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nano ultrasonic sensors with IO-Link competence

The nano ultrasonic sensors are now equipped with an IO-Link interface in version 1.1.2 and Smart Sensor Profile. The IO-Link interface transmits identification, status and diagnostic values in addition to the measured distances. Limit levels or switching points can be easily set with IO-Link.

With an overall length of only 55 mm including the connector, it is the shortest M12 ultrasonic sensor on the market. The housing design and mounting are compatible with many inductive and capacitive sensors. This makes it easier to switch to the nano, especially for critical applications.

Highlights

  • M12 threaded sleeve
  • Threaded sleeve just 55 mm long
  • 1 Push-Pull switching output
  • IO-Link interface version 1.1.2 and Smart Sensor Profile
  • 2 detection ranges: 250 mm, 350 mm

cube: ultra-agile ultrasonic sensor

The brand new sensor family cube covers a measuring range of 65 mm to 5 m with its three detection ranges. The sensors are available in two output stages - 1 Push-Pull switching output as well as 1 Push-Pull switching output with analogue output or switchable to a 2nd swichting output. The sensors are equipped with IO-Link interface version 1.1.2

The cube can be turned in five positions thank to rotation sensor head. The sensor can be mounted quickly and easily with the QuickLock mounting bracket. The LED display is visible in any mounting positions. The convenient mounting allows flexible use in numerous applications.

Can be turned easily to face any side! Detects in 5 positions thanks to the rotation sensor head.

Highlights

  • Cubic miniature housing: 40 mm x 40 mm x 40 mm
  • Sensor head mountable in 5 positions
  • Easily readable LED display in any mounting position
  • Convenient QuickLock mounting bracket
  • microsonic Teach-in using buttons T1 and T2
  • 3 measuring ranges: 600 mm, 2,000 mm und 5,000 mm
  • 1 Push-Pull switching output + IO-Link
  • 1 Push-Pull switching output + IO-Link and 1 analogue output or switchable to 2nd switching output
  • IO-Link version 1.1.2
  • 5-pin M12 initiator plug

Communicative level sensors: crm+ sensors now available with IO-Link

The new crm+ level sensors are equipped with IO-Link interface version 1.1. The IO-Link interface transfers measured distance values as well as identification, status and diagnosis values. It can easily be set with IO-Link maximum distances or switching points. The robust sensors cover a measuring range from 30 mm to 8 m with its five detections ranges. The additional digital display shows the measured value in mm/cm directly at the sensor. The Push-Pull switching output is used in standard-IO mode or switching output (pnp or npn).

The crm+ sensors in M30 stainless steel housing detect continuously levels of liquids and all kinds of bulk materials that reflect sound. This enables non-contact level control regardless of color or transparency. Ultrasonic sensors do not have any problems with dust and fog in the measuring distance. The protective film of the crm+ sensors makes it easy to remove soiling, i.e. splashing during filling process. Additionally, level control on aggressive media is also possible.

Label sensor esf-1: detected with certainty. It's all not a question of the label

Highlights

  • Ultrasonic label and splice sensor
  • Response time < 300 µs: for use at high web speeds
  • Housing in fork format with very compact dimensions
  • 3 Teach-in methods for the detection of labels even outside the standard
  • IO-Link version 1.1 with Smart Sensor Profile
  • Push-Pull switching output plus PNP switching output for label/ splice detection and web break monitoring

The new esf-1 label sensor from microsonic is equipped with a PNP switching output and a Push-Pull switching output with IO-Link version 1.1. The compact fork housing can be fitted close to the dispenser edge. The sensor reliably detects the label edge at high web speeds and with the improved evaluation algorithm, it can even detect difficult labels. To the ultrasonic sensor, it does not matter whether the labels are metallized, or made of foil or paper. Even changing colours and degrees of transparency have no effect on the certain detection in the labelling process. In addition, the sensor can also be used to detect adhesive joints and splices.

