Types of Ultrasonic Sensor
Ultrasonic sensors are a type of position sensor and are part of our product range at Ixthus. They primarily come from our supplier Migatron and are available as different types.
What is an Ultrasonic Sensor?
Ultrasonic sensors are a non-contacting way of monitoring and measuring position and displacement. They emit sound waves to do this. The sound waves are reflected to the sensor and based on what signals are received the ultrasonic sensor can give accurate measurements on proximity detection and measurement. They are very useful for a variety of applications.
Ultrasonic sensors can detect any object irrespective of its size, colour, material or reflectivity.
Ultrasonic sensors have many uses and can be found in a wide range of industries. They are robust sensors which means they have a long life expectancy.
Types of Ultrasonic Sensors
There are two main types of Ultrasonic Sensors these are;
Ranging Measurement Ultrasonic Sensors - this type of ultrasonic sensor measures the exact distance or displacement of an object which is moving to and from the ultrasonic sensor itself using intermittent sound waves.
Proximity Detection Ultrasonic Sensors - this type of ultrasonic sensor monitors a specific area and will alert the user when an object enters that area of detection. Ultrasonic sensors are chosen for this application over other types of sensors because an ultrasonic sensor can detect an object irrespective of its size, material or reflectivity whereas other sensors cannot.
Within these types, there are different categories of ultrasonic sensors, these include;
- Close range ultrasonic sensors
- Intrinsically safe ultrasonic sensors
- High Accuracy ultrasonic sensors
- Self-contained ultrasonic sensors
Applications for Ultrasonic Sensors
Different types of ultrasonic sensors have been used throughout many applications and industries. Some of the industries they are used in are;
- Food and Beverage
Some of the many ultrasonic sensor applications which use Migatron sensors are;
- Robotic sensing
- Loop control
- Stacking height control
- Fill detection
- Liquid level control
- Presence detection
- Detecting breaks in threads or wires
- Contouring or profiling
- Irregular parts detection
- Tank level detection
- Box sorting
- Production line applications
- Distance measurement
Ultrasonic Sensors Available from Ixthus
Migatron ultrasonic sensors are made with piezoelectric crystals and use high frequency sound waves resonating at the desired frequency and use the feedback to give position measurement and results.
For more information on types of ultrasonic position sensors and to find out more about what we can offer please contact us
For more information please contact: Ixthus Instrumentation Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:+44 (0) 1327 353437 Fax: +44 (0) 1327 353564
Article date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:35:02 +0100 GMT