PIL Launches New P53 Steel Head Ultrasonic Sensor for Use in Harsh Environments

Hoffmann-Krippner partners with PIL for distribution in the US and Canada

May 27, 2015 - Erlensee, Germany

PIL announces the availability of its new P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensor for use in demanding medical, food processing and other industrial applications.

The PIL P53 Steel Head's robust, fully encapsulated stainless steel housing with gapless transitions provides IP68 / IP69K protection class protection. Impervious to water vapor, moisture and dust, Steel Head sensors can withstand high pressure and steam jet cleaning. Their resistance to aggressive chemical cleaning agents is certified to Ecolab standards.

The P53 provides a standard analog 0-10V / 4-20mA output and two switching outputs. In addition to these fixed settings, the P53 series can be programmed for various other custom settings.

Ultrasonic sensors use an ultrasonic transducer to send and receive sound waves. Specially coded ultrasonic signals are transmitted in a set pattern. After being reflected from the object to be measured, the signals are received by the sensor and decoded. The recorded time of flight is temperature compensated and converted to distance data. Ultrasonic distance sensors are often used in harsh, industrial environments because they are independent of the material and the color of the object to be measured and are not affected by light, dust and fog. They function very precisely and linearly with background suppression.

For the US and Canada markets, a wide variety of PIL ultrasonic sensors for various applications are offered via their distribution partner Hoffman-Krippner, at http://www.hoffmann-krippner.com/sensors.html

Company Background
Located near Frankfurt (Germany) since 1990, PIL develops and produces a wide range of ultrasonic sensors for many applications such as level monitoring, thickness measurement, sag control, ultrasonic barriers and many more. More information about PIL sensors can be found at http://www.pil.de/index.php?id=58&L=1

PIL Sensoren GmbH puts an emphasis on sensor solutions that are specific to industries and customers, and continue to expand in this area thanks to interdisciplinary expertise. PIL was founded by past Honeywell engineers Pietschmann, Isele and Luehr.

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