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
Please note that we will obsolete our current C-Series by the end of July. The production has already been stopped, requests regarding the availability are welcome. Thank you very much for your attention!
Product type Produkttyp Product type Part No. Artikel-Nr. Part No. Specifications Spezifikation Specifications Measuring range on reflective foil Messbereich auf Reflexionsfolie Measuring range on reflective foil Measuring range on natural surfaces Messbereich auf natürliche Oberflächen Measuring range on natural surfaces Typical accuracy @ 2σ Typische Genauigkeit @ 2σ Typical accuracy @ 2σ Repeatability typ. Typische Wiederholungsgenauigkeit Repeatability typ. Max measuring rate Max. Messrate Max measuring rate Operating temperature Betriebstemperatur Operating temperature Housing Gehäuse Housing Power supply Versorgungsspannung Power supply Laser red, visible Laser rot, sichtbar Laser red, visible Diameter laser dot at 10m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 10m Diameter laser dot at 10m Diameter laser dot at 50m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 50m Diameter laser dot at 50m Diameter laser dot at 100m Durchmesser Laserpunkt bei 100m Diameter laser dot at 100m Dimensions (l x w x h) [mm] Abmessungen (l x b x h) [mm] Dimensions (l x w x h) [mm] Weight Gewicht Weight 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 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 5 pin M12 connector 5 Pol M12 Sensorstecker 5 pin M12 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AN2003 RS-422 connection to RS-485This 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 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 DLS / FLS device. The S7 sample project is also available for download on our web site.
AN2006 Timed measurement characteristic exampleThe 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 RS422This 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.
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 FLS-C 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 FLS-C sensor for the "Moving target characteristic" as well as the configuration of the SSI and Analog interface.
AN2020 Positioning with SEW drivesThis document describes how to use the FLS-C sensor in a positioning application in conjunction with a SEW servo drive. The necessary configuration of the FLS-C and the configuration of the SEW inverter are described . Further the wiring is also documented.
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.