How robust are the new U500 and UR18 ultrasonic sensors?
The new U500 and UR18 ultrasonic sensors from Baumer are more robust than ever and highly cost-efficient. This is achieved by a PEEK foil, which protects the sensor element and is hermetically sealed by laser welding. The cubic U500 is identical in design and size to its optoelectronic pendant O500, offering the user a high degree of flexibility in the planning phase or for later retrofitting measures.
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Highest process reliability and longevity
Uniquely robust and resistant sensor thanks to hermetically sealed sensor element with PEEK foil
Flexible and application-specific parameterization
Various setting options, such as sonic beam width or filter functions, with IO-Link
Measurement almost to the sensor surface
Extremely short blind range of 20 mm with a range of up to 1000 mm
Consistent operation thanks to interference resistance
Detection of transparent, high-gloss and multi-color objects with maximum resistance to soiling, water drops or chemical substances such as rinsing and antifreeze agents or isopropyl alcohol
Simple and fast commissioning
Adjustment of sensor characteristics directly at the sensor via qTeach as well as centrally via IO-Link
Industrie 4.0 and IIoT ready
Standardized communication interface IO-Link
Freedom in plant planning
Identical functions and various mounting options in cubic and cylindrical design as well as identical dimensions of the U500 and the optical counterpart O500
Hybrid operation - analysis of additional process data parallel to operation
Read out process data, e.g. number of parts or temperature values, while the machine is controlled via the switching output
Detection of full or empty bottles in the splash zone
Detection of pallets with foil packaging thanks to long range
Level detection/vibratory feeder monitoring during material feed
Detection of wooden trunks in very dusty environments
End detection at metal strips with plastic content with only one sensor thanks to wide sensing range
Position monitoring of big bag packages in bulk packaging
Optimum foil detection thanks to easy, flexible configuration via IO-Link or qTeach
Level detection in the parts bunker
The ultrasonic 2-point switch is ideally suited for level detection (full / empty) e.g. in a parts bunker. By simply increasing the sonic beam width, parts with uneven surfaces, such as screws, are reliably detected. The teach-by-value function of the switching or analog distance output makes it possible to set the sensor to different machine types without having to fill up to different levels.
Presence detection in the food industry
The ultrasonic proximity switch (1-point) is ideally suited for presence detection in the food industry (splash zone), e.g. for detecting yogurt cups immediately before filling. The sensor withstands cleaning with aggressive media and at high pressures thanks to its hermetically sealed sensor element.
Transmitter and receiver are integrated in one housing. The sensor switches as soon as the sonic signal is reflected back by an object within the adjusted sensing range (background suppression principle).
Transmitter and receiver are integrated in the same housing. The sensor detects the sound reflected by a fixed reflector. The sensor switches as an object interrupts the distance between sensor and reflector.
Advantage: Independent of object attributes, reliable signal even with extremely weak or diffuse reflective or sound-absorbing objects