Dimetix DLS/FLS Series

The Dimetix DLS and FLS series long range laser distance sensors have been the workhorses in industry for over 10 years. Laser-View Technologies has been placing these in some of the most challenging environments since 2007 and the results have been stellar.

We encourage customers interested in this family of laser sensors to consider using our newest D series laser in new applications, as they provide superior measurement robustness and a host of interface options.

The following models are available:

*DLS and FLS models are EOL as of July 2019, except EDS-C.

Dimetix

How we Compare to the Competition

We offer several models to meet a variety of requirements and price points.

  • Small spot size: approx 0.15” spot size close to laser; grows to only about 2” size at 100 meters
  • Up to 500 m measuring range
  • Up to 1 mm absolute accuracy over entire range, independent of color, texture, and actual distance
  • Outdoor and Indoor use
  • Variety of outputs
    • Built in standard:  RS232, RS422, SSI encoder, analog, digital I/O
  • Full line of accessories
    • including NEMA 4X & explosion rated enclosures
    • Mounting brackets
    • Cabling
    • Displays and process meters

Performance and Functionality

These series of laser sensors are machined from a solid block of aluminum and have been functioning daily in many environments:

  • Steel mills
  • Bridge structural monitoring outdoors
  • Oilfield
  • ASRS (automatic storage and retrieval systems) in warehouses
  • Bin level
  • Overhead Cranes

We’ve developed the know how in these applications to provide you with expert guidance and offer the right accessories.  Like the rest of the Dimetix family, the DLS / FLS series is good for measuring variety of characteristics:

  • Distance
  • Position
  • Size (width, diameter)
  • Level

Unique characteristics:

  • Up to 500 meter range
  • Up to 1 mm accuracy, 0.10 mm resolution
  • Read on bright, dark, and textured surfaces
  • Variety of outputs standard:
    • Built in standard:  RS232, RS422, SSI encoder, analog, digital I/O
  • Solid machined aluminum construction
Model FLS-C 10 FLS-CH 10 DLS-C 30 DLS-C 15
Part Number 600502 600504 500621 500622
Specification
Typical accuracy @
±2σ (@ ±1σ)
±1 mm ±1 mm ±3 mm ±1.5 mm
Typical repeatability @
±2σ (@ ±1σ)
±0.3 (±0.15) mm ±0.3 (±0.15) mm ±0.5 mm ±0.4 mm
Measuring range on
natural surfaces
0.05…~65 m 0.05…~65 m 0.05…~65 m 0.05…~65 m
Measuring range on
reflective foil
~0.5…500 m ~0.5…500 m ~25…150 m ~25…150 m
Max. measuring rate 200 Hz 200 Hz 6 Hz 6 Hz
Operating temperature -10…+50°C -40…+50°C -10…+50°C -10…+50°C
Degree of protection IP65 IP65 IP65 IP65
Power supply 9…30 VDC
(0.6A @ 24 VDC)
24…30 VDC
(2.5A @ 24 VDC)
9…30 VDC
(0.6A @ 24 VDC)
9…30 VDC
(0.6A @ 24 VDC)
Laser red, visible
(Laser Class 2, <1mW)
Cl2 Cl2 Cl2 Cl2
Typical diameter of
laser dot @ 10, 50, 100 m
8mm, 25mm,
40mm
8mm, 25mm,
40mm
8mm, 25mm,
40mm
8mm, 25mm,
40mm
Dimension (L x W x H) 150x80x55mm 150x80x55mm 150x80x55mm 150x80x55mm
Weight 690 g 720 g 690 g 690 g

 

Interfaces
Analog output,
programmable
0/4…20 mA 0/4…20 mA 0/4…20 mA 0/4…20 mA
Max. error
analog output
±0.1 % ±0.1 % ±0.2 % ±0.2 %
Digital input,
programmable
1 1 1 1
Digital output,
programmable /
error display
2 / 1 2 / 1 2 / 1 2 / 1
Serial Interfaces RS-232, RS-422 RS-232, RS-422 RS-232, RS-422 RS-232, RS-422
Encoder output SSI SSI
Industrial interfaces
(optional external)
PROFIBUS PROFIBUS PROFIBUS PROFIBUS

 

Connection DB 15 connector DB 15 connector DB 15 connector DB 15 connector
Screw terminals Screw terminals Screw terminals Screw terminals