Dimetix D series laser distance sensor: mechanical shock and vibration testing

Dimetix laser distance sensors have always been suitable for the most challenging applications and environments. Now testing against rigorous International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards confirms Dimetix D series laser distance sensors, and optional industrial Ethernet communications modules, conform to IEC mechanical shock (IEC 60068-2-27:2008) and vibration (IEC 60068-2-6:2007) standards.

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Dimetix D series laser distance sensors are sensitive instruments capable of precise measurement data collection at very long ranges. The D series sensors are, however, anything but fragile: Along with an IP 65 environmental rating and improved operational temperature range, the IEC testing further confirms their ability to perform under harsh conditions.  In a word, IEC conformance means the laser and interchangeable communications modules are suitable for challenging applications in which reliable function must be ensured, even when subjected to extreme mechanical shock and vibrations.

Dimetix D series lasers conform to:

IEC 60068-2-6 vibration norm
IEC 60068-2-27 mechanical shock norm

The IEC is the leading global organization that prepares and publishes international standards for electrical, electronic and related technologies. Because IEC standards are applicable worldwide, across many countries where local practices, codes and legal environments can vary drastically, the standards are performance based, which allows for greater design flexibility, while making testing and performance requirements more stringent. In comparison, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards are more design based, in an effort to reduce variation in equipment from manufacturer to manufacturer. For instance, where the ANSI vibration standard may include materials, fastener, and connection specifications for electrical equipment intended for use a high vibration environment, IEC vibration testing standards might include frequency, direction, and force test parameters to ensure performance in that same environment.

For more information on Dimetix D series laser distance sensors or the IEC standards test results, please call us at 610-497-8910 or visit our website.