ProfiCura sensor family – 2D laser sensors for profile measurements

The LIMAB ProfiCura 2D laser sensor family includes our range of laser profile sensors, also referred to as light section sensors. They have been designed for measurement applications in harsh industrial environments. The ProfiCura will capture the 2D profile of the measured material also for high transport speeds. There are versions to measure on both hot and cold materials.

Basic Specification

Model Field of view (FOV) Stand Off (SO) Measuring Range (MR) Measures to red hot material
ProfiCura 800 800 mm 800 mm 200 mm No
ProfiCura 700 700 mm 700 mm 200 mm No
ProfiCura 600 600 mm 600 mm 200 mm No
ProfiCura 300H 300 mm 900 mm 1000 mm Yes
ProfiCura 300 300 mm 900 mm 1000 mm No
ProfiCura 280H 280 mm 700 mm 700 mm Yes
ProfiCura 280 280 mm 700 mm 700 mm No
ProfiCura 180H 180 mm 700 mm 1000 mm Yes
ProfiCura 180 180 mm 700 mm 1000 mm No
ProfiCura 170H 170 mm 350 mm 320 mm Yes
ProfiCura 170 170 mm 350 mm 320 mm No
ProfiCura 85H 85 mm 185 mm 200 mm Yes
ProfiCura 85 85 mm 185 mm 200 mm No
ProfiCura 70H 70 mm 260 mm 70 mm Yes
ProfiCura 70 70 mm 260 mm 70 mm No
ProfiCura 50H 50 mm 170 mm 50 mm Yes
ProfiCura 50 50 mm 170 mm 50 mm No


Operating Principle
All ProfiCura 2D sensors use the principle of optical 2D laser triangulation.

Applications
Complete profile measurements of different objects such as:

  • Profile measurements of steel bars and sections
  • Board profiles in saw mills
  • Slab edge profiles
  • Profiles of extruded material

Measuring Principle
The ProfiCura uses the principle of 2D laser-based optical triangulation. A laser line is projected on to the surface of the material being measured. The laser line is diffusely reflected by the surface and this light is focused back on to a CMOS matrix by a high-quality lens system. The processor of the sensor converts the pixel values to coordinates (x,y) using a unique calibration lookup table stored within the sensor.

Automatic exposure control
The ProfiCura adapts the exposure time automatically to optimize the measuring performance irrespective of the type of material that is being measured. This means that accurate and repeatable measurements are always possible even on surfaces that are of different colors or have large changes in reflectivity. There is also a possibility to manually configure the exposure time.

Simple integration
The ProfiCura is powered by a single 24VDC supply. Calibrated measurements are available straight from the sensor using the standard Ethernet interface provided.

Best-in-class technology
The internal microprocessor and high-resolution CMOS matrix mean accurate and reliable measurements on all types of surfaces.

Easy to configure
The ProfiCura is supplied with a simple Windows software to configure the sensor.

Accessories
LIMAB provides a large range of accessories such as cooling boxes, brackets, cables and stands.

Proven design
LIMAB has been developing laser sensors for more than 30 years. This experience has been brought into the ProfiCura sensor family. Today the ProfiCura is a robust, rugged, and versatile laser triangulation sensor for dimensional measurements.

Rugged construction
The design of the ProfiCura ensures the suitability for use in all types of tough industrial environments with years of trouble-free operation.

Standard versions
The ProfiCura sensor family consists of several standard sensors with different configurations and the possibility to measure on red hot material.

Specification ProfiCura 50/70/85/170

ProfiCura 2D
Specification ProfiCura 70 / 70H ProfiCura 50 / 85 ProfiCura 50H / 85H ProfiCura 170 ProfiCura 170H
Part No 96620 / 96618, 96619, 96621 96561 / 96519 96559, 96560, 96617 / 96509, 95510, 96611 96528 96513, 96514, 96596
Laser colour Red / Blue, violet, green Red Blue, violet, green Red Blue, violet, green
Maximum target temperature 300°C / 1200°C 300°C 1200°C 300°C 1200°C
570°F / 2200°F 570°F 2200°F 570°F 2200°F
Laser power (mW) <100 <100 <100 <100 <100
Laser class 3B 3B 3B 3B 3B
According to EN 60825-1:2014 and 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
Stand off (SO) 260 mm 170 / 185 mm 170 / 185 mm 350 mm 350 mm
10.2″ 6.7 / 7.3″ 6.7 / 7.3″ 13.8″ 13.8″
Measuring range (MR) 70 mm 50 / 200 mm 50 / 200 mm 320 mm 320 mm
2.8″ 2.0 / 7.9″ 2.0 / 7.9″ 12.6″ 12.6″
Field of view at SO 70 mm 50 / 85 mm 50 / 85 mm 170 mm 170 mm
2.0″ 2.0 / 3,3″ 2.0 / 3.3″ 6.7″ 6.7″
Field of view at SO + MR 85 mm 60 / 175 mm 60 / 175 mm 325 mm 325 mm
2.4″ 2.4 / 6.9″ 2.4 / 6.9″ 12.8″ 12.8″
Data points per profile 580 580 / 480 580 / 480 640 640
Output resolution 0,002 mm 0,002 / 0,01 mm 0,002 / 0,01 mm 0,01 mm 0,01 mm
Measuring speed (profiles per second) 250-1.000 250-1.000 250-1.000 250-1.000 250-1.000
Detector type CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix
Power supply (VDC) 10-36 10-36 10-36 10-36 10-36
Dimensions 387 x 134 x 162 mm 387 x 134 x 162 mm 387 x 134 x 162 mm 387 x 134 x 162 mm 387 x 134 x 162 mm
15.2×5.28×6.38″ 15.2×5.28×6.38″ 15.2×5.28×6.38″ 15.2×5.28×6.38″ 15.2×5.28×6.38″
Weight 4,1 kg / 9.0 lbs 4,1 kg / 9.0 lbs 4,1 kg / 9.0 lbs 4,1 kg / 9.0 lbs 4,1 kg / 9.0 lbs
Operating temperature 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C
32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F
Storage temperature -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C
-4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F
Interfaces for measurement data output Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP
Synchronisation RS422 RS422 RS422 RS422 RS422

