The next level
of hot & cold metal

The scout series is mecorad’s radar-based precise detector series for challenging environments in the metal and steel industry. It detects objects with a highly flexible distance in a range from 200 mm up to 5000 mm of the sensor reliably and fast in real-time – whether you are working with red-hot or cold metal, whether fog, dirt or cooling water are obstructing the view.



The scout series continuously delivers precise information about objects in the detected field directly to the PLC via Modbus/TCP interface or relay contact.


Even under conditions of dirt, dust, extreme heat, thermal radiance or aerosols, the scout series works accurately and with low maintenance. It is protected according to IP68 rating and can be cooled or sealed off from heat effectively.



Due to its compact size, the scout series fits perfectly even in tight production lines. The sensor can be fixed to existing installations. Four drillings on the back and two drillings on the base of the housing support easy installation.

Technical Data

Find out more about the scout series in the technical data:

Sensor Dimensions 131x130x74,5 mm
Sensor Weight 1.500 g1
Housing material options Aluminum alloy or Stainless Steel according to customer's choice
Housing protection IP68
Front plate PTFE2 or ceramic3
Mounting 4x M6x1 depth 8 on the backside
2x M6x1 depth 6 on the bottom
Certification CE; FCC planned
Inputs 1x RJ-45 with PoE
Outputs Modbus / 2 x Relay contact
Power supply PoE
Measurement principle FMCW-Radar
Measurement rate 100 Hz default
Object detection time/ Release time 100 ms default
Opening angle +/- 2°
Band 122 GHz-band ISM, 0,9 GHz bandwidth
Operation temperature of the sensor -20…70°C
Surrounding temperature any4
Distance to detection object from 200 mm up to 5000 mm
Transmitting power (max.) 2 mW
Power consumption (typ.) 6 Watt
2stable up to 260°C
3stable up to >1400°C
4temperature compensation available


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