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Electronic level sensor


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  • Continuously measuring level from outside
  • No stress caused by the medium thanks to non-contact detection
  • Three point level sensors in one unit
IO-Link features
  • Deposits can be detected and signalled to improve quality of the process
  • Linking several KQ10 via IO-Link
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  • iolink
Technische Details
Product characteristics
Electrical design PNP/NPN; (parameterisable)
Communication interface IO-Link
Dimensions [mm] 250 x 28 x 16.7
Media dry bulk material; aqueous solutions; oils
Cannot be used for very adhesive media
Electrical data
Operating voltage [V] 10...30 DC; (18...30 DC: IO-Link)
Current consumption [mA] < 50
Protection class III
Reverse polarity protection yes
Max. power-on delay time [ms] 1300
Inputs / outputs
Number of inputs and outputs Number of digital outputs: 3
Electrical design PNP/NPN; (parameterisable)
Number of digital outputs 3
Permanent current rating of switching output DC [mA] 200
Max. resistance switching output [Ω] 8
Short-circuit protection yes
Type of short-circuit protection pulsed
Overload protection yes
Detection zone
Measuring range [mm] < 200
Measuring/setting range
Detection range [mm] 228
Set point SP [%] 5...95
Reset point rP [%] 4...94
In steps of [%] 1
Accuracy / deviations
Repeatability [% of the final value] 2
Offset deviation [% of the final value] 4
Resolution [% of the final value] 1
Linearity deviation [% of the final value] 1
Response times
Response time [ms] 1300
Software / programming
Parameter setting options Damping; hysteresis / window; fault indication; diagnostic function; sensitivity; internal temperature; limitation of measuring range; adjustable switching delay; zero-point calibration; direction of installation; LEDs can be deactivated
Communication interface IO-Link
Transmission type COM2 (38,4 kBaud)
IO-Link revision 1.1
SDCI standard IEC 61131-9
Profiles Digital Measuring Sensor Profile, Common Profile
SIO mode yes
Required master port type A
Process data analogue 1
Process data binary 3
Min. process cycle time [ms] 9.6
IO-Link functions (cyclical)
function bit length
process value 16
exponent 8
device status 4
binary switching information 3
IO-Link functions (acyclical) direction of installation; limitation of sensor elements; sensitivity; minimum recognition threshold; Performance in case of a fault; error delay; Damping; LED_Modus; switch-on cycle counter; operating hours counter; switching cycles counter; min./max. process value; internal temperature; min./max. internal temperature; diagnostic data level
Supported DeviceIDs
Type of operation IO-Link device ID
Default 924 d / 00 03 9C h
For further information please see the IODD PDF file at "Downloads"
Operating conditions
Applications DIN EN 60654-1 application class B2
Ambient temperature [°C] -20...80
Storage temperature [°C] -25...85
Protection IP 65; IP 67
Tests / approvals
DIN EN 61000-6-4 30 - 230 MHz 40 dBµV/m QP / 10 m distance
230 - 1 GHz 47 dBµV/m QP / 10 m distance
DIN EN 61000-4-2 ± 25 kV AD / ± 25 kV CD
DIN EN 61000-4-3 80 MHz - / 1 GHz 10 V/m
DIN EN 61000-4-4 ± 2.5 kV / 5 kHz
± 2.5 kV / 100 kHz
DIN EN 61000-4-6 10 V
Shock resistance
EN 60068-2-27 15 g / 11 ms
Vibration resistance
EN 60068-2-6 5 g (10...2000 Hz)
MTTF [years] 290.43
Mechanical data
Weight [g] 377.5
Dimensions [mm] 250 x 28 x 16.7
Materials PBT; PC;
Displays / operating elements
operation 1 x LED, green
Display switching status 3 x LED, yellow
function display 20 x LED, green
Accessories (optional)
adhesive tape: 1 x 23mm x 240mm
when used on IO-Link class B masters switching outputs OUT2, OUT3 have to be switched off
Pack quantity 1 pcs.
Electrical connection
Connection Connector: 1 x M12
Electrical connection - plug
Cable: 0.1 m, PUR
ifm electronic gmbh • Friedrichstraße 1 • 45128 Essen — We reserve the right to make technical alterations without prior notice. — EN-GB — KQ1001-00 — 27.08.2019 —