Robershaw Capacitance Level products

The can be used to measure the level of liquids and solids in a variety of tanks, bins, totes etc. These products are based on measuring the capacitance between a probe and the wall of the vessel. These are also classed as RF ( Radio Frequency) Admittance, RF Impedance level measuring devices. Robertshaw provide Control Units and Probes for Single Point, Multipoint ( two points on a single probe ) and Continuous ( 4-20ma current output). The continuous level measurement can be used with 4-20ma alarms to generate multiple alarms from a single probe. Units are avalable with general purpose enclosures and explosion proof enclosures for hazardous areas.

These units all require a capacitance probe to operate. See Probes

Model 5000A Microprocessor µP "Level Lance"

This unit is no longer in production

Model 5000A Microprocessor µP "Level Lance"

The Robertshaw Model 5000A Level-Lance is a microprocessor based indicator/controller employing a pulse frequency modulation (PFM) measuring system. Changing level conditions at the sensing probe cause a change in the pulse frequency output of the miniature transmitter that is normally mounted directly on the sensing probe. This pulse frequency is detected by the remote mounted indicator/controller and converted to a signal that is proportional to the level being measured. This resultant level signal can be:

a. Displayed on the instrument door by means of 4 digit LCD display reading in percent or engineering units field selectable.

b. Retransmitted via a 4-20 mADC output signal. This optional signal is campatible with all common receivers used for recording, indication, or control purposes.

c. Used to communicate with a larger computer via 20 mA loop. The Model 5000A continuously sends product level information to the larger computer.

  • Auto-Set - Automatic calibration
  • Calibrate without completely emptying and filling vessel.
  • Field Selectable Control Mode Programs.
  • Duplex Alarm Relays.
  • Digital Display - Percent or engineering units.
  • Field Reversible Output.
  • Uses Standard Two-Wire Cable - Up 1 mile between probe system and the indicating controller.
  • NEMA-4, 4X, or Explosion-Proof Enclosures.
  • Self-Diagnostic - Indicates out of calibration, sensor failure, etc.
  • Calibration Retained via Battery Back-Up on Loss of Power.
  • Linearization Optional for Level to Volume/Flow Conversion.
  • UL/C-UL Listed Transmitter