FLS-C – for fast measuring and unique accuracy
The FLS-C distance measuring device measures absolute distances up to 500 m without contact and with an accuracy of 1.0 mm. It represents a cost-effective solution even at extreme ambient temperatures as low as -40° C using the optional heater.
The FLS-C has been designed to be suitable for both heavy industrial and outdoor applications. It is constructed 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 500 m
- 1.0 mm accuracy
- Serial interface (RS-232 and RS-422)
- High precision analog output (0.1%)
- Two programmable digital outputs
- Digital output for error signalization
- Profibus interface (optional)
- SSI Interface
- D-Sub connector and screw terminal for easy connection
- Solid metal enclosure IP65
- Wide temperature range: -40 ... +50 °C
Product type Produkttyp Product type FLS-C 30 FLS-C 10 FLS-CH 30 FLS-CH 10 Part No. Artikel-Nr. Part No. 600501 600502 600503 600504 600501 600502 600503 600504 Specifications Spezifikation Specifications Measuring range on reflective foil Messbereich auf Reflexionsfolie Measuring range on reflective foil ~0.5...500m ~0.5...500m ~0.5...500m ~0.5...500m ~0.5...500m Measuring range on natural surfaces Messbereich auf natürliche Oberflächen Measuring range on natural surfaces 0.05...~65m 0.05...~65m 0.05...~65m 0.05...~65m 0.05...~65m Typical accuracy @ 2σ Typische Genauigkeit @ 2σ Typical accuracy @ 2σ ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm ± 3 mm ± 1 mm Repeatability typ. Typische Wiederholungsgenauigkeit Repeatability typ. ± 0.5 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.5 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.5 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.5 mm ± 0.3 mm Max measuring rate Max. Messrate Max measuring rate 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz Operating temperature Betriebstemperatur Operating temperature -10...+50 °C -10...+50 °C -40...+50 °C -40...+50 °C -10...+50 °C -40...+50 °C Housing Gehäuse Housing IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65 Power supply Versorgungsspannung Power supply 9...30 VDC 9...30 VDC 24...30 VDC 24...30 VDC 9...30 VDC 24...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 8 mm 8 mm Diameter laser dot at 50m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 50m Diameter laser dot at 50m 25 mm 25 mm 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 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] 150x80x55 150x80x55 150x80x55 150x80x55 150x80x55 Weight Gewicht Weight 690 g 690 g 720 g 720 g 690 g 720 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 % 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 serial RS-232 seriell RS-232 serial RS-422 serial with ID-switch 0...9 RS-422 seriell mit ID-Schalter 0...9 RS-422 serial with ID-switch 0...9 SSI SSI SSI 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 and internal screw terminal 15 Pol D-Sub-Stecker und interne Anschlussklemmen 15 pin D-Sub connector and 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
The FLS-C(H) provides a Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI). SSI is a widely used serial interface standard for industrial applications between a master (e.g. controller) and a slave (e.g. FLS-C). 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.
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.