Products Overview of Non-contact Thickness Meter

Operating principles of Gap Detector Sensor, Conductor, Relative permittivity
(Fig.1)

The VE series Gap Detector measure and display the gap (displacement) from the electrostatic capacitance between the sensor and the target measurement object. The electrostatic capacitance C is a function of the area of the conductor that is facing the sensor S and the gap D. If the sensor and the conductor that is facing (object under measurement) are parallel flat plates, we can use the equation in Fig.1 to obtain the gap D by measuring the electrostatic capacitance C. Thought this idea has been known before, it is not easy to ensure wide measurement area and stability for reasons that the gap C bears an inverse relation to the gap D and electrostatic capacitance is too small to measure. Now our VE series Gap Detector solve these problems and ensure high accuracy and stability by new circuit method.

Operating principles of Non-contact Thickness Measurement Note: The sensor case and the measurement object are assumed to have equal potential.
Sensor A/ Sensor B, Measurement object
(Fig.2)

■When measuring conductors or semiconductors

Two sensors are arranged in parallel with a gap (Gs) (calibrated in advance) formed between them and then the gap value is set in the counter. A target measurement object is installed between sensors A and B, and a gap value for each sensor (Ga / Gb) is measured. Then, the thickness (t) of the target measurement object can be obtained by subtracting the gap value from the setting in the counter. (Fig.2) Note: The sensor case and the opposing conductor are assumed to have equal potential.
Sensor A (or sensor B), Measurement object, Conductor
(Fig.3)

When measuring insulators (CL-0300 option)

Specify the space (Gs) between the sensor and the conductor (reference area) at the CL-5600 series. When the target measurement object is inserted between the sensor and the conductor (reference area), the sensor output becomes Ga. The thickness (t) is obtained from the amount of change in the sensor output and the relative dielectric constant εr. (CL-0300 Insulating measurement function is required.) (Fig.3)

εr: Dielectric constant

(When the dielectric constant of a vacuum is 1 the dielectric constant of the target measurement object is referred to as the relative dielectric constant.)

Revised:2010/5/31 