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February 2004 : Free DEMO• MK-2e


SiloTrack Version 3.0


Elburn, IL - The NEW SiloTrack™ Inventory Management Software Version 3.0 provides users with an unsurpassed flexible graphical interface for use with SiloPatrol® Model SMU "smart" sensors.

Together SiloTrack Server and Client software can provide inventory management to a virtually unlimited number of users via LAN, Internet/WAN or Dial-up modem. Users of the SiloTrack system can be both internal and external to a facility. This allows for easy implementation of remote inventory monitoring and vendor managed inventory applications.

Some of the new features in Version 3.0 are an easy-to-use Setup Wizard, foreign language customization, standard report generator and easy handling of multiple sensor vessels. This is in addition to the other outstanding features of SiloTrack including the ability to export history or alarm data and initiate analog/relay outputs via the SiloPatrol Auxiliary Output Enclosures. Additionally, SiloTrack can setup auto, manual or auto/manual measurements and four alarms and relays per silo.

The free demo CD includes BOTH the Server and Client software packages (sold separately) to demonstrate the simplicity of use and functionality of using SiloTrack V3.0 in multiple PC LAN or remote access environments.

*Version 3.0 Demo is not yet available.

MK-2e Family
Low-Cost Level Sensor

Elburn, IL - Monitor’s TrueCap® Model MK-2e is a value-priced and versatile point level control. Utilizing RF Capacitance technology, the MK-2e is suitable for solid, liquid, and slurry applications.

The Model MK-2e has several standout features including high sensitivity, buildup immunity and a wide assortment of probe types and options for improved versatility. Additionally, the MK-2e has a twist on/off cover for easy to installation and convenient access.

A high intensity LED is standard on all Ordinary location integral sensors providing local visual indication of power and material presence/absence without removing the cover.

Approvals are often an important factor when selecting a level control. The MK-2e caries the CE Mark on all Ordinary location units. For Hazardous locations, the MK-2e is available with both Class I and II approvals allowing one model to serve virtually any application. Both the Ordinary and Hazardous location units are CSA(US/C) approved.

Spotlight: RF Capacitance Level Sensor
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TrueCap® MK-2
Advanced RF Capacitance Level Probe

The TrueCap® Model MK-2 RF Capacitance point level probe is designed to provide a superior and stable sensitivity threshold making it suitable for a variety of powder / bulk solids and some liquid or slurry applications.

Advanced features of the Model MK-2 include:
> Automatic immunity to material build-up on the probe by its driven shield design
> Push-button calibration
> Enhanced temperature compensation
> Maximized reliability via smart sensing algorithms like “self-validating” fail-safe protection
> Visible status LED on ordinary location units
> Versatility through a variety of configuration options including: hazardous location version, split architecture design, quick-connect process connection, stub probe, cable extensions, solid extensions, Nylon® probes, Ryton® - equiv. probes, etc.

A practical application for the TrueCap would be to use this level sensor where a residual material build-up on a different sensor would cause a false material level indication.

Principle of Operation for the TrueCap RF Capacitance Level Probe:
The vessel wall and the active probe element establish an impedance reference between each other when exposed to air which has a dielectric constant of 1. When materials with a dielectric constant greater than 1 are in close proximity to the probe, the impedance of the sensing field between the sensor and the vessel wall will change. Once the amount of change exceeds a threshold that was electronically determined during the calibration process, an output relay will either be energized or de-energized depending upon the position of the fail-safe selector on the probe’s electronic circuit board. A change of as little as .5 pico-farad is all that is necessary for the probe to sense the presence of material.

Click here for more information on the TrueCap MK-2 Level Sensor or contact Monitor Technologies LLC at
Tel.: 800-766-6486 in the USA and
Tel.: 630-365-9403 worldwide.


>>Download TrueCap Product Bulletin #413

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