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The Things Network Global Team

Posted on 31-08-2023

Pepperl+Fuchs Presents Performance-Optimized Ultrasonic Sensors and Innovative Prototypes from the WILSEN Product Family

Battery-operated wireless sensors with LoRaWAN interface from Pepperl+Fuchs represent a cost-effective alternative to wired solutions in many areas. At The Things Conference in Amsterdam on September 21–22, 2023, the Mannheim-based company will be presenting current ultrasonic sensors from the WILSEN.sonic series, as well as prototypes from the newly developed WILSEN.valve and WILSEN.node series. The rugged sensors feature IP66/67 degree of protection and are not only used in industrial environments, but are also increasingly used in small-scale, municipal enterprises, as well as in environmental and water protection.

Sensors from the WILSEN.sonic series are suitable for remotely monitoring fill levels in containers, tanks, and silos, as well as water levels in lakes, rivers, and rainwater retention basins. With a resolution of one millimeter, three sensor types with measuring distances of up to seven meters are available. Using the app, the sensor can be commissioned quickly and easily on-site via Bluetooth. Alternatively, the user can remotely query and parameterize the parameter values for the WILSEN sensors via a LoRaWAN downlink.

With WILSEN.valve, Pepperl+Fuchs is launching an innovative approach for remotely monitoring valve positions, e.g., in the chemical industry. In the future, it will be possible to perform a wide variety of status queries efficiently and cost-effectively with WILSEN.node.