Mount the ultrasonic sensors on the side of the holding tank. Choose a sensor with an adequate range and signal strength because tree trunks are not ideal reflectors for ultrasonic sensors. The UC6000-30GM70-2E2R2-V15, with a sensing range of 35 cm … 600 cm and two switching outputs, is ideal for this application.
The teach adapter UC-18/30GM-IR and the program ULTRA-PROG-IR make installation and parameterization even easier. With these tools, you can visualize the object distance and the echo signal strength.
On the mounting location, the limits of the sound cone must be considered and reduced by 20% to avoid the influence of atomized spray or fog at close range.
Ultrasonic sensors detect individual trees and the spraying process temporarily stops in the gaps between the trees. You can achieve cost and time savings because the holding tank does not need to be refilled as often.