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Maximum Range 20 Feet (6.1 Meters)

Features

  • Non-contact level measurement
  • Rugged construction, IP68 rated
  • Indoor or outdoor uses
  • Top and bottom mounting threads
  • Five outputs plus serial data
  • Serial data-only models
  • Temperature compensation
  • PC configurable

Best Applications

  • Chemical tank levels
  • Benign liquid tank levels
  • Tanks up to 20-ft (6.1 m) tall
  • 1-1/2 inch NPT or BSP tank fittings

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Chemicals

Tank Level

Tough:

by Design

The ToughSonic name says it all:

  • Injection moulded PVDF (Kynar®) for superior chemical resistance
  • Ruggedized piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer, potted in place
  • Hardened & protected solid state electronics
  • UV resistant, potted-in, PUR-jacketed cable
  • All epoxy-potted for wet or dirty applications
  • Short and overload protected outputs
  • IP68 ingress rating (submersible) ∗

         

 

 

Injection moulded PVDF (Kynar) for superior chemical resistance

Kynar® is a registered tradename of Arkema Corporation
∗ Measurement is unreliable when submersed

Sensors can be assembled with custom cables or connectors. Serial data-only models are available for remote monitoring and other serial data-only applications.

Smart:

Engineering

ToughSonic sensors have the smarts you need to…

  • easily connect with your equipment
  • includes both analog and switch outputs
  • communicates by serial data
  • optimize the sensor to the application
  • create stand-alone functions
  • duplicate applications without re-calibration

Senix invented PC-configurable “smart sensors” in 1990 and has improved them ever since, giving you get the benefits of years of continuous improvement!

  • Ready out of the box but fully adjustable with SenixVIEW software (included)
  • Connect to a PC serial port or use our USB setup kit
  • Wiring and mounting accessories available

Connected:

by Wire

Any connection you need…

  • to PLCs, motor drives, displays, PCs – you name it!
  • Universal: one sensor = many applications
  • 2 simultaneous industry standard outputs that are selecting using SenixVIEW software
  • Output #1: 4-20 mA sourcing, or PNP/NPN switch
  • Output #2: 0-10 VDC, or PNP/NPN switch
  • All configurable to the application’s needs

PLUS EVERY ToughSonic Ultrasonic Sensor has serial data for SenixVIEW setup or user application:

  • Choose RS-232 or RS-485 by sensor part number
  • RS-485 recommended unless RS-232 is required
  • Multi-sensor Modbus RS-485 networks
  • Serial data-only models are also available

Connected: To LAN or Cloud

Send liquid levels wirelessly and view them on a LAN    or in the cloud using our new AirWire LoRa transmitter:

  • From in-plant or outdoors up to miles away
  • Low energy, battery powered transmitter
  • Tank levels or outdoor bodies of water
  • Receive high & low level alerts
  • No subscription service charges
  • For low data rate applications
  • No conduit or power required

For more information see the AirWire LoRa page.

Connected: To Senix

  • We talk, too! Call us at 802-489-7300.

Smart. SenixVIEW PC Software

SenixVIEW is included at no charge, runs on a Windows PC and connects to sensors via a serial data port. Our Setup Kits provide everything needed to connect through a USB port, including power supply, sensor-PC interface and cables. SenixVIEW is not required but adds powerful configuration, test and management capability.

  • View sensor measurements graphically in several different ways
  • Over 60 user-adjustable parameters
  • Built-in data logging, graphing, exporting and statistics facilities
  • Save & retrieve setups for maintenance and sensor cloning

Sensor Adjustments Give You More Control 

  • Analogs: Slope, distance endpoints, analog value limits
  • Switches: Setpoints, hysteresis /window features, time delays
  • All Outputs: Power-on, loss of echo, loss of SYNC responses
  • Serial Data: Communications and SYNC modes and functions
  • Measurements: Temperature compensation, sensitivity, data filters, measure rate, gain settings and data processing filters
  • Adjustments: Stored in sensor memory even when power is off

ToughSonic CHEM 20 Variations

Part No.Outputs
LVL-300-4855 + RS-485
LVL-300-485ARS-485 only *
LVL-300-2325 + RS-232
LVL-300-232ARS-232 only *
* Serial data only models have 4-wire (dual-twisted pair) cables

Specifications

Maximum Range20 feet (6.1 meters)
Optimum Range8 to 156 inches (20 cm to 4 meters)
Temperature-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Humidity0 to 100% operating
ProtectionNEMA-4X, NEMA 6P, IP68
TransducerChemically isolated piezoelectric
CompensationTemperature compensated
SenixVIEW selected options
ResolutionSerial data: 0.0068 in. (0.172 mm)
Analog steps: 4099 (0-10 VDC),
3279 (4-20 mA)
RepeatabilityNominal 0.2% of range @ constant temp. Affected by target, distance, environment
Update Rate10 Hz (100 ms), SenixVIEW adjustable; affected by SenixVIEW filter selections

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Outputs

Voltage Output0-10, 0-5 VDC or SenixVIEW customized
Maximum output current 10 mA
Current Loops
(x 2)
Two 4-20 mA current loops:
Current sourcing and current sinking
Max loop resistance 450 ohms each
SenixVIEW customized
Both share calibration parameters
Switches
(x 2)
Two switches, SenixVIEW customized
150 mA max @ 40 VDC max
SenixVIEW selected as sinking (NPN) or sourcing (PNP)
Adjustable setpoint, polarity, hysteresis, ON timing, OFF timing
Serial Data InterfaceModbus & streaming protocols
9600-115200 baud (configurable)
8 data bits, 1 stop, no parity
RS-485 permits multi-sensor networks
Part number determines interface

Mechanical

HousingInjection moulded, chemically resistant
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
Also known as Kynar, a registered tradename of Arkema Inc.
MountingTop mount: 1-inch NPT (options available)
Bottom: 1-1/2 in.straight, fits NPT or BSP
Bottom nut UA-NUT15-PV (order separately)
CablePotted into sensor, pigtail termination
6.5 feet (2 meters), PUR jacketed
Custom lengths available
Standard models: 9-wire shielded + drain
Serial data-only models: 4-wire + drain, dual twisted shielded pair
Weight21.2 oz. (0.60 kg)
Weight includes 6.5 ft (2 meter) cable

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