Whether in tanks or silos, whether liquids, bulk material or individual objects: The universal level and distance measurement using ultrasound is reliable and accurate. However, even if there is no direct contact with the medium, aggressive vapours and fumes can severely affect the function and life of a sensor. But thanks to ifm’s new full-metal ultrasonic sensor, this is now 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.