Along with the launching of version 1.1 of IO-Link, the esf-1 label sensor also got an improved evaluation algorithm. In the teach-in phase of the labels, the algorithm more precisely analyses the transitions between the base material and the label. Some labels can cause so-called overshoots in the area of these transitions. The overshoots depend on the material and thickness of the labels. The overshoots are thus better detected and suppressed for the automatic determination of the switching threshold. Labels that were difficult to detect with ultrasound in the past can now be learnt easily with the esf-1 and positioned with certainty.

IO-Link is not fast enough for the exact positioning of the labels. This continues to be done in SIO mode. Through the IO-Link interface, the label sensor settings can be made directly at the controller without having to operate the sensor on-site. The sensor has the smart auxiliary function recipe management integrated in it via IO-Link. To that end, the different labels are first learnt and the material parameters are saved in the controller. If the label is changed, the operator selects the label type at the controller. The controller rewrites the label-specific parameters to the sensor. This shortens the expensive setup time.

Sensor manufacturer microsonic raps. Chin up and feel the beat.

The coronavirus crisis took us all by surprise. The measures taken by politicians against the Corona crisis and the need to restructure and reorganise work are affecting you and your company just as much as they affect us. Microsonic as ultrasonic sensor manufacturer has also reorganised its work processes, separated departments and introduced a two-shift system with a split team in production. In this way microsonic was and is able to ensure its ability to deliver.

In these extraordinary situation, it is more important than ever to spread confidence and regain strength. With this in mind, microsonic has written a song from their thoughts with the help of the local legend M.I.K.I to encourage us all. For all that has been. And all that is yet to come. And, needless to say, in its own Ultra-special way as a rap song.

Chin up and feel the beat: www.microsonic.de/ultrarap

We still solve challenges

with ultrasound, manufacture your sensors and guarantee strong delivery performance.

The corona virus is an ever-present topic across all sectors both private and professional. So at microsonic we adjust ourselves to the exceptional situation every day.

Despite this, we are still able to manufacture our ultrasonic sensors exclusively in Germany at the location Dortmund as per usual. To maintain our strong delivery performance, keeping an eye on the procurement situation is just as important as staying in steady and close contact with our suppliers. Additionally, we have built up our stocks. This way we are well equipped to react swiftly and carry on supplying our customers as usual.

We are here for you.

Let us talk about your task. As engineers with body and soul, we not only take on tasks from our customers but make them our own. You can still reach your designated sales person and our technical support team via phone or online. We are happy to arrange a video conference.

You’re never far from microsonic

Phone: 0049-231-97 51 51 0
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Strong together

We have reorganized our work processes. We are divided into color groups with their own zones and break times. Our manufacturing operation has been divided into two separate shifts so that the two groups never work at the same time. We stay 2 m apart and pay attention to our hand hygiene to continue working together.

We wish you all the best in this extraordinary situation and keep well!

Your microsonic team

Well positioned: mic+ ultrasonic sensors newly with IO-Link

The robust mic+ sensors in its M30 housing design covers a measuring range from 30 mm to 8 m with its five detections ranges. The sensors are available in five output stages. Version 1.1 of the IO-Link interface has been newly integrated for sensors with Push-Pull switching output. In addition to process values, the IO-Link interface also transmits identification, status and diagnostic values and supports the Smart Sensor Profile. With an operating temperature from -25°C to 70°C the all-round talents can be used in a wide range of applications from production automation to agriculture.

The three-digit digital display of the mic+ sensor provides measured values directly and supports simple configuration of the ultrasonic sensors. Single switching point, window limits during window operation or rising/falling analogue characteristic curve can be preset numerically using the digital display. In this way, the object to be detected needs not to be placed within the sensor´s detection range. You can set the sensor completely outside the actual application and then install it at the place of use.

Technical data of mic+ ultrasonic sensors:

  • Digital display with direct measured value output in mm/cm or %
  • Brass housing in M30
  • 5 detection ranges with a measurement range of 30 mm to 8 m
  • 1 or 2 switching output, in pnp or npn variants
  • 1 Push-Pull switching output with IO-Link interface
  • 1 analog output 4-20 mA and 0-10V
  • 1 analog output with one pnp switching output
  • IO-Link Version 1.1
  • Operating temperature -25°C to +70°C

lpc+ ultrasonic sensors with Smart Sensor Profile

microsonic has equipped the new lpc+ sensor family with two output stages. The sensors in the M18 threaded sleeve have the following optional features

  • two push-pull switching outputs with IO-Link interface
  • or a push-pull switching output plus an analogue output 0-10 V or 4-20 mA with IO-Link interface

With the four detection ranges (150 mm, 250 mm, 350 mm and 1,000 mm), the new ultrasonic sensors cover a measuring range from 20 mm to 1.3 m.

