- April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019 - Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the UCC*-50GK series ultrasonic sensor. Only two sensor versions are required for covering a range of applications. Intended for distance measurement, the UCC*-50GK uses ultrasonic pulses to measure the distance to the target and reports information through one of three sensor outputs. The UCC*-50GK ultrasonic sensor can be integrated into an application without a PLC and is incorporated into an existing engineering environment via UART, LIN-Bus, or PWM. UCC*-50GK is also equipped with a power save mode and optimized for battery operation. A threaded housing design allows the UCC*-50GK to be mounted in confined containers, and the sensor’s pre-stored sound profiles enable the user to choose a beam width that is suitable for the restricted space. Three beam patterns and a sensing range of up to 4 m give users flexibility to adapt to space constraint. A power save mode and standby function work to make operating times longer. The sensors are also suitable for solar- and battery-powered systems. With an IP66/67 rating, the UCC*-50GK is equipped for a multitude of applications. A PTFE protective film prevents contaminants from adhering to the transducer, allowing the sensor to be used in harsh outdoor conditions that include moisture, dirt, sand, or grain. Additionally, the sensor’s ambient temperature range of -25 °C … +70 °C and integrated temperature compensation add to its durability and enable use in both indoor and outdoor applications. The UCC*-50GK is designed for application scenarios, including water and wastewater treatment, silo fill monitoring, and recycling and waste management, to name a few. The UCC*-50GK can also be used as a collision avoidance device for smaller AGVs and feeding robots. Contaminants, which cleaning and feeding robots are constantly exposed to, cannot adhere to the PTFE-protected transducer. About Pepperl+Fuchs Pepperl+Fuchs is a specialist in the design, manufacture, and application of high-quality factory and process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 50 years ago. Pepperl+Fuchs’ global headquarters are in Mannheim with a North American base in Twinsburg, Ohio.