A capacitance level sensor is a device designed to measure the level of a material or substance in a container or vessel. It operates based on the principle of changes in electrical capacitance as the level of the substance changes.
The sensor consists of two metallic electrodes or plates placed in proximity to each other and separated by a non-conductive material. When an electric current is applied to the electrodes, an electric field is formed between them. The capacitance of this field is directly proportional to the distance between the electrodes.
As the level of the substance being measured rises or falls, it changes the distance between the electrodes, thus varying the capacitance. The sensor measures this change and converts it into an output signal that can be used to determine the level of the substance.
Capacitance level sensors are widely used in various industries, such as oil and gas, chemical processing, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and water treatment. They are especially suitable for measuring the level of liquids, granular materials, and powdered substances.
These sensors offer several advantages over other level sensing technologies. They are highly accurate and provide continuous, real-time level monitoring. They are also unaffected by factors like vapor, dust, or foam that may be present in the container. A Capacitance Level Sensor can be installed in various types of containers, including tanks, silos, and pipes.
Additionally, a Capacitance Level Sensor can be integrated with various control systems and technologies, allowing for automation and remote monitoring. They can provide alarms or trigger actions when the substance reaches certain levels, helping to prevent overflows or shortages.
A capacitance level sensors are reliable, versatile, and widely used devices for measuring the level of substances in containers. Their ability to provide accurate measurements in real time makes them invaluable in industrial processes and applications.
Benefits of a Level Sensor
- Proven and tested measuring principle – robust and safe
- Universally adaptable probe
- Reliable operation also in strong build-up formation and viscous media
- Easy commissioning
Furthermore, If this does not fit your application, we have other types of Level sensors.