Drexelbrook Offers DRX400 and DRX500 Series Transmitters with Aluminum or Stainless-Steel Housings

Press Release Summary:

  • Available in DRX500 (DR3500, DR6500 & DR7500 models) that are suitable for applications with liquids, slurries and solids and the DRX400 (DR5400, DR6400 & DR7400 models) for applications with liquids and solids
  • Offered with backlit LCD screen with 4-button keypad and software that assists for quick set up
  • Meets NAMUR recommendations NE 21, NE 43 and NE 53

Original Press Release:

AMETEK Drexelbrook Expands Range of FMCW Based Radar Level Measurement Products

DRX400 and DRX500 Series Transmitters Added to Open-Air Radar Product Line

HORSHAM, PA – AMETEK Drexelbrook, a world leader in level measurement technology, has expanded its open-air radar level offering with the addition of the DRX400 (24 GHz) and DRX500 series (80 GHz) level transmitters. Both incorporate state-of-the-art features and components.

The DRX400 Series consists of 3 new models (DR5400, DR6400 & DR7400). This set of 24 GHz radar transmitters covers a broad range of applications including liquids & solids. These products will be replacing the Drexelbrook DR7000 and DR6300 open-air radar models.

The DRX500 Series consists of 3 new models (DR3500, DR6500 & DR7500). This set of 80 GHz radar transmitters covers applications with liquids, slurries and solids for both hygienic and non-hygienic requirements. All 80 GHz radar transmitters are especially beneficial for level measurements in narrow tanks with internal obstructions due to their small beam angle. The DRX500 transmitters, with its flush-mounted polyether ether ketone (PEEK) lens antenna and wide process connection options, is ideal for hygienic liquids.

Both series products feature a large, backlit LCD screen with 4-button keypad that can be assessed with a bar magnet without opening the housing cover. Each uses software that has a quick set up assistant for easy installation. Each conforms to NAMUR recommendations NE 21, NE 43 and NE 53 and can measure fast-moving processes. The transmitters are available with aluminum or stainless-steel housings.

Radar is among the most accurate technology choices for process level and storage tank applications for continuous level measurement under demanding conditions. All of these transmitters utilize Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology that offers superior signal processing capabilities and a more reliable measurement than other techniques.

The state-of-the-art signal processing capabilities of these transmitters, along with their frequency range helps to ensure optimum application coverage.

Both additions to the DR Series measure distance, level and volume of liquids, slurries and solids. They also offer an empty spectrum function that filters false reflections caused by equipment and other tank obstructions.

AMETEK Drexelbrook is an acknowledged leader in level measurement with more than 50 years of industry experience and more than 15 years with radar-based products. Its level measurement instruments are used in a wide range of industries, including petroleum, chemical, petrochemical, food/beverage, water/wastewater, power, pharmaceutical, pulp/paper, mining, aggregates, feed/grain among others.

AMETEK Drexelbrook is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of approximately $4.8 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Drexelbrook, 205 Keith Valley Road, Horsham, PA 19044. Telephone: 215-674-1234 or Fax: 215-674-2731. Website: www.drexelbrook.com.

Contact: Bob Irving +1 215-293-4185, bob.irving@ametek.com 

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