The D-Series Dimetix Laser Distance Sensors are at the forefront of our continuous development and innovation. They measure long distances with the highest precision reliable and speed, even in the most difficult situations. The D-series can measure on dark surfaces - even in exterior applications with solar irradiation. With this series, which presents itself in a new modern design, Dimetix expands its product range with a device, that has an output rate of 1 kHz.
- Measuring range 0 to 500 m
- Max. measuring rate 250 Hz
- 1 mm accuracy
- Serial interfaces
- High precision analog output (0.1%)
- Two programmable digital outputs
- Digital input
- Digital output for error signalization
- Profibus interface (optional)
- PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT interfaces (optional)
- Degree of protection IP65
- Extended temperature range -40...+60°C
Product type Produkttyp Product type DPE-10-500 DPE-30-500 DEN-10-500 DEH-30-500 DAN-10-150 DAN-30-150 DAE-10-050 DBN-50-050 Part No. Artikel-Nr. Part No. 500630 500636 500637 500638 500632 500634 500633 500635 500630 500636 500637 500638 500632 500634 500633 500635 Specifications Spezifikation Specifications Measuring range on reflective foil Messbereich auf Reflexionsfolie Measuring range on reflective foil ~0.5...500 m ~0.5...500 m ~0.5...500 m ~0.5...500 m ~40...150 m ~40...150 m - - ~0.5...500 m ~40...150 m - Measuring range on natural surfaces Messbereich auf natürliche Oberflächen Measuring range on natural surfaces 0.05...~100 m 0.05...~100 m 0.05...~100 m 0.05...~100 m 0.05...~100 m 0.05...~100 m 0.05...~50 m 0.05...~50 m 0.05...~100 m 0.05...~50 m Typical accuracy @ 2σ Typische Genauigkeit @ 2σ Typical accuracy @ 2σ ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 5 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 5 mm Repeatability typ. Typische Wiederholungsgenauigkeit Repeatability typ. ± 0.3 mm ± 0.7 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.7 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.7 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 1.8 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.7 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.7 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.7 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 1.8 mm Max measuring rate Max. Messrate Max measuring rate 250 Hz 250 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz 10 Hz 250 Hz 50 Hz 10 Hz Operating temperature Betriebstemperatur Operating temperature -40...+60 °C -40...+60 °C -10...+50 °C -10...+60 °C -10...+50 °C -10...+50 °C -40...+60 °C -10...+50 °C -40...+60 °C -10...+50 °C -10...+60 °C -10...+50 °C -40...+60 °C -10...+50 °C Degree of Protection Schutzart Housing IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 Power supply Versorgungsspannung Power supply 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC 12...30 VDC Laser red, visible Laser rot, sichtbar Laser red, visible Diameter laser dot at 10m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 10m Diameter laser dot at 10m 7x3 mm 7x3 mm 7x3 mm 7x3 mm 7x3 mm 7x3 mm 7x3 mm 7x3 mm 7x3 mm Diameter laser dot at 50m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 50m Diameter laser dot at 50m 28x13 mm 28x13 mm 28x13 mm 28x13 mm 28x13 mm 28x13 mm 28x13 mm 28x13 mm 28x13 mm Diameter laser dot at 100m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 100m Diameter laser dot at 100m 55x30 mm 55x30 mm 55x30 mm 55x30 mm 55x30 mm 55x30 mm 55x30 mm 55x30 mm 55x30 mm Dimensions (l x w x h) Abmessungen (l x b x h) Dimensions (l x w x h) 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm 140x78x48 mm Weight Gewicht Weight 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g 350 g Interfaces Schnittstellen Interfaces Analog output, programmable, 0/4...20 mA Analogausgang, programmierbar, 0/4...20 mA Analog output, programmable, 0/4...20 mA Max error analog output Max. Fehler des Analaogausganges Max error analog output ± 0.1 % ± 0.1 % ± 0.1 % ± 0.1 % ± 0.1 % ± 0.1 % ± 0.2 % ± 0.1 % ± 0.1 % ± 0.2 % 2 digital outputs, programmable 2 digitale Ausgänge, programmierbar 2 digital outputs, programmable 1 digital output, error display 1 digitaler Ausgang für die Fehleranzeige 1 digital output, error display 1 digital input, programmable (instead of DO1) 1 digitaler Eingang, programmierbar (anstelle DO1) 1 digital input, programmable (instead of DO1) RS-232 RS-232 RS-232 RS-422 with programmable ID RS-422 mit programmierbarer ID RS-422 with programmable ID SSI SSI SSI PROFINET (option) PROFINET (option) PROFINET (option) EtherNetIP (option) EtherNetIP (option) EtherNetIP (option) EtherCAT (option) EtherCAT (option) EtherCAT (option) PROFIBUS (extern) PROFIBUS (extern) PROFIBUS (extern) Connection Anschlussart Connection Internal screw terminal Interne Anschlussklemmen Internal screw terminal Features Funktionen Features Auto start Auto Start Auto start Direct connectivity of an external remote display Direktes Anschliessen einer externen Anzeige Direct connectivity of an external remote display External trigger for measurements Externe Auslösung von Messungen External trigger for measurements
