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Thru-beam sensor VS18/VSE18-M-LAS/32/40a/76a/82b/118

  • M18 threaded housing made of brass, nickel plated
  • Detection of very small parts in the near range
  • Visible red light, pulsed LASER light
  • Focusable optical system
  • Array control panel with highly visible LED display
  • Flashing power on LED in case of short-circuit

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  VS18/VSE18-M-LAS/32/40a/76a/82b/118

Product Description
Laser thru-beam sensor
System components
General specifications
Effective detection range0 ... 60 m
Threshold detection range85 m
Light sourcelaser diode
Light typemodulated visible red light
Laser nominal ratings
Laser class1
Wave length655 nm
Beam divergence11.7 mrad
Pulse length2 µs
Repetition rate50 kHz
max. pulse energy2.55 nJ
Diameter of the light spot100 mm x 100 mm at a distance of 85 m
Angle of divergenceadjustable focal point
Optical facefrontal
Ambient light limit30000 Lux
Hysteresis< 15 %
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd520 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)90 %
Indicators/operating means
Operation indicatorLED green, flashes in case of short-circuit
Function indicatorLED yellow, light with free light beam , flashes when falling short of the stability control , OFF when light beam is interrupted (in receiver)
Control elementsSensitivity adjuster, light/dark switch (receiver)
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage10 ... 30 V DC , class 2
No-load supply currentEmitter: 20 mA , Receiver: 15 mA
Protection classII , rated voltage ≤ 50 V AC with pollution degree 1-2 according to IEC 60664-1
Test inputemitter deactivation at +UB
Pre-fault indication output1 PNP, inactive when falling short of the stability control , max. 100 mA
Switching typelight/dark on, switchable
Signal output1 PNP output, short-circuit protected, reverse polarity protected, open collector
Switching voltage30 V DC
Switching currentmax. 200 mA
Voltage drop≤ 2.5 V DC
Switching frequency5000 Hz
Response time100 µs
Product standardEN 60947-5-2
Compliance with standards and directives
Standard conformity
Laser classIEC 60825-1:2007 Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007
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 ... 55 °C (-13 ... 131 °F)
Storage temperature-30 ... 70 °C (-22 ... 158 °F)
Shock resistanceb < 30 g, T < 11 ms
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67
Connection4-pin, M12 x 1 connector
Housingbrass, nickel-plated
Optical faceplastic
Mass60 g (device)

Documents: VS18/VSE18-M-LAS/32/40a/76a/82b/118

Instruction leafletsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF755 KB
Technical information
Instruction leaflet laser / Beipackzettel LaserALLPDF309 KB

Approvals+Certificates: VS18/VSE18-M-LAS/32/40a/76a/82b/118

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-0537BPDF185 KB
EU Pepperl+FuchsPF08CERT1242PDF442 KB
US CA UL General PurposeE87056LINK---

Associated Products: VS18/VSE18-M-LAS/32/40a/76a/82b/118


Mounting flange, 18 mmfa

Universal mounting bracket for cylindrical sensors with a diameter of 5 ... 30 mmfa

Female cordset single-ended M12 straight A-coded, 4-pin, PUR cable greyfa

Female cordset single-ended M12 angled A-coded, 4-pin, PUR cable greyfa
Mounting Bracket with swivel nutfa
Plastic mounting adapter, 18 mmfa