Anderson-Negele’s NCS-M Capacitive Level Sensor with the MPI-300 programming adapter

 

In combination with theMPI-300 USB programming adapter, the NCS-M sensor can be individually adapted to the application used by the customer. In addition to setting the device to the appropriate medium, switching threshold, hysteresis and time delay can also be individually configured.

 

Application examples of the capacitive level sensor:

  • Limit detection in vessels or pipes
  • Product monitoring in pipes
  • Pump/dry running protection
  • Detection of syrup and fruit concentrate

 

 

 

 MPI-300 USB programming adapter in combination with the NCS-M sensor

  1. NCS-M-12:
  • Version with enhanced measurement range for critical media (e.g. Oil, Fat)
  • No adjustment necessary
  • The switching threshold, hysteresis and time delay parameters can be set for the sensor for complex applications
  • Insensitive to foam and adherence
  • Very short response time (< 100 ms)
  • IP 69K

2. The MPI-300:

Adapter for the universal programming of the NCS-M capacitive level sensor family. Level detection even for media with a low or no water content such as syrup, fruit concentrate, alcohols and oils with a dielectric constant εr (Dk) ≥ 2.

The switching threshold, hysteresis and time delay parameters can be set for the sensor.

How to get the most from your Feed Plant

How to get the most from your Feed Plant

UWT in partnership with Morton Controls have the solutions for the Animal Feed Industry

The process and storage environments within the feed industry sector often have factors such as moisture, vapor and fat to consider which cause the materials to have caking tendencies.  In order to withstand and remain fully operational, UWT devices have special coatings which in turn provides the customer with economically viable solutions.  With years of experience within the feed industry and the continual research and development of measurement technology, UWT sensors offer wide and innovative versatility.

Reliable measurement technology for versatile solutions within the animal feed industry

The production of high-quality animal feed and pet food is an important economic growth sector. As well as livestock feed, this sector also includes pet and sports animal nutrition.

The requirements of animals in terms of nutrition are diverse and so a variety of mixed feed formulations is manufactured. Accordingly, the focus of the measuring technology equipment in the manufacturing plant is on the ability to easily and quickly adapt to the varying processing conditions. The formulation of a compound feed is based on the particular use for which the product is intended. Similarly, the use of appropriate measuring sensors is in accordance with the relevant requirements of the application.

The level sensor is an indispensable element of the technical equipment within a modern feed production plant for the detection and monitoring of levels and limit levels within the different process stages. All UWT devices are designed to allow easy integration into the various processes and are characterized by being completely maintenance free in accordance with the principle of “install and forget “.

  1. UWT Portfolio

UWT provides sensors for the measurement of level and limit level in bulk solids and liquids. Depending on the medium and application, different measurement techniques are used as well as a range of complete systems for level monitoring and visualization. The product lines include not only an economic standard but also particularly high grade, premium versions. UWT devices are completely maintenance-free and, importantly, carry international certificates.  All limit switches are available with universal voltage electronics as standard or as an option.

1.1 Sensors for Level Detection:

Rotary Paddle Level Switch – Rotonivo® Series 3/6

  • Variable extension lengths – either rope or tube
  • Extension and process connection available in stainless steel
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • EHEDG compliant
  • Suitable for use in high temperatures of up to 1,100°C
  • Modular design
  • Rotonivo® 6000 SIL 2 compliant
  • All-rounder suitable for all applications
  • Wide variety of configuration options

Rotary Paddle Level Switch – Rotonivo® Series 4000

  • Variable extension lengths – either with pendulum shaft or rope extension
  • Version with plastic housing and process connection
  • Various process connections
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Modular design
  • The plastic design offers increased corrosion resistance

Vibrating Fork Level Switch – Vibranivo® Series 1/2/5/6

  • Variable extension lengths – either rope or cable extension
  • Extension and process connection available in stainless steel
  • Sensitive to the lightest bulk materials (< 5g/l)
  • EHEDG compliant
  • Version with separate housing available
  • NAMUR-electronics
  • Suitable for interface measurement within sediment tanks/containers

