Wednesday 7 November 2012

Replacing the vibrating fork

Baumer's new CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS series level switch is a true all-rounder that offers numerous advantages and is more than just an alternative to traditional vibrating fork technology.

The CleverLevel can be used for nearly all media, such as liquids and granulates, but also electrostatic media. And it is also unaffected by adhesive substances or foams that could cause other technologies to have switching errors. For users, this not only means the utmost reliability, but also a wide variety of level measurement options.

Baumer has utilised frequency deviation technology in the CleverLevel. This method capitalises on the fact that every material, regardless of its consistency, has a dielectric constant specific to that medium, and therefore a particular permeability for electrical fields. Innovation is not only evident in the technology, but also in the fact that the level switch is cost-effective and efficient to use. This product works with 90 percent of all typical media without any additional parameterisation. The switching status at the switch itself is indicated with bright blue LEDs that have 360 degree visibility.

These features enable the CleverLevel series to be utilized in a wide variety of ways, which makes it particularly advantageous for the user since this level switch is capable of solving various tasks in the industrial and hygiene sectors. The CleverLevel can reliably detect fill levels in tanks or pipes with precision and a response time of less than 100 ms, thereby, for example, preventing pumps from running dry. It is also capable of differentiating various media. For example, the same device can be used to differentiate between water and oil, or, for example, detect any cleaning agent residue in liquid food products.

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