ZM18B RED positioning laser

ZM18B RED positioning laser

  • 52500


The red laser module ZM18 is an established product series that is used for positioning as guidance for machine vision. With a Ø 20mm optic head and an M18 thread, the red lasers can be easily fixed and utilized for various purpose. The ZM18B offers a simple focusing mechanism and output power up to 160mW being also dust- and water-proof.


Red or infrared wavelengths available

Optical output power up to 120mW / 160mW IR

Gaussian/uniform line, dot optics and various DOE optics available

5 to 30VDC supply voltage with reverse polarity protection

Simple, external hand focusing mechanism

IP67 rated, water-proof and dust-proof

M18 thread mounted for simple and versatile mounting

LED laser operation indicator

Overvoltage protection with surge/spike protection

  • Optical

    Output power up to 120mW / up to 160mW IR
    Wavelength 635nm, 640nm, 643nm, 685nm, 785nm 808nm, 830nm, 850nm, 980nm
    Power stability ±3% over operating temperature range
    Wavelength vs. temperature Typ. 0.20 - 0.30nm / °C depending on wavelength
    Line straightness < 70µm
    Pointing stability < 15μrad / °C
    Projection line Gaussian, line homogeneous, line flat top, dot circular, dot elliptical, DOE cross, DOE multiline, DOE dot matrix, DOE square, DOE dotted line, DOE circle, 90° beam deflection
    Line Gaussian profile 3°, 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 30°, 90°, symmetrical or asymmetrical
    Line homogeneous profile 10°, 20°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°
    Point Elliptical or circular
    Adjustable focus yes / no
    Focus range 100mm up to ∞
    Divergence of beam FWHM < 1mrad (with dot optic) *depends on focus


    Supply voltage 5 to 30VDC
    Modulation no
    Protection Reverse polarity and transient protection / ESD, 
    over temperature protection and LED pre-failure indicator
    Operation mode APC with current limiting


    Diameter 20mm
    IP rating IP67
    Weight 75g (focusable version)
    Housing M18 industry housing, chromed brass 
    Optic head: Anodised aluminium
    Electrical isolation Potential-free housing
    Connector M12 plug, 4-pin
    Dimensions 108mm (focusable version) / 92mm (fixed version)


    Operating temperature -10°C to +50°C (heat dissipation e.g. with mounting H8-M18)
    Storage temperature -10°C to +80°C
    Humidity Max. 90%, non-condensing
    MTTF at 25°C > 30,000h (635nm to 685nm), > 100,000h (785nm to 980nm)


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