Free Download: Siemens e-book Going the Distance – Solid Level Measurement with Radar

Written by: Dan Weise

A couple years ago, Siemens published a great handbook on using radar to measure solids levels, but the $60 price tag limited its readership.

You can now download the book for free as an electronic epub file formatted for electronic readers, which in my case, is the Firefox browser on my laptop.  It could be any browser (Internet Explorer or Chrome), or presumably any electronic book reader.

It looks just like the 120 page book. (But, it’s free!)

epub screen shot

If you’ve wondered about upgrading from manual, point level or ultrasonic level measurements on your solids bins, this is well-written tutorial on the benefits of radar and it’s the right price.

Siemens radar technology has the cure for your level headaches. Reliable liquid and bulk solid level measurements, unaffected by steam and vapor.

If you’re having difficulty opening the epub file, you might need install a free epub reader add-on for your browser.

When I did a Google search for “epub reader,” I found the following add on application for Firefox, the web browser I use.

epub reader google search

Once you’ve installed the add-on, you should be able to open and read the downloaded epub file.

Not sure which radar level transmitter fits your application? Compare features of the Siemens liquids and solids level radar instruments at

Lesman Instrument Company is the authorized Siemens representative in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Paducah KY, Wisconsin, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. If you are located outside that area, you can find your local sales office or get technical assistance by calling 800-365-8766.


Dan Weise, Lesman Product SpecialistDan Weise, Lesman product specialist, is an instructor for training classes on process instrumentation hardware, software, and technology.

Dan has been involved in all facets of data acquisition and process instrumentation since 1978, from sales and commissioning to service and support. He’s a long-time member of ISA, and has been with Lesman since 1988.

In his words, Dan’s the guy “who reads all the manuals nobody else reads”. In Lesman customers’ words, he’s the trainer to call if you want to “cut to the SO WHAT of instrumentation”, so it’s easy to understand.




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