Sensors & Vision
Endress+Hauser releases vibronic point level detector with mobile capability
January 24, 2020 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Endress+Hauser has released an Industry 4.0–enabled version of its popular Liquiphant vibronic point level detection family.
With FTL51B, a mobile communication capability simplifies maintenance inspection and safety monitoring through the device’s LED or the company’s SmartBlue App.
The app, based on Bluetooth wireless technology, provides 24/7 onsite access to all product and diagnostic data, including information such as manuals or certificates, and is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.
This mobile digital communications capability can speed inspections in hard-to-reach areas, where scaffolding may have to be provided to employees in order for them to read data on the device display. With mobile monitoring, employees can choose a safe location within a radius of 20 metres of the Liquiphant FTL51B from which to receive the same data.
The new Liquiphant displays the status of the level switch via ultra-bright LED on the device or displayed in the SmartBlue App. Verification via Heartbeat Technology enables complete documentation without process interruption.
The app’s new SIL Wizard also guides the user through the periodic proof test required for SIL2 and SIL3 applications.
Liquiphant’s measurements are not affected by changing media properties, flow, turbulence, gas bubbles, foam, vibrations or build-up.