Serviceline Industrial Sensors
Serviceline Explosion Protection

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
MTTFd172 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


ECLASS 11.027270701
ECLASS 10.0.127270701
ECLASS 9.027270701
ECLASS 8.027270701
ECLASS 5.127270701
ETIM 8.0EC001852
ETIM 7.0EC001852
ETIM 6.0EC001852
ETIM 5.0EC001852
UNSPSC 12.141111945

Documents: WCS3B-LS610

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Manual WCS ElectricalENGPDF6189 KB
Manual WCS MechanicalENGPDF11347 KB
Handbuch WCS ElektrikGERPDF6241 KB
Handbuch WCS MechanikGERPDF11360 KB
Instruction leaflets
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF346 KB
Product information
Product information - Position Encoding SystemENGPDF1913 KB
Produktinformation - Weg-Codier-SystemGERPDF1923 KB
Product information - Position Encoding System / Produktinformation - Weg-Codier-SystemJPNPDF3350 KB


CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model / 3-D-ModellSTP2923 KB
CAD Portal / CAD PortalLINK---
EPLAN macro P+F.WCS3B-LS610 / EPLAN-Makro P+F.WCS3B-LS610EDZ67 KB

Approvals+Certificates: WCS3B-LS610

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
Declaration of conformity Simple Apparatus / Konformitätserklärung Einfache elektrische BetriebsmittelDOC-0909EPDF142 KB
Canada USA CSA Ordinary Location1007121PDF99 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
Mounting plate for reading heads WCS2 and WCS3, Universal mounting plate for all reading heads WCS2... and WCS3...fa
Male connector RJ45 straight 4-pin, Cat5, shielded, field-attachablefa
Male connector RJ45 straight 4-pin, Cat5, shielded, field-attachable, Outdoorfa
Male connector M12 angled A-coded 5-pin, for cable diameter 5 - 8 mm, shielded, field-attachablefa
Male connector M12 straight A-coded 5-pin, for cable diameter 5 - 8 mm, shielded, field-attachablefa
Y-Splitter M12 plug 8-pin Y-coded to M12 socket 4-pin D-coded / M12 plug 4-pin A-codedfa