Product Highlights

  • Visible Class II Laser providing precise distance measurement.
  • Operates off Natural Surfaces up to 30 M(98 FT), off a white target at 100 M (328 FT) and off a special reflector target at 150 M (492 FT).
  • Provides +/- 2mm to +/- 5mm accuracy.
  • Low in cost yet long range.
  • RS232 or RS422/RS485 Serial Interface
  • Programmable 4-20 mA Analogue Output
  • Programmable Digital Output & Offset
  • External Trigger Input
  • Extruded aluminium housing rated IP65.
  • Secondary Environmental Enclosures are available for additional protection for indoor, outdoor and elevated temperature applications.

General Description

The LT2000-SO Laser Distance Meter operates over a substantial range off static or passing product. The LT2000-SO measures distances over a working range up to 30 meters off of natural surfaces , up to 100 meters off of white surfaces and up to 150 meters off of a special reflector. For operation with automated positioning control of material handling transport systems a white reflective target is used or the special reflector is used.

Especially suited for precise detection and measurement of cold/hot product at temperatures up to 600°C. For higher product temperature a Model LT2000-HT is available for measurement of cold/hot product at product temperatures up to 1200°C.

Straightforward alignment is easily accomplished via the visible red laser measuring beam.

Accuracy is +/- 2mm to +/- 5mm according to ambient temperature and surface reflectivity. Repeatability is +/-0.5mm and the user scalable resolution is 0.1mm.

The zero offset and the span of the 4 – 20 mA analogue output are both user programmable. The distance offset is also user programmable, this allows the user to define a zero point independent of the analogue output zero offset.

Provided with a user programmable digital switching output which is triggered by exceeding in the positive or negative direction a user programmable distance threshold. The hysteresis of the digital switching output is also programmable.

The LT2000-SO is provided in a dust and waterproof protected IP65 enclosure. Standard operating temperature range is -10°C to 50°C. Optional Secondary Environmental Enclosures are available for additional protection for indoor, outdoor and elevated temperature applications.

The low cost LT2000-SO Laser Distance Meter provides a highly accurate measurement reading. It is ideal for length and width determination, and checking position of product in and around furnace areas.

The LT2000-SO is supplied a standard with either a RS232 or RS422/RS485 serial interface with a 2400 to 38,400 Baud Rate & a programmable 4 – 20 mA 16 BIT analogue output. An optional ProfiBus DP Gateway Interface Box is available. ProfiBus DP, DeviceNet, Ethernet Interface Options will soon be available.

Typical Applications

  • Product Material Length, width, level and position of product.
  • Material Handling Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems & positioning of mobile equipment.
  • Metals Industry Measure/Position slab, billet, bloom or bar.
  • Crane Control Positioning of cranes & crane trolleys.
  • Collision Avoidance Distance alarm between vehicles using white target.