Ultrasonic Sensor offers flexible planning and implementation.

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Using measuring principle that enables detection of transparent, high-gloss, and multicolored objects in both solid and liquid form, U500 Series provides alternative to photoelectrics in harsh environments. Sensing distance of up to 1,000 mm, and narrow, symmetrical sonic beam angle, with 80 mm dia at object distance of 500 mm, allows use in space-restricted applications. Along with qTeach and qTarget technology, features include Baumer OneBox design with rugged, IP67-rated housing.

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U500 Expands the Range of the Baumer NextGen Sensor Portfolio

Ultrasonic sensors provide alternatives to photoelectrics in more harsh environments

Southington, Conn. – Ultrasonic sensors provide the coverage needed when optical sensors reach their limits. This is why Baumer has expanded its portfolio of NextGen sensors to include the new U500 Series ultrasonic sensor. With the same design, dimensions and application concept as its O500 Series photoelectric counterpart, the U500 provides even more flexibility from system planning to implementation.

Ultrasonic sensor offers several advantages over photoelectric sensors. The measuring principle makes it possible to detect transparent, high-gloss and multicolored objects - in solid and liquid form. With a sensing distance of up to 1,000 mm, the U500 also offers the greatest range in its class, while also being 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.

As with all NextGen series sensors, the U500 also features the practical qTeach and qTarget technology in addition to the Baumer OneBox design: 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.

The U500 sensor is further distinguished by its exceptional reliability and resistance. In addition to its rugged housing (IP67), the new transducer technology also integrates switching output technology and is impervious to dirt, water droplets and cleaning agents.

Baumer Group

The Baumer Group is an internationally leading manufacturer of sensors, encoders, measuring instruments and automated image-processing components. Baumer combines innovative technology and customer-oriented service with intelligent solutions for factory and process automation and provides a unique range of products and technologies. The family company has around 2,300 employees with manufacturing facilities, sales offices and agents in 37 offices and 19 countries, always close to the customer. With consistently high quality standards worldwide and a huge potential for innovation, Baumer brings their customers critical advantages and measurable added value across many industries. For further information, visit www.baumer.com on the Internet.

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