Available from Endress Hauser , capacitance level probes provide a straight forward and reliable method for the level measurement of bulk materials such as sand, cement, lime, coal, aggregates and grain in silos and hoppers.
Endress+Hauser, in recognising the importance of capacitance measurement, have launched Solicap S, a new range of extreme duty, capacitance level probes for point level measurement of bulk solids. The range has been specifically designed for the detection of both fine grained and coarse solids.
The robust design of the Solicap S range level probes of ensures that down time due to probe damage is minimised. The capacitance level probes are available in both sword and rope versions with a maximum measuring range of 20 metres. The rugged construction can withstand lateral loading of up to 800Nm and a high degree of abrasion at operating temperatures as high as 400°C. The probe’s electronics are protected against electrostatic discharges by integrated two-stage overvoltage protection.
Endress+Hauser’s innovative ‘active build-up compensation’ feature can help to ensure reliable switching even in the event of a high level of material build-up around the process connection, eliminating the need for maintenance staff to clean the probes.
On-site calibration of Solicap S is quick and easy with the simple press of a button. In the event that a probe does fail, installation and commissioning time of a replacement is kept to an absolute minimum as instrument and calibration parameters are stored in the device’s on-board memory. The data can be quickly transferred from the damaged device to its replacement eliminating the need for manual calibration.
Solicap S has a gastight probe seal to prevent the exposure of maintenance staff to aggressive or toxic media. The range includes versions suitable for functional safety applications with hardware certified to SIL2 and software to SIL3 of AS IEC 61511.3-2004.