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Full-metal ultrasonic sensor for harsh environments

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WHETHER in tanks or silos, universal level and distance measurement of liquids, bulk material or individual objects using ultrasound is reliable and accurate.

That’s according to IFM. But there’s a catch. “Even if there is no direct contact with the medium, aggressive vapors and fumes can severely affect the function and life of a sensor,” the sensor manufacturer said in a statement.

Its new full-metal ultrasonic sensor aims to make this problem a thing of the past. “From the diaphragm to the connector, the sensor is completely enclosed in resistant high-grade stainless steel. Thus, it is resistant to external influences and benefits from an extended service life.”

Using IO-Link communication, distance values can be transmitted digitally, or the measuring range can be set. Thanks to the feedback on the echo quality, the alignment of the sensor can be optimised during installation and the functional reliability can be continuously monitored.

Features include:

  • Continuous non-contact level measurement and object detection regardless of environmental condition
  • Resistant to aggressive media Long range of up to 2500 mm
  • Digital or analogue measured value output
  • Easy parameter setting, measured value transmission and diagnostic information via IO-Link

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