Wenglor’s ultrasonic distance sensors from the new U1RT series combine low installation depth and easy integration with the tried-and-tested ultrasonic technology of the U1KT and UMD product series. Thanks to IO-Link 1.1 and NFC interface, the sensor offers flexible setting options and data storage.
In through beam mode, the U1RT operates reliably up to 2,000 mm, in reflex operation up to 1,200 mm. In addition to the application range at temperatures between -30 and +60 °C, it is also possible to use the sensors in synchronous mode. Two independent switching outputs enable the measurement of minimum and maximum levels. All-round visible LED indicators and high IP67/IP68 degree of protection are just two of the many reasons why this format is so successful.
High flexibility in use is made possible not only by the low installation depth, but also by the availability of PNP and NPN variants. “But the new U1RT series sensors can do much more,” explains Wenglor product manager Maria Boos. “The integrated IO-Link 1.1 interface with COM3 standard enables fast and secure communication with controllers. Thanks to the ‘Smart Sensor Profile’, the product can be easily integrated into IO-Link in a standardised way and regularly sends status messages.”
The integrated NFC interface even allows the sensors to be configured without power and wirelessly via the wenglorApp – which the company says is ideal for applications with high quantities and saves a lot of time. Speaking of saving time: The sensor can be adjusted directly via the teach-in key with just a few buttons. Boos comments: “The long ranges combined with the tried-and-tested R format and smart integration options make the U1RT series a real all-rounder for the industry.”
In addition to extremely compact formats such as the U1KT housing (32 x 16 x 12 mm) and the R format (56.5 x 26 x 24 mm), the ultrasonic sensors product category also includes the metric designs in M18 and M30 format (UMD and UMF) made of stainless steel as well as the cuboidal UMS sensors (81 x 55 x 30/47 mm) for large working distances of up to 6,000 mm and the special U1H format as a fork sensor. Almost any application can be achieved with a sensor in this category.