The AR600 Series will be discontinued as of June 2009 and replaced with the AR700 Series.
for the AR600 laser displacement sensor include an AC/DC power supply, laser
power upgrades, an optical band pass filter, current loop output, a software
library and an alphanumeric display. It is also possible to order a special
road-profiling package for the AR600 sensor. If you have special sensor
configuration needs, please let Acuity know.
Optical Band Pass Filter
This item is Installed internally and it eliminates 96% of environmental
light. It is intended for use with glowing or brightly lit targets when
the maximum possible sample rate is required and Background Light Elimination
mode is not desirable. If you have an outdoor application for laser sensors,
order this option. Visible and infrared versions are available.
Road Profiling Option
Acuity produces a bundle of options specifically targeting the needs of
the road profiling community. These options include a 20 mW laser, a band
pass filter, analog output and optimized firmware which permits the highest
sampling rates on dynamically changing road surface colors.
The power supply is hard-wired into the AR600 optical sensor cable to
supply the needed 24 volts (sensor accepts 12-30 Volts DC). The unit is
a universal AC power supply for AR200 sensors. 100-240V, 0-60 Hz. Offered
only with a US recepticle plug.
Laser Diode Power Upgrades
In some instances it is desireable to increade the output power from the
sensor's diode. This is especially true when the sensor will be used outdoors
or on very dark or shiny targets. The higher laser power generates a stronger
return signal off the target surface. AR600 lasers that are standard with
1 mW visible diosdes can be upgraded to 5mW. Acuity AR600 sensors with
ranges greater than 6 inches are standard with 5 mW visible lasers and
can be upgraded to 20 mW, Class IIIb infrared lasers.
Technologies Software libraries for Acuity products
Software libraries for the line scanner drastically ease the programmer's
burden of writing application code. The product is written by Crandun
Technologies. The AR600 Software Library provides a "plug-and-play"
software interface to the Acuity AR600 laser measurement senosr so you
can concentrate on your application functionality, rather than on hardware
interfacing or data collection details. The library is only for the RS232
This software library is licensed on a per-sensor-basis and discounts
are available for multi-sensor users. To convince yourself of the value
of these software libraries, read our Top Ten reasons to purchase Crandun
AR600 Software Library from the Crandun website.
You will need to purchase a keycode to run this library
with your sensor.
Serial Output Display
product option is a simple alphunemeric character display. It comes with
AC power plug and 6 foot cord. The AR200 sensor's RS232 output is connected
directly to the display via terminal blocks. The product is manufactured
by Vorne and is an encased display with bright green characters, .35"
high. It displays output from AR200 serial port in inches or mm, or current
loop. The green dot matrix vacuum fluorescent unit displays 20 characters
in one line. The rugged display panel supports 128 ASCII characters. Dimensions:
9.7" by 2.8" by 4.6" deep. 10.0" by 3.1" panel
more technical information about the display at the Vorne Industries website.