Vibratory Level Indicator Reliably Senses
Monitor Technologies’ PZP
vibratory type bin level sensor is a very reliable
point level indicator that can be used in a wide variety
of applications within the powder and bulk solids markets.
The PZP unit is ideal as a level indicator for materials
as light as 1.25 lb/ft3 (20 kg/m3) such as expanded
polystyrene beads and fumed silica. The PZP also works
well in situations where material properties or environmental
conditions are variable.
Other practical features include no calibration required, diamond shape single-probe
design, universal power supply, fail-safe on power failure, variable time delay,
optional probe extensions, and optional split architecture design.
For more information, please visit www.monitortech.com
or call 1-800-601-5953 / 1-630-365-9403.
Monitor Technologies LLC, located
in Elburn, Illinois, is a leading manufacturer of level
measurement instrumentation, solids flow indicators,
particle emission monitors and aeration devices for
the worldwide powder and bulk solids markets. The experience
and market knowledge gained over 50 years of business
has earned Monitor a reputation for providing high
quality and reliable product solutions backed with
trusted customer service. For more information please
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.