Posts Tagged Siemens ultrasonic level
Troubleshooting Siemens MultiRanger/HydroRanger mA Inputs
Posted by danstips in 4-20mA, Level, Siemens, Troubleshooting on February 9, 2017
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.
How to keep condensation from affecting Siemens ultrasonic level sensors
Posted by mikedelacluyse135 in Echomax transducers, Level, Level Technology, Measurement, Siemens, Troubleshooting, Ultrasonic, Uncategorized on March 25, 2014
Recently, a customer noticed that the Siemens ultrasonic level measurement system he had installed in a storage bin showed a signficant amount of moisture buildup. At extreme temperature changes (like we’ve seen a lot latele here in the Midwest), there’d be moisture buildup on the Echomax ultrasonic transducer, sometimes so severely, they’d have problems from signal loss.
How could they fix it? One quick trip to the local big-box or auto supply store provided a Siemens-supported solution.