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Continuous level sensor

The SmartBob-TS1 continuous level sensor with a sealed electronics compartment meets the challenges of dusty environments. The product is designed to prevent the ingression of dust into the electronics cavity of the sensor to protect critical components and enhance durability. It suits applications where the sensor measures powders or granular materials and high levels of dust are present, especially after the filling operation.

The newly designed SmartBob-TS1 can be used in bins, tanks or silos up to 60-ft. tall in any type of operation that needs to monitor inventories of bulk solids or powders, including cement. With the use of a sphere float bob, the SmartBob-TS1 can also be used in a variety of liquid and slurry applications. It offers a variety of communication options including an optional built-in 900 MHz wireless modem, ZigBee compatibility, RS-485 communications, and 4-20 mA output to a PLC (programmable logic controller) or HMI (human machine interface). Individual bin measurements can be sent to the eBob PC software or a control console where measurements can be displayed as distance to product, height of product, and percent full.

Company officials note that with the optional built-in wireless feature and ZigBee compatibility, the TS1 can simplify installation and reduce wiring costs. This creates a cost effective solution for operations that need to measure and monitor multiple bins quickly. — BinMaster, www.binmaster.com