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Laser Tech (LTI) Lidar Sensors for Solid Targets

Our TruSense® S200 series sensors and Universal Laser Sensor (ULS) use eye-safe lidar pulses to gather accurate measurements and provide reliable target detection over long-ranges. Customizable programming and configuration options accommodate your application's needs.

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Why use our Sensors?

Non-contact installation points, long-range lidar beams, and configurable functionality create unique benefits.

Advantages of Laser Tech’s Lidar Sensors:

Laser sensors bring advantages to several different fields.

By nature, non-contact measurement creates low maintenance benefits.

Contact-sensor alternatives invite exposure to various materials and often install at the bottom of large tanks. Meanwhile, non-contact sensors tend to be installed in easy-to-access areas that avoid material exposure.

Longer Device Lifespans

Avoiding contact with materials means that our sensors perform longer.

  1. Less corrosion

    LTI sensor installed at an easy-to-reach location.

  2. Fewer build-ups/clogs

Easier to Keep Clean

Keeping a clean sensor is a best practice made easier by non-contact performance.

  1. Less frequent cleaning required
  2. Typically limited to removing some dust
  3. Can often be completed via compressed air cans

Easier and Safer to Access

Contrary to contact sensors, our sensors are commonly located near or on a tank’s lid or hatch.

Easier-to-access locations complement worker safety.

  1. Faster access for repairs and cleaning
  2. Easy to remove and reinstall when needed

Thanks to the easier access that our sensors tend to create, some safety hazards can be eliminated.

  1. Avoid workers coming into contact with materials
  2. Remove the risk of injury from climbing into tanks, entering production machinery, etc.

High Accuracy

Integrators can expect high accuracies from all of LTI’s laser sensor options.

All of our non-contact, continuous measurement laser sensors offer high accuracy. In the general scope of applications, our Universal Laser Sensor’s (ULS) accuracy reigns supreme. However, our S300 series sensors are the better choice for industrial applications in liquid-level measurement, with typical accuracies of +/- 10 mm (.39 in) compared.

  • S200 Series typical Accuracy: 0.1 ft (4 cm) in short-range mode, 0.3 ft (8 cm) in medium-range mode, .5 ft (15 cm) in long-range mode
  • ULS accuracy: ±  0.70 in (2 cm)

Long-Range Ability

Laser Tech’s sensors offer considerable accuracy over long ranges

Laser Tech sensors for solids perform accurately within considerably wide ranges.

Longer ranges than alternatives make LTI sensors for solids advantageous for integration into aerial vehicle systems, extensive perimeter networks, and other applications expanding over large areas.

Reflective targets offer the highest max ranges for LTI laser sensors. 

  1. S200 Series maximum range to reflective targets: 9,514 ft (2900 m) in low-accuracy mode, 4,921 ft (1500 m) in medium-accuracy mode
  2. ULS maximum range to reflective targets: 5,249 ft (1600 m)

Non-reflective targets are still effective at significant ranges.

  1. S200 Series maximum range to non-reflective targets: 5,249 ft (1600 m) in low-accuracy mode, 2,953 ft (900 m) in medium-accuracy mode
  2. ULS maximum range to non-reflective targets: 1,640 ft (500 m)

Lidar/Narrow Beams

The narrow beams created by lidar sensors have a few benefits to consider.

Lidar sensors can function in narrow environments

Our time-of-flight laser sensors use lidar. Some alternatives use radar, which casts a relatively wide and diffused energy beam.

Some applications may require a more focused beam to overcome structural obstacles.

  • Lidar beams grant the ability to shoot past/around physical obstructions
  • Narrow beams allow for more precise target assignment
  • Confined spaces are far more likely to avoid issues

The beam divergence tendencies of our different sensors are acute.

  • S200 series divergence: 3 mrad (equal to 1 ft beam diameter @ 328 ft or 30 cm @ 100m)
  • ULS divergence: 3 mrad (equal to 30 cm beam diameter @ 100 m (1 ft @ 328 ft)

Configuration Flexibility

Our engineers design LTI sensors to offer customizable and versatile programming.

LTI Laser sensors provide flexibility in configuring for all sorts of applications.

Different targeting modes available for both single and multiple targets

Our S200 series, S300 series, and Universal Laser Sensor (ULS) have their own targeting mode options.

Laser Tech’s sensors can be configured to your application’s needs

  • S200 series: First, strongest, last, first-second-third, last-second to last, first-strongest-last, first-second-third-strongest-last
  • ULS: Averaging, binning, detection, last
Industry-standard data outputs

Our S200 series and Universal Laser Sensor (ULS) have standardized input/output specifications.

  • S200 series input/output specifications: S-200 = TRIG, SDI-12, RS232 without alignment laser, S-210 = TRIG, SDI-12, RS232 with alignment laser, S-230 = 4-20mA, RS232 with alignment laser
  • ULS input/output specifications: RS232, RS485, 4-20
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