Provides microprocessor reliability in a compact design
For use in a variety of liquids, including foods, beverages, chemicals, oils, water, as well as slurries and some solids, Madison Co. has added the U3M Ultrasonic "Mini Probe" to its full range of ultrasonic level sensors. The U3M has a compact design that extends just over 2 inches in height above the tank or drum surface and has an operating range of 4 inches to 6 ft. The U3M has a PVC housing that allows for an operating temperature range of -40 to 60C that can be increased to as high as 125C with an optional CPVC or Kynar housing. The U3M's microprocessor-based circuits provide a temperature-compensated signal for improved accuracy and the ability to filter false echoes produced by peripheral obstructions. On-board push buttons allow for calibration without the need for software and computers. Optional RS485 communications are available for computer interfacing and for networking up to 128 sensors. The "Mini Probe" has a self-cleaning sensor face and will automatically adjust power and sensitivity to any environment. Madison Co. http://rbi.ims.ca/4912-535
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.