Precise and unmatched in speedeven at long distances
How one measures distances today – fast and with absolute precision.
Independent of their operating principle – triangulation, time of flight (TOF) or phase measurement – distance sensors from Leuze electronic stand for high accuracy with a resolution of up to 0.01 mm. And specific light spots enable the reliable measurement of small parts, measurement over large operating ranges or even the measurement of objects with openings.
Selectable measurement modes – fast, standard, precise – facilitate fast adaptation to special applications. With protection class IP67 or IP69K, the devices are very robust and work reliably at temperatures from -40°C to +50°C. All sensors are characterized by simple operation with measurement value visualization on the display or a teach-in process. And, because even the best device is only as good as its connection options, the distance sensors from Leuze electronic offer modern interfaces for integration in all established control and field-bus environments.
The most important advantages at a glance.
Three principles, one advantage – the highest precision.
Triangulation - distance measuring procedure, which determines the distance of an object by the incidence angle of the light reflected from the object.
Benefits: high precision at short range, resolution capability of up to 0.01 mm for short distances, ideal for measuring small parts and small structures and quickly moving objects.
Business sectors: Packaging technology, Mounting / handling technology, Wood working industry.
Time of flight (TOF) - distance measurement procedure, which determines the distance to an object by the propagation time of a light pulse emitted by the transmitter and reflected from the object.
Benefits: large operating ranges, robust measurement procedure, maximum insensitivity to ambient light, accurate measurement results on all surfaces (also glossy, textured...).
Business sectors: Packaging technology, Conveyor and storage systems, Wood working industry.
Phase measurement - distance measurement procedure, which determines the distance of an object by the shift of the phase angle of the light reflected from the object.
Benefits: large operating ranges, operating range up to 30 m on black surfaces, maximum accuracy through integrated sensor referencing.
Business sectors: Automotive industry , Conveyor and storage systems, Wood working industry.
Analog interfaces: current / voltage
The industrial, standard design for distance sensors. Distance sensors from Leuze electronic are characterized by highly accurate digital-analog conversion. The analog interface is comfortably configured via a display, PC or by teach-in.
Experts agree – the future belongs to digital interfaces. Digital interfaces prevent conversion losses in the sensor, in the control and during measurement data transfer. Distance sensors from Leuze electronic demonstrate their true potential for precision with digital interfaces.
- RS 232 RS 485 - Serial interfaces have long been established for operation on controls and PCs. The RS485 interface facili-tates address assignment and, thus, operation of up to 15 distance sensors on one interface.
- IO-Link - IO-Link is the most economical solution for digital measurement data transfer and the PLC configuration of optical distance sensors. Through the use of conventional, 3-pin, M12-cables, wiring work is kept to a minimum. Commis-sioning for the user is about as easy as with an analog interface.
- Profibus, Profinent, modular interfacing units - ODSL 9, ODSL 96B, ODKL 96B or ODSL 30 with RS232 are connected to MA 2xxi gateways with M12 connection technology. Gateways from the MA 2xxi family are modular interfacing units that facilitate simple and convenient access to Ethernet, EtherNet-IP and DeviceNet as well as PROFIBUS and PROFINET networks.