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How-To Program the LPU-2428 for Volume Measurement

Another video on programming the LPU-2428, this one covers setting the sensor up for volume measurements. The video is quick and shows how easy it is to program the sensor.


Video Transcript

Narrator: You’re watching APGTV. I’m Shaw Merrill, and today we’re going to show you how to program your LPU-2428 ultrasonic sensor to measure volume using the LPU-2428 programming software.

Step 1: To begin programming the LPU-2428, click on the basic set up button on the left side of the screen.

Step 2: Next, select the units to be displayed on the right.

Step 3: Now, set the application to volume, and select the volume units to be displayed.

Step 4: Click on the send button near the bottom of the screen to send these settings to the sensor. And wait until the progress bar completes to continue to the next step.

Step 5: Now we’re ready to set the remaining parameters. Click the application set up button and set the tank type for the style of tank in your application.

There are several tank types built into the software. For abnormal tanks, not included in the software, you can use the linearization table option. See the manual for details on using this option.

Step 6: Once you’ve selected your tank type, set the full distance, or the distance from the sensor face to the closest target being detected. Remember the sensor has a 1-foot blanking distance.

Step 7: Next, set the empty distance, also referred to as the zero distance, or the distance from the sensor face to the bottom of the tank.

Step 8: Now set the diameter, length, width, etc, for the remaining parameters for your tank type on the screen. These parameters will be tailored to the tank you chose, and will be used to provide dimensions to the sensor.

Step 9: Next, click the 4-20 set up button in the left menu and enter your minimum milliamp set point; this is the 4mA setting. It’s usually set to zero. Then enter the maximum milliamp set point; this is the 20mA setting.

These may be the same as your full and empty distances, or they might be different.

Step 10: Once entered, press the send button to save these settings, and wait for the progress bar to complete.

Your sensor is now set up and ready to go! The remaining advanced features in the programming software will default to automatic settings. To change these settings, please refer to the LPU-2428 user manual programming section.

Thanks for watching our quick LPU-2428 programming demo. If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-525-7300, or send us an email to sales@apgsensors.com. Until next time, I’m Shaw Merrill, APGTV.

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