From the field

Ultrasound in various industries

Agricultural engineering

Automation

Wind measurement

Medical technology

Gas meter

Road construction

Print technology

Robotics, Industry 4.0

Film processing

Material testing

Textile industry

Logistics, warehousing

Agricultural engineering

Farming | Animal keeping | Precision Farming

Technology:

  • Pulse-echo mode = time-of-flight determination between ultrasonic transducer and object
  • distance measurement, Level measurement and presence check
  • range from a few centimeters to several meters
  • independent of dirt, fog, dust
SECO recommends for agricultural engineering:
  • Transducer in robust metal housing
  • Dirt-repellent coating of the front surface

Practical application examples:

  • Level measurement in silos & tanks
  • Automation of agricultural and harvesting machinery
  • Animal husbandry, feeding, behavior analysis
  • Automated irrigation, water level monitoring
  • Navigation support, obstacle detection
  • Plant monitoring, crop optimization
  • Precision Farming

Typical transducer: SC007, SC010, SC021, SC031, SC042, all focused transducers, SC5X-series

Ultraschallwandler zur Abstandsmessung in der Landwirtschaft

Automation

Positioning | Monitoring | Safety

Technology:

  • Pulse-echo mode or transmitter-receiver mode, depending on the measuring task
  • range from a few centimeters to several meters
  • Robust and durable, even in harsh industrial environments
  • Contactless and maintenance-free thanks to no moving parts
SECO recommends for automation:

Practical application examples:

  • Robot positioning, navigation
  • Object and obstacle detection
  • Security in danger zones, personal protection
  • Quality control of material, presence
  • Counting tasks, production monitoring
  • Autonomous vehicles, accident prevention
  • Warehousing, conveyor technology

Typical transducer: all

Ultraschallwandler zur Abstandsmessung in der Landwirtschaft

Wind measurement

Environmental monitoring | Research | Navigation

Technology:

  • Anemometer with two pairs of ultrasonic transducers arranged at 90° to each other
  • Precise differential measurement of sound transit times for wind direction and speed
  • Wide opening angle for a reliable signal even with drifts of up to 90 m/s (324 km/h)
  • Solutions for harsh environmental conditions, extreme weather and cold temperatures
SECO recommends for wind measurement:
  • Integrated heater against icing
  • Water- and dirt-repellent coating of the front surface

Practical application examples:

  • Weather monitoring in weather stations, smart-home applications
  • Optimizing energy generation in wind turbines
  • Climate research, studies, weather forecasts
  • Navigation and monitoring in aeronautics and shipping
  • Sports and leisure, sailing, drones

Typical transducer: SC029, SC031, SC042

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Medical technology

Intensive care | Breath analysis | Spirometry

Technology:

  • Two ultrasonic transducers arranged at an angle to the flow direction in transmitter-receiver mode
  • Exact differential measurement of the sound transit times for volume flow and flow velocity
  • Short rise and fall times for fast measurements with high repetition rates
  • Small designs for almost undisturbed flow conditions
  • Suitable for medical cleaning processes and sterilization under defined conditions
SECO recommends for medical technology:
  • Mounting directly in customer specific enclosure for perfect alignment and reliable sealing
  • Use of our in-house, steam-sterilizable adhesive

Practical application examples:

  • Respiratory monitoring in intensive medical care
  • Analysis of breathing rate and breathing patterns
  • Pulmonary function diagnostics (spirometry)
  • Contactless monitoring of hand hygiene
  • Surgeries

Typical transducer: SC031, SC042, SC049, SC050, SC125.2, SC125.21, SC135, SC150

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Gas meter

Flow measurement | Monitoring | Analysis

Technology:

  • Two ultrasonic transducers arranged at an angle to the flow direction in transmitter-receiver mode
  • Exact differential measurement of the sound transit times for volume flow and flow velocity
  • Short rise and fall times for fast measurements with high repetition rates
  • Small designs for almost undisturbed flow conditions
SECO recommends for gas meter:
  • Mounting directly in customer specific enclosure for perfect alignment and reliable sealing
  • Installation on glass feed-through for optimum pressure stability

Practical application examples:

  • Gas flow measurement in pipelines
  • Leak detection, safety monitoring
  • Determination of gas concentration, analysis
  • Pipeline monitoring, efficiency control

Typical transducer: SC031, SC042, SC125.2, SC125.21, SC135

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Road construction

Leveling | Monitoring | Control

Technology:

  • Precise distance measurement using the pulse-echo mode
  • Leveling machines above a surface
  • Robust, durable and maintenance-free thanks to no moving parts
  • Ideal for harsh conditions in rough environments
SECO recommends for road construction:
  • Ultrasonic transducer in robust metal housing
  • Dirt-repellent coating of the front surface
  • Adaptation of the transducer components to high temperatures and aggressive chemicals

Practical application examples:

