Class 1 laser for distance sensor
IFM Electronic's O1D laser distance sensor is now available with a safe Class 1 laser source. The O1D155 will measure up to 6m, with the features and performance of the established O1D versions. Beyond 6m the background is suppressed and in fact the background suppression extends to fully 100m.
Under EN60825-1 a Class 1 laser is deemed safe for the human eye under all operating conditions, making it increasingly popular for sensing applications. Like its predecessors the O1D155 offers the user two selectable switchpoints, or a single switched output combined with a scalable analogue signal. In a robust diecast housing only 42mm wide by 45mm high and 52mm deep, the O1D has already proved a success in its first 10m range versions using Class 2 laser.
The O1D155 utilises IFM Electronic's award-winning pmd chip, an innovative method of calculating distance by time-of-flight all on one chip. This keeps the dimensions of the sensor to a minimum and keeps the cost down, while still offering tremendous performance.
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