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 10 FLS-CH 10 Part No. Artikel-Nr. Part No. 600502 600504 600502 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 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 ± 1 mm ± 1 mm ± 1 mm Repeatability typ. Typische Wiederholungsgenauigkeit Repeatability typ. ± 0.3 mm ± 0.3 mm ± 0.3 mm Max measuring rate Max. Messrate Max measuring rate 200 Hz 200 Hz 200 Hz Operating temperature Betriebstemperatur Operating temperature -10...+50 °C -40...+50 °C -10...+50 °C -40...+50 °C Housing Gehäuse Housing IP65 IP65 IP65 Power supply Versorgungsspannung Power supply 9...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 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] 150x80x55 150x80x55 150x80x55 Weight Gewicht Weight 690 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 % 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
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.
500590 Starter Kit DLS/FLSThe starter kit accessories helps to familiarize with DLS Distance-Laser-Sensors. The Kit includes all necessary Components to operate a DLS Sensor. Consisting of:
- 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
500001 Calibration certificatefor new measuring devices FLS / DLS (must be ordered together with the device)
500002 Recalibration CeritficateRecalibration with calibration certificate for used measuring devices DLS/FLS
500113 Reflective Plate 210 x 297 mmReflective 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 1200mmReflective 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
500210 Converter RS-232 to RS-422IP20 module, mountable on 35 mm DIN rail applicable for DLS/FLS
500214 DIMS Profibus external InterfaceProfibus/RS-422 converter, IP20 module, mountable on 35 mm DIN rail applicable for DLS/FLS/D-Series
500215 Numeric Digital DisplayNumeric digital display 6 digits Char. height 14mm; LED red; RS-232/485; Reading distance: 1…5m applicable for DLS/FLS
500294 Cable GlandCable Gland M16x1.5
500293 Ferrite for Cable Diameter 13mmFerrite for cable diameter 13 mm
500292 Ferrite for Cable 10mmFerrite for cable diameter 10 mm
500291 Ferrite for Cable 6.5mmFerrite for cable diameter 6.5 mm
500200 RS-232 Configuration Cable FLS/DLSRS-232 Configuration cable DLS/FLS Length = 3m, with 15 pin connector IP65 and 9 pin connector This RS232 configuration cable is made to connect Laser Distance Sensor DLS/FLS to the PC and a power supply for easy configuration.
500290 Connector straight IP65 for 15 Pin D-Sub Connectorcable diameter range 6 to 10 mm applicable for DLS/FLS
500253 Connector 90° IP65 for 15 Pin D-Sub ConnectorConnector 90° IP65 for 15 pin D-Sub connector maximum cable diameter is 5 mm applicable for DLS/FLS
500203 RS-422/SSI Connection Cable FLS/DLSRS-422 Connection cable DLS/FLS Length = 5m, with 15 pin connector IP65 Special lenghts on request. Please contact us.
500202 AO / DO Connection Cable FLS/DLSAO/DO Connection cable Length = 3m, with 15 pin connector IP65 applicable for DLS/FLS
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.
500213 Alignement JigAdjusting angle: ±7° in two directions Material: stainless steel (V2A) Recommended for distances up to 50m Applicable for EDS/DLS/FLS
Laser Sensor Utility softwareFree configuration software for Dimetix Laser Distance Sensors. (PC installation, only Windows)