Flexible, Extendable Capacitance Probes

Oct. 27, 2009
BinMaster® Level Controls of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA announces the PROCAP capacitance probe with a flexible, extendable cable designed for high, mid or low level detection when the capacitance probe must be mounted on the top of the bin. BinMaster’s flexible probe is ideal for applications where a probe is used as a high level alarm or needs to be extended more than four feet. This flexible probe is ideal for use with any lump material that might bend, damage or break a rigid probe.It is configured so the first 10 inches of the probe are rigid and the rest of the probe is flexible. The flexible ¼-inch diameter cable can be any desired length up to a 35-foot maximum extension, which is sensitive to the end of cable when uncovered. For convenience and ease of installation, the cable can be cut to the desired length in the field. BinMaster offers a stainless steel flexible cable option for food and other sanitary applications. “BinMaster’s flexible probes are proven in tough applications such as six-inch rock as well as coal, cement, aggregates and all types of grains or plastic pellets,” said Todd Peterson, BinMaster’s vice president of sales. “BinMaster also recommends its flexible probe if the bin is small and it is impractical to put a hole in the side of the bin, but a low level indicator is needed.”  Like all BinMaster capacitance probes, the flexible probe operates below the RF range and won’t interfere or be affected by other electronic equipment. A visual LED on the top of the unit indicates sensor status of covered, uncovered or a failed condition. Hazardous location approval is standard, so it is appropriate for a wide range of applications. “Quick-Set” calibration makes these probes easy to set up. When used with BinMaster’s point level alarm panel, up to 24 probes can be monitored from a single location.