Sensors & Vision
Hawk releases Gladiator Smart Admittance Level Switch for industrial environments
September 11, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Sep. 11, 2017 – The Gladiator Smart Admittance Level Switch from Hawk Measurement is designed to detect the level of liquids, slurries, powders or solids in a tank or vessel.
The unit is suitable for a range of products and dielectric constants and can operate at temperatures of up to 450 degrees C, says the company, adding that the unit measures the capacitance or admittance between a probe and the wall of the container. As the level of the product rises to the level of the probe, or drops below that level, the capacitance measured at the probe changes. The Gladiator detects this change and produces an output. Several probe types are available to meet specific application requirements and all types promise to be resistant to product build-up. The Gladiator communicates using Modbus, HART, or Profibus protocols. A remote amplifier can be positioned up to 500 m away from the unit.