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New Sensor Is Reported to Provide Precise Fluid-Level Detection for Small Tanks
The C4954-xxxxx from Madison Company is a miniature, continuous-float level sensor that is suited for harsh environments. Image courtesy of Madison Company, Inc.
Madison's miniature, continuous-float level sensor offers customizable mountings and sensing length from 3 to 13 inches
BRANFORD, Conn.–Accurate measurement of liquid volumes at any point in a container is critical for many commercial and industrial processes. At the same time, reduction of process variability results in less waste, higher quality, and reduced cost, and can make a big difference in profitability for OEMs.
To help OEMs achieve these aims, Madison Company, Inc., has introduced a miniature, continuous-float level sensor, the C4954-xxxxx, which is reported to provide precise, linear, and continuous liquid-level values for applications with a small tank footprint.
Madison’s C4954-xxxxx sensor provides feedback that is used to precisely detect fluid level at any point in the tank. As part of a feedback loop, the linear sensor output can also be used to adjust metering pumps or flow valves to maintain predictable process control, the company said in a press release.
The C4954-xxxxx is described as a rugged, durable sensor that is configurable in mixed materials for fluid compatibility and long life. Well-suited for harsh environments, it features customizable mountings and a sensing length from 3 inches to 13 inches. The sensor provides standard 4-20mA, resistive, or 1-5 VDC voltage output types for panel meters and PLCs, and a “much smaller ‘deadband’ than radar and ultrasonic sensors, ” according to Madison.
Applications for the C4954-xxxxx include the dispensing of fuel additives and the monitoring of high value chemicals and dispensed agricultural fertilizers. It can also be used in lubricating applications and for level monitoring of small day tanks.
Miniature Continuous-Float Level Sensor
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