Cable-Based Level Sensor

February 29, 2012

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Cable-Based Level Sensor

The SiloPatrol cabled-based “smart” level sensor can be equipped with the optional stainless steel inverted cone style plumb bob in order to provide level measurement in lighter powder and bulk solid materials (bulk densities greater than 5 lb/ cu ft. The inverted cone style plumb bob will not penetrate lightweight or highly aerated powders as likely as a standard plumb bob may tend to do. A Teflon-coated version of this cone is also available for corrosive or sticky materials. The SiloPatrol SMU (silo monitoring unit) lowers a weight & cable into the silo until it contacts the material surface. Upon contact the weight & cable system is immediately retracted and the measurement is fed to the plant control system or operator interface. Once the material level measurement is obtained, a variety of operator interface devices including a PC-based software are available to calculate and display material volume, weight and more. These sensors are easy to install and are also virtually maintenance free.
Monitor Technologies LLC, Elburn, IL 800-766-6486

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