Applications of Ultrasonic Sensors

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About Ultrasonics

Ultrasonic sensors are used around the world, indoors and outdoors in the harshest conditions, for a variety of applications. Our ultrasonic sensors, made with piezoelectric crystals, use high frequency sound waves to resonate a desired frequency and convert electric energy into acoustic energy, and vice versa. Sound waves are transmitted to and reflected from the target back to the transducer. Targets can have any reflective form, even round. Certain variables, such as target surface angle, changes in temperature and humidity, and reflective surface roughness, can affect the operation of the sensors.

There are two types of ultrasonic sensors

Proximity Detection: An object passing within the preset range will be detected and generate an output signal. The detect point is independent of target size, material or reflectivity.

Ranging Measurement: Precise distance(s) of an object moving to and from the sensor are measured via time intervals between transmitted and reflected bursts of ultrasonic sound. Distance change is continuously calculated and outputted.

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Common Applications

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  • Production Line

    Ultrasonic sensors can streamline production processes.

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  • Distance Measurement

    Precisely measure distances.

15 Other Applications of Ultrasonic Sensors

  • Loop control
  • Roll diameter, tension control, winding and unwind
  • Liquid level control
  • Thru beam detection for high-speed counting
  • Full detection
  • Thread or wire break detection
  • Robotic sensing
  • Stacking height control
  • 45° Deflection; inkwell level detection; hard to get at places
  • People detection for counting
  • Vehicle detection for car wash and automotive assembly
  • Irregular parts detection for hoppers and feeder bowls
  • Presence detection
  • Box sorting using multi-transducer ultrasonic monitoring system
  • Contouring or profiling using ultrasonic systems