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Pepperl+Fuchs debuts IO-Link compatible ultrasonic sensors


Jan. 19, 2015 – Pepperl+Fuchs says its IO series of ultrasonic sensors establish a new level of versatility and convenience with simple pushbutton programming that provides fast and easy on-site sensor parameterization without requiring any software.

Using the pushbuttons, a user can configure the sensors to use modes, such as pump-up/pump-down, rising/declining analog slope, and beam width adjustments. IO-Link compatibility unlocks a series of control functions that customize the sensor for installation in the most challenging environments, it adds. These parameters can be viewed and modified on-the-fly via an IO Link controller, or via a PC. With UL, CSA and CCC approval, the sensors feature a sealed IP67-rated housing, making them suitable for use in outdoor application environments. Additional features include two programmable switch outputs, latching mode and window functions, synchronization options and temperature compensation. They are available in switch point and analog versions, both available with 500 mm, or 2, 4 or 6 m sensing ranges. All units are 30 mm diameter by overall length of 93 mm.