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Laser light sensor VLM350-F280-R4-1001

  • Comparison of up to 32 height profiles
  • Output of X/Z offset
  • Intelligent exposure time control
  • Laser class 1, eyesafe
  • Data Matrix control codes for parameterization

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  VLM350-F280-R4-1001

Product Description
Laser light sensor for profile matching; Comparison of up to 32 height profiles; Output of X/Z offset; Resolution: 752 x 480 pixel; Measuring range: X = 40 ... 160 mm, Z = 60 ... 350 mm; Scan rate: 10 s-1; 2 digital outputs; RS-485 interface
General specifications
Measurement rangeX = 40 ... 160 mm ; Z = 60 ... 350 mm
Light sourcelaser diode
Light typered laser + Integrated LED lightning red 650 nm
Laser nominal ratings
Laser class1
Wave lengthMeasuring laser: 660 nm
Pulse lengthMeasuring laser: 0.5 ms
Maximum optical power outputMeasuring laser: 15 mW
Laser monitoringThe safety system switches off the laser when the laser current is too high
Scan rate10 s-1
ResolutionX>0.44 mm; Z>0.4 mm at 60 mm distanc
X>1.1 mm; Z>1.1 mm at 200 mm distanc
X>1.9 mm; Z>2.5 mm at 350 mm distanc
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd20 a
Mission Time (TM)10 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Indicators/operating means
Operation indicatorLED green
Diagnostics indicatorLED yellow / red
Function indicatorTrigger: LED yellow ; object detected : LED red / green
Control elements2 push-buttons
Electrical specifications
Operating voltage24 V ± 20 % , PELV
No-load supply currentmax. 250 mA
Power consumptionmax. 6 W , Outputs without load
Interface typeRS 485 interface
Physical Switchable terminal resistor
Protocolbinary code
Transfer rate38400 ... 230400 Bit/s
Input voltage24 V
Number/TypeExternal triggering + 1 Input
Switching thresholdlow: < 2.5 V, high: > 8 V
Number/Type2 digital outputs
Switching typePNP
Switching voltage24 V
Switching current150 mA each output
Compliance with standards and directives
Standard conformity
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2005
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2007/A1:2011
Degree of protectionEN 60529
Shock and impact resistanceEN 60068-2-27:2009
Laser classIEC 60825-1:2007
Approvals and certificates
UL approvalcULus Listed, Type 1 enclosure
CCC approvalCCC approval / marking not required for products rated ≤36 V
Ambient conditions
Operating temperature-20 ... 45 °C (-4 ... 113 °F) ,   (noncondensing; prevent icing on the lens!)
Storage temperature-20 ... 70 °C (-4 ... 158 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67
Connection8-pin, M12 x 1 connector ( supply + RS485 + Inputs/Outputs ) ; can be rotated 90° ; Grounding : Grounding clip for PCV system
Optical facePlastic pane
Massapprox. 125 g
Tightening torque, fastening screwsmax. 2 Nm
Height85 mm
Width38 mm
Depth55 mm
General information
NoteSecurity Instructions:
- Read the operating instructions before attempting commissioning
- Installation, connection and adjustments should only be undertaken by specialist personnel
- Not a safety component in accordance with the EU Machinery Directive


ECLASS 13.027270916
ECLASS 12.027270916
ECLASS 11.027270801
ECLASS 10.0.127270801
ECLASS 9.027270801
ECLASS 8.027270801
ECLASS 5.127270801
ETIM 9.0EC001825
ETIM 8.0EC001825
ETIM 7.0EC001825
ETIM 6.0EC001825
ETIM 5.0EC001825
UNSPSC 12.141111613

Details: VLM350-F280-R4-1001


The SmartRunner Matcher compares current height profiles with a previously taught-in height profile. The Matcher is based on innovative SmartRunner technology and combines the light section method for detecting height profiles with a 2-D vision sensor. The light section method involves projecting a laser line onto an object. This is then detected by a camera at a specific angle. A height profile is then created using the triangulation principle. This innovative laser technology provides reliable measurements on different surfaces.

Product Documentation: VLM350-F280-R4-1001

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Brief InstructionsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / BeipackzettelALLPDF838 KB
ManualENGPDF4136 KB

Design / Simulation: VLM350-F280-R4-1001

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Approvals: VLM350-F280-R4-1001

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EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-3518FALLPDF39 KB
UK Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / UK-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-6621ALLPDF224 KB

Software: VLM350-F280-R4-1001

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Software Vision Configurator / Software Vision ConfiguratorV6.6.2ZIP31588 KB

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