TS Product Line Features

  • Measure distance, detect objects, measure & control water and benign liquid levels
  • Indoor and outdoor application
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +70C
  • Ingress: IP68, NEMA-4X, NEMA-6P
  • User-adjustable with TEACH Push-Button technology

Tough. Construction

These rugged, compact ultrasonic sensors inspired the “ToughSonic” name, include heavy-duty electronics epoxy potted into type 316 stainless steel housings, with permanently attached cables and ruggedized piezoelectric transducers. The TS Line of ToughSonic sensors are designed to be used and set up with easy TEACH push-button technology, and are analog only sensors.  ToughSonic sensors are 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.  When an ordinary sensor just won’t do, you need a ToughSonic.

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Toughsonic 3

Maximum / Optimum Range
3 ft (91 cm) / 2 ft.  (61 cm)

Deadband
0-1.75 in (0-4.5 cm)

Transducer
Kynar (PVDF), beam width
10 +/-2 degrees

Mounting Threads
US: 1-in NPT
Metric: 30 x 1.5 mm

Dimensions
Length: 4.062 in (103.2 mm)
Diam: 1.32 in (33.3 mm) max

Selectable Outputs
2 plus serial data
Voltage, current, switch(es)

Adjustment
SenixVIEW & push-button “teachable”

Cable
6.5 ft (2 m) pigtail
4 or 6-wire, + drain

Serial Data-Only Models
Cable: 4-wire + drain
(Dual-twisted pair)

 

Data Sheet

Manual

ToughSonic 14

Maximum / Optimum Range
14 ft (4.3 m) / 10 ft (3 m)

Deadband
0-4 in (0-102 mm)

Transducer
Standard, beam width
12 +/-2 degrees

Mounting Threads
US: 1-in NPT
Metric: 30 x 1.5 mm

Dimensions
Length: 4.062 in (103.2 mm)
Diam: 1.32 in (33.3 mm) max

Selectable Outputs
2 plus serial data
Voltage, current, switch(es)

Adjustment
SenixVIEW & push-button “teachable”

Cable
6.5 ft (2 m) pigtail
4 or 6-wire, + drain

Serial Data-Only Models
Cable: 4-wire + drain
(Dual-twisted pair)

 

Data Sheet

Manual

 

Toughsonic 30

Maximum / Optimum Range
30 ft (9.1 m) / 20 ft (6.1 m)

Deadband
0-10 in (0-254 mm)

Transducer
Standard, beam width
15 +/-2 degrees

Mounting Threads
US: 1-1/2 in NPT
Threaded both ends

Dimensions
Length: 4.30 in (109 mm)
Diam: 1.88 in (48 mm)

Simultaneous Outputs
5 plus serial data
1 voltage, 2 current, 2 switches

Adjustment
SenixVIEW & push-button “teachable”

Cable
6.5 ft (2 m) pigtail
4 or 9-wire, + drain

Serial Data-Only Models
Cable: 4-wire + drain
(Dual-twisted pair)

 

Data Sheet

Manual

TS-Product Line

The TEACH Push-Button Feature on the TS Line can be used to easily set up the following parameters:

 

  • Analog Values

  • Switch Options

  • Measurement Activation

  • Measurement Intervals

  • High/Low Voltage

  • Temperature Compensation

  • Filtering

  • No Target Response

 

For Serial Communications, or access to the over 75 user configurable parameters that can be set with free SenixVIEW software, please see the TSPC sensors

The Senix Pushbutton “Teach” feature allows you to configure an ultrasonic sensor, in situ, using a push button and the Target Status Indicator LED located on the back of the sensor. All ultrasonic sensor configurations are stored in non-volatile memory and retained when powered off. The Teach feature is available all standard ToughSonic 3ToughSonic 12ToughSonic 14 and ToughSonic 30 models but is not included on serial data only models.

  • Set analog output endpoint distances for low and high values using actual targets
    (Teach-adjustable low and high values are 0 and 5 VDC, 0 and 10 VDC or 4 and 20 mA current loop)
  • Establish switch on and off distances and set switch polarity
  • Set ultrasonic sensor measurement rates
  • Synchronize multiple sensors in SYNC mode by selecting master and slave sensors and phases
  • Activate or deactivate temperature compensation
  • Restore sensor to factory defaults with a single command

The Teach feature provides a simple way to adjust many sensor functions in situ and without a computer. To get the most out of ToughSonic sensors we also include SenixVIEW software, included in our setup kits or available at no charge by download.

Laptop with SenixVIEW setup software

SenixVIEW can be used to disable the Teach functions when pushbutton adjustment is not desired.

Pushbutton Teach Feature Sensor Indicators and Teach Button