Reasons to Switch to Non Contact Level Sensors

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Reasons to Switch to Non Contact Level Sensors

Level sensors and measurements are categorized as either contact level sensors or non contact level sensors. The former comes into contact with the media being used, and the latter stays separate from it.

When determining whether or not to use a contact or Non Contact Liquid Level Sensor, there are a number of factors that must be considered. These include the characteristics of the materials being measured, the size and shape of the vessel, and the available power.

Contact sensors are very common and produce reliable measurements. However, non contact options may be better depending on the application. Sensor Manufacturing Companies produce two main types of non contact sensors, the ultrasonic and the radar sensors.

Here are five reasons why you should consider switching over to non contact level sensors.

1. Low Maintenance

The Non Contact Liquid Level Sensor is less affected by the buildup of dirt in various applications. Ultrasonic sensors are able to stay above the mixture, and stay cleaner for longer by avoiding debris. This type of sensor, therefore, requires less work to maintain.

2. Less Damage from Corrosive Materials

If you’re using a material that is corrosive, volatile, or tacky, it may cause damage to the sensor. This can create a safety hazard, damage the sensor, and reduce the accuracy of the resulting measurements. Using a non contact option enables you to keep the mix and the sensor separate, avoiding damage to the machinery.

3. Easy Installation

Medical Sensor Companies ensure that their non contact sensors are lightweight and easy to install. This is beneficial for quick installation, which is often required for sensors used in important medical devices. Using non contact sensors is usually less expensive than contact sensor alternatives, which makes them more accessible.

4. More Durable

Due to the higher durability of Non Contact Liquid Level Sensor devices, they generally last longer than contact sensors and need replacing less often. This is mainly because the sensor receives less wear and tear from day-to-day operations, unlike floats and probes. Only vaporous chemicals are able to cause corrosion to the sensor.

5. Improved Performance

When installed correctly, non contact sensors, like the ultrasonic sensor, can reduce overall costs. They may improve installation, maintenance, and repair or replacement costs in the company. At the same time, they can boost performance in daily operations.

Non contact sensors are a great alternative to contact sensors. They are appropriate for a number of applications and they produce reliable and accurate measurements while boosting performance. Which option you go for, however, depends on your specific needs, i.e. your budget restraints and what you are measuring. Contact us today to learn more and get your high-quality non contact level sensors today.