Smart Radar Device measures level of solids.
May 4, 2005 - Able to withstand harsh process conditions, Micropilot M FMR250 non-contact level gauge is protected against dust, vapors, and product temperatures up to 392°F. Loop-powered, 2-wire device has max measuring range of 230 ft. Available with narrow beam parabolic antenna or 3 in. horn antenna, unit is set up via menu on local display or by connecting to PC with HARTŪ modem. Device is designed to measure level of plastic pellets, corn, soy beans, cement, and fly ash.
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Endress + Hauser Inc.
2350 Endress Place
Greenwood, IN, 46143
Announcing Free Space Radar for Solids; Micropilot M Now Optimized for Level Measurement on Solids
March 31, 2005, Greenwood, Indiana - Endress+Hauser, Inc. announces the Micropilot M FMR250 smart radar level gauge for continuous level measurement of solids. This non-contact radar device is developed to measure the level of plastic pellets, corn, soy beans, cement, and even fly ash under harsh process conditions. These harsh process conditions may contain extensive dust, vapors and even changing product properties up to a temperature of 392°F but will not influence the instrument. The maximum measuring range for this 2-wire device is 230 feet. This makes the unit an ideal replacement for high maintenance mechanical plumb bobs and ultrasonic measurement devices which stop working under dusty circumstances.
The 2-wire, loop powered level gauge reduces wiring costs and installs easily into existing manholes and process connections reducing start up time and costs. Operation and installation of the Micropilot M solid radar is made very easy. Is has an interactive quick setup menu on the local display or just connects to the device with a PC and standard HARTŪ modem. The operating software (Time-of- Flight tool) comes free with every instrument. The ToF-tool is capable of setting up a device and creates electronic documents of the set up file. It is also capable of visualizing the actual raw measurement signal for easy trouble shooting and fine tuning in difficult applications.
The Micropilot M comes with a narrow beam parabolic antenna for long distance measurements or a 3" horn antenna for mounting in small nozzles. An air purge connection to be used in dusty applications is standard. An integral aiming joint on the antenna is optional, giving the customer the possibility to optimize the reflection from the solids surface by tilting the antenna and optimizing the angle of repose.
The Micropiliot M for solids is part of the ToF family of products Endress+Hauser has to offer. Our customers benefit from the knowledge and leading radar technology we can offer. Endress+Hauser is one of the largest suppliers of industrial radar devices in the world. We take pride in supplying the best instruments to suit the application and budget of our customers.
For more information on the Micropilot M, visit www.us.endress.com, or contact us toll-free at 888-ENDRESS.
The Endress+Hauser Group
The Endress+Hauser Group is a global leader in the provision of measurement instrumentation and automation solutions for industrial process engineering. The company is a Swiss family business; and consists of a network of legally independent companies, managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland. The group comprises 72 companies in 37 countries, which operate 19 production centers in Switzerland, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, China, Japan, India and the: USA. At the end of 2003, Endress+Hauser employed 6,077 people, generating 976.9 million in sales and a profit of 48.1 million. The company's growth is due to a culture of innovation - in 2003, Endress+Hauser took out a patent for 157 innovations.
With a wide range of sensors, instruments, systems and services, Endress+Hauser covers the areas of level, flow, pressure, temperature, analysis and recording. The range also includes the connection of field appliances to mainframe processing systems using fieldbuses and automation and logistical solutions. The products manufactured by Endress+Hauser set the standard in reliability, availability, quality and technology. Customers come primarily from the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, water & wastewater, paper, energy and oil & gas sectors. They optimize their process engineering procedures with support from Endress+Hauser while taking into consideration environmental protection, safety and economic efficiency.
Endress+Hauser was founded in 1953 by Georg H. Endress and Ludwig Hauser. Since 1975, the Endress family has had sole ownership of the Group. In 1995, Klaus Endress took over the management of the Group from his father. In more than 50 years since its foundation, the company has developed organically from being 'specialists in level measurement' to 'providers of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation'. As well as adding innovative products and services to extend the range, new markets have been continually opened up. Competent employees and partners guarantee sales and quality service in every country.