13 Jun 2024

Pulse Ranging Technology

Pulse Ranging Technology Is Being Applied in the R20x Sensor Family from Pepperl+Fuchs

Today’s automation functions place ever greater demands on the performance of the sensors used while simultaneously reducing the occupied space. Pepperl+Fuchs says its new R200 distance sensor with Pulse Ranging Technology satisfies this market trend exactly.

The company says in the compact housing of the R200 series, the optical sensor achieves detection ranges of up to 10 m on white objects and up to 60 m in combination with a reflector. It always outputs a rugged distance signal and maintains a repeat accuracy of up to 3 mm. Featuring an integrated IO-Link interface in the latest version V1.1.3, this sensor is also ideally suited for future Industry 4.0 applications.

The company says the trend toward miniaturisation continues, creating demand for increasingly powerful sensors with more compact housing dimensions and to keep up with this trend, the time-of-flight principle of measurement has been integrated into the R20x compact housing design, combining precise and rugged long-distance measurement technology for areas where space is very limited.

Company info: Pepperl + Fuchs