Level Sensor Handles Dusty Environments

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BinMaster Level Controls introduces a newly designed weight and cable, “bob” style SmartBob-TS1 continuous level and inventory monitoring sensor. Designed to meet the challenges of dusty environments, the SmartBoB-TS1 is built with a sealed electronics compartment that improves durability by preventing critical components from being exposed to dust.

The SmartBob-TS1 can measure powders or granular materials in bins, tanks and silos up to 60’ tall where high levels of dust are present. It is suited for feed and milling operations, food processing, grain bins, cement and sand silos, or chemical and pharmaceutical processing facilities. With the use of a sphere float bob, the sensor also can be used for liquid and slurry applications.

Communication options include an optional built-in 900 MHz wireless modem, ZigBee compatibility, RS-485 communications, and 4-20 mA output to a PLC (programmable logic controller) or HMI (human machine interface). Individual bin measurements can be sent to the eBob PC software or a control console, where measurements can be displayed as distance to product, height of product, and percent full.

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