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.

PT-500 Prevents Storm Flooding

PT-500 Submersible Pressure Transducer manages flood water in Minami tunnels

When the city of Miami Florida opened a ¾ mile tunnel roadway 127 ft. under the bay they knew they would need to have a plan in place to prevent flooding in case of a storm or hurricane. The tunnel is four lanes wide and extends from the mainland to the cruise line ports....

APG Introduces new Series PT-510W Wastewater Submersible Pressure Transducer

PT-510W Low Cost Submersible for Wastewater Starting at $475

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces a new submersible pressure transducer, the series PT-510W Wastewater Submersible Pressure Transducer.

A wastewater companion to the recently released Series PT-510 Clean Water Submersible Pressure Transducers, the OEM-ready Series PT-510W provides measurements to a depth of 46 feet with an accuracy of ± 0.50% of span.

APG Introduces new Series PT-510 Clean Water Submersible Pressure Transducer

PT-510 Low Cost Submersible for Clean LIquids Starting at $300

LOGAN, UT – Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces a new submersible pressure transducer, the series PT-510 Clean Water Submersible Pressure Transducer.

The OEM-ready series PT-510 provides measurements to a depth of 46 feet with an accuracy of ± 0.50% of span.


remote storage tank in alaskaMany tanks, so it seems, are at the edge of existence. They make their home in the scorching desert, the frozen tundra, in the middle of cornfields, or on a steep mountain slope. While these landscapes may be breathtaking, they certainly don’t make sensor deployment easy or cheap.

And even if your tanks are city dwellers, you still don’t want to get unnecessarily spendy on your telemetry. That’s why a pressure transducer is the ideal choice.

3 Reasons the Series PT-510W Excels in Lift Station Level Measurement

APG's New Series PT-510W Submersible Pressure Transducer for WastewaterIn April we introduced our newest wastewater submersible pressure transducer, the Series PT-510W. The Series PT-510W is an OEM-ready submersible transducer, with a maximum depth of 46 feet. Made of 18-8 stainless steel, with 1.7” H x 3.6”Ø protective cage around the transducer, the Series PT-510W is perfect for accurate and reliable level measurements in lift stations.

7 Reasons Why You Need The PT-500 Submersible Pressure Transducer

Newsflash: we aren’t the only submersible pressure sensor manufacturer in the world, but we might the be best.

Our customers need two things:

From the Lab: Developing the PT-500 Submersible Pressure Transducer

The PT-500 submersible pressure sensorToday we want to give you a sneak peak into the lab at APG. Our submersible pressure transducer has been around for a while now, but, like many of our sensors, it is under continual improvement. We want to give you a look at some of the decisions we made while developing our submersible.

A New Transducer Face

We switched up the actual transducer technology to MEMs sensing elements. The move did a few things for the sensor. Overall, the transducer is much more stable, and less prone to drift. Additionally, it’s more durable. The sensor’s diaphragm can be handled without damage to the sensor.

Submersible Pressure Transducers in Lift Stations: Pros and Cons

Submersible pressure transducers measure the liquid pressure exerted by the volume aboveContinuous measurement in a lift station can come from a variety of sensors including ultrasonic, radar, level probes, and submersible pressure transducers. Each sensor technology has pros and cons. Today’s post will focus on the benefits and challenges of using a submersible pressure transducer.

A pressure measurement at the bottom of a tank can be used to determine liquid. Submersible pressure sensors are specifically designed for these types of measurements. When a submersible pressure sensor is used in a lift station, it must be robust enough to deal with the turbulence and debris that is often present. For this...