Manufacturing Technology Centre invests in measurement sensors

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The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in the UK has made a significant order for a variety of non-contact displacement measurement systems from Micro-Epsilon. The sensor package, which includes laser optical displacement sensors, 2D/3D laser profile (scanControl 2710) sensors, eddy current displacement sensors and capacitive displacement sensors, will be used primarily by the MTC’s Tooling and Fixturing division.

Based in Ansty Park in Coventry, UK, the MTC specialises in a range of manufacturing processes particularly relevant to the high value manufacturing sector. It represents a £40.5 million publicly funded investment developed in response to the Government’s manufacturing strategy. Founding industrial members include Aero Engine Controls, Airbus and Rolls Royce.

Ken Young, technology director at the MTC, commented: ‘Micro-Epsilon has provided us with an extensive range of high quality sensing equipment, which will be able to support project work across all of our different research themes here at the MTC. The sensors will be used across a wide range of applications. They can be integrated in fixtures to monitor how the fixture changes during manufacturing and how this impacts the final product. They can also support automated manufacturing, inspection and quality control activities, as well as research programmes involved in the development of innovative processes. Micro-Epsilon has supplied both first class products and engineering expertise, which will contribute in delivering state of the art research.’

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