Ultrasonic Level Sensor
The SmartSonic ultrasonic level sensor is designed for continuous non-contact level measurement in liquids. The sensors are used to monitor levels in storage tanks and open basins or containers. Its transmitter features a high efficiency, narrow beam and uses a wide frequency bandwidth to enhance operation in difficult applications. SmartSonic liquid level sensors perform particularly well in harsh environments where vessel temperatures vary, using a temperature sensor to automatically compensate for temperature changes. Its transmitter range allows for level readings from 0.4 to 60 feet in water tanks and other liquid applications.
How Ultrasonic Works
This distance sensor transmits ultrasonic pulses from a transducer to the surface of a liquid. They emit sound above the human hearing range to detect echoes off a material surface and convert it to a distance using “time of flight.” Smart signal processing eliminates unwanted echoes to ensure accuracy. They offer built-in temperature compensation and self-cleaning operation in liquids up to 60 feet.
BinMaster’s ball & socket mounting flange is ideal when the sensor is mounted on a rounded, domed, or angled rooftop. This optional self-aligning, carbon steel, 3” swiveling flange provides a vertical connection and enables easy aiming flexibility to reduce the risk of false echoes.
|12-28 VDC Loop Powered
Flexible, Scalable System Design
Configurable for a flexible number of sensors, relays, current loops, and PC or PLC interfaces
Select from Multiple Voltages
Sensor power options include 115 VAC, 230 VAC and 12 to 30 VDC
Measuring Range Options
Variable measuring range options from 4 inches to 60 feet
Calibration is performed via simple push button, or with a communication port using a PC
Precision machined—not molded— electronics enclosure ensures there are no voids to interfere with operation
Built-in temperature sensor automatically compensates for temperature changes, ensuring consistent measurement accuracy
Sensors can interface directly with a PC allowing for data monitoring, parameter changes, and sensor diagnostics
High energy cleaning pulses eliminate buildup or condensation on the sensor’s transducers
A sanitary model with higher temperature tolerances and a stainless steel face is available for applications where sanitary standards apply