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Ultrasonic sensor with analog and switching output

August 2017 Sensors & Transducers

Besides the ‘high-end’ line, Turck’s ‘standard’ line of RU ultrasonic sensors is now also available with an analog output. In addition, the new sensor also offers a special switching output with a switching range that always ­follows the set measuring range limits of the analog output. Customers who occasionally only require one ultrasonic sensor with a switching output, can thus effectively reduce the number of device variants to be kept in stock.

The sensor is factory set for an output signal of 0-10 V or 4-20 mA over the entire measuring range. The measuring range can be set individually via a teach adaptor or the controller. This also enables the switch point to be defined individually when it is used as a switch. Previously, the medium ‘standard’ line was only available with two switching outputs.

In all, Turck offers 12 device variants: M18 housings with a range of 40 or 130 cm with an angled or straight sensor head, as well as M30 devices with a range of 300 or 600 cm. All variants are available with a voltage and current output.

For more information contact Brandon Topham, RET Automation Controls, +27 (0)11 453 2468, brandon.topham@retautomation.com, www.retautomation.com


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