between 5mm and 250mm. Together with the integrated controller, the very compact design makes mounting faster and easier and installation is possible in restricted spaces. Due to its very effective, real time compensation process for the changing reflection characteristics of different target surfaces, the optoNCDT 1402 sensor is universally adaptable to a wide range of tasks.