Equipped with IO-Link and versatile hygienic adapters, the new VEGAPULS 42 radar level sensor meets the key requirements of modern industry: to perform complex measuring tasks faster, be simple to use and more cost-effective. VEGA has launched a new radar level sensor especially for highly automated processes with stringent demands on hygiene and capable of following fast level changes.
Radar reduced to the essentials
Since the various automation technologies in many factory environments are increasingly converging, VEGA’s IO-Link portfolio is now able to offer optimal solutions for applications that extend beyond the boundaries of primary processes. The device is designed specifically for medium measuring distances of up to 15 metres and temperatures of up to max. 150 °C. The instrument is geared to circulation systems in production, dosing processes and downstream processes, like those found in conveying and filling systems. It ensures a smooth-running process wherever a level changes quickly and requires continuous monitoring. VEGAPULS 42 is based on a radar chip with the widest dynamic range, which offers excellent performance and application versatility.
High quality stripped down to the basics
To still be able to monitor current operating states in a highly efficient and cost-optimized manner, every design element of the chip was critically examined for its usefulness. The same principle applied to the IO-Link communication technology, which is common in factory automation, enabling bidirectional data transmission together with extensive diagnostics and parameterisation. For IO-Link sensor VEGAPULS 42 this means: maximum signal quality at minimal cost and complexity. With the instruments in its IO-Link portfolio, VEGA now adds the advantages of radar measurement technology to a wide variety of processes in factory automation and focusses even more on hygiene-critical industries like food and pharmaceuticals.