- April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019 – AMETEK Drexelbrook has expanded its open-air radar level offering with the addition of the DRX400 (24 GHz) and DRX500 series (80 GHz) level transmitters.
The DRX400 Series consists of 3 models (DR5400, DR6400 & DR7400). This set of 24 GHz radar transmitters covers a range of applications including liquids and solids.
The DRX500 Series consists of 3 models (DR3500, DR6500 & DR7500). This set of 80 GHz radar transmitters covers applications with liquids, slurries and solids for both hygienic and non-hygienic requirements. All 80 GHz radar transmitters are designed for level measurements in narrow tanks with internal obstructions due to their small beam angle. The DRX500 transmitters, with its polyether ether ketone (PEEK) lens antenna and process connection options, is ideal for hygienic liquids.
Both series of products feature a backlit LCD screen with 4-button keypad that can be assessed with a bar magnet without opening the housing cover. Each uses software that has a quick set up assistant for installation. Each conforms to NAMUR recommendations NE 21, NE 43 and NE 53 and can measure fast-moving processes. The transmitters are available with aluminum or stainless-steel housings.
The transmitters utilize Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology that offers signal processing capabilities. The signal processing capabilities of these transmitters, along with their frequency range helps to ensure application coverage.
Both additions to the DR Series measure distance, level and volume of liquids, slurries and solids. They also offer an empty spectrum function that filters false reflections caused by equipment and other tank obstructions.