New 8-Inch Touch Panel Display with Laser Distance Sensors

Press Release Summary:

  • Communicates with up to 6 Acuity sensors at once using RS-232 serial interfaces
  • Measurement limits can also be programmed into the touch panel
  • Used as freestanding integration device for measuring thickness, width, height and other dimensions

Original Press Release:

Acuity Laser Achieves Measurement Innovations with New 8-Inch Touch Panel Display

Portland, Oregon, USA -- January 13, 2022 -- Acuity Laser is excited to announce the release of our new 8-inch Touch Panel Display. Building upon the technology from our previous 7-inch version, the 8-inch Touch Panel Display comes with fully revamped 2.0 software, the ability to communicate with up to 6 Acuity sensors, a full suite of connection ports, and the ability to easily perform sophisticated measurement applications such as plane analysis, thickness measurement, and more.

By providing a modern interface with a full-color LCD touch screen, our fully-enclosed displays allow companies to get rid of their old panel meters, alphanumeric displays, and analog controllers. The Acuity 8-inch Touch Panel Display is a stand-alone industrial PC interface for use with our laser distance sensors. Depending on the application, Acuity’s display can be used as a freestanding integration device for many applications including thickness, width, height, and other dimensional measurements.

The display communicates with up to 6 Acuity sensors at once using RS-232 serial interfaces. It can be easily configured using on-screen buttons to display, scale, and even graph the sensors’ distance outputs. Relative dimensions can be measured using a tare function. Measurement limits can also be programmed into the touch panel to give a visual warning to operators that the target is too close, too far, too thick, or too thin.

Our new 8-inch Touch Panel is a simple way to give operators the real-time information they need to control production lines. By pairing 2 Acuity sensors together, the display can serve as a thickness gauge. By using 3 pairs of sensors, the display can measure 3 points of thickness across a target material. And with its numerous ports, just one display can monitor the thickness trend of material in the middle and on both outside edges of your product, all at the same time.

Acuity’s new touch panel also allows for a set of 3 sensors to be used together for unique applications such as plane analysis. Plane analysis allows the user to monitor the overall displacement and tilt of a rigid surface. This is useful for applications such as battery height or elevator control. The display can handle 2 sets of 3 sensors, so you can run 2 of these tests at once with only 1 display.

Our new 8” Touch Panel Display can be used in many applications including:

  • Cut-to-length measurements in lumber and steel industries
  • Log length measurements
  • General applications such as thickness, width, height, and other dimensional measurements
  • Plane analysis such as for battery expansion or elevator control

Acuity Laser is also available to customize our software to fit your application’s needs. To learn more about how our Touch Panel Display can work for your application, and for exact details, product specifications, downloadable PDF datasheets and user manuals, please visit the Acuity Laser website at the following link:

For any inquiries or more information on this product, please reach out to Acuity Laser at

About Acuity Laser:

Acuity Laser was founded in 1992 to develop laser distance sensors and laser measurement systems for industrial and OEM use. Today our sensors are used in a wide range of industrial applications including manufacturing, lumber production, steel casting, glass and paper production, medical imaging, crane control and micron-level part and surface inspection. We serve a wide range of customers, including clients in production industries, system integrators, and OEM customers. Visit us at

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Acuity Laser
Bjorn Van der Voo

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