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Distance and position measurements with industrial laser distance meters

LASER distance meters for industrial applications

Distance measurement without contact in total safety

Visible LASER with safety class 2 also suitable for measurements in the presence of an operator

Analog data output, RS232, RS422, Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet.

The LASER LDM family of distance meters consists of a series of optoelectronic distance measuring devices for industrial applications with analogue interface (from 4 mA to 20 mA) or digital (Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus, RS232, RS422).

The LDM series LASER distance meters are used for the precise measurement of distances from a few meters to three kilometers. The distance measurement represents aconsolidated application for laser technology.

These optical sensors use LASER (pulse or modulated) light to measure distances, heights, lengths, levels and positions in a non-contact process. To achieve this, all components work together in a perfectly coordinated overall system.

This system consists of a laser emitter, optical transmitters and receivers, photosensitive diodes and sophisticated electronics and algorithms for time measurement or phase measurement. We use different optoelectronic principles for our measuring devices, such as time of flight, phase comparison and back-mixing LASER pulse. These methods allow singles accurate measurements to the millimeter, and measuring ranges up to several hundred meters. Using our LASER distance meters is possible measure on natural surfaces or on special reflectors obtaining fast and precise results.

LASER distance meters work using visible or invisible optical radiation and are classified in accordance with current regulations in class 1 or 2 (safe classes for operation even without protective glasses).

The compact construction allows easy installation of the LASER distance meter even where space is limited or in industrial applications. All devices offer standard interfaces, analog or digital data output and parameterizable switching outputs. The family of LASER LDM distance meters is particularly used for applications in the industrial sector with analog (4 - 20 mA) or digital (Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus, RS232, RS422, SSI).

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