Compact distance sensor with various connectivity options

FT 55-RLAM – SensoPart

Distance sensor - FT 55-RLAM - SensoPart

The new FT 55-RLAM compact distance sensor from SensoPart is a true all-rounder. The sensor can reliably detect distances on surfaces - from black to glossy - up to 1 meter. Equipped with an analogue output, two switching outputs, an IO-link interface and optional RS485 interface, the sensor offers extensive connectivity options. In addition, the sensor is easy to operate, partly due to the large LCD control screen with soft keys. SensoPart's FT 55 RLAM - Short Range is specially designed for short distances from 80 to 400 mm. 

Distance sensor applications

The sensor is suitable for a wide range of applications, for example in machine building, the automotive industry, plastics and packaging industry or in robot applications. Learn more about sensors.


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Distance sensor - FT 55-RLAM - SensoPart

High detection rate

The FT 55-RLAM owes its high detection efficiency to three main characteristics:
  1. The elongated light spot that gives a clear signal even on metal surfaces.
  2. The high signal amplification makes it possible to detect poorly reflective, black parts, even on glossy objects. This applies to the entire measuring range of the sensor.
  3. An improved signal evaluation.
Various special functions that cannot be implemented via the operating system in fast-changing processes can be easily integrated with the FT 55-RLAM without programming - such as data about the difference in profile height or determining a minimum or maximum value in an application. The sensor comes with handy functions for setting switching outputs, an event counter or a pick-up or drop-out delay. It is therefore not important whether you want to work via an analog signal, RS485 or IO Link.

Industry 4.0-ready with IO-Link


Distance sensor - FT 55-RLAM - SensoPartThe standard version with a 5-pin connector is equipped with an IO-Link interface. This allows direct communication with the sensor, for setting and switching between different sensor configurations. Alternatively, there is also an 8-pin version with an integrated RS485 interface. Two sensors can therefore be used in master / slave mode, for example for double-layer detection or thickness measurement.