DLS-C – for precise measuring in extreme situations
The DLS-C distance measuring device measures absolute distances up to 150 m without contact and with an accuracy of 1.5 mm. It represents a cost-effective solution even at extreme ambient temperatures as low as -40° C using the optional heater.
The DLS-C has been designed to be suitable for both heavy industrial and outdoor applications. It is built of a solid metal case and provides class IP65 environmental protection. Furthermore, various features make it flexible for multiple applications in numerous industries such as automotive, paper, metal and textile.
- Measuring range 0.05 to 150 m
- 1.5 mm accuracy
- Serial interface (RS-232 and RS-422)
- High precision analog output (0.2%)
- Two programmable digital outputs
- Digital output for error signalization
- Profibus interface
- D-Sub connector and screw terminal for easy connection
- Solid metal case IP65
- Wide temperature range: -40 ... +50 °C
Product type Produkttyp Product type DLS-C 30 DLS-C 15 Part No. Artikel-Nr. Part No. 500621 500622 500621 500622 Specifications Spezifikation Specifications Measuring range on reflective foil Messbereich auf Reflexionsfolie Measuring range on reflective foil ~25...150m ~25...150m ~25...150m Measuring range on natural surfaces Messbereich auf natürliche Oberflächen Measuring range on natural surfaces 0.05...~65m 0.05...~65m 0.05...~65m Typical accuracy @ 2σ Typische Genauigkeit @ 2σ Typical accuracy @ 2σ ± 3 mm ± 1.5 mm ± 3 mm ± 1.5 mm Repeatability typ. Typische Wiederholungsgenauigkeit Repeatability typ. ± 0.5 mm ± 0.4 mm ± 0.5 mm ± 0.4 mm Max measuring rate Max. Messrate Max measuring rate 6 Hz 6 Hz 6 Hz Operating temperature Betriebstemperatur Operating temperature -10...+50 °C -10...+50 °C -10...+50 °C Housing Gehäuse Housing IP65 IP65 IP65 Power supply Versorgungsspannung Power supply 9...30 VDC 9...30 VDC 9...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 8 mm 8 mm 8 mm Diameter laser dot at 50m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 50m Diameter laser dot at 50m 25 mm 25 mm 25 mm Diameter laser dot at 100m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 100m Diameter laser dot at 100m 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm Dimensions (l x w x h) [mm] Abmessungen (l x b x h) [mm] Dimensions (l x w x h) [mm] 150x80x50 150x80x50 150x80x50 Weight Gewicht Weight 690 g 690 g 690 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 ± 0.2 % ± 0.2 % ± 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 ID switch 0...9 RS-422 mit ID Schalter 0...9 RS-422 with ID switch 0...9 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 5 pin M12 connector 5 Pol M12 Sensorstecker 5 pin M12 connector 15 pin D-Sub connector 15 Pol D-Sub-Stecker 15 pin D-Sub connector 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Saw blade alignement
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
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.
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.
AN2003 RS-422 connection to RS-485
This document explains how to connect the RS-422 interface of the DLS/FLS-C device ot a RS485 two wire interface.
This application note requires special skils, therefore it must be requested by e-mail.
AN2004 EXCEL Example
This 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 DLS / FLS device. The S7 sample project is also available for download on our web site.
AN2006 Timed measurement characteristic example
The DLS-C and the FLS-C 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.
AN2010 S7 connection by RS422
This application notes describe how to connect a DLS / FLS 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.
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.
500590 Starter Kit DLS/FLS
The starter kit accessories helps to familiarize with DLS Distance-Laser-Sensors. The Kit includes all necessary Components to operate a DLS Sensor.
- RS-232 configuration cable (500200)
- Power Supply (In: 100 … 240 VAC, 0.6A Out: 24 VDC, 0.75 A)
- DLS Utility Software
- DLS-C Manual
Not usable for devices with extendet temperature range (heater)
FLS/DLS Distance Laser Sensor must be ordered separately
500213 Alignement Jig
Adjusting angle: ±7° in two directions
Material: stainless steel (V2A)
Recommended for distances up to 50m
Applicable for EDS/DLS/FLS
500113 Reflective Plate 210 x 297 mm
Reflective plate 210 x 297 mm (orange)
applicable distance range DLS: from about 25m to 500m
applicable distance range FLS: from about 0.5m to 500m
500114 Reflective Foil 600 x 1200mm
Reflective foil 600 x 1200 mm (orange)
for self fitting, applicable distance range
DLS: from about 25m to 500m
FLS: from about 0.5m to 500m
500001 Calibration certificate
for new measuring devices FLS / DLS
(must be ordered together with the device)
500002 Recalibration Ceritficate
Recalibration with calibration certificate
for used measuring devices DLS/FLS
500215 Numeric Digital Display
Numeric digital display 6 digits
Char. height 14mm; LED red; RS-232/485; Reading distance: 1…5m
applicable for DLS/FLS
500214 DIMS Profibus external Interface
Profibus/RS-422 converter, IP20 module, mountable on 35 mm DIN rail
applicable for DLS/FLS
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.