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Laser light sensor VLE700-F280-B12-1200

  • Height profile output
  • Area image output
  • Resolution 1280 x 960 pixel
  • Intelligent exposure time control
  • Laser class 1, eyesafe

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  VLE700-F280-B12-1200

Product Description
Laser light sensor for profile matching; Resolution: 1280 x 960 Pixel; Measuring range: X = 60 ... 345 mm, Z = 100 ... 700 mm; Scan rate: 30 s-1; Ethernet TCP/IP interface
General specifications
Measurement rangeX = 60 ... 345 mm ; Z = 100 ... 700 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 rate30 s-1
ResolutionX>0.1 mm; Z>0.2 mm at 100 mm distance
X>0.3 mm; Z>2.0 mm at 400 mm distance
X>0.5 mm; Z>5 mm at 700 mm distance
Nominal ratings
Number of pixels1280 x 960 pixels
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
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 typeEthernet
Transfer rate100 MBit/s
Input voltage24 V
Number/TypeExternal triggering + 1 Input
Switching thresholdlow: < 2.5 V, high: > 8 V
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
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 + Inputs/Outputs ) + 4-pin, M12x1 socket, D-coded (LAN) ; can be rotated 90° ;
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: VLE700-F280-B12-1200


The SmartRunner Explorer is based on the innovative SmartRunner technology and outputs both height profiles and area images. SmartRunner technology combines the light-sectioning method for acquiring height profiles with the acquisition of area images via the integrated area illumination. In the light section method, a laser line is projected onto an object. This is captured at a specific angle by a camera. A height profile is then created using the triangulation principle. This laser technology enables reliable height profile recording on different surfaces.

Informative Literature: VLE700-F280-B12-1200

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LiteratureLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Application Report - Precise Detection of Parts for Car Body ConstructionENGPDF209 KB
Application Report - Precise Measurement in Picking SystemsENGPDF208 KB

Product Documentation: VLE700-F280-B12-1200

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Brief InstructionsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Brief Instructions - VsxProtocolDriver SDKENGPDF254 KB
ManualENGPDF3945 KB

Design / Simulation: VLE700-F280-B12-1200

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CADLanguageFile TypeFile Size
CAD 3-D additional / CAD 3-D additionalALLSTP8153 KB
CAD Portal / CAD PortalALLLINK---

Approvals: VLE700-F280-B12-1200

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Declaration of ConformityCertificate No.LanguageFile TypeFile Size
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: VLE700-F280-B12-1200

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Device Description Files/DriversRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
ROS driver / ROS-TreiberLINK---
Software Tools
Software Vision Configurator / Software Vision ConfiguratorV6.6.2ZIP31588 KB

Associated Products: VLE700-F280-B12-1200

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