TFmini-i Industrial Lidar Ranging Sensor

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This sensor uses a Time-of-Flight (TOF) ranging principle to accomplish its precise distance measurement capabilities. This advanced technology relies on the fundamental concept of measuring the time it takes for light to travel to an object and back to the sensor, which is then converted into a distance value with remarkable accuracy.

With a maximum ranging distance of 12 meters, this sensor is engineered to provide accurate and reliable distance data. It is equipped with IP65 protection, making it resistant to dust and water ingress. This level of environmental shielding ensures that the sensor can still work in challenging conditions, including outdoor and industrial environments, where exposure to elements could potentially hinder its performance.

The sensor's compatibility with the RS485 industrial interface underscores its suitability for industrial deployments. This interface enables seamless integration into complex systems and networks commonly found in industrial automation and control setups. It has a wide voltage input range of 7 to 30V, which offers flexibility in power supply options and accommodates a variety of power sources.

With its impressive 12-meter ranging distance, IP65 protection, RS485 industrial interface, and wide voltage range, the sensor is poised to excel in different projects ranging from logistics and automation to robotics and machinery control, where accurate and dependable distance measurements are paramount.


  • 12m Ranging Distance
  • IP65 Protection
  • RS485 Interface
  • 7~30V Wide Range Voltage
  • TOF Ranging Principle


Ranging Distance 0.1~12.0m @90% reflectivity (Indoor 0klux)
0.1~7.0m @10% reflectivity (Indoor 0klux)
0.1~12.0m @90% reflectivity (Outdoor 70klux)
0.1~7.0m @10% reflectivity (Outdoor 70klux)
Frame Rate 1-40Hz
Ambient Light Tolerance 70 Klux
Accuracy  ±6cm@(0.1~6m)
Distance Resolution 1cm
Protection Level IP65
Optical Parameters
Light Source VCSEL
Eye Safety  Class 1 (IEC60825)
Central Wavelength 850nm
Field of View 
Electrical Parameters
Power Supply  DC 7V~30V
Power ≤0.8W@12V
Average Current  ≤65mA@12V
Peak Current 100mA@12V
Dimensions 50 x 34 x 41mm
Case Material ABS/PC/PMMA
Operating Temperature -20~60°C
Weight 52g
Storage Temperature -30~75°C
Cable Length 70cm



Number Colour Function Description
1 Red VCC Power Supply
2 White/Yellow RS485-B RS485-B
3 Green RS485-A RS485-A
4 N/A - -
5 Blue/Orange UART_RXD UART Receive (debug)
6 Brown UART_TXD UART Transmit (debug)
7 Black GND Ground

Package Contents

  • 1x TFmini-i LiDAR Range Sensor
  • 1x Female 5-Pin Cable
  • 8x Cross head Screws

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