Ultrasonic Sensor – ToughSonic 30

Maximum Range 30 feet (9.1 Meters)

Like all ToughSonic sensors, it’s built for durability and ease of use in tough industrial environments. It’s fully immersible, corrosion resistant, shock resistant and all around tough. It’s also fully configurable with our SenixVIEW software, or “Teachable” by push-button.

The 316 stainless steel housing has 1.5 inch NPT threads on each end and a smooth middle section for a variety of mounting options. A 9-wire cable allows up to six simultaneous serial, analog and switch outputs. These workhorse sensors are used around the world in remote monitoring and demanding factory environments.

For other sensor sizes and ranges or for chemically resistant sensors, please see the full line of ToughSonic and ToughSonic CHEM sensors.

ToughSonic 30 Options

Serial Interface

The ToughSonic 30 is available with one of the following Modbus serial data interfaces.

Modbus RS-232 serial data interface
Modbus RS-485 serial data interface

Sensor Customization

  • 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:

  • 1.88 inch (48 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, 9-wire cable.
  • Short and overload protected input / output.


ToughSonic ultrasonic sensors are built Smart with:

  • SenixVIEW configuration and analysis software controls more than 60 performance parameters and dozens of viewing, analysis and maintenance options.
  • Multi-sensor network capable.
  • Up to six simultaneous, industry standard outputs.

Ultrasonic sensors ToughSonic 30

ultrasonic sensors are CE Compliant


ultrasonic sensor section view

Cutaway view, inside the ToughSonic 30.


Maximum Range30 feet (9.1 meters)
Optimum Range10 inches - 20 feet (25.4 cm- 6.1m)
Temperature-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Humidity0 to 100% operating
ProtectionNEMA-4X, NEMA 6P, IP68
TransducerRuggedized piezoelectric
CompensationTemperature compensated
ResolutionDigital: 0.0068 in. (0.172 mm); Analog:4099 steps (0-10 VDC), 3279 steps (4-20 mA)
RepeatabilityNominal 0.2% of range @ constant temp. Affected by target, distance, environment
Update Rate10 Hz (100 ms), SenixVIEW adjustable; affected by SenixVIEW filter selections

Sensor specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Voltage Output0-10, 0-5 VDC or SenixVIEW customized; 10mA max
Current Loop #1Current sourcing 4-20 mA or PC customized, max. loop 450Ω
Current Loop #2Current sinking 4-20 mA or PC customized, max. loop 450Ω
Sinking Switch150 mA max. @ 40 VDC max., teachable set point & polarity, fault indication
Sourcing Switch150 mA max. @ input voltage, teachable set point & polarity, fault indication
RS-232, RS-485Modbus protocol, 9600-115200 baud (selectable), 8 data bits, 1 stop, no parity
SYNC featurePermits up to 32 sensors to operate in close proximity without interference


Mounting1.5 inch NPT thread, top or bottom
Attached Cable6.5 feet (2 meters)
Total Weight22.6 oz. (0.64 kg)

ultrasonic sensor mechanical drawing ToughSonic 30


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