Ultrasonic Modules and Systems

M5000 Ultrasonic Displacement Transducer

M5000 Ultrasonic Displacement Transducer

The MassaSonic™ M-5000/220 Smart Ultrasonic Sensor incorporates state-of-the-art ultrasonic and microprocessor technology to provide precision non-contact distance measurement for factory automation or industrial process control. The M-5000/220 stands out over all other systems because of its extraordinary ease of operation, genuinely user-friendly software, versatility in user-controlled outputs, and the ability to be set up without using a target.

The sensor transmits narrow beam sound pulses at a user-selected rate (or it can be externally triggered), processes return echoes, and produces several outputs dependent on the position of the target.

Operating from 12 to 28 V DC, the M-5000/220 provides non-contact measurement over a nominal target range of 100 mm to 1 m (4” to 40”). Outputs include a 0 to 20 mA or 4 to 20 mA DC analog current loop, two independent setpoint switches, and echo status by both an LED indicator and an Echo Status Output switch. The system parameters and outputs are fully user programmable via an RS-485 data link, thereby eliminating the sealing and tampering problems associated with adjustment potentiometers or pushbuttons. Some additional programmable features include: analog output slope, sampling rate, averaging of multiple target distance measurements, loss-of-echo time-out, and setpoint hysteresis.

Massa’s extremely user-friendly software works with a PC running under Windows® 95/ 98 / NT/2000 / XP operating systems. The M-5000/220 connects to a serial port of the PC using an RS-485/RS-232 converter. The RS-485 data link allows up to 32 M-5000/220 sensors to be on the same multi-drop communications network.

For users that prefer not to use a PC, the sensors can be programmed at the factory to the customer’s exact specifications for true “plug and play” operation.

Other features of the M-5000/220 include: industry standard 30 mm diameter CPVC housing, operation from -20°C to 65°C with built-in temperature compensation, diagnostic and monitoring outputs, and protection from over-voltage, short circuits, and reverse polarity.

* Analog & Setpoint Outputs
* Plug & Play Setup – No Target Needed
* Software Set Span and Zero – No Pots or Pushbuttons – Tamperproof Settings
* Easy to Use Setup Software – Windows®95 /98 /NT/2000/XP
* Built-in Temperature/Sound Speed Compensation
* Up to 32 Sensors on RS-485 Multi-drop Loop

* Automatic Filling Operations
* Mechanical Positioning
* Roll Diameter Measurement
* Web Loop Monitoring
* Liquid Level Control
* Automatic Packaging
* Machine Tool Fluid Level
* Paper/Plastic Film Processing