The IRU-5000 is a short range ultrasonic sensor for small tanks and totes. It features an operating range of 4 inches up to 79 inches, making it ideal for smaller vessels where accurate level measurement is needed. With CSA, Class 1, Div 2 approvals, it is suitable for many hazardous locations. The IRU-5000 series has three different mounting options 1-inch NPT, 2-inch NPT or a 2-inch sanitary ferrule. The IRU-5000 ultrasonic sensor offers 4-20 mA and programmable voltage outputs. NPN trip points can be set to trigger an alarm when liquids reach a certain level in the tank. With a blanking distance of only 4 inches, this sensor can be used reliably in small tanks containing expensive chemicals.
It features full-featured programming software for quick and easy programming in a variety of application settings. The AutoSense option can be used to automatically adjust the blanking, sensitivity and pulse parameters to their minimum, optimum settings based upon the signal strength of the return echo. The benefit of Autosense is that it ensures the most reliable level measurement readings for steady and slow moving targets, which is characteristic of many liquid tank applications. The Autosense option can be turned on and off based upon the requirements of each application.