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New sensor can spot very small blemishes

Issue: December 2018

Confocal This noncontact quality-assurance instrument from Marposs uses a 4mm optical sensor to spot even very small blemishes on almost any kind of material, including plastic. Depending on users’ preferences, it can either be furnished to work in conjunction with a PC or function as a stand-alone unit with a 7-inch display screen.

What’s new? The instrument, which debuted within the past few months.

Benefits Keen sensing ability. At a measuring range of 0.4mm, the Confocal provides accuracy to within 0.055 micron; at a range of 12mm, it provides accuracy to within 0.75 micron.

Marposs Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich., 248-370-0404, www.marposs.com