Senix Ultrasonic Sensor Technology

Ultrasonic Sensor Advantages

Ultrasonic distance sensors have distinct advantages over mechanical, optical and radar technologies, including:


Target materials can be measured without ever touching an ultrasonic sensor. Corrosion, scaling, coating and other contact-related wear is avoided and the purity of the target material is maintained. Non-contact sensors last longer and require less maintenance.

Object Ranging

Target distance is measured rather than just the presence or proximity

Distance proportional output

Sensor outputs are proportional based on the measured distance.

High resolution

Precise discrimination of target position.

Unaffected by target’s optical characteristics

Ambient light, target color, target transparency or reflectivity do not impact ultrasonic performance.


Detects large and small objects.

The Senix Difference

Senix ToughSonic ultrasonic sensors are engineered from the ground up to operate in the most demanding environments.  ToughSonics offer the additional advantages of:

Rugged Construction

All ToughSonic sensors are constructed with long-life solid state electronics, ruggedized piezoelectric transducers, high quality housings and full epoxy potting. Housings include 316 stainless steel and chemically resistant Kynar ® (PVFD). Interface cables are permanently attached and all ToughSonic sensors are fully potted and sealed to operate in wide humidity and temperature ranges.  All ToughSonic sensors are NEMA-4X, NEMA-6P and IP68-rated for protection against dust and submersion.

SenixVIEW Sensor Configuration and Analysis Software

SenixVIEW is our PC-based sensor configuration and analysis software. You might not require a custom sensor configuration for your application, but if you do, SenixVIEW gives you total control over more than 60 operating parameters, sensor outputs, displays and analysis tools.

SenixVIEW allows you to analyze and fine tune ultrasonic sensor performance in real time using actual sensor data. This can even be accomplished from up to 2,000 feet away from the sensor(s) if they are installed in dangerous or difficult to reach locations. SenixVIEW is easy and powerful and is included with every ToughSonic sensor.

Multiple Simultaneous Outputs

Most Senix sensors can provide measurement data in up to six simultaneous outputs including:

Serial digital: RS-485, RS-232 or ASCII
Analog: 0-5 or 0-10 Voltage Direct Current. 4-20 milliamp current loop (sinking or sourcing)
Switches: sinking and/or sourcing

Pushbutton “Teachable”

Sensor configuration can be as easy as pushing a button. Indicator lights on the back provide target and output status.