Monitor Technologies

Sept. 5, 2006
Monitor Technologies launches patented, self-diagnostic point level sensor

Monitor Technologies introduced its SafePoint point level sensor that incorporates the patented use of Hall effect technology to continuously monitor it's status and ability to operate reliably. If a fault condition is detected an independent relay changes state to indicate a failure condition.

The SafePoint level sensor is a fail-safe level sensor combining the proven aspects of rotary paddle technology and state-of-the-art Hall effect sensing to reliably detect the presence/absence of process material at the point of installation, as well as to detect electrical and mechanical failure modes that might keep the unit from operating properly.

The SafePoint is a relatively low-cost, fail-safe level sensor at US $300, according to the company. It is designed specifically for applications with powders and other bulk solids, can be provided with approvals for Class I and II hazardous areas and carries CSA (for North America) and ATEX certifications for these environments.