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Microsonic introduces its new pico+TF ultrasonic sensors

The pico+TF ultrasonic sensor continuously detects the fill level of liquids and granules.
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The compact dimensions of the pico+TF sensors makes them ideal for fill-level measurement in housings of restricted dimensions. The ultrasonic transformer is protected against aggressive media by a PTFE film. The exterior PVDF coating with its M22 x 1.5 external thread seals the ultrasonic transformer from the sensor housing.

The M22 sensors detect in a contactless fashion and are reliable within a measuring range of 25 mm to 1,300 mm. The ultrasonic sensor is the best choice for non-contact fill level measurement with chemically aggressive liquids or granules.

A typical application for these sensor line is the fill level monitoring of aggressive paints and inks such as those used in the digital printing sector. These inks often contain ketone. In addition to the high chemical resistance of the sensor, its size makes it especially suited to use in restricted spaces. Regular filling and emptying of the tank can produce wave motions in the tank system, which can be compensated using the internal filter setting.

For the pico+TF sensor family, there are 2 output stages and 4 detection ranges available:

  • Push-Pull switching output with pnp or npn switching technology
  • Analogue output 4–20 mA or 0–10 V

Easy to synchronise

A number of pico+TF level sensors can be run closely packed in applications synchronised to stop them from influencing one another. To this end, the sync mode has to be activated and all the sensors are to be electrically connected one to another with pin 5.

For more information, please visit http://www.microsonic.de.