KROHNE releases new radar level transmitter for water and wastewater industry
World-leading manufacturer of industrial process instrumentation, KROHNE, recently launched its new OPTIWAVE 1400 FMCW radar level transmitter for the water and wastewater industry. The new 24 GHz device offers the trademark high accuracy, reliability and measurement stability associated with Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave radar technology, but at a competitive price. PIF reports on this new KROHNE radar level transmitter.
KHRONE radar level transmitter
KROHNE’s new OPTIWAVE 1400 FMCW radar level transmitter is aimed squarely at liquid level measurement applications in the water industry. For example, in extraction, transport, storage and distribution of water from springs, rivers, lakes or the sea, as well as in rainwater basins.
Typical applications in the wastewater industry include level measurement of wastewater, sludge or other liquids in storage applications or pumping stations. It can also be used for level measurement through plastic tanks (such as IBC), as well as open channel flow measurement or floodwater alarm.
The OPTIWAVE 1400 features the proven polypropylene (PP) Drop antenna with the smallest beam angle (8 degrees) on the market. The 2-wire 4...20 mA (HART 7) transmitter provides accurate and reliable level measurement up to 20 m/ 66 ft despite condensation, turbulent surfaces or foam. It comes with a robust stainless steel housing and IP68/ NEMA 4X/6 rating.
OPTIWAVE 1400 is maintenance-free and designed for simple and safe installation and operation. Delivered with a reinforced cable gland and 10 m/ 33 ft cable, the new water radar offers thread as well as low-pressure flange connections and various other accessories. Thus, OPTIWAVE 1400 is a powerful and cost-effective alternative to pulse radar and ultrasonic level transmitters.
Features and benefits of the OPTIWAVE 1400 at a glance:
- 24 GHz FMCW radar level transmitter for liquids in water and wastewater applications.
- High accuracy, reliability and measurement stability at a competitive price.
- Maintenance-free Drop antenna with small beam angle for sharp focus on the medium.
Who is KROHNE?
KROHNE is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of solutions in industrial process instrumentation. They are a full-service provider for process measuring technology for the measurement of flow, mass flow, level, pressure and temperature, as well as analytical tasks.
Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, the company employs over 3,900 people all over the world and is present on every continent. KROHNE stands for innovation and maximum product quality and is one of the market leaders in industrial process measuring technology.
For more information, visit KROHNE.com.
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