Easy sensor integration with Smart Sensor Profile

Thanks to the IO-Link interface, the lpc+ sensors can be easily and reliably parameterized by the machine controller even during operation. On-site adjustment is not required, but is possible with LinkControl. In addition to process values, the IO-Link sensors also transmit identification, status and diagnostic values and support the Smart Sensor Profile.

The advantages of the Smart Sensor Profile pay off when using different IO-Link devices (sensors, actuators) in one application. In the IODD file, the Smart Sensor Profile unifies manufacturer-independent functions, simplifies handling and thus reduces integration effort.

Technical data of the lpc+ ultrasonic sensors

  • Brass housing in M18
  • 4 detection distances from 20 mm to 1.3 m
  • 2 push-pull switching outputs with one IO-Link interface
  • 1 push-pull switching output and 1 analogue output 4 - 20 mA or 0 - 10 V with one IO-Link interface
  • IO-Link Version 1.1
  • Accuracy ± 1 % (temperature drift internally compensated)
  • Operating temperature -25 °C to +70 °C

Orange your City

Numerous buildings like our company building – have been illuminated in orange, because we also say NO, to violence against women. A great campaign of the organization What is ZONTA?
ZONTA International is a worldwide organization of professional women to empower women and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. In Germany, 134 ZONTA clubs take an interest to strengthen women and girls.

Easy to clean: pms ultrasonic sensor

“A safe and easy-to-clean factory is the highest requirement in the production of medicines and food,” thus Johannes Schulte, Managing Director of microsonic. The technical components installed in production and packaging machines must withstand difficult ambient conditions and intensive cleaning processes.

Compact ultrasonic sensor with a sophisticated geometry in a number of versions. The unusual housing geometry of the sensor satisfies important demands placed on the hygienic design: whether top to bottom fill level measurement, or horizontal object measurement, a housing surface never has a horizontal alignment, despite installation position. This means that the cleaning fluids are able to run off completely, regardless of the installation situation.

With its stainless steel housing, the pms has been designed without crevices or dirt edges and is highly-suited to intensive cleaning and disinfection. Bacteria are unable to find any breeding ground on the smooth surface; cleaning agents flow away completely, irrespective of the installation position. The PTFE-encapsulated ultrasonic transducer protects the sensor membrane from aggressive chemical cleaning agents. Cables can be installed outside the process, to ensure a hygienic solution.

With four different detection ranges, the new pms ultrasonic sensor covers a broad measuring range of 20 mm to 1.3 m. The sensors are fitted with a Push-Pull switching output and IO-Link in the version 1.1 or with an 0-10 V or 4-20 mA analogue output. This covers a very broad spectrum of different applications.

The standard version of pms sensor with a D12 adapter shaft can be fitted in a mounting clip or a flange screw connection. The D12 bayonet catch enables sensors to the installed quickly and affordably in an established fastening system and can be replaced just as quickly without the need for tools. An overview of the Technical data of the hygienic sensor pms

  • Stainless steel (1.4404) housing with roughness depth Ra < 0.8 μm
  • PTFE-encapsulated ultrasonic transducer
  • Class of protection IP 66, IP 67 and IP 68
  • Standard design and hygienic design versions
  • 4 detection ranges from 20 mm to 1.3 m
  • Resolution/sampling rate 0.1 mm
  • Precision ± 1 % (temperature drift internally compensated)
  • Analogue output 4 – 20 mA or 0 – 10 V
  • Push-Pull switching output with IO-Link
  • Operating temperature -25 °C to +70 °C

Ultrasonic through beam sensor

Highlights

  • cylindrical and cubical housings
  • Emitter and Receiver separately
  • Installation-compatible with many light barriers a true alternative for critical applications
  • Up to 500 Hz switching frequency

Cubic and cylindrical

Ultrasonic one-way reflective barrier for contact free detection of objects specially in the most diverse applications e.g. with bottles or plastic foils. ews sensors are available in cubical as well as cylindrical housing and are competitive with most through-beam light barriers.

