Ultrasonic sensors are used for reliable position detection and precise continuous distance measurement of solids, powders and liquids. They transmit and receive sound waves in the ultrasonic range. The object to be detected reflects the sound waves and the distance information is determined via time-of-flight measurement. Blister packages in packaging technology or transparent plastic bowls in the food industry, for example, can be reliably detected.
Even in operating conditions with heavy soiling, dust or mist the sensors detect objects reliably and without interference.
ifm's compact ultrasonic sensors provide a particularly small blind zone, long sensing ranges and a high resolution. The rectangular UG-Cube sensors have been designed for use in applications with limited installation space. Thanks to the lateral M18 thread and the connector facing downwards, this type is ideally suited for use in conveying applications.
The product range includes units with programmable switching output and analogue output. Output function, switch points and measuring range are set easily via a pushbutton on the unit.