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SICK has developed an EHEDG-certified fluid level probe that is suitable for use in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.

The LFP liquid level sensor, which has been designed using FDA-compliant materials, features a level display, level measuring and overfill/demand indicator.

Darren Pratt, UK instrumentation product specialist, SICK, said: ‘The LFP has a robust design to increase service life and functionality.

‘If required, the customer can trim the probe to the exact length needed.

‘The probe is also maintenance free and quick to commission,’ he added.

The probe, which can be deployed in both conductive and non-conductive liquids, uses a time domain reflectometry (TDR) system to provide both overfill/demand indication and continuous level monitoring signals.

The device has a standard measuring length of between 300-2,000mm, with a deadband of only 25mm, meaning the full level of a vessel is measured.

The LFP has a wide range of interchangeable process connectors – such as Triclamp, DIN11851 and DIN11864 – to meet the connection requirements of different industries, while its modular connection system allows simple installation.

The probe has a process temperature range of -20 to + 150C and processes pressure up to 16 bar, allowing unrestricted use under CIP and SIP (cleaning-in-place and sterilisation-in-place) conditions.

The LFP also meets the requirements of IP67 and IP69K for caustic washdown routines and does not require recalibration if the vessel fluid changes.

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SICK is a global leader in sensors and sensing systems for factory automation, logistics automation and process control. SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification in use by customers all over the world. Established for over 70 years, SICK products range from simple optical devices through to embedded intelligent systems, ready to meet the needs of Industry 4.0.

SICK sensors: At the heart of automation

SICK is one of the world’s leaders in sensors and sensing technologies for factory automation, logistics automation and process control.

SICK’s comprehensive product portfolio encompasses sensors, encoders, machinery safety, machine vision and auto-identification. The company also provides process instrumentation for gas and fluid flow and for chemical and pollutant detection.

From simple optical sensors and barcode readers to complex safety systems; from machine vision to emissions monitoring, SICK’s intelligent sensor solutions facilitate advanced automation and process control.

SICK products are designed with simplicity of installation and operation in mind. They help customers to achieve greater reliability and productivity, increased production flexibility and more efficient use of resources.

Founded in Germany more than 70 years ago, SICK employs more than 7,400 employees worldwide. The company invests heavily in research and development and is leading the way in smart sensor development to support Industry 4.0 objectives.

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