Dimetix - Laser distance sensors
DIMETIX has been developing and manufacturing laser distance sensors for over 15 years. As a company that prides itself on being Swiss, they strive for the highest possible quality. This results in unique, accurate long-range sensors - the solution that provides applications for the most precise measurement requirements.
With DIMETIX, even the most demanding applications can be realized, thanks to their technical application support which is available to all clients.
- DIMETIX products are capable of measuring distances up to 500 metres, with an accuracy of ±1 millimetre.
- Each sensor contains a list with many features, which makes it easy for you to select the right sensor.
- Dimetix always has all of its sensors in stock, which means that there are short delivery times.
Laser distance sensors
D-Series Dimetix Laser Distance Sensors are at the cutting edge of our ongoing research and development. These sensors measure long distances with the utmost precision, reliability and speed, regardless of the situation. The D-Series is capable of measurements on dark surfaces - even in sunny conditions outside. This series is now available in a new slick design. Dimetix has broadened its product line by adding a device that has an output speed of 1 kHz.
Highlights D-series laser distance sensors:
- Measuring range 0 to 500 m
- Max. measuring rate 250 Hz / 1 mm accuracy
- Serial interfaces
- High precision analog output (0.1%)
- Two programmable digital outputs
- Digital input / Digital output for error signalization
- Profibus interface (optional)
- PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT interfaces (optional)
- Degree of protection IP65
- Extended temperature range -40...+60°C
Exchangeable covers for communication protocols
In order to ensure optimal communication between sensors and control units, the D series laser distance sensors can be fitted with interchangeable covers for communication protocols.
The exchangeable cover with Industrial Ethernet is an optional and powerful addition to the D-Series laser sensors. It is compatible with the most popular Industrial Ethernet protocols;PROFINET®, EtherNet/IP™ and EtherCAT®. It is possible to install the interchangeable cover with Industrial Ethernet on nearly all D-Series laser sensors.
Applications for laser distance sensors
Measuring the position of lock gates
Dimetix laser distance sensors are being used to monitor lock gates. This ensures that the amount of water discharged is known at any given time. The sensors measure the exact position of the sluice gate down to the last millimetre and are completely non-contact.
Length-splitting devices are often used in the metal industry. However, many standard solutions currently available on the market are not ideal for some companies. Dimetix laser distance sensors offer an affordable specialised model.
Pressurised tunnel monitoring
An automated monitoring system is used inside a pressurised tunnel to measure the penstock's passive bias during the injections. If the limit values are exceeded, a warning light comes on, so the injections can be stopped.
Monitoring railway infrastructure
Precise distance measurement is vital when rail infrastructure is being built, whether for new construction or maintenance. High-speed trains of the latest generation travel at maximum velocities of more than 300 km/h. In order to maintain the rolling stock at such speeds, millimetre-precise measurement is essential.
Monitoring of rock formations above railway tracks
Dimetix sensors are being used to monitor debris flow activity. These rocks can cause the build-up of a mountain stream, which may lead to the flooding of a railway line. Two additional lasers are used to monitor a large rock that's moving downhill and alert communities that may be in danger.
Movement of large structures
For moving large structures, such as bridges and buildings, the PolyDist system is the perfect solution. Using up to four Dimetix sensors, the movement procedure is continuously monitored so that the structure can be accurately moved and repositioned.
Truck position measurement
Due to increasing traffic and increasingly complex and time-consuming tasks, a system has been developed to speed up the customs inspection of heavy goods vehicles. This equipment can significantly reduce the time needed to check vehicles by using sensors to determine the position of trucks. Customs uses mobile X-ray equipment to check the contents of lorries and containers. During the scanning process, the movement of the scanner must be accurately determined.
Measurement of silo levels
With Dimetix laser distance sensors, you can measure the level in the silo accurately at any time. The Dimetix sensors measure on different surfaces, such as stones, sand, grains or dark surfaces.