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Distance sensor VDM18-100/32/105/122

  • Analog output 4 mA ... 20 mA
  • High resolution
  • Very fast response characteristic, suitable for rapid scanning process

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  VDM18-100/32/105/122

Product Description
Universal distance sensor, measurement to object, 100 mm detection range, red laser light, laser class 2, PNP output, analog output, control input, M12 plug
General specifications
Measurement range30 ... 100 mm
Light sourcelaser diode
typ. service life 50,000 h at Ta = +40 °C
Light typemodulated visible red light
Laser nominal ratings
Laser class2
Wave length650 nm
Light spot representationapprox. 1.5 mm x 3.25 mm at 100 mm
Measuring methodLaser triangulation
Ambient light limit≤ 5000 Lux
Nominal ratings
Linearity error0.25 % of the measuring range
Repeat accuracy< 0.25 % of the measured value
Resolution< 0.1 % of the measuring range
Temperature drift< 0.02 % / °C
Indicators/operating means
Operation indicatorLED green
Function indicator2 yellow LEDs: Switching status (each output) , 4 green LEDs: Operating mode
Control elementsControl panel : Adjuster for switch point , Operating mode , Analog output ( S - Set , T - Toggle )
Parameterization indicatorLED red
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage18 ... 30 V DC
No-load supply current≤ 40 mA at 24 V DC
Protection classII , rated voltage ≤ 50 V DC
Time delay before availability≤ 300 ms
Control inputLaser off (HIGH +UB) , Keypad lock (LOW 0 V)
Signal output1 PNP output, short-circuit protected, reverse polarity protected, open collector
Switching currentmax. 100 mA
Measurement output1 analog output 4 ... 20 mA, short-circuit/overload protected , Rmax = 500 Ohm
Switching frequency≤ 1 kHz
Response time0.4 ms
Compliance with standards and directives
Directive conformity
EMC Directive 2004/108/ECEN 60947-5-2
Standard conformity
Laser classDIN EN 60825-1:2008, IEC 60825-1:2007
Approvals and certificates
UL approvalcULus Listed
ApprovalsCE, cULus
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-10 ... 60 °C (14 ... 140 °F)
Storage temperature-20 ... 80 °C (-4 ... 176 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Housing width17 mm
Housing height50 mm
Housing depth50 mm
Degree of protectionIP67
Connection5-pin, M12 x 1 plastic connector
HousingABS , impact resistant
Optical facePMMA
Massapprox. 43 g


ECLASS 11.027270801
ECLASS 10.0.127270801
ECLASS 9.027270801
ECLASS 8.027270801
ECLASS 5.127270801
ETIM 8.0EC001825
ETIM 7.0EC001825
ETIM 6.0EC001825
ETIM 5.0EC001825
UNSPSC 12.141111613

Documents: VDM18-100/32/105/122

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Manual VDM18/105ENGPDF1246 KB
Manuel VDM18/105FRAPDF1247 KB
Handbuch VDM18/105GERPDF1245 KB

CAD+CAE: VDM18-100/32/105/122

CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model / 3-D-ModellSTP248 KB
CAD Portal / CAD PortalLINK---

Approvals+Certificates: VDM18-100/32/105/122

CertificatesCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
Canada USA UL Ordinary LocationE87056LINK---
EU Pepperl+FuchsPF08CERT1244PDF503 KB

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