With VEGAPULS 6X, VEGA “re-thinks” radar. The result: A new radar level sensor that can measure in virtually every conceivable bulk-solids application. The time when users had to choose their level instrument from a multitude of options are history.
Traditionally, the search for a suitable bulk solids level sensor begins by thinking about questions like: what solution would be best for my application? How can I ensure I choose the correct and most reliable device for a successful outcome for my project? Of course non-contact radar offers great answers for these questions.
The user already knows their own applications, the details of product properties and process they want measured or controlled; temperature ranges involved, standards needed to be met and installation fittings that are available. But, until now, choosing a radar-based level instrument could be a laborious, time consuming and stressful task, matching these process details to myriad radar frequencies, model numbers, part numbers and options on offer.
Now this selection process is being simplified by VEGA thanks to its new VEGAPULS 6X: one device for all and a new selection and ordering method that is customer-application focused. Just enter the process and mechanical information and it enables complete, correct configuration and even pre-calibration of the specific sensor required - for any application, whether for liquids or bulk solids.
“Ultimately, it’s not the sensor that counts, but what the users can achieve with it in their individual processes,” says Florian Burgert, who, as a product manager, has been closely involved in product development from the very beginning. “Just knowing that they’ve chosen the best possible measurement solution and that they’ll reach their goal faster with it, makes a big difference in their everyday operations.”
The new VEGAPULS 6X offers a self-diagnosis system that immediately detects damage or interference, that ensures significantly high availability and safety. It also has new radar-chip technology, with expanded application possibilities, better than ever performance and simpler operation.
The radar features SIL certification, and compliance with the latest cyber-security standard IEC 62443-4-2, which meets the strict requirements for secure communication and access control.
The value lies in making it easier for users to select their device and monitor their industrial processes. The ultimate purpose of VEGAPULS 6X is just maximum simplification, one sensor that can handle virtually any application.