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Distance sensor VDM18-300/32/105/122

  • 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  VDM18-300/32/105/122

Product Description
Universal distance sensor, measurement to object, 300 mm detection range, red laser light, laser class 2, PNP output, analog output, control input, M12 plug
General specifications
Measurement range80 ... 300 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. 2 mm x 4.5 mm at 300 mm
Measuring methodLaser triangulation
Resolution< 0.1 % of the measuring range
Indicators/operating means
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 )
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage18 ... 30 V DC
Signal output1 PNP output, short-circuit protected, reverse polarity protected, open collector
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
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67
Connection5-pin, M12 x 1 plastic connector
HousingABS , impact resistant
Optical facePMMA


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

Documents: VDM18-300/32/105/122

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

CAD+CAE: VDM18-300/32/105/122

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

Approvals+Certificates: VDM18-300/32/105/122

CertificatesCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU Pepperl+FuchsPF08CERT1244PDF503 KB
US CA UL General PurposeE87056LINK---

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