EDS Laser


The Dimetix EDS-C laser distance sensor is an entry level versatile non-contact measurement tool. Like the DLS laser, this sensor detects objects both near and far in a rugged package, but at a lower cost and in a more compact package. The EDS-C is capable of measuring distances from 0.05 to 30 meters within an accuracy of 3 millimeters. This laser range finder measures distance, level and size without contact.

  • Non-contact and accurate optoelectronic measurement
  • 0.05 to 30 meters range without a reflector
  • Can be used without any external controllers
  • Output format: Analog 4-20 mA output
  • Durable solid aluminum construction
  • Measure distance, level, width, diameter, and height


Typical Applications:

  • Hopper positioning
  • Level measurement in silos, tanks, and bins
  • Vehicle locations
  • Altitude measurements
  • Wood products for width and length
  • Length of extruded products
  • Loop control of web and sheet in paper and steel mills

Just like its older siblings, the Dimetix EDS-C laser sensor is still built tough with an aluminum IP65 rated housing. Their ruggedness is field proven.

Communication & Interfaces:

Dimetix DLS-C laser distance sensors include serial and analog outputs with digital inputs and outputs available for alarming and triggering. The serial interface permits simple remote monitoring. As an example, the laser sensor can be configured to output a simple ASCII numeric string that is readable by this simple serial panel display.

lds-image5Each laser ships with basic utility and standard terminal programs, such as Hyper Terminal can also be easily used. Communications with PLC hardware that does not have RS232 or RS422 serial capability can e accomplished via special gateways. As an example, gateways are available that support Device Net and Ethernet IP for integration with Allen Bradley control logix and compact logix PLC platforms.


Dimetix laser distance sensors operate on a principle called phase shift. The laser signal is reflected directly back to the device. This technique is generally more accurate that simple time of flight methods. We are capable of measuring with 1.5 mm accuracy, even up to 150m.

Distances over 65m usually require a special reflective plate affixed to the target.

Please contact Dimetix USA to discuss your application.