The UK1 sensors by AutomationDirect now include 18 mm round plastic DC models. The UK1 sensors are also IP67-rated and offer six output types and four sensing ranges.
AutomationDirect’s ultrasonic sensors now include additional 1 8mm round plastic DC models. The UK1 series are IP67 rated sensors with a 15 to 30 V dc operating range and are fitted with an M12 quick-disconnect. The UK1 series offers six output types: single PNP, Dual PNP, 4-20 mA only, 0-10 V only, PNP and 0-10 V, and PNP and 4-20 mA. Models are available in four sensing ranges: 50-400 mm, 100-900 mm, 150-1,600 mm, and 200-2,200 mm. The sensors are equipped with LED status indicators and a push-button teach feature for configuration of normally-open and normally-closed states for DC output models and for adjustable sensitivity on analog output models.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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