Vibrating Fork Level Switch – Vibranivo® Series 4000

  • Variable extension lengths – either rope or cable extension
  • Extension and process connection available in stainless steel
  • Extension, process connection, and oscillators cast from one mold
  • Sensitivity from 30g/l

 

Vibrating Single Rod Level Switch – Mononivo® Series 4000

  • Variable extension lengths – either rope or cable extension
  • Heavy mechanical loading
  • High-quality material in the process (SS 316L)
  • High surface quality
  • Sensitivity adjustable in 4 settings
  • Temperature range from -40°C to +150°C
  • Robust version
  • Suitable for overpressure up to 16bar
  • Compact Limit switch with threads from 1″

Capacitive Level Switch – RFnivo® Series 3000

  • Variable extension lengths – either rope or cable extension
  • Extension and process connection available in stainless steel (Stainless steel probe material with FDA conformity)

  • Version with plastic coated extension available
  • Can be used in low dielectric values from 1.5 DK
  • EHEDG compliant
  • Suitable for use in high temperatures of up to 500°C
  • Suitable for use in process pressures of up to 25bar
  • “Active Shield Technology” for anti-caking functionality
  • Available as remote version
  • User-friendly parameter setting via display and function buttons with measurement results given also via display
  • Simple automatic calibration at startup

Capacitive Level Switch – Capanivo® Series 4000

  • Variable extension lengths – either rope or cable extension
  • The version available with plastic housing, process connection, and extension
  • Extension FDA compliant
  • Can be used in low dielectric values from 1.6 DK
  • Suitable for use in high temperatures of up to 180°C
  • “Active Shield Technology” for anti-caking functionality
  • Integrated earthing in-process connection
  • No calibration required

1.2 Sensors for Level Control:

Electro-mechanical Plumb Bob Sensors – Nivobob® Series 3000

  • Measuring range up to 50m (silo height)
  • Easy commissioning
  • Rope and tape version
  • Integrated tape cleaner
  • Threaded or flanged process connection
  • Modbus and Profibus interface
  • Reliable measurement results independent of material
  • Suitable for interface measurement within sediment tanks/Containers

Electro-mechanical Plumb Bob Sensors – Nivobob® Series 4000

  • Measuring range up to 30m (silo height)
  • Easy commissioning
  • Rope and tape version
  • Integrated tape cleaner
  • Threaded or flanged process connection
  • Aiming flange for angled installation

Radar sensor – NivoRadar® 3000

  • Measuring range up to 100m (silo height)
  • Aiming flange model
  • Robust stainless-steel housing IP68
  • High sensitivity (DK ≥ 1.6)
  • Temperature solution up to +200°C
  • 78 GHz technology
  • 4° beam angle
  • Lens antenna and mounting flange are flush
  • Integrated lens cleaner
  • Simple, six-step commissioning

Visualization – Nivotec® Series 2/3/4

  • Web-based visualization solution
  • Level monitoring and analysis via ethernet
  • Remote access via internet option
  • Complete system for plug and play
  • Sensor interface for 4-20mA or Modbus RTU
  • Expandable to monitor up to 15 or 30 silos within a plant
  • Full, empty, demand, fault alarm via email option
  • Signal output for silo full alarm
  • Effective silo management

Complete system for:

  • Level indication
  • Trend display
  • Data storage
  • Remote fill level analysis

The main processes involved in the production of feed are storage, weighing and mixing with conditioning, pelletizing, followed by cooling and crushing. There are also other processes such as extrusion, conveying and dosing applications. UWT level technology is used in almost all sectors, for level indication or to control limit levels for all bulk solids.