Rock surveillance tsunami warningIn Norway an early warning system was developed using 3 Dimetix sensors. These measure daily the movements of rocks above a bay. Thus, a warning can be triggered in the event of a landslide.
Controlling of the filling and pour of steel and ironDimetix sensors were installed in a foundry to monitor the filling of hot steel and iron. With the aid of the sensors the level can be measured and an overflow can be avoided.
Lifting of mining equipmentIn a mining application, Dimetix laser distance sensors have been used to ensure an accurate lifting and lowering process of the superstructure. In the case of a deviation, a signal was sent to the hydraulic system so that it could be corrected again.
Moving of large structuresIn order to move large structures as bridges and buildings, the PolyDist system is the optimal solution. With up to 4 DLS-C / FLS-C sensors the process of moving is constantly monitored so that the structure can be moved and repositioned precisely.
Monitoring of rockformation above railwaytrackDimetix sensors are used to monitor a debris flow activity. These rocks can lead to the accumulation of a mountain stream, which can lead to a flooding of a rail track. In addition, two additional lasers are used to monitor a large boulder that moves downhill and puts a village in danger.
Monitoring of pressure tunnelAn automatic monitoring system was used in a headwater pressure tunnel to measure the passive bias of penstocks during injections. As soon as the limit values were exceeded, an alarm lamp illuminated, so that the injections could be stopped.
Monitoring of historic towerIn historic buildings the fabric can often be damaged. With the aid of a monitoring concept which includes Dimetix sensors, the movements of historical buildings are monitored and examined.
Structural health monitoringIn modern urban environments, heavy construction often must be conducted immediately adjacent to neighboring properties and structures that must remain open to business or residency during excavation and construction. Traditional surveying techniques allow for +/-5 mm precision of displacement, but Dimetix laser distance sensor technology allows for measurements with sub-millimeter accuracy at distances up to 500 m to detect any shift or displacement of structures.
Bridge structural monitoringDimetix helped make history in 2010 by collaborating with Applied Geomechanics, Inc. to develop a system to monitor the lift and placement of steel bridge truss sections on the Huey P. Long Bridge over the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The project involved transportation by river barge, lifting, and placement of the pre-assembled bridge truss spans to reduce stress on the bridge and minimize interruption of traffic. Ten DLS-C laser distance sensors were lifted aboard the 2,700 ton trusses and were used in conjunction with specially fabricated targets and software developed to monitor beam deflection during the day long lift.
Laser controlled cut off solutionIncreasing operational demands, maintenance requirements, and the growing importance of efficiency are factors in nearly all industries. This is relevant in the metals production industry, and especially true for the small to midsized companies at the heart of the fabrication & metalworking, where laser measurement technology provides an economical approach to reducing production delays and improving quality, as well as an affordable technological advantage helping to increase efficiency.
Measuring flood gate heightThe ability to reliably and precisely monitor flood gate height is a challenge for hydropower and reservoir flood gate operators. Dimetix laser sensors can be used for remote monitoring of the flood gates. The sensors measure the distance to the surface of the flood gates.
