Calibrated System

Each Solartron probe or instrument is available with a digital module at the end of the cable. Inside the module is a chip that digitizes the analogue signal from the probe. The probe is actually calibrated and linearized at the Solartron factory, with a guaranteed accuracy of 0.05% of range or 0.2 microns, whichever is greater, 0.15 micron repeatability, and 0.01 micron resolution. You can then master the probe anywhere over its measurement range, and attain the same accuracy from that master point. Solartron also offers a variety of calibrated non-contact Laser sensors.

Inductive Probe
Inductive Probe

Connect to other Sensors
The Orbit® 3 Network will also connect to 3rd. party sensors via interface modules. These include

  • Analogue Interface Module (AIM): Connect to any sensor with a DC or 4-20mA output.
  • Encoder Input Module, (EIM): Connects with any rotary encoder or other device with a TTL output. With these connections, all readings can be sent to a PLC or PC seamlessly.
  • Digi Matic Input Module: Connects to any Mitutoyo gauge
  • Digital Input/Output Module: An eight-pin module that acts as an I/O interface to a PLC.

Network up to 150 Channels
You then connect the Solartron sensor to almost any output device via Orbit®. The Orbit® network, now in its 3-rd. generation, Orbit® 3, is based on a proven and rugged RS485 multi-drop network running at 1.5m Bud. To build one, you stack any number of digital modules together via use of “T-connectors.”