 

Anderson Negele’s ILM-4 conductivity sensor with IO-Link

Conductivity sensor with IO-Link

The ILM-4 conductivity sensor with IO-Link is a big step to industry 4.0 in hygienic process technology.

Proven industry standard now also for hygienic and aseptic applications

IO-Link offers advantages in process control and monitoring. The ILM-4 conductivity sensor, the first of a whole range of measuring instruments to be equipped with an additional IO-Link interface, is a well-known and proven conductivity sensor on the market. This will be followed in due course by the sensors ITM-51 for turbidity, NSL-F for level, L3 for pressure and D3 for differential pressure and volume, all based on the modular platform with fail-safe plug-and-play technology with standard cable for time-and-cost-saving installation and set-up.

The (R)evolution of conductivity measurement

IO-Link offers significant advantages over analogue technology when it comes to reliably controlling the entire process technology with many measuring points, control and operating elements. Set-up and installation are easy and cost-effective. A three-pole standard cable is sufficient for the signal transmission and power supply itself. In practice, point-to-point connections are made at field level from various sensors to collection points, so-called IO-Link masters, and from there via Fieldbus system to the control centre.

 

Simple data transfer becomes intelligent communication

With IO-Link, data streams in the opposite direction towards the sensors are now also possible. In this way, the status of the sensor can be checked and specifically queried at any time. This makes it possible to detect potential faults, signs of wear or an increased risk of failure at an early stage and helps to avoid production downtimes.

“Plug-and-play” takes on a whole new meaning

Sensor replacement of the ILM-4 with IO-Link becomes easier and safer than ever before and can be carried out independently, at any time and by any employee without any programming effort. The device configuration of each connected sensor can be stored in the IO-Link Master. Immediately when plugged in, the new sensor is automatically recognized, configured and parameterized by the IO-Link Master.

The new dimension in hygienic measuring technology is digital and analogue, compact or remote. It is: modular

ILM-4 conductivity transmitter with IO-Link creates planning security and flexibility for status control and sensor diagnostics for preventative maintenance avoids production downtime.  The combination with the modular platform, with the separation of sensor and electronic unit in the optional remote version, creates a unique constellation of hardware and software that is unparalleled in flexibility, simplicity and system compatibility.

ANDERSON-NEGELE’S NEW P41 PRESSURE SENSOR

Morton Controls introduces Anderson-Negele’s new P41 pressure sensor with temperature compensation providing a quality, robust and cost-effective pressure and level measurement solution.

Pressure sensors for levAnderson-Negele P41 Pressure Sensor el measurement

Anderson-Negele’s new P41 pressure sensor compliments the range of pressure sensors from Anderson-Negele being the D3, L3, LAR, DAN-HH, PFS and P41. With our comprehensive range of sensors based on various measuring methods, you can be assured of a measuring instrument, for process pressure and level measurement, that is precisely tailored to your application.

Robust, needs-based, cost-effective

Despite its compact appearance, Anderson-Negele’s new P41 pressure sensor is designed to meet the high demand of process requirements: Pressure up to 40 bar, overpressure resistant up to 100 bar, vacuum resistant. The measuring range can be individually adapted to the desired process pressures and a choice can be made between absolute and relative measuring cells. Compound measurement is also possible, that means that the relative measuring cell can also be used to measure the vacuum range.

The P41 is robust when it comes to temperatures: up to 125 °C as standard, up to 150 °C / 60 min for CIP/SIP cleaning, and even up to 250 °C permanently with optional cooling section. The entire sensor, including the diaphragm, is made of stainless steel for excellent cleanability and durability. The P41 is versatile in terms of process connections and offers, in addition to the hygienic thread “G1” with CLEANadapt, further connections according to DIN 3852 in “G1/2” and “G1”, as well as Tri-Clamp and Varivent.

