Vega Australia have introduced new VEGAPULS 67 radar sensors for standard measuring tasks in bulk solids. Contactless radar measurement established itself within a very short time as a standard method for level measurement of bulk solids. Vega Australia introduced their first VEGAPULS 68 model of radar sensor for bulk solids, in 2004. The dynamic range of bulk solid radar sensors can be used for reliable measurement applications during filling and under conditions of extreme dust and noise generation.
The new VEGAPULS 67 finds application in areas where, for reasons of economy, ultrasonic instruments or capacitive probes are used. A new, innovative antenna system of plastic makes it possible to offer VEGAPULS 67 at a considerably lower price. Yet the tried-and-true pulse radar technology, with its high signal sensitivity and echo evaluation specially optimised for bulk solids, remains the heart of the instrument.
The sensor is the ideal solution for applications in medium-sized silos up to 15 m high and covers the majority of standard applications in industries that process bulk solids – from the food industry to plastics warehousing right through to building materials production and processing.
The optimised mounting concept makes it easy to adapt the small, light sensors to existing mounting apertures. And the two-wire technology enables problem-free replacement of obsolete measuring systems, since the existing connection wiring can be used. The sensor has all the relevant ATEX approvals for use in dust and hazardous areas.