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Ultrasonic sensors type M30

Long ranges
The new ifm ultrasonic sensors in M30 design are distinguished by their long range of up to 8 m. This makes them particularly suited for the detection of objects far away or for continuous level monitoring, e.g. of bulk materials or liquids. As opposed to photoelectric sensors colour, transparency or the object’s or medium’s surface shine do not affect sensing.

Adjustable sound beam
Due to limited space, unwanted reflections at the inside of the tank may occur in level applications. This can lead to faulty measurement results. Thanks to IO-Link, the sound beam can be set individually according to the application. With IO-Link, the user is well prepared for Industry 4.0.

  • Width of the sound beam adjustable via IO-Link
  • Sensing range up to 8 m in M30 design
  • Easy setting via teach button or IO-Link
  • Oscillating sound transducer reduces the deposit of dirt
  • Robust stainless steel housing
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  • Ultrasonic sensors type M30 Very large detection range
  • Intuitive setting of the detection range via pushbutton or IO-Link
  • Width of the sound beam adjustable via IO-Link
  • Clearly visible LED for indicating switching status and echo
  • With programmable switching output and scalable analogue output
  • Non-contact detection independent of colour, transparency or surface characteristics of the object
Product characteristics
Electrical design PNP
Output function normally open / normally closed; (parameterisable + 1x current output)
Sensing range [mm] 350…6000; (Target: 400 x 400 mm)
Communication interface IO-Link
Housing threaded type
Dimensions [mm] M30 x 1.5 / L = 103.8
Electrical data
Operating voltage [V] 10…30 DC
Current consumption [mA] < 30
Protection class III
Reverse polarity protection yes
Power-on delay time [s] < 0.3
Converter frequency [kHz] 75
Inputs / outputs
Number of inputs and outputs Number of digital outputs: 1; Number of analogue outputs: 1
Total number of outputs 2
Electrical design PNP
Number of digital outputs 1
Output function normally open / normally closed; (parameterisable + 1x current output)
Max. voltage drop switching output DC [V] 2.2
Permanent current rating of switching output DC [mA] 100
Switching frequency DC [Hz] 1
Number of analogue outputs 1
Analogue current output [mA] 4…20
Max. load [Ω] 500
Short-circuit protection yes
Overload protection yes
Detection zone
Sensing range [mm] 350…6000; (Target: 400 x 400 mm)
Blind zone [mm] 350
Angle of aperture cylindrical [°] 15; (±2)
Max. deviation from the 90° angle sensor/object [°] ± 4
Accuracy / deviations
Temperature compensation yes
Hysteresis [%] < 3
Switch point drift [%] -5…5
Linearity error of analogue output [%] <3
Notes on the accuracy / deviation The indicated values are reached after a warm-up time of min. 20 minutes
Repeatability 1 %
Resolution [mm] 3
Response times
Response time [ms] < 600; (analogue output)
Software / programming
Parameter setting options hysteresis / window; second switch point; Switch-on and switch-off delay; switch-on operations; Teach function; light-on/dark-on mode
Communication interface IO-Link
Transmission type COM2 (38,4 kBaud)
IO-Link revision 1.1
SDCI standard IEC 61131-9
Profiles Smart Sensor: Device Identification; Multi-channel, two setpoint switching sensor, type 0 Generic Profiled Sensor; Process Data Variable; Device Diagnosis; Teach Channel
SIO mode yes
Required master port type A
Min. process cycle time [ms] 3.2
IO-Link process data (cyclical)
function bit length
process value 16
device status 4
binary switching information 2
IO-Link functions (acyclical) application specific tag; operating hours counter
Supported DeviceIDs
Type of operation IO-Link device ID
Default 1097 d / 00 04 49 h
For further information please see the IODD PDF file under “Downloads”
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature [°C] -20…70
Storage temperature [°C] -30…80
Protection IP 67
Tests / approvals
EN 61000-4-2 ESD 4 kV CD / 8 kV AD
EN 61000-4-3 HF radiated 3 V/m
EN 61000-4-4 Burst 2 kV
EN 61000-4-6 HF conducted 3 V
EN 55011 Class A
Vibration resistance
EN 60068-2-6 Fc (10-55) Hz 1 mm amplitude, oscillation period 5 min., 30 min. per axis at resonance or 55 Hz
Shock resistance
EN 60068-2-27 Ea 30 g 11 ms half-sine; 3 shocks each in every direction of the 3 coordinate axes
MTTF [years] 102
UL approval
Ta -20…70 °C
voltage supply Class 2
File number UL E174191
Mechanical data
Weight [g] 256.1
Housing threaded type
Dimensions [mm] M30 x 1.5 / L = 103.8
Thread designation M30 x 1.5
Materials stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L); PA; epoxy glass ceramics
Tightening torque [Nm] 100
Displays / operating elements
switching status 2 x LED, yellow
echo 1 x LED, green
Teach function yes
Accessories (supplied)
lock nuts: 2, stainless steel
operating voltage “supply class 2” according to cULus
Pack quantity 1 pcs.
Electrical connection
Connection Connector: 1 x M12
Diagrams and graphs

1 distance
2 Standard sound cone
3 Medium sound cone
4 Narrow sound cone


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