AMETEK Solartron Metrology’s Orbit LTH laser triangulation unit is a non-contact laser for high-performance gauging which, the company says, delivers 0.02 F.S. (full scale) reading over 2 or 10mm measurement ranges. This yields accuracy up to .05μm with the 2mm stroke.

The laser can be networked with up to 150 different sensors by connecting to the company’s Orbit 3 digital measurement system. Applications include high-volume gauging for quality control of metal and plastic products that could be damaged by contact measurement instruments.

The sensor can switch between diffuse and specular modes to measure reflective and non-reflective materials. A bridging function can be programmed to account for drop-offs in materials with gaps or holes.