Sensors & Transducers


Compact radar sensor

April 2021 Sensors & Transducers

Turck Banner’s T30R offers more robust detection capabilities and longer range than ultrasonic solutions in a similar package size, without the risk of crosstalk from multiple sensors mounted close together. The compact radar sensor has an IP67-rated housing for use in challenging environments and is resistant to ambient weather such as sunlight, wind, rain and snow. Radar waves are not affected by ambient temperature changes, providing consistent measurement from -40°C to 65°C. The 15 m range and excellent performance in harsh environments make the T30R ideal for outdoor detection at loading docks, tolls, gates and car washes.

More precise and reliable than traditional 24 GHz radar

Like other Turck Banner radar sensors, the T30R features frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) technology for detection of both stationary and moving targets. However, the T30R has much more precise detection of a wider variety of materials than traditional 24 GHz radar. It can detect objects as close as 150 mm and can measure with linearity and repeatability less than 1 cm. The T30R can reliably detect high-dielectric targets like metal or large volumes of water, as well as challenging lower-dielectric materials, such as wood, rock, or organic material.

Easy setup and simple integration

The T30R can be programmed using the free and intuitive configuration software, remote teach input, push buttons, or IO-Link for flexible setup and configuration. Dual discrete outputs are available for slow and stop positions, and analog and IO-Link options are available for absolute distance measurement. The T30R also features Turck Banner’s Pulse Pro output that can connect directly to a variety of lights to provide direct process feedback to the operator by illuminating green, yellow, red, or any custom configuration. Pulse Pro only requires power, and no separate controller is needed.

The new sensor solves a variety of challenging applications, including:

• Mobile equipment collision avoidance.

• Positioning of baggage handling trucks and passenger bridges at airports.

• Outdoor detection and measurement applications.

• Vehicle detection, profiling, and positioning.

• Level measurement applications.

• Car wash vehicle profiling.


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