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GEMS SENSORS & CONTROLS

LIQUID LEVEL SENSING TECHNOLOGIES


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VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES..
Each of todays liquid level sensing technologies excels in various roles and primarily includes the following types: Float or Buoyancy Conductivity Capacitance Ultrasonic Pressure Load Cells Piezo Resonant Optical

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FLOAT/BUOYANCY
Pros: Non-powered, proven, direct indication Cons: Invasive, contact fluids, moving parts Typical Applications: Water Tanks, saline, buffer, and reagent bottle content monitoring

CONDUCTIVITY
Pros: No moving parts, low cost Cons: Invasive, probe erosion, liquid needs to be conductive Typical Applications: Boiler water, reagent monitoring
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CAPACITANCE

Pros: No moving parts, can be non-invasive, accurate Cons: Continuous calibration, needs resistive liquids Typical Applications: Reagent, waste, and wash container levels

ULTRASONIC
Pros: No moving parts, small, accurate Cons: Expensive, invasive Typical Applications: Large process tanks pharmaceutical
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PIEZO-RESONANT
Pros: Non-invasive/non-contact, accurate, repeatable, and economical Cons: Powered, works only with plastic containers, wall thickness, temperature limitations Typical Applications: Reagents, waste, diluents, wash, saline, pure water

ExOsense Piezo-Resonant Sensor

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ELECTRO-OPTICAL
Pros: Compact, no moving parts, high temperature capability Cons: Invasive, powered, and can be affected by dry or coating media Typical Applications: Reagents, waste, dialysate, detergent/wash, and coolant

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ELECTRO-OPTIC OPERATING PRINCIPLE


Contains an infrared LED and a light receiver Light from the LED is directed into a prism which forms the tip of the sensor With no liquid, light from the LED is reflected within the prism to the receiver When liquid immerses the prism, the light is refracted out into the liquid, leaving little or no light to reach the receiver Sensing this change, the receiver actuates electronic switching within the unit to operate an external alarm or control circuit
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FOR INQUIRIES
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