VLS Optical Speed Sensors with NPN Pulse or Analog Output
VLS Series Optical Speed Sensors - Standard Models
The Visible Light Optical Sensors series is primarily designed for use in speed related situations . It is especially suitable for use with our range of Digital Tachometers, which include hand held, panel mounted and bench style instruments. A range of mounting devices is available for hands free applications.
Condition monitoring applications
There are 2 versions with on/off switch fitted so that battery power is conserved when used with battery powered equipment.
A suitable mains adaptor/battery pack is available for use with all 5vdc VLS versions.
The optical ranges are up to 1 metre for visible light versions and up to 2 metres with the Laser light types (with reflective tape).
High speed applications
A clip on prefocussed adaptor lens (LN1) is available which can allow operation without reflective tape in certain controlled conditions.
These sensors are available in 5vdc and 7.5- 40vdc powered options, normally provided by the associated instrument from our range.
The contact adaptor converts the optical function into direct shaft contactor for both RPM and linear speed measurement. This bayonet fitting device operates via a Hall Effect magnetic sensor built into the Sensor housing which picks up data from a magnet in the VLS sensor.
VLS/DA1 Optical Speed Sensor with Analogue output
The new VLS/DA1 Optical Sensor with integral Digital/Analogue convertor, is designed for datalogging applications and where general speed monitoring of machines is required. It is particularly useful for monitoring & recording speed data.
The VLS/DA1 is designed for use with Datalogging and Condition monitoring equipment.
Condition monitoring applications with on/off switch to conserve battery power with battery powered equipment
Up to 1 metre for visible light versions and up to 2 metres with the Laser light types (with reflective tape).
Sensors available in 5vdc en 7.5 - 40vdc power options
Optical mains/battery pack for all 5vdc VLS versions
Optional clip on prefocussed adaptor lens (LN1) for operation without reflective tape in certain controlled conditions.
Contact adapter for RPM and linear speed measurement, operating with a Hall Effect magnetic sensor built into the Sensor housing which picks up from a magnet in the VLS sensor
50mm - 2 metre (1 metre Visible light version)
+/- 80° (+/- 45° visible light version)
0-250,000 rpm (with lens range adaptor at high speed)
Ext. Power Adapter
9-12vdc @ 300mA (ext. Adpt.)
Double lens reflex
Visible light 5vdc minilamp - typical 2,000hrs Visible Laser 635nm CLASS II
VLS5/versions = 120mA@ 5vdc (Laser max. 85mA)
-10° to +70°C (45°C Laser type)
L 130mm x D 34mm
Various cable & connector options Integral connector