Principle:

one ultrasonic sensor ews, set as emitter, sends cyclic sound impulses, received by another one, set as receiver. If an object interrupts the measuring track between the set transmitter and the receiver, the switched output of the receiver is set.

Well equipped: sks with IO-Link interface

Highlights

  • Available with IO-Link interface
  • Miniature housing with two M3 threaded sleeves
  • Installation-compatible with many optical sensors
  • Detection range 250 mm
  • microsonic Teach-in using a button
  • Brand-new temperature compensation

So small with IO-Link interface

sks ultrasonic sensors are the smallest, cuboidal sensors from microsonic and now available with IO-Link interface. The IO-link interface in our ultrasonic sensors provides everything in order to implement continuous communication all the way through system architecture right into the sensor. The sks sensor has a measurement range from 20 to 250 mm.

Chemical resistant ultrasonic sensors pico+TF

Highlights

  • Teflon membrane for protection against aggressive media
  • PVDF and PBT housing
  • Measuring range: 250 mm, 350 mm, 600 mm, 1,300 mm
  • Push-Pull switching output with IO-Link interface
  • Analog output 4-20 mA or 0-10 V

Compact in protective suit

pico+TF ultrasonic sensors are designed for filling level control of small containers due to its compact housing dimensions. The Teflon film protects the ultrasonic transducer against aggressive media. The transducer itself is sealed againg the housing by a joint ring.

microsonic turned 25 & moved into new headquarters

microsonic celebrated its 25th anniversary in its new company building at PHOENIX Lake in Dortmund

„In the founding year of our company we sold a whopping nine sensors“, Johannes Schulte, founder of microsonic GmbH remembers. 25 Years have passed and today microsonic is in the top three of the world's ultrasonic sensor producers. microsonic doubled its production capacities at the new company location at PHOENIX Lake. The building was designed by Architekturbüros F&G Geddert und plus 4930 Düsseldorf • Berlin and erected by Freundlieb Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG in Dortmund. On a 4,300m² piece of land a three-floored building was constructed that includes manufacturing and storage areas, R&D labs and an entire floor for management, sales and admin.

On September 15, 2015, the Dortmund specialist für ultrasound sensors officially inaugurated their new headquarters. Clients and partners from Germany and other countries as well as guests from industry, science and politics had the opportunity to explore the new company building in what was once the steel production site Phoenix East. "microsonic brings a highly innovative company to its new headquarters in the historical steel production site Phoenix. Looking at the rise of this two-man-company into a leading specialist for ultrasonic sensors and viewing their new location at Phoenix, one term springs to mind: vivid structural change," said Garrelt Duin, Economy Minister of North Rhine/ Westphalia, about this double event. After specialist presentations, a sensor exhibition and a show presentation of sensor manufacture, a festive summer party on the roof terrace rounded off the 25th anniversary and headquarters inauguration.

Phoenix East was once a production site for high-quality steel. Today microsonic utilizes this location and its infrastructure, among other things, to provide an attractive working environment - the spacious cafeteria, for example, offers a clear view of Phoenix Lake. Architecturally, the modern, newly-constructed building is bright and open, with much glass and steel in its design. The central light tower connects the individual departments of the three building levels, ensuring close interconnection of daily business processes. The green roof terrace facing south creates an open communication space for large and small meetings and a recreational area for employees during their breaks.

Photo caption: From left to right
Stefan Schreiber (Vice president of the Chamber of Commerce), Thomas Westphal (President of Economic Development Dortmund), Johannes Schulte (Managing director of microsonic GmbH), Garrelt Duin (Economy Minister of North Rhine/ Westphalia)

A small step for us. A great measurement range for you.

