DIMETIX, represented in Australia by Birrer Industries , has released the DLS-A distance measuring sensor. It can measure with ±1.5mm accuracy from 0.2m to 200m.
The devices can be configured for standalone operation. After activation it automatically proceeds with measurements. All necessary configuration information is stored in the device.
An RS232 interface allows it to be connected to a PC with cable lengths of up to 100m. Up to 10 modules can be connected to a single RS422 line. An analogue output facilitates easy integration with the control system without implementation of any complicated interface protocols. The parameterisation of the analogue output can be stored in the device with a free configuration program.
All DLS-A devices have three digital outputs. Two outputs can be programmed to switch on or off at a given distance. The third outlet activates a signal if an error occurs. The devices can be operated with a supply current from 9V-30V dc.
The measuring device can be connected with a D-sub connector. Direct connection to the device with a cable screw joint is available as an option. Four light-emitting diodes display the actual status of the device. A solid metal case allows use in industrial applications. The measuring device is IP65-protected against ingress of dust and water.
The free software makes it possible to configure any DLS-A device and generate sample-commands. These samples can be used as templates for programs.