Ultrasonic sensor series for tight, cramped conditions
Pepperl+Fuchs’ F77 series of ultrasonic sensors are designed to fit in tight spaces that are dirty and dusty environments and are adept at handling color variations or transparent targets. The sensors can detect objects within an area rather than being restricted to sensing only what is directly in front of them, which makes them useful for applications where the pin-point accuracy of a photoelectric beam is too focused to accurately sense the target. These sensors are also highly immune to acoustic interference and have minimal deadband. With a housing size of 31 x 11 x 23mm, F77 series sensors fit in space-restricted applications and provide up to 50 Hz switching frequency for fast response times. They can be used in temperatures ranging from -25 to 70 °C (-14 to 158 °F). A 4-pin Nano-style M8 connector makes installation easy. They are available in diffuse (up to 400 mm sensing range), retroreflective (up to 400 mm sensing range), and thru-beam models (up to 800 mm sensing range).
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