The ToughSonic 3 ultrasonic sensor has a maximum range of 3 feet (91 centimeters). This sensor was designed for applications where the larger maximum range and/or the wider ultrasonic beam of the ToughSonic 14 prevents its usage. If your application can accept the ToughSonic 14’s operating parameters, we recommend that you use it. If you need a smaller minimum range or smaller ultrasonic beam size, then the ToughSonic 3 is an excellent alternative.
The ToughSonic 3 has the same 30 millimeter stainless steel housing as the ToughSonic 14. It features a short 1.75 inch (4.5 centimeter) minimum range and a narrow ultrasonic beam width for measuring in tight spaces. And, like all ToughSonic sensors, it’s built for durability and ease of use in tough industrial environments. It’s fully submersible, corrosion resistant, shock resistant and all around tough. It’s also fully configurable with our SenixVIEW software or with our famous “Teach” feature for push button configuration.
For longer range applications or for chemically resistant sensors, please see our full line of ToughSonic and ToughSonic CHEM sensors.
ToughSonic 3 Options
The ToughSonic 3 is available with one of the following Modbus serial data interfaces.
Modbus RS-232 serial data interface
Modbus RS-485 serial data interface
- Custom SenixVIEW configurations can be pre-loaded.
- Alternative cable type, length and connections are available.
Our ToughSonic ultrasonic sensors offer extraordinary features and flexibility. If you need sensor capabilities that are not listed here, please contact us. We’ve been designing ultrasonic sensors since 1990. We can develop a sensor solution for you. Email: Customer.Service@Senix.com. Phone: +1 802 489 7300.
ToughSonic ultrasonic sensors are built Tough with:
- 1.18 inch (30 millimeter) type 316 stainless steel housing.
- Sealed epoxy potting for wet and dirty applications.
- Ruggedized piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer, potted in place.
- Hardened ToughSonic internal electronics.
- UV resistant, potted-in cable.
- Short and overload protected input / output.
ToughSonic ultrasonic sensors are built Smart with:
|Maximum Range||3 feet (91 centimeters)|
|Optimum Range||24 inches (61 centimeters)|
|Temperature||-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)|
|Humidity||0 to 100% operating|
|Protection||NEMA-4X, NEMA-6P, IP68|
|Resolution||Digital: 0.0034 inches (0.086 millimeters); Analog:4099 steps (0-10 VDC), 3279 steps (4-20 mA)|
|Repeatability||Nominal 0.2% of range @ constant temp. Affected by target, distance, environment|
|Update Rate||20 Hz (50 ms), SenixVIEW adjustable; also affected by SenixVIEW filter selections|
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
|Voltage Output||0-10, 0-5 VDC or SenixVIEW customized; 10 mA max.|
|Current Loop||4-20 mA or SenixVIEW customized, current sourcing, max. loop 450Ω, teachable endpoints|
|Sinking Switch||150 mA max. @ 40 VDC max., teachable set point & polarity, fault indication|
|Sourcing Switch||150 mA max. @ input voltage, teachable set point & polarity, fault indication|
|Output Select||Defaults are voltage & current loop|
|RS-232, RS-485||Modbus protocol, 9600 to 115200 baud (selectable), 8 data bits, 1 stop, no parity|
|SYNC feature||Permits up to 32 sensors to operate in close proximity without interference|
|Mounting||M30 - 1.5 thread|
|Attached Cable||6.5 feet (2 meters)|
|Total Weight||10.4 ounces (0.29 kilograms)|