SICK has released a new ultrasonic sensor for harsh industrial use, the UC 12. The device is accommodated in the compact housing familiar from the W 12 series of photoelectric switches and offers complete mechanical and electrical compatibility.
With its teachable switching point and rotatable connection plug, the UC 12 offers the well-known installation and user-friendliness expected of SICK sensors.
The UC 12 has a scanning distance of 20mm - 250mm or 50mm - 350mm, within which a switching point can be taught-in. As a result of its physical operating principle and its robust metal housing (with an enclosure rating of IP 67), the sensor is suitable for use under conditions in which, for example, dust, dirt or coloured vapours are present.
A further advantage of the UC 12 is the detection of transparent objects or liquids. In addition to filling level measurement, the UC 12 includes positioning tasks, checking presence, monitoring heights and distances for collision prevention, and other object detection applications.