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Ultra High-speed・High-precision Laser Displacement Sensor HL-C2

The No.1* industry leader in application compatibility with 34 different sensor head variations
* As of May 2017, in-company survey

Ultra High-speed・High-precision Laser Displacement Sensor HL-C2
CE Marking Korean S Mark Korean KC FDA

CE , Korean S Mark , FDA , Korean KCs Approved
CE : EMC Directive
FDA : Some models only
Korea's S-mark certification : Some models only

Features

Combining our accumulated and the latest technologies to accomplished* functionality
Our proprietary measurement CMOS, the “HDLC-CMOS Sensor”

Our proprietary measurement CMOS, the “HDLC-CMOS Sensor”

The HDLC-CMOS sensors have been developed specially for the HL-C2 series. High density light-receiving cells and a processing speed close to the maximum limit result in high resolutions and high speeds which exceed all expectations for laser displacement sensors.
HDLC: High Density Linear Cell

Our proprietary measurement CMOS, the “HDLC-CMOS Sensor”

“MSGB” laser with sharp and fine projection

We have created the ideal laser using our proprietary optical technologies and aperture construction. Furthermore, emission adjustment algorithms have been redesigned to maintain ideal emission conditions.
MSGB: Micro Spot Gaussian Beam

Comparison of beam diameter


HL-C201A
ø20 μm ø0.787 mil approx.
HL-C203B
ø30 μm ø1.181 mil approx.
HL-C205B
ø70 μm ø2.756 mil approx.
HL-C208B
ø100 μm ø3.937 mil approx.
HL-C211B
ø80 μm ø3.150 mil approx.
HL-C235BE
ø250 μm ø9.843 mil approx.
HL-C235CE-W
ø400 μm ø15.748 mil approx.


Ultra high-speed calculation processor

Using our specialized proprietary IC and custom algorithms for high-speed processing, information is digitally transmitted between the sensor head and controller. Both high-speed transmission and stability are realized for measurement values.

Ultra high-speed calculation processor

“High-resolution lens” for realizing stable optical path lengths

We designed a new high-resolution lens to reduce lens aberration as much as possible. Light entering from any angle can be gathered at a minimum point to realize even higher precision.

“High-resolution lens” for realizing stable optical path lengths



A diverse array of sensor heads for your application needs

For automobile and vehicle parts measurement [ Automobile and vehicle parts production facilities ]

The measurement mode setting is compatible with a variety of workpieces

Select the optimal digital processing for the object to be measured.

The measurement mode setting is compatible with a variety of workpieces

Long-range sensor heads

Our lineup includes long-range sensor heads with measurement center distances of 110 mm 4.331 in and 350 mm 13.780 in. By keeping distance from the workpiece, the risk of sensor damage from contact with the workpiece can be reduced.

• Measurement center distance: 110 ±15 mm 4.331 ±0.591 in
HL-C211B(-MK)
HL-C211C(-MK)

• Measurement center distance: 350 ±50 mm 13.780 ±1.969 in
HL-C235BE(-MK)
HL-C235CE(-MK)

• Measurement center distance: 350 ±200 mm 13.780 ±7.874 in
HL-C235CE-W(MK)

Controller

Linear beam spot type sensor heads

We offer linear beam spot type sensor heads with various measurement center distances that are not easily distorted by roughly-finished metal surfaces.

Linear beam spot type sensor heads
Linear beam spot type sensor heads

Even surfaces that appear to be flat have minor surface variations when viewed under magnification. These variations can cause errors in measurement. Linear beam spot type sensors average out the influence of these variations, allowing for stable measurement of roughly-finished workpieces.

For measurement of glass height and thickness [ FPD and solar panel production facilities ]

For measurement of glass height and thickness

The measurement mode setting is compatible with a variety of workpieces

A specular reflection installation is required for measurement of transparent and mirrored-surface objects. Select the digital processing for the measurement application.

The measurement mode setting is compatible with a variety of workpieces

Emission adjustment area specification allows for measurement of glass surfaces

Glass surfaces can be accurately measured by combining the “Emission Adjustment” that determines the optimal emission amounts with the “Emission Adjustment Area Specification” that identifies the specific area to measure the emission.

Emission adjustment area specification allows for measurement of glass surfaces



Controllers that provide both convenience and improved product quality

On-board processing for calculations of 2 sensor heads

The controller is equipped to perform basic calculations and output results for applications such as thickness measurement for sandwiched layers and 2-point gap measurement. This can reduce computational burdens for host controllers (such as PLCs).

