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AR700 laser displacement sensor: Options and Accessories
Hardware products to integrate laser sensors into factory automation

The AR700 is standard with RS232, RS422, 4-20 mA, 0-10 V and two digital alarm outputs. Optional products for the AccuRange 700 laser distance gauge Include a power / data connection interface and an alphanumeric display.

Touch Panel Display **NEW**
Touch Panel Display is a controller for Acuity sensorsThe Acuity™ Touch Panel Display is a stand-alone terminal interface for use with Acuity laser distance sensors. These fully-enclosed units replace panel meters, alphanumeric displays and analog controllers by providing a modern interface through a full-color LCD and touch screen. The Touch Panel Display communicates with one or two Acuity sensors using their serial interfaces. Sensors can be easily configured using on-screen buttons to display and scale their distance outputs. Relative dimensions can be measured using a tare function. With dual RS232 serial inputs from two Acuity sensors, the touch panel serves as a thickness gauge and display, an application which previously demanded a PC computer and custom software programming. Using a single RS485 serial interface, the Panel can transmit thickness and dimensional information to external devices.
Download the Touch Panel Display data sheet (PDF 1MB)

Power and Data connectivity interface
AR200 connectivity kit with RS232 cable and power connectionsThe AR700 laser measurement sensor comes with an un terminated bundle of solder tail wires in a shielded cable. As an option, you can add a connectivity interface which provides a terminal block connection to the sensor cable. A second terminal block in the interface box allows user connections as needed.
A standard 9-pin D-SUB serial cable is provided with the interface. It provides the pin-out described in the Serial Communications subsection of the User's Manual. In addition, it ties pins 4 (DTE Ready), 6 (DCE Ready,) and 1 (DCD) together, a standard connection used with a PC. The interface has a jack to accept the plug from a power supply for 110-240 VAC (US or Euro plugs). The interface box itself is NEMA-4X and has sealed cable glands for feedthrough.

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 diode (visible or infrared, both Class 3B) and optimized firmware which permits the highest sampling rates on dynamically changing road surface colors.

Laser Diode Power Upgrades
In some instances it is desirable to increase 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. AR700 lasers that are standard with 1 mW visible diodes can be upgraded to 5mW visible RED. Acuity AR700 sensors standard with 5 mW visible lasers and can be upgraded to 20 mW visible or infrared diodes (Class 3b).

Serial or Current Loop Display
alphanumeric display for acuity sensors with serial outputThis product option is a simple alphanumeric 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 flange. View more technical information about the display at the Vorne Industries web site.

Connectivity Kit with Keyswitch Interlock
Laser safety interlock box for Acuity laser distance sensorMost international laser safety standards require that laser devices that emit Class 3B (or higher) radiation must be connected to a safety interlock. While most users of AR700 sensors intend to integrate them into a larger system with its own safety interlocks, some sensors will be stand alone. For these stand-alone applications, Acuity provides a special connectivity kit with its own keyswitch interlock. Download the Users Manual for this interlock connectivity kit to learn more. Laser safety keyswitch (PDF 400 KB)



Acuity offers different cable configurations to meet your special needs. For custom cable requirements, please let us know.

AR700 product options for simple integration