Do you manufacture products that require
tolerances within microns? Do you need to verify that you are achieving
those tolerances? The new LM Laser Measurement sensor from Banner
Engineering might just be the solution you need. This article and video will walk you through the steps for programming the 4-20 ma range.
new LM laser sensor has an analog resolution of 4 microns and is the latest in
high precision measurement by Banner Engineering. It is extremely stable
even when used on applications that require accuracy on products that may vary
in color. It has a 50 - 150mm range with a + or - .070 micron linearity
across the range and a 500 micro second responds time. The standard
sensor includes not one, but three different outputs including digital, analog
and IO Link.
features include an IP67 and Grade 316 stainless steel, thermally stable
housing, and secure mounting to ensure accuracy.
of the high accuracy of this sensor, undesired error can be introduced by
simply pressing down on a button when teaching set-points. For this reason, no push-buttons are available on the sensor itself, but the sensor can be programmed
via the optional remote sensor display (RSD) or the gray remote teach
wire. The RSD can be used to program and backup parameters, and can then
be removed when complete. This is an advantage over other sensors because
1 RSD can be used with multiple LM sensors.
For this demonstration, we will teach the sensor the 4-20
the target with the desired 4ma signal to the sensor
the green check mark
up or down arrows until you see Menu A Out
see A_Out Tch 2 PT
will see Tch4ma
signal is now taught, press the red x button to go back
up or down arrows until you see Tch20ma
the target with the desired 20ma signal to the sensor
20ma signal is now taught, press the x button 3 times to go back to run menu.
you can see the LM is a great solution for your low tolerance
Learn more about the LM Series Sensor from Banner Engineering.