On-board processing for calculations of 2 sensor heads

Connectivity to host controllers

Our controller lineup offers Ethernet, USB, and RS-232C connections. The controllers can connect to devices such as PCs and PLCs.

* An API (Application Programming Interface)
and sample programs can be downloaded for free from our web site for operating the controller using a PC connected by USB.

A full range of output ports allows output in line with your needs

Both Output (1) and Output (2) mounted on the controller provide independent analog outputs, various output signals (judgment, alarm, etc.), and various input signals (laser emission stop, zero set, etc.).

• Outputs, including calculation results, are assignable.
• Output (2) is also independent, and the same settings are possible.

○: Available Output (1) Output (2)
Output circuit Analog voltage
Analog current
Hi / Go / Low judgment
Alarm
Strobe
Input circuit Zero set
Timing
Reset

* Other functions such as laser control (emission stop) input and memory change are also on-board.

Buffering function allows for temporary accumulation of measured values

The buffering function allows measurement values acquired from high-speed sampling (10μs) to temporarily accumulate in the controller, which are then transmitted to the host.
A maximum of 65,000 values can be accumulated.
The accumulation of shape data can contribute to traceability and other activities.
Furthermore, in trigger mode, by sending a trigger input when there is an error, measured values before and after the error can be acquired to help determine the cause of the error.



Providing increased connectivity and compatibility with host devices

Measurement status can be acquired with a programmable controller easily and without any need for programming

The HL-C21C(-P) supports the MEWTOCOL protocol (used by our programmable controllers), the MC protocol (used by Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC-Q and MELSEC-L series) as well as the iQSS dedicated protocol (used by Mitsubishi Electric’s MELSEC-L series), allowing measured values and other information to be written automatically to the data registers of programmable controllers without any need for programming.

* iQSS is an abbreviation for Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ Sensor Solution. * iQSS and iQ Works are registered trademarks of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

Measurement status can be acquired with a programmable controller easily and without any need for programming
(1) The software can search for and check HL-C21C(-P) connection information.
(2) The software can read and write HL-C21C(-P) sensor parameters.
(3) The software can monitor data written from the HL-C21C(-P) to a sequencer.

* HL-C2AiM: HL-C2 dedicated intelligent monitor (available for download free of charge on our website)

Easy setup

HL-C21C(-P) connection settings can be set up using automatic detection of connected devices and drag-and-drop simplicity.

* Use Mitsubishi Electric’s GX Works2 sequencer engineering software (Ver. 1.492N or later).

Sensor monitoring

The HL-C21C(-P)’s measurement status can be easily monitored.

Sensor monitoring

Reading and writing of sensor parameters

HL-C21C(-P) sensor parameters can be read and written easily.

* The HL-C21C(-P)’s Ethernet communications settings must be configured using Configurator WD (Ver. 1.62 or later of our Ethernet communications configuration tool).
(This software is available for download free of charge from our website.)
* The MC protocol is supported for the MELSEC-Q series, and sensors can be monitored.



Interfaces for convenient setup and setting changes

By combining the GT12 programmable display with our software tools accessed from a PC (HL-C2AiM Intelligent Monitor), received light intensity waveforms and other information can be displayed in addition to the display of measured-value data.

GT12 Programmable Display [ Simple touch panel operation and easy-to-read display ]

By installing screen application (provided free of charge) onto the GT12 programmable display, it can be used as a dedicated console for viewing waveforms and setting operation conditions. (A proprietary connection cable is required.)

Intelligent Monitor HL-C2AiM [ Waveform monitoring and function setting by computer is easy to do ]

* This software is available for download free of charge from our website.

OS (Note 1) Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 32-bit / 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 8 Pro 32-bit / 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro 32-bit / 64-bit
(Japanese / English / Korean / Chinese)
CPU 1 GHz or above (Note 2)
Memory 2 GB or more (Note 2)
Hard disk 50 MB or more of usable space
Display screen SXGA (1,280 × 1,024 full color) or above
Serial port RS-232C compliant, transmission speed 115.2 kbps
USB port USB 2.0 full speed (USB 1.1 compatible)
Notes: 1) Windows 7 / 8 / 10 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United State and other countries.
Notes: 2) Depends on the OS operation environment.

* Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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