The UM18 sensor product family provides simplicity and high functionality. The UM18 ultrasonic sensors are available in straight and angled versions for easy machine integration. A metal or plastic housing allows use in demanding ambient conditions. Due to four sensing ranges up to a total of 1,300 mm and LED status feedback, the sensors are suitable for a broad range of applications. Whether analog or PNP/NPN switching output, one or two push-pull switching outputs with IO-Link or the combination of analog and push-pull switching output with IO-Link, sensors of the UM18 product family leave nothing to be desired.
At a glance
Reliable measurement, regardless of material color, transparency, gloss, or ambient light
Sensing ranges up to 1,300 mm
Short metal or plastic M18 housing from 42 mm in length
Straight or angled design
Immune to dirt, dust, humidity, and fog
Versatile interfaces including IO-Link available
Virtually unlimited use – regardless of color, gloss, and transparency
SICK ultrasonic sensors perform measurement and detection tasks in a wide variety of application areas on colored, shiny, or transparent surfaces, which are particularly challenging for optical sensors. Even adverse ambient conditions such as dust, dirt, or fog hardly affect the measurement result. The broad detection range also allows for a large field to be monitored with just one sensor – with a measuring range of 13 mm to 8 m. No matter where they are: the ultrasonic sensors from SICK are at your side in any industry. The extensive product portfolio offers you a wide range of solutions for your application. See for yourself.
Find out more about the principle of operation of the ultrasonic sensors.
Applications in focus
Ultrasonic sensors are true all-rounders. SICK ultrasonic sensors demonstrate their reliability and precision in virtually any application, from measuring distances or detecting solid, powdered, or liquid media. No matter the industry, no matter the application.
SICK ultrasonic sensors show their strengths in the contact-free detection of objects in all imaginable applications. These all-rounders reliably and precisely master all automation requirements on your processes.
As a co-founder of IO-Link, SICK offers one of the broadest IO-Link portfolios on the market. Smart Sensors with IO-Link generate and receive data and information which goes beyond conventional switching signals or measured process parameters.
IO-Link solves the problem of clearing those final hurdles in the communication chain by seamlessly integrating sensors into an automation network. This brings about new ways of increasing flexibility, reliability, and efficiency and can reduce the costs associated with your system.
SICK LifeTime Services
SICK’s services increase machine and plant productivity, enhance the safety of people all over the world, provide a solid foundation for a sustainable business operation, and protect investment goods. In addition to its usual consulting services, SICK provides direct on-site support during the conceptual design and commissioning phases as well as during operation.
The range of services not only covers aspects like maintenance and inspection, but also includes performance checks as well as upgrades and retrofits. Modular or customized service contracts extend the service life of plants and therefore increase their availability. If faults occur or limit values are exceeded, these are detected at all times by the corresponding sensors and systems.