Ultrasonic Proximity Sensor is offered in 18 mm barrel body.

Press Release Summary:

Virtu18(TM) features teach-in window capability and does not require downtime for sensor recalibration when colors, materials, or shapes change. Unit has VALOX® housing, operates on 12-24 Vdc, and provides sinking (NPN) or sourcing (PNP) output. Shielding and filtering make fully encapsulated sensor immune to radiated or conducted energy. With sensing ranges from 2-20 in., product has UL enclosure ratings of Type 4X and IP67.

Original Press Release:

Low-Cost Virtu(TM) Sensor Now Available In Barrel Style

May 20, 2004 - Dayton, OH - Hyde Park Electronics LLC, announces Virtu18(TM), the low-cost, high-performance ultrasonic Virtu sensor in an 18 mm barrel body style. The new barrel style has all the unique features of the original dual-mount body style, expanding the most innovative ultrasonic sensor into industry standard packaging. Material synergies with Telemecanique accelerated Virtu18's introduction to market, allowing users to keep pace with the ever-changing face of business.

Virtu18 features sensing ranges from 50 mm (2") to 510 mm (20"). This versatile, powerful ultrasonic proximity sensor sells for $89, a price breakthrough for superior ultrasonic technology. The tough VALOX® housing makes it ideal for many OEM applications and packaging applications, including food and beverage. It operates on 12 to 24 VDC and provides either a sinking (NPN) or a sourcing (PNP) output. Virtu18 also has teach-in window capability and no downtime is required for sensor recalibration when colors, materials, or shapes change.

With UL enclosure ratings of Type 4X and IP67, this CE certified sensor is resistant to dust, 100% humidity, most acids and bases, and high pressure washdowns that often leave water buildup on the sensing face. This sleek sensor is virtually impervious to the effects of splashing food, caustic cleaning solutions, or changing light conditions. Shielding and filtering make the fully encapsulated sensor immune to radiated or conducted energy.

About Hyde Park
Hyde Park Electronics LLC, a company of Schneider Electric, creates sensors for the real world, including ultrasonic, photoelectric, and inductive proximity sensors. Hyde Park serves a variety of industries including packaging, food and beverage, automotive, and pharmaceutical.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the world's power and control specialist. Through its world-class brands Merlin Gerin, Square D, and Telemecanique, Schneider Electric anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building industry and energy and infrastructures markets. Schneider Electric generated sales of approximately $11.1 billion in 2003 in 130 countries.

Technical contact:
Tony Bane, Product Specialist
937-252-2121 x212
Email: tbane@hpsensors.com

Marketing contact:
Tim Woodward, Marketing and Technology Manager
937-252-2121 x203
Email: twoodward@hpsensors.com

o VALOX is a registered trademark of the General Electric Co

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