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Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Series IO Ultrasonic Sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Series IO Ultrasonic Sensors

April 15, 2014 - Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Series IO Ultrasonic Sensors. These IO-Link compatible sensors have pushbutton programming that provides fast and easy on-site sensor parameterization without requiring any software. IO-Link compatibility unlocks a series of control functions that customize the sensor for installation in the most challenging environments. These parameters can be viewed and modified on-the-fly via an IO Link controller, or via a PC.

Series IO ultrasonic sensors have UL, CSA and CCC approval, and feature a completely 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.

IO-Link opens up an entirely new dimension of configuration and communication of and with sensors, enabling them to be uniquely customized to the application at hand. IO-Link is based on an intelligent point-to-point connection system on the field level. IO-Link systems offer intelligent sensing without being tied to a proprietary system, and operate independent of the field bus.

An IO-Link master can have one or several ports, with one IO-Link device connected to each port. Thus IO-Link is point-to-point device communication, and allows I/O-signals to be connected to standard systems via the IO-Link master. Additionally, for the use of intelligent sensors, IO-Link offers advantages such as:

Simplified installation

  • Replace parallel wiring
  • Replace analog signal types
  • Standardize interfaces and cables
  • Modular machine support

Automated parameter setting

  • Automated parameter setting
  • PC assisted parameter setting

Expanded diagnostics

  • Remote diagnostics down to the field device level
  • Cable break detection
  • Device-specific diagnostics

 

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