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ABB launches simpler and safer smart guided wave radars

With the launch of their new LWT300 series of guided wave radars, Industrial automation pioneers, ABB, have developed the next generation of safer, more intuitive level measurement devices. PIF explores the features and benefits of ABB’s latest offering, including the new inbuilt LevelExpert algorithm that delivers precise readings with ease and simplicity.

ABB’s new smart LWT300 series of guided wave radars eliminates the need for high levels of technical expertise that are traditionally needed to operate guided wave radars. Instead, the expertise has been embedded into the measurement device, making it much easier and simpler to use. The result is optimised processes, improved productivity and increased safety for operations personnel.

LWT300 guided wave radars boast powerful LevelExpert algorithm

The new LWT300 series, which includes the LWT310 for liquids and LWT320 for solids level measurement, builds on the legacy of ABB’s MT5000 series of guided wave radars. Now including the powerful LevelExpert algorithm, it automatically differentiates between the actual measured level and false signals. Operators simply need to enter installation data and basic process conditions, and LevelExpert takes care of the rest.

Baseline mapping and echo selection are no longer required because the LevelExpert cuts through the noise and automatically reports the right level. This essentially means that readings are much more reliable. And, because they are taken automatically, there is no longer any need for multiple manual adjustments by the operator. All of which means that the LWT300 series can boost the efficiency levels of your plant and its processes.

LWT300 level measurement devices

Borne out of 20 years of industrial level measurement experience, ABB’s new LWT300 series of smart guided wave radars is designed to perform optimally at operating temperatures of up to 204°C (400°F), under process pressures reaching 207 bar (3000 psi), and to comply with the SIL2 certification for functional safety.

All of which makes these innovative level measurement devices the ideal choice for reliable use in a wide range of applications. These include any industries where safety is a top priority, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, power generation, water and wastewater, and pulp and paper, to name but a few.

Who is ABB?

ABB is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for the manufacturing industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in the digital industries. ABB’s four customer-​focused, globally-leading businesses include: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability digital platform.

ABB operates in more than 100 countries worldwide, with about 147,000 employees. Their market leading Power Grids business is due to be divested to Hitachi in 2020. The new guided wave radar level transmitters are manufactured at the ABB Measurement & Analytics factory in Québec City, Canada.

For more information about the LWT300 series of guided wave radars, or any other ABB products, visit www.abb.com.

Company Profile


ABB are the largest supplier of industrial motors and drives, supplying power & automation solutions, products & services in a wide range of market sectors.

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