The Net Advantage To You: Comparing The RST-5003 And The LOE Web Enabled Controllers

remote tank farmYou don’t ask for much.

You want to be able to control your Modbus sensor network, whether locally or remotely. Or both. You want automated, customizable alerts. You want data logging capabilities, and not just for reminiscing about the past; rather, you want enough data for both accurate forecasting and reliable trend identification.

Simple, right?

Right! It is simple! In fact, it’s so simple we’ve got two solutions for you: the RST-5003 and the LOE Web Enable Controllers. Both can control up to 10 Modbus sensors, have embedded webpages for local Ethernet setup and configuration, and connect directly to www.levelandflow.com.

So, which one makes more sense for you? Let’s take a look.

Doing The Dos: Five Tips For Taking Care Of Your Sensor Diaphragm

diaphragm damaged by over pressureFor all continuous output pressure sensors, no matter the application, the component most sensitive to external factors, and most crucial to sensor functionality, is the sensing diaphragm. If it is not working correctly, either your readings will be incorrect or, in extreme cases, you will have no readings at all.

So often in the world around us, we hear “Don’t do this” or “Don’t do that” yadda, yadda, yadda…. Let’s try a more positive approach. Here are five Dos which, if followed, will keep your sensor and its diaphragm performing great.

I Say Duplex, You Say Tandem, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Pumped!

pipes and pumps at a pump stationIf you ask the internet about duplex pumps (What are they? How do they work? Why would or should you use them?), you will get a variety of answers.

Some sound like they are talking about two pumps, usually with a shared source, that may or may not work together. Others sound more like two offset pumping mechanisms in one mechanical unit. That’s two very different concepts to be linked by one name.

So which is it? Are they interchangeable? Does it matter? Let’s take a look.

Does Your Ultrasonic Sensor Need Maintenance?

ultrasonic sensor with corrosionMaintenance is important, but it’s often hard to quantify. How much time does maintenance take? How often does your system need it? Does maintaining one part necessitate a complete system shut down? What does that represent in lost income because your system is not making product? Maintenance is important, but minimizing maintenance is even more important.

Maintenance is also important for your sensors. While everyone (yes, us, too!) would really like for sensors to maintenance free for life, reality dictates that all equipment needs a check-up from time to time. It’s true for pumps and motors, and it’s true for sensors.

So, when’s the last time you gave your ultrasonic sensor a checkup?