- June 06, 2014
- Baumer Ltd.
June 6, 2014 - Baumer releases U500 ultrasonic proximity sensor that is able to detect transparent, high-gloss and multicolored objects - in solid and liquid form--at sensing distance of up to 1,000 mm. The U500 is dust and dirt resistant. A further advantage is the narrow, symmetrical sonic beam angle, with a diameter of only 80 mm at an object distance of 500 mm. This allows the U500 to be used in applications with very cramped spaces.
The U500 also features qTeach and qTarget technology: qTeach allows the sensor to be programmed without causing wear simply by touching it with a ferromagnetic tool. The qTarget feature also saves installation time: by design, the sonic beam angle is aligned to the mounting holes so that the U500 can be incorporated into the CAD design plan early on without fear of alignment issues in production. In addition to its rugged housing (IP67), the transducer integrates switching output technology and is impervious to dirt, water droplets and cleaning agents.