Orbit® Digital Probe Technology


With increasing market demand for miniturization of products, tolerences are tightened further and market needs for better improved higher accuracy higher performances supporting the new digitalisation world. 

1994  Solartron Metrology developed its revolutionary Digital Gauging Probe giving enhanced LVDT transducer performance and the Orbit® Digital Measuring Network which removes the need for separate signal conditioning. 

Orbit provides a complete solution for integrating different measurement devices, sensors and control smoothly and simply into network measurement- solutions.

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  •  Ultra flexible network for Gauging and Linear Measurement
  •  Contact and Non Contact Measurements
  •  High speed measurements
  •  Interfaces to Excel®
  •  Orbit® Library – based on Microsoft .NET Framework
  •  Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 in both 64 bit and 32 bit

The Orbit system architecture consists of a rugged mechanical design coupled with a high degree of electrical protection and excellent noise immunity, ensuring valid accurate data when it is needed.



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 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 available.

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
  •  Digimatic 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 3rd generation, Orbit® 3, is based on a proven and rugged RS485 multi-drop network running at 1.5m Baud. To build one, you stack any number of digital modules together via use of “T-connectors.”



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