General Purpose Ultrasonic Sensors

These rugged, compact ultrasonic sensors inspired the “ToughSonic” name. They are our flagship products. The type 316 stainless steel housings, full epoxy potting, heavy duty electronics, permanently attached cables and ruggedized ultrasonic sensors in stainless steel housingspiezoelectric transducers allow them to operate where lesser sensors wouldn’t stand a chance. Toughsonic sensors can be found on remote monitoring stations from the Australian outback to Alaskan oil fields. They are installed on heavy construction and farm equipment, and in some of the harshest factory environments there are.  When an ordinary ultrasonic sensor just won’t hold up, you need a ToughSonic sensor.

Maximum Range 12 ft (3.7 m) 14 ft (4.3 m) 30 ft (9.1 m) 50 ft (15.2 m)

Optimum Range 8 ft (2.4 m) 10 ft (3 m) 20 ft (6.1 m) 33 ft (10 m)

Transducer Kynar (PVDF) Standard Standard Standard

Size 1.05 x 4.062 in
(26.7 x 103.2 mm)
1.05 x 4.062 in
(26.7 x 103.2 mm)
1.88 x 4.3 in
(48 x 109 mm)
2.3 x 4.8 in
(59 x 122 mm)
Varies by housing option.

Mounting 30 mm threaded 30 mm threaded 1.5 in NPT threaded both ends
Smooth middle for clamping
3 Options: clamp bracket,
rear 1.5 in NPT thread,
or PVC body with 2.5 in threads on both ends

Outputs 2 + serial data 2 + serial data 5 + serial data 5 + serial data

Pushbutton “Teach” Yes Yes Yes No

Cable, 6 ft (2 m) 6-wire 6-wire 9-wire 9-wire

These are also our most versatile ultrasonic sensors. You can configure powerful extended features using SenixVIEW software (included with any sensor) or use the “Teach” button for in situ adjustments. Several fully configurable and simultaneous outputs are provided, including serial data (RS-232 or RS-485, by model), analog (0-10 VDC and 4-20 mA) and switches (configurable as sinking or sourcing). Groups of sensors can be synchronized to prevent mutual interference, or up to 32 RS-485 models can be used in a multi-drop addressable network using the Modbus protocol – all standard features. We call these sensors “general purpose” because they have the configurability and ruggedness to solve almost any non-contact sensing challenge.

Senix also offers ToughSonic ruggedness in a sealed, chemically-resistant housing.  Please compare our entire ultrasonic sensor product line to find the right sensor for your application.

Customization Options Available:

  • Pre-loaded parameter configuration and calibration for volume applications.
  • Alternative cables, lengths and connectors.

If you are not sure which ToughSonic ultrasonic sensor is right for you, please contact us to discuss your requirements. We’ve been helping customers with their automation challenges since 1990. We’ll be happy to help you. Email: Phone +1 802 489 7300.


What our customers say…

U.S. NOAA logo

We use the sensors to measure water during the summer, ice and snow during the winter.  They have been working very well.  The waterproof SS case you put it in is a major plus during extreme weather events.  Love the PC feature.

Summary Specifications

Input Power 10-30 VDC, typical 24 VDC
Environmental (operating) Temperature -40 to 70C Humidity 0-100%
Repeatability Nominal 0.2% of range at constant temperature
Housing Stainless steel, potted and sealed, liquid tight
Protection IP68, NEMA-4x, NEMA-6P


CE Compliant
Serial interface (standard)

Multi-function: SenixVIEW software configuration, external controller communications, multi-drop networking (RS-485 models) or sensor group synchronization

SenixVIEW enhanced capabilities Adjustment: Over 60 functionally organized sensor parameters Viewing: Large and small displays, chart, filtered & unfiltered Analysis: Measure statistics; data logging with replay and Excel export Maintenance: Store and retrieve setups of one or a network of sensors for quick duplication

Specifications subject to change without notice. Senix products are not recommended for applications with hazardous or explosive materials, or as a primary device for personal safety.

ToughSonic general purpose sensors offer flexibility in distance ranging and level measurement.

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