For Use in Harsh Environments and meets EHEDG, Ecolab, IP68 and IP69K Specifications
Hoffmann-Krippner, the leading source for high quality German technology for the sensing and industrial field, today announced that it is now the America’s distributor for PIL’s new P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensor, as well as other PIL sensor technologies.
Developed for use in demanding medical, pharmaceutical, food processing and industrial applications, the P53 Steelhead meets the guidelines of the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) and ensures optimum hygiene in applications where frequent cleaning processes are required. Typical applications are the food and beverage industry, the medical and pharmaceutical industry, the chemical and the filling and packaging industry. Steelhead Ultrasonic sensors are also used for detecting filling levels of bulk solids, paste or liquid, as well as for recognition and counting of objects.
Incorporating a robust, fully encapsulated stainless steel housing with gapless transitions, the PIL P53 Steel Head provides IP68 / IP69K 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 choice of output options – a standard analog 0-10V / 4-20mA output or two switching outputs. In addition to these fixed settings, the P53 series can be programmed for various other custom settings.
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. ultrasonic sensors use an ultrasonic transducer to send and receive sound waves. specially coded ultrasonic signals are transmitted in a set pattern, and, 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.
“PIL’s Steelhead Ultrasonic sensor is the most durable and hygienic ultrasonic sensor on the market due to its completely encapsulated gap free housing and its ultra smooth surface,” says Jens Kautzor, CEO of Hoffmann Krippner US. “We are proud to represent PIL in the Americas as PIL, with over 25 years of experience, offers the industry’s highest quality and most accurate ultrasonic sensors for a diverse range of real world applications.”
Many of PIL’s ultrasonic sensors were previously marketed under a variety of different names and brands. However, an up to date cross-reference list can now be found at http://www.hoffmann-krippner.com/sensors-ultrasonic.html.
The Hoffmann + Krippner Group, with sales offices around the globe, specializes in input and output systems as well as sensors. Headquartered in Germany, Hoffmann + Krippner has manufactured German-engineered, high quality products for over 35 years. As the North American member of the Group, Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. delivers these engineering, design and manufacturing services to the US and Canadian market.
As of 2014, in addition to PIL ultrasonic sensors, Hoffmann + Krippner, Inc. has partnered with Altmann GmbH (manufacturer of high-precision potentiometers) and inelta gmbh (manufacturer of lvdt and load cells).