If it’s good enough for bats….

Now ultrasonic sensors from ifm electronic Ltd

As market leader in industrial sensors ifm electronic Ltd is committed to delivering the best in sensing technologies to detect just about anything.  It comes as no surprise then that ifm electronic also offers a new family of sensors using the ultrasonic principle.

Sensing ranges up to 2200mm can be achieved with the UG range of sensors.

For both space saving and ease of installation the UG range from ifm electronic consists of M18 housings.  Some are standard barrel types while others are in a combination rectangular housing with an M18 section, for more flexibility.

ifm electronic is naturally concerned that the UG range are not only reliable object sensors, but are provided at affordable prices.  Users won’t be disappointed.

Setting switchpoints is simply done via pushbuttons or over IO-Link. IO-Link also presents an ideal way of transmitting distance data.

In addition to housing options, ifm also offers two sensing principles using sound.  Diffuse reflection devices, like their optical counterparts, send out pulses which are reflected by the surface of an object. Alternatively, there are retroreflective sensors that transmit to a solid surface behind the position of the target, and the object breaks the beam. This is particularly useful when the position and angle of the target object cannot be predetermined.

For many industries handling objects that optical sensors struggle with, ultrasonic is a very useful addition.  Tricky surfaces for photocells include basket-type structures, uneven or dark surfaces, or even very shiny ones.

ifm is committed to working closely with its customers to develop products which precisely match their needs, and the company provides expert, readily accessible technical support to help users maximise the benefits they gain from ifm products.

For further information, contact Gemma Anderson, ifm electronic Ltd., efector House, Kingsway Business Park, Oldfield Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2HD.  Telephone:  020 8213-0000.  Fax:  020 8213-2234. E-mail – gemma.anderson@ifm.com


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