Dimetix EDS Series

The Dimetix EDS-C30 laser distance sensor is our entry level offering. With a smaller footprint, less cost, and a robust 30 meters of measurement range on natural surfaces, the EDS is a good fit for many applications requiring more basic sensing.

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How We Compare to 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 30 m measuring range
  • Up to 3 mm absolute accuracy over entire range, independent of color, texture, and actual distance
  • Outdoor and Indoor use
  • Full line of accessories
    • including NEMA 4X & explosion rated enclosures
    • Mounting brackets
    • Cabling
    • Displays and process meters

Characteristics

We have been successful at using the EDS laser for applications that need the distance and reliability of measurement, but not necessary the accuracy of the other Dimetix laser sensors. Lower cost sensors on the market lack the EDS laser’s repeatability and the ability to reliably read on a variety of surfaces. Most sensors rate accuracy based on measured distance and target reflectivity.  We do not!

Measuring variety of characteristics:

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

Loop control in rolling and stamping operations

  • Loop control in rolling and stamping operations
  • Bin level
  • Roll diameter
  • Hopper car positioning

Unique characteristics

  • Up to 30 meter range
  • Up to 3 mm accuracy
  • Read on natural targets- no special reflector needed
  • Analog output
Specification Details
Model EDS-C 30
Part Number 550502
Specification
Typical accuracy @ ±2σ (@ ±1σ) ±3 mm
Typical repeatability @ ±2σ (@ ±1σ) 1.5 mm
Measuring range on natural surfaces 0.05…~30 m
Measuring range on reflective foil
Max. measuring rate 3 Hz
Operating temperature -10…+50°C
Degree of protection IP65
Power supply 24…30 VDC (0.5A @ 24 VDC)
Laser red, visible (Laser Class 2, <1mW) Cl2
Typical diameter of laser dot @ 10, 50, 100 m 8mm, 25mm, 40mm
Dimension (L x W x H) 106x62x56mm
Weight 280 g

 

Interfaces
Analog output, programmable 0/4…20 mA
Max. error analog output ±0.3 %
Digital input, programmable n/a
Digital output, programmable / error display n/a
Serial Interfaces n/a
Encoder output n/a
Industrial interfaces (optional external) n/a
Connection M12 connection