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 window mode operating configuration.
In this video, we show how to configure a MicroDetector ultrasonic sensor with a teach button to the window 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 Window Mode meaning the right yellow LED will be on. We can cycle through each of the three modes. Right LED on is window mode, both LEDs on is two point mode and left LED on is single point mode. Once you have selected the mode, the LEDs will blink at a slow rate, then they will stop blinking and all LEDs will be on. We selected right yellow LED, which is window mode. After the mode is set, I move our target to the furthest position somewhere around 11 inches and press the button. The LEDs start blinking. Now move the target to a close position around 4 inches and press the button again. The yellow LEDs will blink at a faster rate and then will stop blinking. The sensor has now been programmed. When I slide the target back and forth, the analog output ramps up from 4 to 20 with 4 being at the closest target and 20 being at the furthest target. The digital output is on from 4 to 11 inches and turns off when we pass either of those limits. This is window mode normally open logic - positive slope. Now we can reverse the settings by moving our target at the closest position around 5 inches and press the teach button and the yellow LEDs will blink slowly. Now I moved the target to the furthest position, around 10 inches, and press the button again. Now the yellow LEDs blink at a faster rate and then stop blinking. The sensor has now been programmed. As you see, when I slide the target back and forth, the analog output ramps down from 20 to 4 with 20 being at the closest target and 4 being at the furthest target. The digital output is off from 5 to 10 inches and turns on when we pass either of those limits. This is window mode normally closed logic - negative slope. The sensor will remain in window mode 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.