Two years ago, we presented the bks+6 with a measurement range of 35 mm. Sometimes, 35 mm is just not enough. We had a think and developed the cascadable transformer module. Their flexible and ingenious electronics enables them to be switched in series.

Fully customizable

At this year Hannover Fair, we present a sample of bks+8/37/FIU with a wide measurement range of formidable 320 mm. Due to this flexible concept other measurement ranges are conceivable. The IO-Link interface can be parametrized to detect a web edge, web width or the centre position of the web. It will be even possible to scan two webs simultaneously.

The cascadable transformer module: sender and receiver arranged on top of each other

Highlights

  • Contact-free web edge detection of foils, paper and other sound-impermeable materials 
  • Wide measuring range of 320 mm
  • Detection of web edge and web width
  • Scanning 2 webs simultaneously in IO-Link mode
  • Analogue output 4–20 mA and 0–10 V

Basics of bks+8/37/FIU

Measuring range 320 mm (±160 mm)
Resolution/sampling rate 0.01 mm via IO-Link; 0.1 mm via analogue output
Accuracy 0.1 mm at constant ambient conditions
Response time 5 ms
Housing dimensions 430 mm x 120 mm x 46 mm
Fork depth 374 mm
Fork width 80 mm
Operating voltage UB 24 V
Analogue output 4–20 mA; 0–10 V
IO-Link V1.1

The brand new microsonic catalogue

The new microsonic product catalogue presents the current range of ultrasonic sensors in a stylish look. The catalogue consists of 140 pages well filled with technical details for each ultrasonic sensor as well as interesting background knowledge of ultrasonic technology. A look at the overview table is an easy way for customers to select the right sensor.

Today, microsonic is a globally recognised specialist for ultrasonic sensors in applications for industrial automation technology. Wherever other types of sensors have reached their performance limits, there are almost no restrictions to solve an application with ultrasonic sensors. Whether solid, liquid, powder or transparent materials; ultrasonic sensors detect objects without contact.

What’s new? lcs+ cuboidal ultrasonic sensors, bks+ web edge sensors plus the shortest M12 ultrasonic sensor in the market, the nano, complete a wide product range. The portfolio provides ultrasonic distance sensors in different specifications (cylindrical, cuboidal, miniature housing, chemical- or pressure-resistant) and ultrasonic sensors for special applications like double-sheet control as well as label and splice sensors. Upon request, customer-specific requirements and concrete demands often provide the starting point for individual developments.

The smallest of its kind: The new nano

Highlights

  • M12 threaded sleeve
  • Threaded sleeve just 55 mm long (60 mm for the analogue sensor)
  • 1 pnp- or npn-switching output
  • Analogue output 4–20 mA or 0–10 V
  • 2 detection ranges: 250 mm, 350 mm
  • microsonic Teach-in on Pin 2

The smallest of its kind

nano – what's in a name? At just 55 mm long, including plug, the nano is the shortest M12 ultrasonic sensor on the market. The housing's design and mounting is compatible with many inductive and capacitive sensors. This facilitates the conversion to ultrasonic sensors for critical applications. 


Appsolutely microsonic!

Choose directly your appropriate ultrasonic sensors for your application or select with filter settings at the sensor search your sensor from the whole sensor program. The app provides detailed sensor information and users manuals. No internet connection is required to run the app (apart from updates).

The app is divided into these categories:

  • Sensor search: Type directly in the order name of your ultrasonic sensors and look for technical details or choose from several hundred sensors by criteria “family”, “operating mode”, “output”, “design”, “further versions” and “distance to object (mm)”. Add your chosen sensors to your favorites within the app.
  • Sensor families: Become acquainted with sensor families and its associated sensors. The app contains both highlights and detailed specifications and respective user manuals.
  • microsonic: Find out more about the world renowned specialists for ultrasonic sensors.
  • Service: Discover the fascinating world of measurement via ultrasound.
  • News: Discover the most recent products and find out more about microsonic and ultrasonic sensors.
  • Favorites: Add your chosen sensors to your favorites within the app. Your favorites are marked with a star in the sensor list and in the detail sensor view.
  • Settings: Choose your desired language.