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.
|Optical Range||50mm - 2 metre (1 metre Visible light version)|
|Optical Angle||+/- 80° (+/- 45° visible light version)|
|Overall Speed||0-250,000 rpm (with lens range adaptor at high speed)|
|Ext. Power Adapter||9-12vdc @ 300mA (ext. Adpt.)|
|Lens||Double lens reflex|
|Light Sources||Visible light 5vdc minilamp - typical 2,000hrs|
Visible Laser 635nm CLASS II
|Power Requirements||VLS5/versions = 120mA@ 5vdc (Laser max. 85mA)|
|Operating Temp||-10° to +70°C (45°C Laser type)|
|Dimensions||L 130mm x D 34mm|
|Connections||Various cable & connector options|
|Analogue||6vdc (VLS/DA1 only)|