BinMaster’s new line of compact non-contact radar (CNCR) level sensors puts 80 GHz of precision to work measuring simple and aggressive liquids. The sensors set up simply using Bluetooth and the wireless device configurator app loaded on a smartphone or tablet. The app can also be used to diagnose and change display parameters once the sensor is installed from up to 80 feet away.
The sensors have zero dead zone, measuring up to the sensor face, making them very accurate and suitable for smaller vessels and simple applications. The CNCR’s 80 GHz technology measures through plastic vessel walls or lids, allowing it to be mounted unobtrusively and easily without cutting a hole in the vessel. CNCR sensors measure reliably through foam, vapor and steam. The CNCR is not affected by fluctuations in temperature or condensation. The sensor enclosures are molded of PVDF plastic and feature FKM seal materials for exceptional mechanical strength and chemical resistance.
The devices are offered with 2-wire 4-20 mA and 4-wire Modbus outputs. The CNCR sends measurement data to an HMI or PLC or to the BinView web application or Binventory software for viewing on a phone, tablet or PLC. Level data can also be output to a digital panel meter or control console for local walk or drive up access.
The narrow beam angle is easily aimed to avoid obstructions or structure in the vessel that could interfere with performance. Mounting is simple using one of four galvanized steel mounting brackets or one of four mounting plates offered in 0-, 5-, 10- and 30-degree angles. Alternatively, BinMaster’s swivel mount allows precise aiming with adjustability up to 40 degrees to perfectly point the sensor at the desired measurement location.