Archive for category Level Technology
Which file do I pick for updating firmware with Honeywell’s SAT tool?
Posted by danstips in Honeywell, Level Technology, Service, Software, Troubleshooting on July 3, 2017
Last week, I was doing a firmware update on the Honeywell SLG700 guided wave radar using Honeywell’s Smart Anytime Tool (SAT).
Honeywell’s SAT firmware update tool needs to be “pointed” to the component type (sensor/display/communications module), and then the specific file needed for update. A recent release (R102.1) for the SLG700 listed two different files for the Advanced Display, but it wasn’t clear which file I needed to use. Read the rest of this entry »
Webinar Recap: Load Cell Basics
Posted by danstips in Level Technology, Load Cells, Webinar on June 28, 2016
In case you missed May’s webinar with Sartorius Intec on load cells, we’ve put together some of the key points:
Let’s start with the most common weighing element: the strain gauge load cell.
A strain gauge load cell can be found in bench platforms, floor scales, and in some cases, tank and hopper systems. It is the most common load cell used in the weighing industry.
The most common electrical strain gauges are thin, rectangular strips of foil with maze-like wiring patterns on them, leading to a couple of electrical cables. You stick the foil onto the material you are measuring and wire the cables up to your computer or monitoring circuit.
The 15-30-15 Rule in Ultrasonic Level Measurements
Posted by danstips in Level, Level Technology, Siemens, Troubleshooting, Ultrasonic on March 25, 2016
Written by: Dan Weise
If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a dozen times when talking with a Siemens support guy while evaluating a problematic ultrasonic level measurement application,
“What’s the echo confidence and strength?” “What’s the noise measurement?”
Those are numbers that quantify the echo quality: the floor values for echo confidence and strength and the ceiling value for the noise. I’d look up the value and the guy on the phone would tell me whether the number was good, bad or so-so. Finally, someone wrote down what those values should be, and they’re worth filing for future reference.
Get Your Lesman Level Catalog!
Posted by danstips in Honeywell, Level, Level Technology, Level Transmitters, Siemens, Transmitters, WIKA on February 11, 2016
Our level products manufacturers have released several new instruments to make your measurement tasks easier, more efficient, and more effective. So, we’ve put together a new Lesman Level Products catalog to introduce you to the latest technology.
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