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Read head WCS3B-LS610

  • PROFINET interface
  • Non-contact, absolute position encoder
  • Automatic detection of dirt accumulation
  • Output of position and speed

Please note: All product-related documents, such as certificates, declarations of conformity, etc., which were issued prior to the conversion under the name Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH or Pepperl+Fuchs AG, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs SE.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  WCS3B-LS610

General specifications
Passage speed≤ 12.5 m/s
Measuring rangemax. 314.5 m
Free tolerances to code railhorizontal: 31 mm ( ± 15.5 mm )
vertical: 28 mm ( ± 14 mm )
Resolution± 0.4 mm (1,250 positions/m)
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd181 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Indicators/operating means
LED greenPROFINET link
To: PROFINET connection OK
Flashing: data transfer
LED redPROFINET communication
To: communication error
LED red/greenStatus indication
Green: code rail detected, normal function
Red: system error
Flashing red: no code rail detected
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage10 ... 30 V DC
Power consumption6 W
Interface type100 BASE-TX
Data output codebinary code
ProtocolPROFINET IO Real-Time (RT) Conformance class B
Transfer rate    100 MBit/s      
Standard conformity
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2007+A1:2011    
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2005    
Shock resistanceEN 60068-2-27:2009
Vibration resistanceEN 60068-2-6:2008
Approvals and certificates
CSA approvalcCSAus Certified, General Purpose
Class 2 power source
CCC approvalCCC approval / marking not required for products rated ≤36 V
Ambient conditions
Operating temperature0 ... 60 °C (32 ... 140 °F)
Storage temperature-40 ... 85 °C (-40 ... 185 °F)
Relative humidity90 % , noncondensing
Mechanical specifications
Connection type8-pin, M12 x 1 connector socket, Y-coded
Cable glandMax. tightening torque of the cap nut: ≤ 0.4 Nm
Degree of protectionIP54
HousingABS , PC (Polycarbonate)
Mass500 g
General information
Ordering informationMounting plate included with delivery

Documents: WCS3B-LS610

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Manual WCS ElectricalENGPDF4503 KB
Manual WCS MechanicalENGPDF11347 KB
Handbuch WCS ElektrikGERPDF4519 KB
Handbuch WCS MechanikGERPDF11360 KB
Instruction leaflets
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF346 KB
Product information
Product information - Position Encoding SystemENGPDF1450 KB
Produktinformation - Weg-Codier-SystemGERPDF1468 KB

Approvals+Certificates: WCS3B-LS610

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-0909DPDF145 KB

Software: WCS3B-LS610

DriversRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
GSDML file WCS3B-LS610 / GSDML-Datei WCS3B-LS61004/2018ZIP4 KB

Associated Products: WCS3B-LS610

Transparent protective case and seal for WCS3B readerfa
Male single-ended cordset, M12, 8-pin, Y encryption, PUR cable, shieldedfa
Male single-ended cordset, M12, 8-pin, Y encryption, PUR cable, shieldedfa
Mounting plate for reading heads WCS2 and WCS3, Universal mounting plate for all reading heads WCS2... and WCS3...fa
Male single-ended cordset, M12, 8-pin, Y encryption, PUR cable, shieldedfa
Field-attachable male connectorfa
Field-attachable "Push-Pull" connectorfa
Cable connector, M12, 5-pin, shielded, non pre-wiredfa
Cable connector, M12, 5-pin, shielded, non pre-wiredfa
Y-Splitter, M12 plug Y-coded to M12 plug A-coded/socket D-codedfa