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Distance sensor VDM18-300/20/88/122/151

  • Analog output 4 mA ... 20 mA
  • High resolution
  • Very fast response characteristic, suitable for rapid scanning process
  • Interface RS 485

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  VDM18-300/20/88/122/151

Product Description
Universal distance sensor, measurement to object, 300 mm detection range, red laser light, laser class 2, RS485 interface, 2 x PNP outputs, analog output, 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
Interface typeRS-485
Signal output2 PNP outputs, independent , short-circuit protected, reverse polarity protected
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
ConnectionM12 connector, 8-pin
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: VDM18-300/20/88/122/151

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Manual VDM18/151ENGPDF1008 KB
Manuel VDM18/151FRAPDF1019 KB
Handbuch VDM18/151GERPDF1009 KB

CAD+CAE: VDM18-300/20/88/122/151

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

Approvals+Certificates: VDM18-300/20/88/122/151

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

Software: VDM18-300/20/88/122/151

Software ToolsRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
Software for VDM18*/88* Series / Software für Serie VDM18*/88*07/2007ZIP1065 KB

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