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Ultrasonic sensors
UC12

Ultrasonic technology housed in an industry-proven design

Your Benefits

  • Fast commissioning due to single-button teach-in
  • Full mechanical compatibility to photoelectric sensors increase application flexibility without machine modification
  • Standard proximity, window and reflection modes provide application flexibility, which increases reliability and productivity
  • Integrated temperature compensation ensures high measurement accuracy
  • Complementary switching outputs immediately signal broken wiring, reducing faulty production results

Overview

Ultrasonic technology housed in an industry-proven design

Ultrasonic technology provides reliable results where optical sensors reach their limits. The UC12 shares the same housing as common photoelectric sensors. In addition a single teach-in button enables easy setup. Dark or transparent objects are easily detected.

At a glance
  • Transparent foils, glass, liquids and bottles are detected, regardless of the material color and ambient light
  • Easy and quick teach-in with teach-in button
  • Insensitive to dirt, dust and fog
  • Two complementary digital outputs
    (Q, /Q)
  • Very good background suppression (BGS)
  • Three operating modes: Distance to Object (DtO), Window (Wnd) or Object between sensor and background (ObSB)

 

Advantages

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.

(Acoustic) time-of-flight measurement

The sensor emits an acoustic pulse that is reflected by the object being detected. The time required for the pulse to go from the sensor to the object and come back again is measured, evaluated and converted into the distance as follows.

Distance = speed of sound x total acoustic time of flight (t2) / 2

Scanning range of ultrasonic sensors

The sensor emits an acoustic pulse that is reflected by the object being detected. The time required for the pulse to go from the sensor to the object and come back again is measured, evaluated and converted into the distance as follows.

Distance = speed of sound x total acoustic time of flight (t2) / 2

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.

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.

Consulting and design Application-specific advice on the product, its integration and the application itself.
Commissioning and maintenance Application-optimized and sustainable ─ thanks to professional commissioning and maintenance by a trained SICK service technician.
Service contracts Extended warranty, SICK Remote Service, 24-hour helpdesk, maintenance, availability guarantees and other modular components can be individually combined on request.

Technical overview

 
  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Measuring range
    Operating range20 mm ... 250 mm
    Limiting range250 mm / 350 mm
    Resolution≥ 0.1 mm
    Repeatability± 0.15 %
    Response time30 ms
    Output time8 ms
    Switching frequency25 Hz
    Digital output
    TypePNP / NPN
    Enclosure ratingIP65 / IP67
    Sending axisStraight
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product

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