SU, UK, UT, and TU series round body and UQ series cubic plastic ultrasonic distance sensors from AutomationDirect are now available in sensing distance ranges from 60mm to 8000mm, in metal or plastic housings, and M18 (18mm) and M30 (30mm) barrel or head sizes. Discrete and analog output sensors and models with both analog and discrete switching outputs are available.
Discrete models are available with adjustable sensitivity and one sensor can be standardized for many materials. Operating voltages from 10 to 30VDC are available; temperature ranges up to +70C are now offered on some models. Most sensors provide LED status indicators and have 2m output cable or M12 quick-disconnect connection options. All ultrasonic sensors are IEC IP67 rated.
In this video, we demonstrate how to program a UK series ultrasonic sensor to the two point mode operating configuration.
In this video, we show how to configure a MicroDetector ultrasonic sensor with a teach button to the two point mode configuration. We are using one of our UK series of sensors in this video. Press and hold the teach button for 8 seconds until both yellow LEDs flash, then release the button. Now press the button to select two point mode meaning both yellow LEDs will be on. We can cycle through each of these three modes. The right LED on is window mode, both LEDs on is two point mode and left LED on is single point mode. Once you select the mode, the LEDs will blink at a slow rate, then they will stop blinking and all LEDs will be on. At this time set your P2 or furthest distance target. I set our target to 14 inches. Press the button and the LEDs will blink at a slow rate. While the LEDs are blinking, set your P1 target, which is your closest target. I used 4 inches. Now press the button again and the LEDs will blink at a faster rate and then will stop blinking. The sensor has now been programmed. As you see, at 4 inches, our analog signal is reading 4. As we increase the target distance to 14 inches, our analog signal increases to 20 or has a positive slope. At 14 inches our discrete output comes on and stays on until we get to 4 inches, then turns off. If we want to reverse the logic to NC with a negative slope, we simply press the button at our closest target. We use 4 inches again. While the yellow LEDs are blinking, we move our target to its furthest position of 10 inches and press the button again. The LED will flash faster and then stop. Now our analog display shows 20 when we are at our closest target and 4 when we are at our furthest target, giving us a negative slope. The discrete output turns on when the target is closer than 4 inches and it stays on until we get to our furthest target, then the discrete output turns off. The sensor will remain in two point configuration until we reprogram it for a new configuration. We can easily change the target distances and whether we want a positive slope analog with normally open discrete output or a negative slope analog with normally closed discrete output. Thank you for watching this video. Please follow along to our other videos on programming and setting up the Microdetector ultrasonic sensors. Be sure to check out our other videos on sensors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our award-winning technical support team during regular business hours, they will be happy to help. Click on this video to learn more about AutomationDirect's support options and click here to learn more or see more videos on sensor products. Be sure to click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of new videos. Don't forget to hit the like button below.
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