LOGAN, UT — Automation Products Group, Inc. (APG) introduces LOE Web-Enabled Ultrasonic Level Sensors. These self-contained ultrasonic sensors provide a low-cost, tailored sensing solution for monitoring liquids or solids in remote tanks, and can also be used for local tank monitoring applications.
LOE ultrasonic sensors feature Power Over Ethernet (POE) for easy wiring, AutoSense software for hassle-free operation, and can be easily programmed and configured remotely — without requiring any configuration software — via APG’s levelandflow.com website, and locally via the sensor’s embedded web page. Sensor level data is transmitted to a dedicated website that utilizes an open-source MySQL database format to ensure user data is available in any format that might be required of the application.
Three models are available. The LOE-2126 provides a detection range of 1 to 25 ft., the LOE-3136 provides a detection range of 1.5 to 40 ft., and the LOE-6126 provides a detection range of 4 in. to 180 in. The LOE-6126 delivers a best-in-class blanking distance of just 1 in., compared to 4 in. for most other competitive sensors, which uniquely enables a single sensor to monitor the entire tank or vessel range.
Sensor readings are uploaded to a database via a standard Ethernet (TCP/IP) connection, where the level or volume information can be viewed from any computer with internet access, via a password-protected web page. The sensor and/or the web-server can be user-programmed to trigger the website to send an email, text message or both when a predetermined level or volume is reached. These sensors also feature two internal relays that can be programmed to control pumps or activate local alarms.
Sensor parameters and settings can be changed at any time via the sensor’s internal web page, which is readily accessible by simply entering the sensor’s IP address into any internet browser on any computer connected to the same network. The internal web page also displays the level or volume information, effectively turning any computer on the network into a potential remote tank display/monitor.
Filed Under: Sensors (position + other), Test + measurement • test equipment