Emerson announces Rosemount 5408 radar level transmitter | Automation.com

Emerson announces Rosemount 5408 radar level transmitter

Emerson announces Rosemount 5408 radar level transmitter

May 5, 2017 -- At a time when experienced personnel are retiring and processes are being run closer to their capacity, Emerson Automation Solutions has launched a non-contacting radar transmitter. The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter uses technology and Human Centered Design to deliver measurement, worker efficiency and plant safety.

The Rosemount 5408 has been designed to simplify operator tasks. Pictorial instructions and a software interface guide the operator through installation, commissioning, proof-testing, operation and maintenance. On-board diagnostics support preventative maintenance, and provide actionable information, streamlining the troubleshooting process.

The Rosemount 5408 uses two-wire Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology that uses a continuous echo to maximize radar signal strength measurement. In addition, radar-on-chip technology replaces a circuit board, thereby removing sources of EMC noise which cause signal disturbance.

Supporting efforts to increase plant safety, the Rosemount 5408’s SIL 3 capability enables it to be integrated into a safety instrumented system. ATEX and IECEx approvals allow installation in hazardous locations.

About Emerson

Emerson, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.  Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. 

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