AMETEK Magnetrol has unveiled its Pulsar Model R80 80-gigahertz radar level transmitter.
Designed for the industrial market, including for mining operations where level needs to be measured, the new release uses FMCW technology and an 80-GHz operating frequency allow for superior performance, smaller antennas, better accuracy and enhanced resolution.
Additionally, Magnetrol’s configuration wizards and proactive diagnostics make commissioning and troubleshooting easier than ever. As is typical with Magnetrol loop-powered devices, the transmitter housing may be separated from the antenna without disrupting the process seal.
The Model R80 is minimally affected by turbulence, foam or excessive vapors, as is often the case with ultrasonic transmitters and some radar products. The smaller antennas and narrower beam angles allow it to be installed into vessels with smaller process connections and those with internal obstructions that must be avoided.
Some highlights of the new Model R80 include an 80 GHz signal with beam angles as narrow as 4 degrees; process connections down to ¾ inch NPT; a measuring range of 30 meters/100 feet; software wizards to walk a new user through the commissioning process; proactive diagnostics to not only advise what the problem is but also offers troubleshooting tips; and a replaceable transmitter head without breaking the process seal (i.e., pressure boundary).
It is also SIL 2 compliant with 92.3% SFF. Has global hazardous location approvals; and has FCC, ETSI and ISED communications approvals for use on both indoor and outdoor vessels.