Archive for category Siemens
Written by: Dan Weise
Recently, I was helping a customer troubleshoot the analog input on his Siemens MultiRanger 200.
For common troubleshooting, using voltage values to confirm a zero, mid point and span is all that’s needed. I find it easier to put a voltmeter across the analog input and read the voltage drop than to wire an amp meter into the circuit to read directly, but that assumes that the analog input’s resistor value is a known. For the most commonly used input resistance (250 ohms), the equivalent voltage drop is 1.0 to 5.0V.
Being the guy who actually reads the user manuals, I looked in the Siemens manual to find the input resistance, and it’s not there.
Custody transfer flow meters are used to determine how much of a commodity changes hands in exchange for some monetary, financial or other recognized trade consideration.
All custody transfer applications involve at least one buyer and one seller. During custody transfer, accuracy is of great importance to both the company delivering the material and the recipient.
In order to ensure reliable and accurate measurement, devices are certified for custody transfer by a nationally recognized body. For Coriolis flow sensors, custody transfer approvals are mandated by the US National Conference on Weights and Measures office.
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.
This exclusive offer for Lesman customers lets you buy Siemens mag meters at great prices with quick delivery from factory stock.
Through March 31, 2016, you can buy these Siemens mags at 55% off list price!
All magmeters here have carbon steel bodies, PFTE liners, Hastelloy C-276 electrodes, ANSI flanged process connections and NPT threaded transmitter connections.
- 1″ Flanged Mag 3100 flow sensor with Mag6000i transmitter, HART
- 1.5″ Flanged Mag 3100 flow sensor with Mag6000i transmitter, HART
- 2″ Flanged Mag 3100 flow sensor with Mag6000i transmitter, HART
- 2″ Flanged Mag 3100 flow sensor with Mag6000 transmitter, Modbus RTU/RS485
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.
- The latest in continuous radar for use in liquids, solids, hygienic processes, or harsh environments
- New continuous ultrasonics from Siemens
- Hygienic level products from Siemens and Sartorius
- New guided wave radar from Honeywell
- Tips to help you find the perfect fit level instrumentation for your application
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Written by: Dan Weise
The venerable Siemens Milltronics line of level controllers, the MultiRanger and HydroRanger Series, recently received a major update. The new models have high resolution LCD displays and built-in configuration tools with English language menus. Configuration time is reduced significantly without the need to reference manuals for parameter codes. These updated models have ‘HMI’ in the model name: MultiRanger HMI or HydroRanger HMI.
In a coal-fired power plant, the coal is transported from the yard to the silos on a conveyor system.
The process of dumping coal from the conveyed buckets into the silo creates a lot of dust.