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Vega releases new radar sensor for bulk solids measurement

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article image The new VEGAPULS 69 is available in two versions - with a simple, light plastic antenna and a lens antenna integrated in a flange

VEGA Australia introduces the VEGAPULS 69, the new radar sensor recommended for reliable level measurement of bulk solids. VEGA has been the market leader in the radar level measurement sector for almost 20 years.

The new VEGAPULS 69 is an all-round radar level measuring instrument for bulk solids. Operating at a frequency of 79 GHz, the level transmitter enables considerably better focusing of the transmitted signal, which helps reduce the issue of background noise in containers and silos with many internal obstructions. The VEGAPULS 69 enables reliable measurement even with complex internal structures.

New microwave components allow the sensor to detect even the smallest of reflected signals. The reliable level measurement enabled by the new radar sensors facilitates an extremely broad application range in the bulk solids industry and also opens up new application areas. For instance, products such as plastic powders or wood chips that till recently were very difficult to measure because of their poor reflective properties can now be measured with very high reliability.

VEGAPULS 69 radar sensors have a measuring range of up to 120 metres and an accuracy of ±5 mm, providing sufficient performance capability even for tasks such as level gauging in mine shafts or distance measurement on conveyor systems. Despite its large measuring range, the sensor is also an ideal solution for small hoppers or containers, with the different antenna designs offering the optimum solution to meet diverse application needs.

VEGAPULS 69 sensors are available in two versions: one has a simple, light plastic antenna and the other, a lens antenna integrated in a flange. The flange version has a swivel holder made of high quality stainless steel, which enables the antenna to be set conveniently.

Key benefits also include innovative lens antenna completely unaffected by dirt and build-up to guarantee maintenance-free operation even in harsh environments; and an intelligent App for smartphones simplifying setup and commissioning to allow quick and easy alignment of the sensor on a swivel holder.

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