Saw blade alignmentLarge saw blades used for cutting different materials frequently shift out of alignment, resulting in cuts at the wrong angle and unnecessary reworking and scrap. A maintenance free laser distance sensor saw blade alignment system provided a reliable,repeatable, and cost effective means of improving production quality and eliminating unnecessary scrap.
Monitoring transfer car positionIn a steel production facility, large transfer cars transported glowing steel plates. Due to a malfunction of the micro-switches, the cars collided at the end of a transfer line. With the help of two Dimetix lasers integrated in protective housings, a smooth production could be restored.
Automated diameter & width measurementAn exact measurement is extremely important when positioning and dimensioning paper rolls. The Dimetix laser distance sensors measure the width of the paper roll using two sensors on each side of the paper roll.
Silo level measurementsWith Dimetix laser distance sensors, the level in silos can be measured exactly and at any time. The Dimetix sensors measure on different surfaces like stones, sand, grain or dark surfaces.
Glass panel position measurementIn order to transport glass panels, they are positioned after production from a conveyor line onto a pallet. To prevent a glass breakage, a system with DIMETIX sensors was developed, which precisely monitors the positioning.
Length positioning of WoodbindersSpruce wood has been produced at our customers facility for decades with great care and professional competence and is not a freely interchangeable product. Because the big difference is in countless details that have been perfected over the many years. Our customer has the most modern know-how for the production of cuttings for a wide range of applications such as planking, timber construction, roof constructions, pallet production etc. Dimetix lasers are used daily. The truss length is used for positioning and to enhance their operational efficiency.
Truck position measurementIn times of increasing traffic and ever more demanding tasks where time is of the essence, a system was developed to speed up customs checks on HGV vehicles. This device helps to significantly reduce time consuming check ups on vehicles since the positioning of the trucks is done with sensors. Customs uses mobile X-Ray scanners to check the content of trucks and containers. During the scanning process the movement of the scanner must be determined precisely.
Supervision of railway infrastructureAccurate distance measurement is essential in railway construction – for new development as well for maintenance. Speed trains of the latest generation move at maximum speeds of over 300km/h. In order to preserve the rolling stock at such strains, millimeter precise measuring is inevitable.
AN2001 Numeric digital display
This application note shows how to display a measured distance value on a standard external numeric digital display. Description of the wiring and sensor configuration are included as well as two samples are given.
AN2002 SSI interface usage
SSI is a widely used serial interface standard for industrial applications between a master (e.g. controller) and a slave (e.g. laser distnace sensor). On an SSI communication channel, the master generates a clock, while the slave sends the data corresponding to the received clock signal. Only point to point communication is possible with the SSI interface. The RS-422 standard defines the electrical signal levels of the SSI interface.
AN2003 RS-422 connection to RS-485This document explains how to connect the RS-422 interface of the laser distnace senor to a RS485 two wire interface. This application note requires special skils, therefore it must be requested by e-mail.
AN2004 EXCEL ExampleThis application note describes how to control a Dimetix distance sensor connected to a serial interface by VBA (Visual Basic for Application). The VBA program is integrated into an EXCEL worksheet.
AN2005 S7 Profibus connection example
This application notes describe the connection of the DIMS Profibus converter to a S7 PLC and a Dimetix laser distance sensor. The S7 sample project is also available for download on our web site.See also: 500214 DIMS Profibus external Interface
AN2006 Timed measurement characteristic exampleThe Laser distance sensor offers configuration possibilities for fix timed measurements. This application note gives some configuration examples and describe the specialities of the timed measurement characteristic.
AN2007 Additional measurement filter – Distance jumpThe D-Series laser distance sensors provide a wide range of configuration possibilities. This document shows how to configure the distance jump detection feature. This feature works like a plausibility check of the measured distance. A typical use cases can be positioning applications e.g. in the logistics.
AN2010 S7 connection by RS422This application notes describe how to connect a laser distance sensor to a CP340 interface of a Siemens S7 PLC. The configuration and the wiring is described. In addition to this application note an example for the S7 is also available on our website.
