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Communicative level sensors: crm+ sensors now available with IO-Link

The new crm+ level sensors are equipped with IO-Link interface version 1.1. The IO-Link interface transfers measured distance values as well as identification, status and diagnosis values. It can easily be set with IO-Link maximum distances or switching points. The robust sensors cover a measuring range from 30 mm to 8 m with its five detections ranges. The additional digital display shows the measured value in mm/cm directly at the sensor. The Push-Pull switching output is used in standard-IO mode or switching output (pnp or npn).

The crm+ sensors in M30 stainless steel housing detect continuously levels of liquids and all kinds of bulk materials that reflect sound. This enables non-contact level control regardless of color or transparency. Ultrasonic sensors do not have any problems with dust and fog in the measuring distance. The protective film of the crm+ sensors makes it easy to remove soiling, i.e. splashing during filling process. Additionally, level control on aggressive media is also possible.

Label sensor esf-1: detected with certainty. It's all not a question of the label

Highlights

  • Ultrasonic label and splice sensor
  • Response time < 300 µs: for use at high web speeds
  • Housing in fork format with very compact dimensions
  • 3 Teach-in methods for the detection of labels even outside the standard
  • IO-Link version 1.1 with Smart Sensor Profile
  • Push-Pull switching output plus PNP switching output for label/ splice detection and web break monitoring

The new esf-1 label sensor from microsonic is equipped with a PNP switching output and a Push-Pull switching output with IO-Link version 1.1. The compact fork housing can be fitted close to the dispenser edge. The sensor reliably detects the label edge at high web speeds and with the improved evaluation algorithm, it can even detect difficult labels. To the ultrasonic sensor, it does not matter whether the labels are metallized, or made of foil or paper. Even changing colours and degrees of transparency have no effect on the certain detection in the labelling process. In addition, the sensor can also be used to detect adhesive joints and splices.

Along with the launching of version 1.1 of IO-Link, the esf-1 label sensor also got an improved evaluation algorithm. In the teach-in phase of the labels, the algorithm more precisely analyses the transitions between the base material and the label. Some labels can cause so-called overshoots in the area of these transitions. The overshoots depend on the material and thickness of the labels. The overshoots are thus better detected and suppressed for the automatic determination of the switching threshold. Labels that were difficult to detect with ultrasound in the past can now be learnt easily with the esf-1 and positioned with certainty.

IO-Link is not fast enough for the exact positioning of the labels. This continues to be done in SIO mode. Through the IO-Link interface, the label sensor settings can be made directly at the controller without having to operate the sensor on-site. The sensor has the smart auxiliary function recipe management integrated in it via IO-Link. To that end, the different labels are first learnt and the material parameters are saved in the controller. If the label is changed, the operator selects the label type at the controller. The controller rewrites the label-specific parameters to the sensor. This shortens the expensive setup time.

Ottime caratteristiche: sensori a ultrasuoni mic+ nuovi con IO-Link

Il robusto sensore mic+ nella sua struttura della custodia M30 copre un campo di misura da 30 mm a 8 m con i suoi cinque campi di rilevamento. I sensori sono disponibili in cinque interfacce di uscita. La versione 1.1 dell'interfaccia IO-Link è stata integrata di recente per i sensori con uscita di commutazione Push-Pull. Oltre ai valori di processo, l'interfaccia IO-Link trasmette anche i valori di identificazione, di stato e di diagnostica e supporta lo Smart Sensor Profile. Con una temperatura di esercizio da -25°C a 70°C i talenti a tutto tondo possono essere utilizzati in una vasta gamma di applicazioni, dall'automazione della produzione all'agricoltura.

Il display digitale a tre cifre del sensore mic+ fornisce direttamente i valori misurati e supporta la semplice configurazione dei sensori a ultrasuoni. Il display digitale consente inoltre di configurare numericamente il singolo punto di commutazione, i limiti durante l’impiego della funzionalità finestra o la curva caratteristica analogica di salita e discesa. In questo modo, l'oggetto da rilevare non deve essere collocato nel campo di rilevamento del sensore. È possibile quindi impostare il sensore in un luogo diverso da quello di utilizzo e trasferirlo in loco in un secondo momento.

