New instrument generation of the time-of-flight method

May 21st, 2013, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

The new instrument generation of the time-of-flight method offers outstanding properties in the radar instruments of the Micropilot family, as did the guided radar instruments of the Levelflex family launched in 2010. After its successful launch more than 20 years ago, the development of Micropilot has continued in cooperation with Endress+Hauser’s customers and users. More than 300 000 installed radar instruments and more than 1-million installed instruments according to the time-of-flight method confirm its application. The new Micropilot FMR5x family offers everything to guarantee safe and precise measurements in the chemical, oil and gas, life science, foods and primary industry, from the standard product for basic applications through to high performance versions to be used in sophisticated applications like high-pressure or high-temperature tasks. The hardware and software of the new instrument generation of the time-of-flight method were developed according to IEC 61508 and can be used in homogeneous redundancy up to SIL3. For example, Micropilot always checks its unobjectionable functionality within the instrument by continuous self-monitoring.

Contact Jan Gerritsen, Endress+Hauser, Tel 011 262-8000,

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