Senix® ultrasonic sensors measure the distance or presence of target objects by sending
a pulsed ultrasound wave at the object and then measuring the time for the sound echo to
return. Knowing the speed of sound, the sensor can determine the distance of the object.
Measures Distance: The distance to the target is measured, not just its presence
Long and Short Range: Objects can be sensed from 1.7 inches to 50 feet
(varies with model)
High Resolution: Precise discrimination of target position changes
Proportional Outputs: All analog, switch and data outputs are range dependent
Ambient Light Levels: Unaffected by ambient light levels
Optical Characteristics of Target: Unaffected by the transparency, reflectivity,
opacity or color of the target object
Surface Characteristics: Target surface texture is generally not a problem
Special Features of Senix® Technology
Detects Weak Targets: Senix® ultrasonic sensors utilize a highly
sensitive transducer capable of detecting small or weak targets such as
cloth, non-woven materials and wires.
PC and Pushbutton Configurable: All short range models (under 14
feet) are push-button configured. All models are also configurable using
SenixVIEW software, which allows advanced
operating parameter adjustment, graphical display, strip chart display,
statistics, data logging, sensor cloning without recalibration, and more.
The software connects to the sensor via a PC COM port or USB port, and
models are available for either an RS-232 or RS-485 interface.
Multiple I/O: The TSPC-30S* models have a serial data interface
plus two analog/switch output wires whose functions selected using SenixVIEW
software. All other models have 5 simultaneous outputs plus serial data
communications. Serial data can be either RS-232 or RS-485 depending on the
One Model for Many Uses: Our sensor models have
many features and interfaces, allowing you to select one model that meets
many needs and tailor it to many different
applications: (1) use it at long or short range, (2) connect any of several
available interfaces and (3) adjust available sensor
parameters to optimize each particular application.
Applications are Quickly and Easily Duplicated: Using our SenisVIEW configuration
software you can set the sensor up the way you want, get visible feedback
during the installation process, then save the setup on disk for later
reference or sensor cloning without requiring recalibration. Clone an application in 30 seconds!
Built-in Sophistication: With SoftSpan™
you simply "turn on" built-in features such as temperature compensation, data processing filters,
response time filters, measurement rate, interface selections & modes, response to
target loss and much more.
Package and interconnect options: All electronics are self-contained
in a single package. Termination options are available to simplify wiring
Custom and OEM: We can customize sensors or ship specific setups
that meet your exact needs and reduce installation cost. Volume product
designs are also available.
General Specifications apply to all Senix® products. Refer to specific models
for detailed specifications.
Power Input: DC all models, AC input options available for Modular