Level inventory measurement

SmartBob II level measurement system uses a heavy-duty, direct-drive motor with electronic torque control to provide maximum pull strength throughout the entire measurement cycle.

10/27/2003



SmartBob II level measurement system uses a heavy-duty, direct-drive motor with electronic torque control to provide maximum pull strength throughout the entire measurement cycle. Cable and weight sensor probe descend to the material surface. Amount of cable dispensed is measured, based on a pulse system. A microcontroller counts pulses from an internal encoder that produces 80 pulses per foot. When the sensor probe touches the material surface, pulse generation stops and measurement information is transmitted. Absence of pulses signals the motor to reverse and retract the sensor probe. Interface options include Microsoft Windows-based software, simple push-button console, ActiveX Control, or a remote start unit with 4-20 mA output. Unit is certified for hazardous Class I locations.

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