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Radar Level Sensor – Non-Contact Level Sensing of Powders and Bulk Solids

Radar Level Sensor – Non-Contact Level Sensing of Powders and Bulk Solids

The NCR-80 from BinMaster is a non-contact radar level sensor, which is specifically designed to provide superior performance in bulk solids and powders.

It employs a powerful 80 GHz frequency focused in a narrow 4° beam angle that permits precise aiming to avoid sidewall buildup, internal structure, or flow stream. This ensures consistent performance at measuring distances of up to 393 ft and accuracy within 0.2''.

The sensor is resistant to interference, and its advanced filters guarantee fast signal processing and an update rate of less than a second. Its sophisticated firmware continuously tracks echoes and automatically removes false echoes for consistent performance.

The NCR-80 is suitable for continuous, single-point level measurement in narrow and tall vessels where an excessive amount of noise or dust is present.

The NCR-80 radar level sensor comes in two configurations and has three different housing options including stainless, steel, plastic, or aluminum. One mounting option features a 10° swiveling, stainless steel flange for accurate targeting at the material in the silo. The other mounts use an 8° swiveling flange or a mounting strap that permits adjustable targeting and has a lightweight plastic antenna. The antenna lens is enclosed in a sealed antenna system, making it resistant to dust buildup and virtually maintenance free.

The BinDisc interface option installed within the housing provides simple push-button sensor setup and configuration. After configuration, data can also be sent to a PLC in a control system.

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Features

  • Powerful 80 GHZ non-contact radar
  • Measuring distance up to 393 ft
  • Reliable accuracy within 0.2"
  • 4° beam angle for precise targeting
  • High temperatures up to 392 °F
  • Hazardous location approvals
  • Chemical-resistant for long-lasting performance
  • FDA approval for food or pharmaceutical use
  • BinDisc option simplifies configuration and setup

Applications

  • Mounted over piled material in flat storage warehouses
  • Cement, grain, power, wood chips, pellets, sand, aggregates or plastics
  • Vessels with excessive noise, dust, or high temperatures
  • Extremely tall, narrow silos for single point level measurement
  • Low dielectric materials or materials with limited reflectivity
  • Measure levels within equipment, such as crushers or ESP hoppers
  • Vessels where precise aiming is required to avoid flow stream, internal structure, or sidewall buildup
  • Over conveyors belts to prevent overloading or detect when belts are running empty
  • Level measurement of piles or pits

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