Hawk Measurement Launches New Smart Switch Series

The Gladiator Smart Admittance Level Switch is designed to detect the level of liquids, slurries, powders or solids in a tank or vessel. The unit is suitable for a broad range of products and dielectric constants and can operate at temperatures of up to 450 C (842 F). The unit measures the capacitance or “admittance” between a probe and the wall of the container. As the level of the product rises to the level of the probe, or drops below that level, the capacitance measured at the probe changes. The unit detects this change and produces an output.

Hawk has designed the Gladiator Smart Admittance Level Switch to operate in tough industrial environments. It is suitable for a wide variety of production situations on liquids, slurries, powders and solids. The unit is simple to set up and calibrate, and has excellent temperature stability, noted the company. Several probe types are available to meet specific application requirements and all types are resistant to product build-up.

The switch communicates using Modbus, HART or Profibus protocols. A remote amplifier can be positioned up to 500 m (1,640 ft.) away from the unit. The HawkLink GSM/CDMA communication option allows a technician to commission, calibrate, test or check the output of the unit from anywhere in the world.

Hawk Measurement, www.hawkmeasure.com

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