Optical micro-displacement sensor has a resolution of 10 microns

August 11, 2016 // By Julien Happich
The Z4D optical micro-displacement sensor designed by Omron Electronic Components Europe is capable of resolving just 10 microns, making it suitable for paper thickness and multi-feed detection office equipment and ATMs, as well as travel detection in industrial automation systems, consumer electronics and other applications.

The Omron Z4D-C01 locates target objects optically without the need for contact. Location is determined and movement detected by changes in the location of light reflected from the object. The exceptional resolution is based on an Omron proprietary optical design using the triangulation. This structure achieves very good and stable linearity between the output voltage and distance, simplifying the design of the host circuit. Output is stabilised using a signal divider. The Z4D-C01 can detect objects located up to 6.5mm away from the sensor.

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