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Position Sensing for Industrial and Manufacturing

29 Apr 2022

As we continue rapidly adopting automation in all fields of science and industry, the need for faster, higher precision, safer and more reliable production systems is critical, and a position sensing detector (PSD) could be invaluable in addressing these key factors.

An elegantly simple design, PSDs comprise a silicon detector element in either a single or 2-dimensional configuration, electrically connected to allow differential measurement of the output current, creating a direct measurement of the position when a target beam is focused on the detector.  Below are some features and benefits of this technology:

  • detector size up to 45x45mm as standard
  • response times down to ns
  • micron position resolution
  • can be operated over long ranges
  • simple to operate and implement into your control system

In addition to the detector, LASER COMPONENTS can also recommend and supply suitable laser modules to pair with the PSD.  If you need to measure position reliably and accurately in your system, a PSD could be an excellent solution.

Further information: https://www.lasercomponents.com/uk/photodiodes/position-sensitive-detectors/psd/

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