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New Micro Displacement Sensor and Linear Position Measurement Application Notes


Lion Precision has added micro displacement measurement application notes and a new website to its growing Technical Library.

St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) October 14, 2013

Micro displacement measurement at the submicron and nanometer level is the primary application for non-contact capacitive sensors and eddy-current sensors. To help engineers and other users make micro position measurements with the best possible results, Lion Precision has expanded its growing technical library to include application notes on linear displacement measurements and position measurements for each sensor technology. While individual applications may be measuring deflection, deformation, vibration or similar parameters, the measurements are fundamentally a measurement of changing position or displacement.

Engineers and metrologists need to make these micro position measurements every day, and it is a complicated process easily-made in error. The new application notes identify the many variables involved in the measurement and strategies for controlling them.

Making measurements at the submicron and nanometer levels requires special care and these application notes discuss the fine details of making such precise measurements. Information includes probe mounting considerations, variables that cause displacements of critical components, calculation of micro-displacements from voltage or digital outputs, thermal effects and other environmental considerations.

Micro Displacement Sensor ( is a new website which also contains the information found in the application notes. The website is designed primarily as an educational resource rather than a promotional tool.

In 1958, Lion Precision was the first company to provide capacitive displacement sensors to industry. The company has expanded its product offering to include eddy-current displacement sensors and some application specific sensors for the machine tool, packaging and PCB industries. The company is focused on assisting users in sensor implementation by providing technical knowledge resources, expert guidance and optimized systems including custom designs.

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