Ultrasonic sensors monitor sewage sludge levels

Monitor sewage sludge levels which Pepperl-Fuchs Ultrasonic sensors

Waste water treatment produces enormous amounts of sewage sludge on a daily basis. This waste product has to be processed or properly disposed of. Either way, it is necessary to load the sewage sludge into appropriate transport containers.

Ultrasonic sensors monitor the process to prevent overfilling of the containers. Fill level is monitored by an ultrasonic sensor and output as an analog value. When the maximum fill level is reached, the sensor delivers an additional switching signal to stop the flow of the material.

Benefit
Prevents the overfill of the container.

Tri-Phase Automation is a distributor of Pepperl + Fuchs in Wisconsin.
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Chipboard Detection in Dirty Surroundings

Ultrasonic sensors used in rough environment

The chipboard (particle board) turner from BHT Bau- und Holztechnik Thüringen GmbH requires a detection system that can reliably detect whether a compartment is occupied or not, even in dirty and dusty surroundings.

Application Solution:
The solution consists of approximately 30 ultrasonic sensors UB500-30GM-E5-V15, which are installed horizontally between the roller conveyors. The attached sound deflector UVW90-M30 deviates the ultrasound upwards and the sensor detects whether a compartment is occupied or not. Dust and dirt cannot settle on the active sensor, and falls down through a slot in the sound deflector.

Benefit:
Using the ultrasonic sensor with attached sound deflector helps prevent error signals and downtime caused by contamination.

This is an application solution from Pepperl+Fuchs.
Tri-Phase Automation is a distributor of Pepperl +Fuchs in Wisconsin.
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