Acuity Laser (Portland, OR) announced the release of the AS2100 Accurate Distance Sensor. Coming from the company’s long range sensor group, the AS2100 is a replacement product for the now retired AR2000.
“For many years the AR2000 was a great choice for distance measurement in difficult environments,” Acuity General Manager Nick Catalano said. “Now we have an even stronger option in the AS2100.”
The AS2100 is designed to work well outdoors, in bright lights and on difficult hot or dark surfaces. It provides accuracy at long range. It can measure natural targets up to 100m away and Acuity reflective targets up to 500m away with an accuracy of +/- 1 mm.
The AS2100 has a Class 2, red, visible laser diode for simple aiming and setup. The spot size starts at 0.15 inches and grows to only about two inches at distances of 100 meters. Larger targets may be necessary at longer distances.
These sensors have a maximum measurement frequency of 250Hz and excel in distance measurement applications with bright, dark, hot, and textured surfaces.
The laser can be used for a wide variety of applications and industries including:
- Metal production applications
- Transportation industry applications
- Process control applications
- Fill level measurement applications
“We hope by including the AS2100 in our catalog, we can provide new and existing customers with the best distance sensor options they need for their measurement challenges," Catalano said.
Exact details and product specifications on the AS2100 Accurate Distance Sensor can be found on the Acuity Laser website at the following link, along with downloadable PDF datasheets and user manuals: