Banner Engineering has introduced their Sure Cross U-GAGE K50U Ultrasonic Sensor for use in wireless tank monitoring applications. Optimized for use with Banner’s Q45U Wireless Node, the pair provide a solution to monitor levels in mobile or remotely located tanks and totes.
The K50U detects distance from target to sensor in ranges between 300 millimeters (11.8 in) up to 3 meters (118 in), and features built-in temperature compensation for accurate measurements. The sensor features a standard 1¼” NPT connection and can be combined with the optional BWA-BK-006 bracket and Q45U Wireless Node (sold separately) for an IEC IP67, NEMA 6P level monitoring solution.
The sensor is also a solution for a range of applications beyond liquid or chemical tank level monitoring, such as pallet presence sensing or monitoring dry material level in a hopper. The K50U is available in two models, with a 1-wire serial interface or a model that functions as a Modbus slave via RS-485. Compatible with a wide range of Banner Engineering wireless nodes, the K50U provides sensing for a single sensor application or integrated as part of a multiple sensor, long distance multi-hop network.