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Maximum Range 30 Feet (9.1 Meters)

Features

  • Long range — small housing
  • Rugged construction, IP68 rated
  • Indoor or outdoor uses
  • Front and rear mounting threads
  • Five outputs plus serial data
  • Serial data-only models
  • Temperature compensation
  • Push-button or PC configurable

Best Applications

  • Tank levels of benign liquids
  • Open channel flow – flumes , weirs
  • Open water within Optimum Range
  • Roll diameter and web loop control
  • Object presence/absence status
  • Object positioning

ToughSonic-30

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Open Water

Roll Diameter

Tank Level

Tough:

by Design

The ToughSonic name says it all:

  • Type 316 stainless steel housing
  • Rugged piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer
  • Hardened & protected solid state electronics
  • UV resistant, potted-in, PUR-jacketed cable
  • All epoxy-potted for wet or dirty applications
  • Short and overload protected outputs
  • IP68 ingress rating (submersible)

Type 316 stainless steel provides superior corrosion and chemical resistance, resists pitting, and can be used in salt water environments.

Sensors can be assembled with custom cables or connectors. Serial data-only models are available for remote monitoring and other serial data-only applications.

Smart:

Engineering

ToughSonic sensors have the smarts you need to…

  • easily connect with your equipment
  • includes both analog and switch outputs
  • communicates by serial data
  • optimize the sensor to the application
  • create stand-alone functions
  • duplicate applications without re-calibration

Senix invented PC-configurable “smart sensors” in 1990 and has improved them ever since, giving you get the benefits of years of continuous improvement!

  • Ready out of the box but fully adjustable with SenixVIEW software (included)
  • Connect to a PC serial port or use our USB setup kit
  • Wiring and mounting accessories available

Connected:

by Wire

Any connection you need…

  • to PLCs, motor drives, displays, PCs – you name it!
  • Universal: one sensor = many applications
  • 5 simultaneous industry standard outputs that are configured using SenixVIEW software
  • Analogs: 0-10 VDC, 4-20 mA sourcing and 4-20 mA sinking
  • Switches: Two, configurable as either sourcing (PNP) or sinking (NPN)
  • All configurable to the application’s needs

PLUS EVERY ToughSonic Ultrasonic Sensor has serial data for SenixVIEW setup or user application:

  • Choose RS-232 or RS-485 by sensor part number
  • RS-485 recommended unless RS-232 is required
  • Multi-sensor Modbus RS-485 networks
  • Serial data-only models are also available

Connected: To LAN or Cloud

Send liquid levels wirelessly and view them on a LAN    or in the cloud using our new AirWire LoRa transmitter:

  • From in-plant or outdoors up to miles away
  • Low energy, battery powered transmitter
  • Tank levels or outdoor bodies of water
  • Receive high & low level alerts
  • No subscription service charges
  • For low data rate applications
  • No conduit or power required

For more information see the AirWire LoRa page.

Connected: To Senix

  • We talk, too! Call us at 802-489-7300.

Smart. SenixVIEW PC Software

SenixVIEW is included at no charge, runs on a Windows PC and connects to sensors via a serial data port. Our Setup Kits provide everything needed to connect through a USB port, including power supply, sensor-PC interface and cables. SenixVIEW is not required but adds powerful configuration, test and management capability.

  • View sensor measurements graphically in several different ways
  • Over 60 user-adjustable parameters
  • Built-in data logging, graphing, exporting and statistics facilities
  • Save & retrieve setups for maintenance and sensor cloning

Sensor Adjustments Give You More Control 

  • Analogs: Slope, distance endpoints, analog value limits
  • Switches: Setpoints, hysteresis /window features, time delays
  • All Outputs: Power-on, loss of echo, loss of SYNC responses
  • Serial Data: Communications and SYNC modes and functions
  • Measurements: Temperature compensation, sensitivity, data filters, measure rate, gain settings and data processing filters
  • Adjustments: Stored in sensor memory even when power is off

ToughSonic 30 Variations

ToughSonic 30
1-1/2 in NPT, front & rear

ToughSonic-30

Part No.Outputs
TSPC-15S-4855 + RS-485
TSPC-15S-485ARS-485 only *
TSPC-15S-2325 + RS-232
TSPC-15S-232ARS-232 only *
* Serial data only models have 4-wire (dual-twisted pair) cables

Specifications

Maximum Range30 feet (9.1 meters)
Optimum Range10 inches - 20 feet (25.4 cm- 6.1m)
Temperature-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Humidity0 to 100% operating
ProtectionNEMA-4X, NEMA 6P, IP68
TransducerRuggedized piezoelectric
CompensationTemperature compensated (selectable in SenixVIEW)
ResolutionSerial data: 0.0068 in. (0.172 mm)
Analog:4099 steps (0-10 VDC),
3279 steps (4-20 mA)
RepeatabilityNominal 0.2% of range @ constant temp. Affected by target, distance, environment
Update Rate10 Hz (100 ms), SenixVIEW adjustable; affected by SenixVIEW filter selections

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Outputs

Voltage Output0-10, 0-5 VDC or SenixVIEW customized; 10 mA max.
Current Loop #1Current sourcing 4-20 mA or SenixVIEW adjustable, max. loop 450Ω
Current Loop #2Current sinking 4-20 mA or SenixVIEW adjustable, max. loop 450Ω
Two Switches150 mA max. @ 40 VDC max., SenixVIEW selected as sinking (NPN) or sourcing (PNP), each with adjustable set point, polarity, hysteresis & time delays
RS-232, RS-485Modbus & streaming protocols, 9600-115200 baud (selectable), 8 data bits, 1 stop, no parity, model number determines interface

Mechanical

Housing316 stainless steel
Mounting30 mm threaded: many stainless and nylon mounting accessories 1-in NPT threaded: mates with US NPT female pipe threads
Attached Cable6.5 feet (2 meters), PUR jacketed, custom lengths available Standard models: 6-wire shielded + drain Serial data only models: 4-wire + drain, dual twisted shielded pair
Total Weight10.4 oz. (0.29 kg)

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