Specification ProfiCura 180/300/600

ProfiCura 2D
Specification ProfiCura 180 ProfiCura 180H ProfiCura 300 Proficura 300H Proficura 600
Part No 96503 96502 96501 96501 96508
Laser colour Red Blue Red Blue Red
Maximum target temperature 300°C 1200°C 300°C 1200°C 300°C
570°F 2200°F 570°F 2200°F 570°F
Laser power (mW) <150 <150 <150 <150 <150
Laser class 3B 3B 3B 3B 3B
According to EN 60825-1:2014 and 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
Stand off (SO) 700 mm 700 mm 900 mm 900 mm 600 mm
27.6″ 27.6″ 35.4″ 35.4″ 23.6″
Measuring range (MR) 1000 mm 1000 mm 1000 mm 1000 mm 200 mm
39.4″ 39.4″ 39.4″ 39.4″ 7.9″
Field of view at SO 180 mm 180 mm 300 mm 300 mm 600 mm
7.1″ 7.1″ 11.8″ 11.8″ 23.6″
Field of view at SO + MR 440 mm 440 mm 630 mm 630 mm 600 mm
17.3″ 17.3″ 24.8″ 24.8″ 23.6″
Data points per profile 480 480 480 480 580
Output resolution (mm) 0,1 mm 0,1 mm 0,1 mm 0,1 mm 0,1 mm
Measuring speed (profiles per second) 250-1.000 250-1.000 250-1.000 250-1.000 250-1.000
Detector type CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix
Power supply (VDC) 10-36 10-36 10-36 10-36 10-36
Dimensions 515 x 162 x 134 mm 515 x 162 x 134 mm 515 x 162 x 134 mm 515 x 162 x 134 mm 515 x 162 x 134 mm
20.24×5.28×6.38″ 20.24×5.28×6.38″ 15.2×5.28×6.38″ 20.24×5.28×6.38″ 20.24×5.28×6.38″
Weight 5,5 kg 5,5 kg 5,5 kg 5,5 kg 5,5 kg
12.2 lbs 12.2 lbs 12.2 lbs 12.2 lbs 12.2 lbs
Operating temperature 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C
32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F
Storage temperature -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C
-4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F
Interfaces for measurement data output Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet output for Service, Configuration, Data Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP
Synchronisation RS422 RS422 RS422 RS422 RS422

Specification ProfiCura 280/700/800

ProfiCura 2D
Specification ProfiCura 280 ProfiCura 280H ProfiCura 700 ProfiCura 800
Part No 96567 96565 / 96566 96598 96597
Laser colour Red Blue Red Red
Maximum target temperature 300°C 1200°C 300°C 300°C
570°F 2200°F 570°F 570°F
Laser power (mW) <150 <150 <200 <200
Laser class 3B 3B 3B 3B
According to EN 60825-1:2014 and 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
Stand off (SO) 700 mm 700 mm 700 mm 800 mm
27.6″ 27.6″ 27.6″ 31.5″
Measuring range (MR) 700 mm 700 mm 200 mm 200 mm
27.6″ 27.6″ 7.9″ 7.9″
Field of view at SO 280 mm 280 mm 700 mm 800 mm
11″ 11″ 27.6″ 31.5″
Field of view at SO + MR 560 mm 560 mm 900 mm 1.000 mm
22″ 22″ 35.4″ 39.4″
Data points per profile 640 640 580 580
Output resolution (mm) 0,1 mm 0,1 mm 0,1 mm 0,1 mm
Measuring speed (profiles per second) 250-1.000 250-1.000 1.000 1.000
Detector type CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix CMOS matrix
Power supply (VDC) 10-36 10-36 10-36 10-36
Dimensions 515x134x162 mm 515x134x162 mm 515x134x162 mm 515x134x162 mm
20.24×5.28×6.38″ 20.24×5.28×6.38″ 15.2×5.28×6.38″ 20.24×5.28×6.38″
Weight 5,5 kg 5,5 kg 5,5 kg 5,5 kg
12.2 lbs 12.2 lbs 12.2 lbs 12.2 lbs
Operating temperature 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C 0…+40°C
32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F 32 .. +104 °F
Storage temperature -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C -20…+70°C
-4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F -4 .. +158 °F
Interfaces for measurement data output Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet and fieldbuses like ProfiBus DPV1 or Modbus-TCP Ethernet output for Service, Configuration, Data
Synchronisation RS422 RS422 RS422 RS422