The Basics of Magnetostrictive Level Transmitters

Magnetostrictive level transmitters are continuous float level sensors that provide near real-time level measurements by creating competing magnetic fields to generate a signal corresponding to liquid level. Other types of continuous level sensors include radar transmitters, ultrasonic sensors, and submersible pressure transducers. Each of these has unique features that make them suitable or inappropriate for different applications.

Ultrasonic and Radar Level Sensors: Complementary, Not Competitive Technologies

Ultrasonic and radar level sensing technologies are usually described as competitors, pitted against each other, in a struggle for level-sensing supremacy. “Ultrasonic is better!” “Radar is the best!” The truth is that they are far more complementary than they are competitive, with each excelling in different situations. Anybody pitching either technology as a One-Tech-Fits-All level measurement solution isn’t telling the whole truth about the technologies and their products.

The Difference Between Ultrasonic and Radar Level Sensors

There is a tendency to pit ultrasonic level sensors and radar level sensors against one another when in reality each sensor has advantages and disadvantages that give each sensor its own place. In this blog, we will look at the differences in how these two technologies work and will cover the applications each sensor is best suited for.

Makin' Bacon The APG Way

Makin' Bacon The APG Way Is there really anyone who doesn’t like bacon? Bacon, the food we add to other foods to make them more delicious. Obviously, the answer is no. Bacon is one of the most delicious foods we have created, but do we really know what goes into making the delicious, salty treat? Learn how APG's Radar Level Transmitter saved one bacon manufacturer thousands of dollars by preventing production downtime caused by a chemical tank overflow.

3 Reasons the PRX Excels in Explosive Situations

hazardous locations iconIf you have important material levels that need to be monitored in Class I hazardous areas, you know that safe equipment is a necessity. What starts as a spark here, or a bit of overheated metal over there, can end up as a very loud (and costly) BOOM. APG’s new True Echo™ Series PRX Explosion Proof Pulse Radar Level Transmitter is an excellent choice for safe and reliable level measurements in those hazardous areas. It combines the unparalleled accuracy of radar level measurement with several safety factors. Let’s take a look.

3 Reasons the Series PRL True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitter For Liquids Excels in Water and Wastewater Measurement

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The Water and Wastewater industry provides many opportunities for liquid level measurement. (It helps that there is so much water to keep track of.) Opportunities can turn into challenges, though, if the measurement technology chosen can’t meet the demands of the job. No matter what the demands may be, APG’s new Series PRL True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitter For Liquids is up to the challenge.

APG Introduces Three New True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitters

APG's New True Echo™ Pulse Radar Transmitter

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces three new True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitters: the Series PRL for Liquids, the Series PRS Dual Frequency for Solids, and the Series PRX Explosion Proof.

True Echo™ Pulse Radar Transmitters bring the unassailable accuracy of radar level readings to several difficult settings: liquids, solids, and Class I, Division 1 hazardous locations. All True Echo™ Pulse Radar Level Transmitters come with either a 50’ (15m) or 100’ (30m) range, an accuracy of ±0.25% of maximum range, and an output resolution of 6.1 μA.