  • Leveling, surface optimization
  • Level measurement of materials
  • Obstacle detection, accident prevention on the construction site
  • Distance measurement, positioning of devices

Typical transducer: SC007, SC008, SC010, SC012, SC020, SC021, SC031, SC135, SC5X-series

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Print technology

double sheet control | web edge monitoring | efficiency check

Technology:

  • Intensity measurement in transmitter-receiver mode (transmission)
  • Mounting the transducers in customer specific measuring fork or array
  • Real-time measurement thanks to high repetition rates
  • Reliable even with dust and reflective surfaces
SECO recommends for print technology:
  • Direct mounting of the ultrasonic transducers in customer specific measuring fork
  • Multiple transducers in the array for a large measuring range

Practical application examples:

  • Web guiding monitoring, web edge control
  • Checking the quality of the paper web
  • Level measurement of printing inks
  • Double sheet detection and prevention
  • Thickness measurement of materials
  • Detection of material ends, efficiency optimization
  • Object and foreign object detection

Typical transducer: SC021, SC030, SC031, SC040, SC042, SC049, SC050, pulsed transducer, SC5X-series

Ultraschallwandler zur Bahnkantenregelung

Robotics, Industry 4.0

Positioning | Presence check | Safety

Technology:

  • Pulse-echo mode or transmitter-receiver mode, depending on the measuring task
  • Working range from a few centimeters to several meters
  • Robust and durable, even in harsh industrial environments
  • Contactless and maintenance-free thanks to no moving parts
SECO recommends for Robotics / Industry 4.0:

Practical application examples:

  • Robot positioning, autonomous navigation
  • Obstacle detection, collision avoidance
  • Security in danger zones, personal protection
  • Height measurement, ground detection for drones
  • Fill level and material monitoring
  • Error detection

Typical transducer: all

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Film processing

Web edge guiding | Roll monitoring | Quality check

Technology:

  • Intensity measurement in transmitter-receiver mode (transmission)
  • Mounting the transducers in a customer specific measuring fork or array
  • Real-time measurement thanks to high repetition rates
  • Reliable even with dust and reflective surfaces
SECO recommends for film processing:
  • Direct mounting of the ultrasonic transducers in the measuring fork
  • Multiple transducers in array for large measuring range

Practical application examples:

  • Web guiding monitoring, web edge control
  • Inspection of film quality, detection of defects
  • Double sheet detection and prevention
  • Thickness measurement of materials
  • Level measurement on material roll
  • Detection of material ends, efficiency optimization

Typical transducer: SC012, SC020, SC021, SC030, SC031, SC040, SC042, SC049, SC050, pulsed transducer, SC5X-series

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Material testing

Defect detection | Motion monitoring | Quality control

Technology:

  • Pulse-echo mode or transmitter-receiver mode, depending on the measuring task
  • Fast measurements, real-time monitoring thanks to high repetition rates
  • Suitable for demanding environmental conditions in harsh industrial environments
  • Reliable even with dust, fog, dirt and mirrored surfaces
SECO recommends for material testing:

Practical application examples:

  • Defect detection in surfaces
  • Presence monitoring, object detection
  • Thickness measurement, quality of coatings
  • Corrosion control
  • Position and movement control

Typical transducer: SC007, SC010, SC021, SC031, SC5X-series

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Textile industry

Double sheet control | Quality check | Web edge guiding

Technology:

  • Transmitter-receiver mode (transmission) or pulse-echo mode
  • Fast real-time measurement thanks to high repetition rates
  • Reliable even in dust, dirt, fog, heat
SECO recommends for textile industry:
  • Direct mounting of the ultrasonic transducers in the measuring fork
  • Multiple transducers in array for large measuring range

Practical application examples:

  • Web monitoring, web edge control
  • Checking the fabric web quality
  • Measuring and monitoring the web width
  • Double sheet detection and prevention
  • Thickness measurement of materials
  • Detection of material ends, roll change
  • Object and foreign body detection

Typical transducer: SC007, SC010, SC021, SC031, SC5X-series

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie

Logistics, Warehousing

Positioning | Object detection | Efficiency

Technology:

  • Presence monitoring, distance measurement, object detection using the pulse-echo method
  • Ranges from a few centimeters to several meters possible
  • Suitable for challenging environmental conditions in harsh industrial environments
  • independent of fog, dust, dirt, darkness, mirrored surfaces
SECO recommends for Logistics and Warehousing:

Practical application examples:

  • Level measurement, stock monitoring
  • Object detection, material flow control
  • Position recognition and tracking
  • Distance measurement, collision avoidance
  • Control of loading and unloading processes
  • Obstacle detection, safety monitoring
  • Height measurement

Typical transducer: SC008, SC012, SC020, SC030, SC135, SC150, multi-use transducer, SC5X-series

Ultraschallwandler in der Anemometrie