The complete rugged process sensor system from a single source

Morton Controls in conjunction with Anderson-Negele offer an extensive range of sensors to make all fluid processing application efficient and reliable.  With temperature, pressure, filling level, limit level, flow measurement and monitoring along with conductivity and turbidity. Measuring methods are adapted to the special requirements for the demands of process industry, due to their innovative products that are specifically designed for sanitary and hygienic sensitive areas. Solutions based and customer-oriented approach, Anderson-Negele has become synonymous with quality and efficiency in the food, beverage and life sciences industries.

We are pleased to bring Anderson-Negele’s new P41 pressure sensor to our clients.

Contact us today if you would like to find out more.

 

UWT Level Control’s Measuring principles for level detection / level measurement

The measurement methods that UWT distinguish between are, Level Detection and Continuous Level Measurement.

Level detection is used to measure a predefined fill level, and continuous level measurement is the continuous checking of the level of the medium in a silo or a hopper.

The different measuring principles which are used in the field of level measurement technology are explained here in detail.

UWT’s Level Detection Measurement Method

Level detection is used to avoid overfilling or downtime in silos and containers.  Level limit switches are also used as spillage detectors in pipes or for the measurement of levels in interface applications.  The switching point depends on the installation position of the sensor and its configuration.  The information is analysed and transmitted via a digital signal to the control unit directly or via a fieldbus.  Other operations and alarms such as a filling stop and start, or demand signal can thus be triggered.  Level switches are used in solids, liquids or sticky media.

 

UWT’s Measurement method – continuous level measurement

Continuous level measurement,  the constant determining of the fill level, is already built into many silos, containers or process vessels, in order to implement optimum material logistics. For these measuring applications various factors such as silo and vessel geometry, sensor mounting position, the properties of the medium such as flowability, bulk density, conductivity, moisture, dust and adhesion all play a role and must be considered when selecting the right measuring principle.

 

MORTON CONTROLS FOR MORE INFO:

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393

EMAIL:  sales@mortoncontrols.co.za / ian@mortcon.co.za

 

Sensotech – LiquiSonic® Online Bath Monitor

The Sensotech LiquiSonic® Online Bath Monitor is a high sophisticated liquid analyser that is based on modern technologies and a comfortable operation. Measuring precisely the temperature-compensated sonic velocity directly in the bath or pipe, the analyser determines continuously and in real time the concentration and contamination degree in cleaning or surface treatment baths.

The system consists of one or more intelligent sensors and one controller, which are connected with each other by a digital line of almost any length.  A maximum of four sensors combined with only one controller is suited for almost any distance between the individual measuring points.

This Sensotech sensor can be integrated in any facility and is installed directly in the bath or pipe from DN 6 (NPS 1/8″) or larger. For process automation, the online bath monitor can be connected to the process control system.

Applications in industrial parts cleaning and surface treatment

  • cleaning processes
  • coating processes
  • hardening processes
  • etching and pickling processes

Sensotech says the benefits for the user are:

  • online concentration monitoring for optimum bath preparation and continuous bath maintenance
  • automated and exact re-dosing by transferring the measuring results to the control system
  • efficient control of bath changes by continuous measurement of the bath contamination degree
  • quality assurance by stable concentration level
  • cost savings by reduction of resource consumption and expenditure of time
  • complete documentation of the process parameters for traceability and audits

Advantages of Sensotech’s LiquiSonic®

  • widest range of sensors from the standard product with an attractive price-performance ratio to the sensor with customized process connection, corrosion-resistant material and variable installation dimensions
  • precise temperature measurement and dynamic compensation
  • integrated flow detection (flow-stop-feature)
  • status monitoring via integrated absorption measurement and SonicGraph®
  • creating and uploading of product datasets by the user possible
  • maximum robustness and connection of up to four sensors to one controller

 

Contact us at Morton Controls for more info on Sensotech products.

https://mortoncontrols.co.za/contact/

0861 000 393
sales@mortoncontrols.co.za /ian@mortcon.co.za

The HM-E AND HMP-E FLOW METER VERY VERSATILE – brought to us by Anderson-Negele

 

