Long range distance sensors

Your Benefits

  • Enhanced closed-loop behavior offers highest performance and productivity
  • Operating temperature down to –40 °C ensures the highest reliability in cold storage warehouses and freezers (dependent on type)
  • Numerous fieldbus and Ethernet-based interfaces offer the highest flexibility and fast communication for maximum efficiency
  • Pre-failure and extensive diagnostic data allow for preventive maintenance, ensuring the highest machine uptime
  • Small, rugged metal housing and SpeedCon™ compatible connectors ensure hassle-free installation – even in confined spaces
  • 3-axis alignment bracket ensures fast alignment and easy exchange, reducing maintenance and setup costs
  • Numerous accessories allow flexible use and guarantee high operation functionality


The Dx100 family combines leading edge technology with innovative design. The product’s phase-shift measurement technology ensures the highest performance, which, in co-operation with drives manufacturers, has been optimized for perfect integration into closed control loops. Our innovative 3-axis bracket, the smallest housing in its sensor class, as well as the intelligent quick lock system with fast connectors, offers optimized handling and reduced costs of ownership.

At a glance
  • Measuring range up to 300 m (dependent on type)
  • Numerous fieldbus interfaces
  • Pre-failure notification and diagnostic data available
  • Display with intuitive menu and easy to see status LEDs
  • Small, rugged metal housing
  • 3-axis alignment bracket with quick lock system available as accessory
  • Elongated holes for zero point adjustment when replacing devices


Dx100 Pro - flawless distance sensors for precise positioning tasks

When positioning automated storage and retrieval systems, automated parking systems, cranes and countless other moving system parts, the speed and low downtime, in addition to the accuracy and repeatability, are key. The DL100 long range distance sensor is not only the smallest sensor in its performance class, but was also developed specially for the highest drive speeds and rapid processing of signals in dynamic control circuits. DL100 devices are also predictive and send timely information to the control system if, for example, maintenance is required to due contamination. Countless interfaces and an innovative mounting concept improve the top performance of these sensors even further.

Additional product highlights
  • SSI and PROFINET united: The combination of the SSI and PROFINET interfaces in one device offers countless benefits and extended application possibilities: DL100-2xxx2213.
  • PROFINET netload class III: Thanks to PROFINET netload class III, the DL100 guarantees maximum reliability and durability - even at very high network utilization: DL100-2xxx2212 and DL100-2xxx2213.
  • Variants with spectral filter and frequency switching: No minimum distance required during installation of several DL100 devices next to one another or in the arrangement between DL100 devices and ISD400 Pro optical data transmission.
Much smaller than comparable distance sensors The housing of the Dx100 long range distance sensors measures only 119.9 mm x 82.5 mm x 69.4 mm. This makes them the smallest distance sensors in their performance class. They impress with new installation options, low weight and easy handling during mounting.
Innovative mounting system for easy mounting and quick device exchange

(1) Clip device into tailor-made plate.

(2) Fasten with black fixing screw.

(3) Fine adjustment using 3 spring-loaded screws.

Maximum performance and innovative product features ensure extreme flexibility and maximum system productivity.

DL100 and ISD400 Pro - a powerful team for distance measurement and data transmission

The dynamic nature of state-of-the-art automated storage and retrieval systems and countless other applications not only demands fast and accurate positioning, but also effective communication with the stationary control technology. SICK offers a solution which is up to the challenge: The DL100 long range distance sensor in conjunction with the ISD400 Pro optical data transmission system.

A combination of economic efficiency and value creation: Both the DL100 and the ISD400 Pro are quick and easy to integrate in your plant, making them a well-coordinated and virtually unbeatable team. Both feature numerous diagnostics options which minimize downtimes while also optimizing system productivity.

SICK LifeTime Services

SICK’s services increase machine and plant productivity, enhance the safety of people all over the world, provide a solid foundation for a sustainable business operation, and protect investment goods. In addition to its usual consulting services, SICK provides direct on-site support during the conceptual design and commissioning phases as well as during operation.

The range of services not only covers aspects like maintenance and inspection, but also includes performance checks as well as upgrades and retrofits. Modular or customized service contracts extend the service life of plants and therefore increase their availability. If faults occur or limit values are exceeded, these are detected at all times by the corresponding sensors and systems.

Consulting and design Application-specific advice on the product, its integration and the application itself.
Commissioning and maintenance Application-optimized and sustainable ─ thanks to professional commissioning and maintenance by a trained SICK service technician.
Service contracts Extended warranty, SICK Remote Service, 24-hour helpdesk, maintenance, availability guarantees and other modular components can be individually combined on request.


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Measuring range0.15 m ... 300 m, on “diamond grade” reflective tape

    1.5 mm, at dead time 10 ms

    0.75 mm, at dead time 30 ms

    2 mm, at dead time 10 ms

    1 mm, at dead time 30 ms

    2.5 mm, at dead time 10 ms

    1.25 mm, at dead time 30 ms

    2.5 mm, at dead time 30 ms

    0.5 mm

    1 mm

    2 mm

    Output time1 ms, measurement cycle synchronous to PLC request

    ± 3 mm

    ± 4 mm

    ± 5 mm

    ± 2 mm

    ± 2.5 mm

    Serial✔ , RS-422
    Measurement cycle time1 ms
    Ambient temperature, operation–40 °C ... +75 °C, operation with cooling case, operation with heating
    Light sourceLaser, red
    Type of lightVisible red light
    Laser class2 (IEC 60825-1:2014)
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product