Radar for bulk solids! - 100,000 bulk solid radar sensors
from VEGA installed worldwide
Milestone reached: In February 2013 VEGA produced its 100,000th
radar sensor for bulk solids. This makes VEGAPULS one of the
world's best-selling radar sensors for bulk solids measurement.
In February 2013, almost 9 years after introducing VEGAPULS 68,
the first radar sensor for bulk solids, VEGA have delivered the
100,000th sensor. "This production milestone carries forward
the success story of radar level sensors in process automation.
Today, they are the all-round level transmitter for liquids and
bulk solids," commented Günter Kech, Managing Director
(removed production milestone, as he says it in his comment?).
"Radar technology is on a success trajectory and we will
ensure that it stays there, by further simplifying the level
measurement of bulk solids with radar in the future."
The 100,000th bulk solids radar instrument is a VEGAPULS SR68.
The landmark sensor went to Bühler AG in Switzerland. This
Swiss technology group is using it for level measurement in a
25-metre-high cement silo.
VEGA Grieshaber KG launched VEGAPULS 68, the first radar sensor
specifically tailored to applications in the bulk solids industry,
on the market in 2004. Compared to radar sensors for liquids,
the bulk solids radar sensor is capable of detecting and measuring
signals a 1,000 times smaller signals that were previously
masked by noise.
These handy two-wire sensors have since become the
alternative to maintenance-intensive mechanical plumb bob
systems, or ultrasonic sensors, which require an absolutely clear
view to the product. Thanks to simple application parameters,
only a few settings are necessary to fine-tune the radar sensor
to the respective measuring task. The result is a measurement
completely independent of dust, filling noise, strong air currents
and high temperatures.
Three sensor variants ensure the advantages of radar technology
for all kinds of applications, as well as measuring and temperature
ranges. VEGAPULS 68 is optimized for measuring ranges up to 75
m and temperatures up to 400° C, while VEGAPULS 67 and VEGAPULS
SR68 are designed for standard applications. One basic technology
thus covers a wide application spectrum from level measurement
in clinker coolers at 1,500° C or in grain elevators, to
level monitoring in rock crushers for mineral ore extraction.
Over 100,000 installed bulk solid radar sensors prove: VEGA has
the technical and application oriented know-how for precision
level measurement of bulk solids
more information, please contact :-
Kendal House, Victoria Way, West Sussex, RH15 9NF United Kingdom
Tel +44 1444 870055
Fax +44 1444 870080