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Fiber optic sensor VL18LL-M/40a/118/128

  • Strong metallic housing in cylindrical shape M18 x 1
  • Degree of protection IP67
  • Not sensitive to ambient light, even with switched energy saving lamps
  • Multiple device installation possible, no mutual interference (no cross-talk)
  • M12 plug connection
  • Protection class 2

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  VL18LL-M/40a/118/128

Product Description
Fiber optic sensor for glass fiber optics
General specifications
Sensor rangeup to 70 mm
(LMR 18-3,2-1,0-K4)
Detection rangeup to 300 mm
(LME 18-2,3-0,5-K3)
Light sourceLED, 650 nm visible red light
Light typemodulated visible red light
Angle of divergence26 °
Optical facefrontal
Ambient light limit30000 Lux
Hysteresis< 15 %
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd700 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Indicators/operating means
Operation indicatorLED green, flashes in case of short-circuit
Function indicatorLED yellow, lights up with receiver lit
Control elementsSensitivity adjuster, light/dark switch
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage10 ... 30 V DC , class 2
Ripple10 %
No-load supply current< 35 mA
Protection classII , rated voltage ≤ 50 V AC with pollution degree 1-2 according to IEC 60664-1
Switching typelight/dark on, switchable
Signal outputPush-pull (4 in 1) output short-circuit protected overvoltage protected
Switching voltage30 V DC
Switching currentmax. 200 mA
Voltage drop≤ 2.5 V DC
Switching frequency500 Hz
Response time1 ms
Product standardEN 60947-5-2
Approvals and certificates
UL approvalcULus Listed, Type 1 enclosure
CCC approvalCCC approval / marking not required for products rated ≤36 V
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-25 ... 70 °C (-13 ... 158 °F)
Storage temperature-30 ... 70 °C (-22 ... 158 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67
ConnectionM12 connector, 4-pin
Housingbrass, nickel-plated
Optical faceplastic
Mass60 g


ECLASS 11.027270905
ECLASS 10.0.127270905
ECLASS 9.027270905
ECLASS 8.027270905
ECLASS 5.127270905
ETIM 8.0EC002651
ETIM 7.0EC002651
ETIM 6.0EC002651
ETIM 5.0EC002651
UNSPSC 12.139121528

Documents: VL18LL-M/40a/118/128

Instruction leafletsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF366 KB
Technical information
Fiber optics for VL18LL fiber optic amplifierENGPDF211 KB
Lichtleiter für Lichtleitergerät VL18LLGERPDF212 KB

CAD+CAE: VL18LL-M/40a/118/128

CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model in IGS format / 3-D-Modell im IGS-FormatIGS103 KB
3-D model in STP format / 3-D-Modell im STP-FormatSTP73 KB
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Approvals+Certificates: VL18LL-M/40a/118/128

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-0537BPDF185 KB
US CA UL General PurposeE87056LINK---

Associated Products: VL18LL-M/40a/118/128


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