Anderson-Negele’s HM-E and HMP-E Flow Meters can be used successfully in applications without conductivity, such as:

  • oil measurement (careful: particles / viscosity)
  • water: reverse osmosis water i.e. in soft drink production, condensate, pharma WFI (water for injection) and others
  • where ever it can replace mass flow

Dairy

  • For water batching
  • For water control (hose applications)
  • Hot water dispensing (the wash down of cream transport)

Beverage

  • Filling machine, as it is fast acting
  • Drum rinsing, as it is compact

Pharma

  • WFI batch stations
  • Filtration monitoring

A look at HM-E and HMP-E – turbine flow

 

 

The Principle of Operation

As shown by the first Anderson-Negele image, we have A and C, upstream and downstream flow straighteners, respectively.  They stabilize the incoming liquid, so that the flow will move through the rotor B linearly.  On contact with B, the liquid then causes the rotor to rotate a shaft which is part of the downstream flow straightener.  As a result, the velocity of the liquid moves through the meter.

We move to the second image, where we see the signal probe (1) which contains components which generate an electromagnetic field (3) made possible by the internal oscillating circuit named 2.  An induction current or eddy current is produced in the turning rotor vanes.  The electromagnetic field, which is generated, counteracts the magnetic field from the oscillating circuit, which causes a change in the oscillating circuit voltage.  Number 4, the integrated amplifier changes into a pulse signal.  Because the frequency created by the vanes corresponds with the rotation of the rotor, the pulses put out equal to the volume of the liquid moving through the meter.

 

 

With proper location, you will get the following from Anderson-Negele’s flow meters:

  • Positive pressure operation
  • Full liquid fill at measuring point
  • No signal noise
  • Extremely robust flow meter
  • No electronics that could be damaged
  • Very compact flow meter
  • No conductivity needed (i.e. demineralized water)
  • Very fast response
  • Easy to inspect, maintain, and repair
  • 3A approval, and hygienic design
  • Low cost alternative to magnetic flowmeters

Contact Morton Controls for more on Anderson-Negele’s HM-E and HMP-E flow meters.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393

EMAIL:  sales@mortoncontrols.co.za / ian@mortcon.co.za

 

SENSOTECH – Green & Black Liquor Treatment in the Pulp & Paper Industry

In the pulp and paper industry, one process is the alkaline sulphate process, where lignin needs to be separated from the fibrous material.  The chemicals which are used in this process, need to be recycled.

To better monitor each step in this process, from black liquor to green liquor, and finally to white liquor, LiquiSonic® analyzers from Sensotech work perfectly.

With LiquiSonic®, one can follow a quality control plan that will increase productivity.

APPLICATION

LiquiSonic® measuring technology allows the company real-time monitoring, green liquor generation, regulated and optimized, so that quality and precise results are born.

The base material in the liquor recycling process is black liquor. While burning an inorganic salt-rich smelt is formed, sediments form on the ground of the recovery boiler and have to be diluted by water or weak white liquor. The result of this process is green liquor, rich in Na2S and Na2CO3. The green liquor is often collec­ted in a separate stabilizing tank before it is clarified. While clarification of green liquor takes place, dregs have to be removed. The clarified green liquor is used for causticizing of regenerate NaOH.

CUSTOMER VALUE

The advantages of utilizing the LiquiSonic® technology are numerous:

  • Accurate inline concentration measurement of green, white and black liquor
  • Easy to clean
  • Operational safety is enhanced
  • Maintenance free
  • Ideal lime dosage
  • Reduced laboratory costs

LiquiSonic® sonic velocity measurement in green liquor

INSTALLATION

The LiquiSonic® flange sensor has an easy installation process for pipelines transporting green liquor.

