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Flexar guided wave radar continuous level sensor - high res image

Flexar guided wave radar continuous level sensor - high res image

This image of the Flexar guided wave radar continuous level sensor is a full image of the sensor with a 0.31" (8mm) diameter cable probe. The Flexar level sensor is ideal for measuring the level of powders and liquids, in addition to many granular materials.


SiloPatrol SE silo monitor unit - high res image

SiloPatrol SE silo monitor unit - high res image

This image of the leading sensor for inventory monitoring of granular materials such as plastics is shown during a measurement cycle with its weight & cable visible.

The SiloPatrol SE SMU (silo monitoring unit) is a smart cable-based sensor that uses patent-pending Hall-effect sensors to reliably measure the distance/level of material in a vessel. This unit is the second edition of the leading weight & cable sensor and can provide a RS485 communications output, an analog 4-20mA output or pulse output. The sensor is equiped with separate compartments for the electronic and mechanics.


Flexar guided wave radar continuous level sensors

Flexar guided wave radar continuous level sensors

Guided wave radar is the leading technology for continuous level measurement of powders, liquids and many granular bulk solids. It is the ideal choice for any material with a dielectric constant > 2.0 and for many other materials with dielectrics > 1.4 (depending on overall range of measurement required).

Flexar uses TDR (time domain reflectometry) technology, which has been proven in thousands of continuous level measurement applications for bulk solids and liquids.


Silo farm for plastic processor

Silo farm for plastic processor

This image is a typical look at a silo farm for a plastic processing facility. This facility is located in Florida and raw plastic is delivered by rail and truck. This company uses weight & cable based sensors to continuously monitor the inventory of material in the silos.


SiloPatrol SE smart cable-based inventory monitoring system

SiloPatrol SE smart cable-based inventory monitoring system

The SiloPatrol SE inventory monitoring system is based on the state-of-the-art in weight & cable sensor technology with patent-pending techniques to ensure reliability and performance in even the most challenging applications.

The SiloPatrol SE inventory monitoring system is the leading system for plastic processors to use in keeping track of their valuable plastic inventories.


SiloTrack V3.5 Inventory Management

SiloTrack V3.5 Inventory Management

Managing material inventory in storage vessels such as large outdoor silos has become increasingly important to production and accounting departments. How to measure material inventories and make the data available to multiple people locally as well as to remote sites, such as a corporate location, other sister-facilities or vendors/suppliers? Take a close look at SiloTrack V3.5 for your solution.

SiloTrack V3.5 integrates guided wave radar and smart cable-based sensors and provides for data gathering, graphic interface, alarming, remote and local monitoring, vendor managed inventory, automatic report generation and much more.


Guided wave radar measuring treated corn seed

Guided wave radar measuring treated corn seed

Keeping seed safe from the destruction forces of fungus and insects until germination is an important function. Seed is routinely treated to withstand these elements. Guided wave radar performs well for measuring the continuous level of the treated seed in these treater bins at a midwest location. Accuracy, speed and reliability are key.


Guided Wave Radar in Concrete Plant

Guided Wave Radar in Concrete Plant

Guided wave radar technology is well suited to measuring continuous level of powders like flyash and cement. Both are extremely dusty during filling but the TDR (time domain reflectometry) technology of guided wave radar devices is extremely tolerent of heavy airborne dust.


Flexar guided wave radar level sensor measuring sand

Flexar guided wave radar level sensor measuring sand

This is another guided wave radar sensor measuring the level of sand in a silo for a reinforced concrete pipe manufacturer. Refer to other photo and blog post on using nozzles for mounting guided wave radar units.


Flexar guided wave radar measuring sand

Flexar guided wave radar measuring sand

This continuous level sensor is being successfully used by a reinforced concrete pipe manufacturer to keep track of the sand level in two raw material storage silos. While this unit is not installed in the proper location (too close to the edge of the hatch; should be in the center of the hatch), the hatch height is equal to or less than the distance from the sensor to the edge of the hatch wall. See blog post Tech Tip regarding the use of nozzles for guided wave radar installations.

Guided wave radar uses TDR (time domain reflectometry) technology and is the best continuous level technology available for measuring the level of powders and liquids, and many granular materials.


Dusty dirty cement powder and flyash level measurement

Dusty dirty cement powder and flyash level measurement

Flexar guided wave radar is ideal for the continuous level measurement of cement and flyash, even during filling! This installation is at a concrete batch plant operated by Batavia Concrete in Montgomery, IL. The customer even reports that they can see the settling of the material on the readouts from the sensors.

Guided wave radar continuous level sensors use TDR (time domain reflectometry) technology and are ideal for measuring the level of powders and liquids, and many granular materials as well.


Aggregate bins in concrete plants use level monitors

Aggregate bins in concrete plants use level monitors

Smart weight & cable sensors are used here in a concrete batch plant to monitor aggregate in a split compartment bin.


Smart Weight & Cable Sensor Measuring Cement Powder

Smart Weight & Cable Sensor Measuring Cement Powder

Smart weight & cable devices are a good choice to measure the level of cement powder, flyash and aggregate materials in concrete batch plants. Measurements are periodic and the devices are virtually maintenance free.


Flexar guided wave radar measuring level of plastic pellets

Flexar guided wave radar measuring level of plastic pellets

Flexar is suited for use measuring powders and granular materials. In this application the guided wave radar continuous level sensor shown is measuring the changing levels of plastic pellet in a 35' high silo. Measurement during filling, discharge and static are considered accurate.


Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 1

Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 1

Several Flexar units measuring level of vegetable oil in tanks at Taixing Port Authority in China, up river from Shanghai.


Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 2

Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 2


Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 3

Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 3


Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 4

Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 4


Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 5

Flexar at Taixing Port Authority - Photo 5


Taixing Port Authority - Photo 6

Taixing Port Authority - Photo 6


Flexar guided wave radar measuring flour

Flexar guided wave radar measuring flour

Flexar guided wave radar continuous level measurement sensors are measuring the changing level of flour and bran at this large global flour processor. Readings are reliable and accurate even during filling and discharge.