Capacitive sensor head makes level detection easy

24th January 2018
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Capacitive sensor head makes level detection easy


A self-adhesive capacitive sensor head with IP 64 protection has been developed by Balluff, designed for non-contact, continuous level detection on non-conductive vessel or pipe outer walls made of glass, plastic or ceramic.

The flexible sensor head with a maximum detection range of up to 850mm in length can be individually trimmed to length (minimum 108mm) and easily attached to container walls without additional accessories using the integrated adhesive surface. For polar, aqueous media the wall thickness may be between 2-6mm, or up to 2mm for non-conductive media such as oil or bulk materials.

The sensor is designed for use with type BAE sensor amplifiers from Balluff. The optional amplifier allows levels to be continually detected over the entire measuring range as analogue values (0-10V, 4-20mA) or via IO-Link or as minimum or maximum value exceeding.

Both the IO-Link and the analogue convenience amplifier feature versatile setting possibilities.

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