Variable high-performance ultrasonic sensors

March 3rd, 2014, Published in Articles: EngineerIT, Articles: Vector


ret-016-03-2014Turck offers a new ultrasonic sensor series with short blind zones, large measuring ranges, and a wide range of parameter options. The new RU-U ultrasonic sensor series enables the user to cover large sensing ranges with fewer sensor variants. These ultrasonic sensors in M18 and M30 housing styles thus effectively reduce the range of variants required for stock keeping. This is made possible by the particularly short blind zones of the sensors, which offer large sensing ranges at the same time – for example with a 40 cm range the blind zone is only 2,5 cm. To offer the right sensor for every application with only a few sensor variants, the company has increased the versatility of the individual models. The simple compact version of the RU40 and RU100 modules enables the user to set diffuse mode and opposed mode operation, as well as NC and NO switching outputs with a teach adapter. The standard sensor versions also enable the setting of switch windows and two separate switching points, either by a teach adapter or via a teach button directly on the sensor.

Contact Rodney Topham, RET Automation Controls, Tel 011 453-2468,

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