AN2018 Moving target characteristic with RS-422The "Moving target characteristic" is made for fast position measuring on continuous moving targets. This document describes the necessary settings of the laser distance sensor for the "Moving target characteristic" as well as the configuration of the RS-422 interface.
AN2019 Moving target characteristic with SSIThe "Moving target characteristic" is made for fast position measuring on continuous moving targets. This document describes the necessary settings of the laser distnace sensor for the "Moving target characteristic" as well as the configuration of the SSI and Analog interface.
AN2040 Getting startet with PROFINETA simple example of use to get started with the PROFINET® interface of the Dimetix D-Series laser distance sensors. All information and instructions necessary to understand this example of use and to run it on a Siemens SIMATIC S7 PLC are included.
AN2041 Getting started with EtherNetIPA simple example of use to get started with the EtherNet/IP™ interface of the Dimetix D-Series laser distance sensors. All information and instructions necessary to understand this example of use and to run it on an Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC are included.
AN2042 Getting started with EtherCATA simple example of use to get started with the EtherCAT® interface of the Dimetix D-Series laser distance sensors. All information and instructions necessary to understand this example of use and to run it on a Beckhoff EtherCAT® master PLC are included.
Floodgate position measurementIn this plant, Dimetix laser distance sensors are used to monitor floodgates. This means that the amount of water outflow is known at all times. The sensors measure the exact position of the floodgates in millimeter-precision and absolutely contactless.
500301 Exchangable cover assembly without boreholeExchangeable cover set for self installation; country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
500700 PROFINET Interface for D-SeriesExchangeable cover for self installation; country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
500701 EtherNet/IP Interface for D-SeriesExchangeable cover for self installation; country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
500702 EtherCAT Interface for D-SeriesExchangeable cover for self installation; country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
500595 Accessories for Starter Kit D-SeriesUSB-cabel 2m Power supply USB-Stick with Manual, Utility Software and Accessories summary country of origin: Switzerland TN:9015.1000
500001 Calibration certificatefor new measuring devices (must be ordered together with the device)
500002 Recalibration CeritficateRecalibration with calibration certificate for used measuring devices
500113 Reflective Plate 210 x 297 mmReflective plate 210 x 297 mm (orange), applicable distance range
- D-Series: from about 0.5m to 500m
500114 Reflective Foil 600 x 1200mmReflective foil 600 x 1200 mm (orange) for self fitting, applicable distance range
- D-Serie: from about 0.5m to 500m
500210 Converter RS-232 to RS-422IP20 module, mountable on 35 mm DIN rail applicable for D-Series sensors
500214 DIMS Profibus external InterfaceProfibus/RS-422 converter, IP20 module, mountable on 35 mm DIN rail applicable for D-Series
500215 Numeric Digital DisplayNumeric digital display 6 digits Char. height 14mm; LED red; RS-232/485; Reading distance: 1…5m
500300 Spare part kit D-SeriesIncludes 10Pcs. of: - Cable Glands M16x1.5, black, Plastic - Hexagonal nut brass M16x1.5 - Terminal Block1 coded and printed - Terminal Block2 coded and printed - Set Screw M4x4Tuflock - Rear Screw Freedriv M2.5x18.5mm; Country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
500205 Sensor cable, A-Coded, 5pole, 5m, femalewith M12 5pin sensor-connector IP65, other side open ends country of origin: Italy; TN: 8544.4190
500209 Converter USB to RS-232USB to serial port converter. It provides a connection from the sensor to the USB port of a PC, notebook or handheld computer device.
500206 Sensor cable, 2x D-Coded, 4pole, 5m, malewith M12 4pin male sensor-connectors IP65 on both sides, cable color: green, for Industrial Ethernet country of origin: Taiwan; TN: 8544.4190
500207 Sensor cable, D-Coded-RJ45, 5mwith M12 4pin male sensor-connector to RJ45, cable color: green, for Industrial Ethernet country of origin: Taiwan; TN: 8544.4190
Industrial Ethernet & Fieldbus Files