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A Better Method for Measuring Thickness

December, 2020

There are many methods to measure thickness in today's manufacturing facilities. Hand calipers, snap gauges, and beta gauges can be found in all corners of the country. But the increasing demand for improved quality standards at reduced cost has driven the need for an alternative solution. Whether you're looking to reduce time spent on manual inspection, increase the number of pieces inspected, or simply eliminate recalibration services, the CL-3000 could be the perfect fit.

Top four reasons to switch to the CL-3000 for thickness measurement

1 Non-Contact Measurement that Works for Any Material

The CL-3000 is a high accuracy, non-contact displacement sensor. Because the sensor will never make contact with the surface, any material can be measured without the risk of damaging the product. Scratch-prone surfaces, compressible materials or wet coatings can all be measured accurately at high speed. The sensors are designed to handle a wide range of surface types and colors, including glass, metal, or rubber, making the CL-3000 a simple solution for any industry.

2 Improve Measurement Accuracy

Each sensor is calibrated to provide high-accuracy measurement with exceptional repeatability. KEYENCE also offers adjustable fixtures and an optical-axis alignment function to make it easier to set up for maximum accuracy. Additionally, automating thickness measurement eliminates the risk of operator error, improving the reliability of measurements.

3 Perform 100% Inspection

The speed of the sensor enables thickness measurements to be performed while the product is in motion. Inline thickness measurement can help reduce manual inspection time while driving quality improvements and customer satisfaction.

4 Easy to Use with No Maintenance

On the front end, the user friendly interface makes initial setup quick and easy. Longterm, the benefits of a laser-based measurement system become even more clear as tip replacements and recalibration technicians are not neccesary. When required, system calibration checks can be performed on-site with a couple standard samples.

KEYENCE created the CL-3000 to eliminate the common pitfalls of traditional thickness measurement methods. If you're interested in moving toward 100% inspection or improving measurement efficiency, please take a look at the catalog or reach out with any questions. The CL-3000 is a great fit for thickness measurement in a variety of industries, and we believe it will serve you well for years to come.