Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 43, Issue 5,  May 2004: Product News

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New Robust Laser Transmitter Accurately Measures Level, Distance and Position



Prairieville, LA (May 12, 2004)- K-TEK, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art level instrumentation for liquid and bulk solids detection, today announced the LM200 laser transmitter designed for measurement of dry bulk solids, opaque liquids, and slurries at distances of up to 200 feet (60 meters). The unit features an advanced timing system and sophisticated, self-correcting signal processing functions that allow it to accurately and reliably measure level, distance, and position in the harshest of conditions. The LM200 works even in the presence of dust, vapors, or turbulence, as are commonly found in large silos of coal, grain, or plastics, and in underground mines or quarries. The system's all-digital design provides speed and accuracy in a compact unit. A rugged, powder coated aluminum enclosure, rated for IP65 or NEMA 4X, with CL II and III, Div 1 and 2, Gr E, F, G dust ignition proof ratings to FM and CSA, ensures operation in a variety of challenging environments. Stainless steel dust tubes prevent dust build-up and protect the optical lens from being coated.


"K-TEK's laser measurement technology is designed specifically for the difficult and unpredictable conditions found in most industrial environments," said Ivo Radanov, Product Manager for Lasers and Ultrasonics at K-TEK Corp. "Dust, vibration, and constantly changing levels with great reposing angles are a challenge for most non-contact measurement technologies, such as ultrasonic and open air radar, due to their inherent 'beam spread' nature (9 to 24). The LM200 combines accurate, long distance laser measurements with no beam divergence (less than 0.2). Therefore, in many applications, the laser goes beyond the point where other technologies stop. The advanced dust penetration software allows the unit to adapt to a variety of tough environmental conditions. It's robustness and accuracy, as well as the advantages of laser technology, are all rolled into one package. Add in the very competitive price and you have a winner in the LM200."


The LM200 is a stand-alone unit that requires no calibration or special configuration. This ensures users are quickly up and running. The unit is easily programmed with a Palm handheld device or a desktop/laptop personal computer.


Laser transmitter LM200




Kevin Hambrice,

Director of Marketing, K-TEK

18321 Swamp Road, Prairieville,

LA 70769, USA

Tel: +1 225.673.6100, fax: +1 225.673.2525

E-mail: khambrice@ktekcorp.com



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