With the LiquiSonic® controller 30, you can connect up to 30 sensors, so in this way multiple measuring points can be monitored:

  • after dilution tank
  • after stabilizing tank
  • after clarifier

LiquiSonic® 30

 

Contact Morton Controls for more on this innovative product from Sensotech.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393

EMAIL:  sales@mortoncontrols.co.za / ian@mortcon.co.za

THE LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY – Critical Monitoring is Needed

Did you know that Morton Controls supports and are suppliers to the Life Sciences Industry too?

A little on the Life Sciences Industry

The Life Sciences industry, namely that concerning botany, microbiology, biochemistry, biology, zoology, and physiology, requires a high level of regulation.

Acquiring the correct instrumentation that is both reliable and accurate is of utmost importance in this industry.  Morton Controls, with the support of Anderson-Negele, who are leading manufacturers of many engineered products for this purpose, provide those industries with such quality products.

With the ability to control all areas of the design through to manufacturer and distribution, Anderson-Negele can ensure a high level of performance from their products.

Why accurate monitoring is required

Anderson-Negele with the Sanitary by Design exceeds the onerous sanitary requirements of the various sections under the Life Sciences banner.

When it comes to these vital and critical areas, pharmaceutical and personal care applications included, which we all rely on daily to be accurate and precise, Morton Controls confidently know they can rely on Anderson-Negele instrumentation.

For a comprehensive list of the temperature, pressure, level controls and instrumentation specific to the Life Sciences industry, please contact us.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393

EMAIL:  sales@mortoncontrols.co.za / ian@mortcon.co.za

SENSOTECH – In liquids, we set the measure

Morton Controls are proud to announce we are now the sole agents and suppliers for SensoTech GmbH in Southern Africa.

With their headquarters in Magdeburg-Barleben, Germany, SensoTech have been application specialists for over 20 years for inline analytical technology.

Their bench mark has been to produce quality analytical instrumentation covering the following bases:

  • Their project management is database-supported with a standardized documentation process
  • Their production planning is always precise and the manufacturing documentation detailed
  • Their installed parts components can be clearly traceable
  • And, their service processes are extremely structured

All SensoTech products offer either a form of Measurement, Analyzing and/or Monitoring outcome.

Measuring can be so simple: The sensors have no moving parts that can wear out or age. They are completely maintenance-free and feature a robust and completely enclosed design that does

not require gaskets, moveable parts or “optical windows” to the process.

“LiquiSonic®” is the determination of the concentration of liquids, performed via inline measuring systems.

Morton Controls will be offering their industry-specific complete systems, namely LiquiSonic® Plato, LiquiSonic® OCM or LiquiSonic® Lab.

SensoTech LiquiSonic® analytical systems precisely detect and monitor the concentration of all types of liquids – whether it is the original gravity of beer, the composition of cleaning and treatment baths in the steel industry, the sugar content of beverages or the concentration of solutions, acids and alkalis in the chemical industry You are able to determine the actual concentration value immediately after installation and activation. A field calibration feature allows you to adjust the measurement results to match

your reference standards.

LiquiSonic® Controller

The LiquiSonic® controller specs:

–        management of measuring data

–        connection of up to 4 sensors

–        trend chart, limit value control, product switch

–        password-supported user management

–        varied interface options

–        connection to higher-level systems possible

LiquiSonic® Sensors

 

The LiquiSonic® Sensors features:

–        rugged sensors for a precise and fast density and concentration measurement

–        absolute sonic velocity as a well-defined and retraceable physical value

–        contact less measuring method independent of color, conductivity and transparency of the process liquid

–        installation directly in main pipes or vessels

–        material: stainless steel DIN 1.4571

–        corrosion resistance by using special materials like tantalum, hastelloy, halar

–        drift- and maintenance-free

–        temperature range up to 180 °C or 200 °C

–        use in explosion proof areas

For more information on the SensoTech product, please contact Morton Controls through one of the following mediums:

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393

EMAIL:  sales@mortoncontrols.co.za / ian@mortcon.co.za