IL - Monitor continues to "Set
the Standard for Supplier Excellence" by offering
their product catalog on a convenient business card size
a web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader, the Monitor catalog
combines easy-to-use navigation with product information and
technical support. Internet access is not required to view
the catalog. For users who do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader,
the catalog provides a link to download the free program.
on the CD are all of Monitor's sales brochures in PDF format.
The easy-to-use menus guide the user through Monitor's selection
of point level, continuous level, solids flow, particle emission
and bin aeration instrumentation.
addition to reading about Monitor's products, users can also
contact Monitor's staff. By filling out an application questionnaire,
Monitor's Application Engineers can select the right product
for any application. Users can also e-mail Monitor, connect
to the Monitor website or initiate a "Live Chat" with
a technical support specialist.
can run the catalog from the CD or they can install the catalog
on their hard drive. Installation eliminates the need to keep
track of the CD. A convenient desktop icon ensures that the
availability of product literature and contact with Monitor
is very easily accessible. Installing the catalog also allows
the user to easily update their catalog through their Internet
connection. By filling out a short registration form, customers
will receive e-mails when updates to the catalog are available.
These updates are then installed on the user's hard drive.
Paddle Units For A Variety of Bulk Solid Applications
IL - Monitor Technologies‘ line
of rotary paddle bin monitors consists of the most reliable,
versatile and economical point level control sensors available
for detection of dry bulk materials.
other available paddle units, Monitor's rotary paddle level
indicators incorporate a feature that automatically shuts off
the motor of the unit when the paddle is in a stalled position,
which both extends the life of the motor and minimizes maintenance.
Monitor's paddle units also have a built-in slip clutch to
protect motor and drive gears from excessive forces and longer-lasting
sealed bearings. Additionally, the paddle units' housing is
NEMA 4 and an explosionproof unit is also available.
material densities, particle sizes and flow characteristics
require specific paddles for optimum performance, Monitor Technologies
offers a variety of interchangeable paddle assemblies to fit
most bulk solid application needs. Additionally, Monitor offers
a high-temperature unit that can be used in applications where
temperatures reach as high as 750° F.
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,
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
Principle of Operation for the TrueCap RF Capacitance Level
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.