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Endress and Hauser has launched the Micropilot FMR5x range of radar level devices for applications in the chemical, oil and gas, life science, primaries, food, water and energy industries. The reliability of signal analysis has been improved and a data management system makes for quick and easy information sharing and replacement.

The Micropilot FMR5x range includes the FMR50 (liquids) and the FMR56 (solids) for use in basic applications and the FMR51 (liquids) and the FMR57 (solids) for use in high-pressure, high-temperature processes.

Each device features a multi-echo tracking system that enables it to overcome the problem of obstacles in the radar beam — for example installed instruments or heating coils — that can interfere with the signal and give false readings.

The Historom data management function enables fast and easy commissioning, maintenance and diagnostics. As well as continuously backing up all relevant data, Historom allows the user to replace the main electronics by hand.

The Micropilot hardware and software were developed according to IEC 61508 and can be used in homogeneous redundancy up to SIL3.

Key benefits

  • Multi-echo tracking system means obstacles are marked and tracked along with level, guaranteeing accurate measurements to within 2mm
  • Historom data management function offers intuitive and user-friendly menu guidance, reducing the cost of training, maintenance and operation
  • Micropilot always checks it is working properly and safely by continuously self-monitoring
  • Two instruments are used at the same measuring point; if one of the two detects an unsafe condition, the instrument changes to an alarm condition, reducing the risk of an unsafe process condition going unnoticed
  • Recurring check or proof test can be easily started either by attaching an engineering tool or directly from the control room, ensuring the instrument maintains its reliability

Endress+Hauser

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. With over 8,000 employees worldwide, the Group generates annual net sales of more than Euro1.1 billion.

The Endress+Hauser Group

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs 13,000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of more than 2.1 billion euros in 2015.
Structure
With dedicated sales centres and a strong network of partners, Endress+Hauser guarantees competent worldwide support. Production centers in 11 countries meet customers’ needs and requirements quickly and effectively. The Group is managed and coordinated by a holding company in Reinach, Switzerland, with UK headquarters in Manchester. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance.
Products
Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. The company supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions. Our products set standards in quality and technology.
Industries
We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimising their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact.
History
Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress and Ludwig Hauser, Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The Group has developed from a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with constant expansion into new territories and markets.

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