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A compact ultrasonic sensor with IO-Link

| By Chemical Engineering

Hans Turck

Hans Turck

A new variant of this company’s Compact Series of ultrasonic sensors (photo) has an IO-Link output. Users can use IO-Link for the process values or continue to use the switching output of the sensor. The switch point is taught via IO-Link or via a teach adapter. The benefits of IO-Link include inexpensive wiring, intelligent data retention for predictive maintenance and a special mute function feature. This enables the selective switching on or off of the sonic transducer via the IO-Link master. This simplifies the synchronized or staggered operation (multiplex) of several sensors via the controller. Synchronous or multiplex operations were previously only possible by using complex wiring solutions. — Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany