For over twenty years Sensofar has worked towards achieving excellence in the field of optical metrology by listening to its customers and market needs. Sensofar now has announced the launch of its Smart 2 and the S neox Cleanroom sensors that extend its sensor heads line. The S mart 2 represents a technological disruption in areal metrology, while the S neox Cleanroom is a powerful advanced sensor head compatible with ISO Class 1.
Smaller Smarter Sensor
The new S mart 2 is a new generation smaller and smarter sensor. It has a reduced head width measured at 90 mm and easily fits into a 19 inches rack. The other dimensions of the head have also been minimized and the front projection of the Smart 2 is 53% smaller than its predecessor version.
The S mart 2 is as easy to fit as it is to connect. By connecting only two cables, the device is ready to be used. Also, as another example of innovation, the computer is embedded in the head itself. The size of all the hardware combined made the implementation of a cooling system a challenge for Sensofar’s engineers but necessary. The Sensofar solution is a high-efficiency passive cooling system to keep the system ready at any given time.
The Smart 2 combines 3-in-1 technologies: Ai Focus Variation, Confocal, and Interferometry, makes the sensor head extremely versatile. The sensor is mainly controlled by SensoSCAN, a specially designed software that takes into account the integrator’s mindset: an intuitive interface with high usability. Since the computer is embedded, different computers can run the system.
The S neox Cleanroom makes the Sensofar flagship product compatible with cleanrooms. Microelectronics and the medical devices markets demand equipment which releases a low number of particles and, usually, that translates into having compatibility with ISO Class 3. Nonetheless, Sensofar has achieved a sensor that fits within the strictest classification of particle contamination, the ISO Class1.
All the changes to this sensor design have been focused on minimizing the main sources of particles: a stainless-steel enclosure instead of plastic along with the gap between sensor head and the motorized nosepiece has been covered. A vacuum connection has been added to remove particles from the sensor head.