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Keeping a distance sensor cool in a hot environment

Temperatures as high as 60 °C are commonplace in factories producing concrete products, and keeping a sensor within environmental specifications is critical to automating the crane's position. With its TPCC cooling housing, SICK's DME5000 long range distance sensor is up to the challenge, providing the sensor with long-term protection against the high temperatures in the factory. The TPCC cooling housing operates based on thermoelectric principles, which eliminates the need for an elaborate installation such as those that use water to cool the sensor.

  • Following product families can be used
    Product family Dx100
    Reliable, fast, precise positioning
    • Measuring range up to 300 m (dependent on type)
    • Numerous fieldbus interfaces
    • Pre-failure notification and diagnostic data available
    • Display with intuitive menu and easy to see status LEDs
    • Small, rugged metal housing
    • 3-axis alignment bracket with quick lock system available as accessory
    • Elongated holes for zero point adjustment when replacing devices
    Product family DME5000
    Most precise distance measurement
    • Measurement range from 0.15 m to 300 m
    • Very fast measurement cycles
    • Highest accuracy, repeatability and system availability
    • Illuminated LC display with diagnostic information
    • Visible red light and bracket with springs for alignment
    • Variety of interfaces: SSI, RS-422, PROFIBUS, HIPERFACE, DeviceNet
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