Dati tecnici dei sensori a ultrasuoni mic+ con IO-Link:

  • Display digitale con uscita diretta del valore di misura in mm/cm o %
  • Tubo di ottone, nichelato,
  • 5 raggi d'azione con un intervallo di misura da 30 mm a 8 m
  • 1 uscita di commutazione Push-Pull
  • Interfaccia IO-Link
  • Smart Sensor Profile
  • Temperatura d'esercizio -25°C to +70°C

lpc+ ultrasonic sensors with Smart Sensor Profile

microsonic has equipped the new lpc+ sensor family with two output stages. The sensors in the M18 threaded sleeve have the following optional features

  • two push-pull switching outputs with IO-Link interface
  • or a push-pull switching output plus an analogue output 0-10 V or 4-20 mA with IO-Link interface

With the four detection ranges (150 mm, 250 mm, 350 mm and 1,000 mm), the new ultrasonic sensors cover a measuring range from 20 mm to 1.3 m.

Easy sensor integration with Smart Sensor Profile

Thanks to the IO-Link interface, the lpc+ sensors can be easily and reliably parameterized by the machine controller even during operation. On-site adjustment is not required, but is possible with LinkControl. In addition to process values, the IO-Link sensors also transmit identification, status and diagnostic values and support the Smart Sensor Profile.

The advantages of the Smart Sensor Profile pay off when using different IO-Link devices (sensors, actuators) in one application. In the IODD file, the Smart Sensor Profile unifies manufacturer-independent functions, simplifies handling and thus reduces integration effort.

Dati tecnici dei sensori a ultrasuoni lpc+

  • Tubo di ottone, nichelato
  • 4 raggi d'azione con un intervallo di misura da 20 mm a 1,3 m
  • 2 uscitas di commutazione Push-Pull
  • Uscita analogica 4–20 mA o 0–10 V e 1 uscita di commutazione Push-Pull
  • IO-Link versione 1.1
  • Smart Sensor Profile
  • Precisione ± 1 % (compensazione interna della temperatura)
  • Remperatura d'esercizio -25 °C to +70 °C

Easy to clean: pms ultrasonic sensor

“A safe and easy-to-clean factory is the highest requirement in the production of medicines and food,” thus Johannes Schulte, Managing Director of microsonic. The technical components installed in production and packaging machines must withstand difficult ambient conditions and intensive cleaning processes.

Compact ultrasonic sensor with a sophisticated geometry in a number of versions. The unusual housing geometry of the sensor satisfies important demands placed on the hygienic design: whether top to bottom fill level measurement, or horizontal object measurement, a housing surface never has a horizontal alignment, despite installation position. This means that the cleaning fluids are able to run off completely, regardless of the installation situation.

With its stainless steel housing, the pms has been designed without crevices or dirt edges and is highly-suited to intensive cleaning and disinfection. Bacteria are unable to find any breeding ground on the smooth surface; cleaning agents flow away completely, irrespective of the installation position. The PTFE-encapsulated ultrasonic transducer protects the sensor membrane from aggressive chemical cleaning agents. Cables can be installed outside the process, to ensure a hygienic solution.

With four different detection ranges, the new pms ultrasonic sensor covers a broad measuring range of 20 mm to 1.3 m. The sensors are fitted with a Push-Pull switching output and IO-Link in the version 1.1 or with an 0-10 V or 4-20 mA analogue output. This covers a very broad spectrum of different applications.

