D-Series

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.

Highlights

  • 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-10-500DPE-30-150DAN-10-150DAN-30-150DAE-10-050DBN-50-050
    Part No. Artikel-Nr. Part No. 500630500631500632500634500633500635500630500631500632500634500633500635
    Specifications Spezifikation Specifications  
    Measuring range on reflective foil Messbereich auf Reflexionsfolie Measuring range on reflective foil ~0.5...500 m~0.5...150 m~40...150 m~40...150 m--~0.5...500 m~0.5...150 m~40...150 m-
    Measuring range on natural surfaces Messbereich auf natürliche Oberflächen Measuring range on natural surfaces 0.05...~100 m0.05...~100 m0.05...~100 m0.05...~100 m0.05...~50 m0.05...~50 m0.05...~100 m0.05...~50 m
    Typical accuracy @ 2σ Typische Genauigkeit @ 2σ Typical accuracy @ 2σ ± 1 mm± 3 mm± 1 mm± 3 mm± 1 mm± 5 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± 1.8 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 Hz250 Hz50 Hz50 Hz50 Hz10 Hz250 Hz50 Hz10 Hz
    Operating temperature Betriebstemperatur Operating temperature -40...+60 °C-40...+60 °C-10...+50 °C-10...+50 °C-40...+60 °C-10...+50 °C-40...+60 °C-10...+50 °C-40...+60 °C-10...+50 °C
    Degree of Protection Schutzart Housing IP65IP65IP65IP65IP65IP65IP65
    Power supply Versorgungsspannung Power supply 12...30 VDC12...30 VDC12...30 VDC12...30 VDC12...30 VDC12...30 VDC12...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 mm7x3 mm7x3 mm7x3 mm7x3 mm7x3 mm7x3 mm
    Diameter laser dot at 50m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 50m Diameter laser dot at 50m 28x13 mm28x13 mm28x13 mm28x13 mm28x13 mm28x13 mm28x13 mm
    Diameter laser dot at 100m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 100m Diameter laser dot at 100m 55x30 mm55x30 mm55x30 mm55x30 mm55x30 mm55x30 mm55x30 mm
    Dimensions (l x w x h) Abmessungen (l x b x h) Dimensions (l x w x h) 140x78x48 mm140x78x48 mm140x78x48 mm140x78x48 mm140x78x48 mm140x78x48 mm140x78x48 mm
    Weight Gewicht Weight 350 g350 g350 g350 g350 g350 g350 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 %± 0.2 %± 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
  • Automated diameter & width measurement

    Automated diameter & width measurement

    An 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.
    Bridge structural monitoring

    Bridge structural monitoring

    Dimetix 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.
    Controlling of the filling and pour of steel and iron

    Controlling of the filling and pour of steel and iron

    Dimetix 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.
    Glass panel position measurement

    Glass panel position measurement

    In 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.
    Laser controlled cut off solution

    Laser controlled cut off solution

    Increasing 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.
    Length positioning of Woodbinders

    Length positioning of Woodbinders

    Spruce 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.
    Lifting of mining equipment

    Lifting of mining equipment

    In 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.
    Measuring flood gate height

    Measuring flood gate height

    The 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.
    Monitoring of historic tower

    Monitoring of historic tower

    In 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.
    Monitoring of pressure tunnel

    Monitoring of pressure tunnel

    An 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 rockformation above railwaytrack

    Monitoring of rockformation above railwaytrack

    Dimetix 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 transfer car position

    Monitoring transfer car position

    In 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.
    Moving of large structures

    Moving of large structures

    In 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.
    Rock surveillance tsunami warning

    Rock surveillance tsunami warning

    In 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.
    Saw blade alignment

    Saw blade alignment

    Large 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.
    Silo level measurements

    Silo level measurements

    With 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.
    Structural health monitoring

    Structural health monitoring

    In 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.
    Supervision of railway infrastructure

    Supervision of railway infrastructure

    Accurate 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.
    Truck position measurement

    Truck position measurement

    In 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.
    Floodgate position measurement

    Floodgate position measurement

    In 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.
  • 500700 PROFINET Interface for D-Series

    500700 PROFINET Interface for D-Series

    Exchangeable cover for self installation; country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
    500701 EtherNet/IP Interface for D-Series

    500701 EtherNet/IP Interface for D-Series

    Exchangeable cover for self installation; country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
    500702 EtherCAT Interface for D-Series

    500702 EtherCAT Interface for D-Series

    Exchangeable cover for self installation; country of origin: Switzerland; TN: 9015.9000
    500595 Accessories for Starter Kit D-Series

    500595 Accessories for Starter Kit D-Series

    USB-cabel 2m Power supply USB-Stick with Manual, Utility Software and Accessories summary country of origin: Switzerland TN:9015.1000
    500001 Calibration certificate

    500001 Calibration certificate

    for new measuring devices (must be ordered together with the device)
    500002 Recalibration Ceritficate

    500002 Recalibration Ceritficate

    Recalibration with calibration certificate for used measuring devices
    500113 Reflective Plate 210 x 297 mm

    500113 Reflective Plate 210 x 297 mm

    Reflective plate 210 x 297 mm (orange), applicable distance range
    • D-Series: from about 0.5m to 500m
    500114 Reflective Foil 600 x 1200mm

    500114 Reflective Foil 600 x 1200mm

    Reflective 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-422

    500210 Converter RS-232 to RS-422

    IP20 module, mountable on 35 mm DIN rail applicable for D-Series sensors
    500214 DIMS Profibus external Interface

    500214 DIMS Profibus external Interface

    Profibus/RS-422 converter, IP20 module, mountable on 35 mm DIN rail applicable for D-Series
    500215 Numeric Digital Display

    500215 Numeric Digital Display

    Numeric digital display 6 digits Char. height 14mm; LED red; RS-232/485; Reading distance: 1…5m
    500300 Spare part kit D-Series

    500300 Spare part kit D-Series

    Includes 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, female

    500205 Sensor cable, A-Coded, 5pole, 5m, female

    with M12 5pin sensor-connector IP65, other side open ends country of origin: Italy; TN: 8544.4190
    500209 Converter USB to RS-232

    500209 Converter USB to RS-232

    USB 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, male

    500206 Sensor cable, 2x D-Coded, 4pole, 5m, male

    with 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, 5m

    500207 Sensor cable, D-Coded-RJ45, 5m

    with M12 4pin male sensor-connector to RJ45, cable color: green, for Industrial Ethernet country of origin: Taiwan; TN: 8544.4190