pico+ ultrasonic sensors

Sensor matrix of standard sensors

Overview

pico+ the "little guy" that can do it all: 4 ranges, 3 output signals, 2 housing variants and 1 IO-Link interface.

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Highlights

  • Variant with 90° angled head
  • IO-Link interface for support of the new industry standard
  • Automatic synchronisation and multiplex operation for simultaneous operation of up to ten sensors in close quarters

Basics

  • 1 Push-Pull switching output, pnp or npn basis
  • Analogue output 4–20 mA or 0–10 V
  • 4 detection ranges with a measurement range of 20 mm to 1.3 m
  • microsonic Teach-in on pin 5
  • 0.069 mm to 0.1 mm resolution
  • Temperature compensation
  • 10–30 V operating voltage
  • LinkControl for configuration of sensors from a PC

Description

The pico+ ultrasonic sensors

are a compact series with M18 threaded sleeves and a housing length of only 41 mm. In addition to the variants with an axial beam direction, there is also a housing variant with a 90° angled head and radial beam direction.

With four detection ranges from 20 mm to 1.3 m and three different output stages, this sensor family covers a wide range of applications.

Sensors with the Push-Pull output stage support SIO and IO link modes. Sensors with analogue output are optionally available with 4–20 mA current output or 0–10 V voltage output.

In SIO mode, sensors are configured using the microsonic Teach-in procedure on pin 5.

For the pico+ sensor family

there are 2 output stages and 4 detection ranges available:

1 Push-Pull switching output with pnp or npn switching technology
1 analogue output 4–20 mA or 0–10 V

Sensors with switching output have three operating modes:

  • Single switching point
  • Two-way reflective barrier
  • Window mode

Teach-in of a single switching point

  • Place object to be detected (1) at the desired distance
  • Apply +UB to pin 5 for about 3 seconds
  • Then apply +UB to pin 5 again for about 1 seconds

Teach-in of a switching point

Teach-in of a two-way reflective barrier

with a fixed reflector

  • Apply +UB to pin 5 for about 3 seconds
  • Then apply +UB to pin 5 again for about 10 seconds

Teach-in of a two-way reflective barrier

For configuration of a window

  • Place object at the near edge of the window (1)
  • Apply +UB to pin 5 for about 3 seconds
  • Then move the object to the far edge of the window (2)
  • Then apply +UB to pin 5 again for about 1 seconds

Teach-in of an analogue characteristic or a window with two switching points

NCC/NOC

and rising/falling analogue characteristic curve can also be set via pin 5.

One green and one yellow LED

indicate the state of the output and support microsonic Teach-in.

LinkControl

optionally permits the extensive parameterisation of pico+ sensors. The LCA-2 LinkControl adapter, which is available as an accessory, can be used to connect pico+ sensors to the PC.

Sensor connected to the PC via LCA-2 for programming

Easy to synchronise

A number of pico+ sensors can be run closely packed in applications synchronised to stop them from influencing one another. To this end, the sync mode has to be activated and all the sensors are to be electrically connected one to another with pin 5.

Synchronisation using pin 5

If more than 10 sensors must be synchronised, this can be carried out with the SyncBox1, which is available as an accessory.

In instances of where a number of sensors are run at an IO-Link master, then the master's function is to assume synchronisation (Pin 5 must not be wired under IO-Link operations).

Synchronised sensor cell in glass bottle production

IO-Link integrated

in version 1.0 for sensors with switching output.

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