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December 2003: Interactive Guide • SafePoint®


Model SFD-2
New Innovation in Point Level Sensors

Elburn, IL - Never before has finding the right point level sensor been so easy. Monitor Technologies Point Level Interactive Product Guide is a six CD multi-media experience not to be missed.

The first CD begins with a unique question and answer session to determine the Monitor Point Level product best suited to a specific application. From there the user is directed to one of the four product CDs. Contained on each product CD is an in-depth discussion of the product’s value, technology, applications, features, installation, and specifications.

The final CD will pull together all of the information on the previous CDs and add more exciting features. One such feature is the ability to create a model code and email a request for quotation directly to Monitor.

The Interactive Product Guide is a part of Monitor’s SecureCare(SM) customer service. SecureCare is unequaled education, service, and support that provides the customer with durable instrumentation having the lowest total cost of ownership. Each product CD contains a presentation on SecureCare and the philosophy behind it.

The six CD set will be released in stages in 2004. The first set available in January 2004 includes the first two CDs in an attractive case with room for the entire collection. This Interactive Guide is free of charge and available through Monitor or any Monitor Representative. To obtain your copy, contact:

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Evolution in Rotary Paddle Technology

Elburn, IL - Using industry-first magnetic sensing, Monitor’s SafePoint® is a “true” fail-safe rotary paddle bin level monitor. The SafePoint provides the ultimate in performance wherever critical continuous operation must be ensured.

To be a “truly” fail-safe device, the SafePoint monitors both material presence and its own electrical and mechanical operational status on a continuous basis. An indicating light on the top of most units provides local visual indication of operating status. Additionally, the SafePoint has separate outputs for material sense and unit status (fault conditions).

While the SafePoint bin monitor is an evolution in rotary paddle technology, it continues to use proven operating techniques. Unlike many other available paddle units, the SafePoint incorporates a feature that automatically shuts off its motor when the paddle is in a stalled condition. This extends the life of the unit and minimizes maintenance.

A wide variety of process connections, accessories and configurations are available including hi-temp models and models with hazardous location approval.

More information on SafePoint



Spotlight: RF Capacitance Level Sensor
TrueCap Level SensorsTrueCap Light  
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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