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Bluetooth radar level sensor for the water sector

17 October 2016

The new VEGAPULS WL S 61 contactless radar sensor offers a level sensing solution for applications in the water and sewage sectors. 

Radar technology can offer advantages when compared with ultrasonic level sensors, says the company. Radar is independent of weather influence: strong sun, wind, surface turbulence, condensation, fog or rain. In addition, no compensation is needed for signal transmission time due to air temperature fluctuations. 

Water radar sensors are ideal for level control and flow measurement in water treatment plants, says Vega. Their focusing capability enables use in sewage pumping stations, rainwater overflow basins, digesters, sludge tanks, open channel flow measurement and for open water level gauging too.

As a compact, loop powered sensor, with an accuracy of +/- 5mm and range up to 8m along with its flexible mounting options, it can be easily installed into new or existing applications. Connection to level controllers, telemetry or SCADA systems is straightforward too. 

Cost has, traditionally, been perceived as an issue with radar technology, but the new variant VEGAPULS WL S 61 offers a price more favourable than comparable to short range ultrasonic systems. It has a fully featured specification, performance and design optimised for use in the water-supply and sewage sectors. It complies with the latest Level Probing Radar standard (LPR): approved for open-air use without restrictions or special attachments.

A  Bluetooth wireless operation is available from a free App via IOS or Android smartphone or tablet and/or PC with free to download PACTware when combined with a VEGA Bluetooth USB adapter, which can help simplify commissioning and diagnosis. 

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