The LDS30 laser distance sensors from Jenoptik are designed for applications that require instantly triggered and very fast data acquisition. The compact sensors provide measurement rates as fast as 30 kHz at up to 250 m and absolute accuracy in the centimeter range. The maximum range is achieved for measurement on special targets such as common retroreflectors. For natural surfaces with 10% reflectivity, the measurement range still covers 30 m. The sensor operation is eye-safe, emitting invisible laser light at 905 nm. Applications include object detection, proximity sensing and altimeter operation. The distance sensors can be used for 2- and 3-D object scanning systems in industrial automation. Constructed for system integration, they are available in a ready-to-install housed or module version.