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Fast optical data transmission

February 2019 Sensors & Transducers

The Leuze DDLS 500 optical data transceiver has a high optical transmission rate of 100 Mbit/s. This photoelectric sensor allows data transmission without cabling and without interference.

Gerry Bryant, managing director of Countapulse Controls, says that the transceiver can transmit all common Ethernet protocols up to distances of 120 metres, including Profinet, EtherNet IP, EtherCAT, Ethernet TCP/IP and Ethernet UDP.

Constant monitoring and notification of the signal level on the easy to read LED display allows quick reaction to issues like soiling of the lens, ensuring simplified maintenance and diagnostics.

The modular design of the Leuze DDLS 500 includes an integrated bubble level for accurate installation, while the single-hand adjustment arrangement allows precise alignment of the data light beam. In addition, the device projects four laser spots along the intended light path, aiding in the easy alignment of the device at a distance.

For more information contact Gerry Bryant, Countapulse Controls, +27 11 615 7556, bryant@countapulse.co.za, www.countapulse.co.za


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