The standard version of pms sensor with a D12 adapter shaft can be fitted in a mounting clip or a flange screw connection. The D12 bayonet catch enables sensors to the installed quickly and affordably in an established fastening system and can be replaced just as quickly without the need for tools. An overview of the Technical data of the hygienic sensor pms

  • Custodia in acciaio inox
  • Resistente agli agenti chimici
  • classe di protezione secondo IP 66, IP 67, IP 68
  • 4 raggi d'azione con un intervallo di misura da 20 mm a 1,3 m
  • Precision ± 1 % (temperature drift internally compensated)
  • Uscita analogica 4–20 mA o 0–10 V
  • Uscita di commutazione Push-Pull
  • Temperatura d'esercizio -25 °C to +70 °C

Ultrasonic through beam sensor

Highlights

  • cylindrical and cubical housings
  • Emitter and Receiver separately
  • Installation-compatible with many light barriers a true alternative for critical applications
  • Up to 500 Hz switching frequency

Cubic and cylindrical

Ultrasonic one-way reflective barrier for contact free detection of objects specially in the most diverse applications e.g. with bottles or plastic foils. ews sensors are available in cubical as well as cylindrical housing and are competitive with most through-beam light barriers.

Principle:

one ultrasonic sensor ews, set as emitter, sends cyclic sound impulses, received by another one, set as receiver. If an object interrupts the measuring track between the set transmitter and the receiver, the switched output of the receiver is set.

Well equipped: sks with IO-Link interface

Highlights

  • Available with IO-Link interface
  • Miniature housing with two M3 threaded sleeves
  • Installation-compatible with many optical sensors
  • Detection range 250 mm
  • microsonic Teach-in using a button
  • Brand-new temperature compensation

So small with IO-Link interface

sks ultrasonic sensors are the smallest, cuboidal sensors from microsonic and now available with IO-Link interface. The IO-link interface in our ultrasonic sensors provides everything in order to implement continuous communication all the way through system architecture right into the sensor. The sks sensor has a measurement range from 20 to 250 mm.

Chemical resistant ultrasonic sensors pico+TF

Highlights

  • Teflon membrane for protection against aggressive media
  • PVDF and PBT housing
  • Measuring range: 250 mm, 350 mm, 600 mm, 1,300 mm
  • Push-Pull switching output with IO-Link interface
  • Analog output 4-20 mA or 0-10 V

Compact in protective suit

pico+TF ultrasonic sensors are designed for filling level control of small containers due to its compact housing dimensions. The Teflon film protects the ultrasonic transducer against aggressive media. The transducer itself is sealed againg the housing by a joint ring.

A small step for us. A great measurement range for you.

Two years ago, we presented the bks+6 with a measurement range of 35 mm. Sometimes, 35 mm is just not enough. We had a think and developed the cascadable transformer module. Their flexible and ingenious electronics enables them to be switched in series.

Fully customizable

At this year Hannover Fair, we present a sample of bks+8/37/FIU with a wide measurement range of formidable 320 mm. Due to this flexible concept other measurement ranges are conceivable. The IO-Link interface can be parametrized to detect a web edge, web width or the centre position of the web. It will be even possible to scan two webs simultaneously.

The cascadable transformer module: sender and receiver arranged on top of each other

Highlights

  • Contact-free web edge detection of foils, paper and other sound-impermeable materials 
  • Wide measuring range of 320 mm
  • Detection of web edge and web width
  • Scanning 2 webs simultaneously in IO-Link mode
  • Analogue output 4–20 mA and 0–10 V

Basics of bks+8/37/FIU

Measuring range 320 mm (±160 mm)
Resolution/sampling rate 0.01 mm via IO-Link; 0.1 mm via analogue output
Accuracy 0.1 mm at constant ambient conditions
Response time 5 ms
Housing dimensions 430 mm x 120 mm x 46 mm
Fork depth 374 mm
Fork width 80 mm
Operating voltage UB 24 V
Analogue output 4–20 mA; 0–10 V
IO-Link V1.1

The smallest of its kind: The new nano

Highlights

  • M12 threaded sleeve
  • Threaded sleeve just 55 mm long (60 mm for the analogue sensor)
  • 1 pnp- or npn-switching output
  • Analogue output 4–20 mA or 0–10 V
  • 2 detection ranges: 250 mm, 350 mm
  • microsonic Teach-in on Pin 2

The smallest of its kind

nano – what's in a name? At just 55 mm long, including plug, the nano is the shortest M12 ultrasonic sensor on the market. The housing's design and mounting is compatible with many inductive and capacitive sensors. This facilitates the conversion to ultrasonic sensors for critical applications. 


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