The food and beverage industry’s first non-contacting radar device was recently launched by technology and engineering company Emerson. The Rosemount™ 1408H Level Transmitter gives highly accurate and reliable level measurements that are prefect for strict hygienic applications like the F&B space.
The component is made with a hygienic antenna, stainless steel housing in a compact yet robust design that fits small tanks and skids. It features an IP69 rating and can withstand extreme washdowns, removing any process residue during cleaning and sanitation.
Its top-down installation helps reduce leakage and the overall design makes it not too affected by the facility’s density, temperature, viscosity and pH. In effect, it is virtually maintenance-free and reliable for long-term use.
This transmitter is the first to use 80 GHz frequency modulated continuous wave technology on a single electronic chip. Because of this, it provides exceptional radar beam focusing and greater measurement accuracy.
The fast sweep technology enables companies to collect up to 40 times more data than traditional transmitters. It can conduct quick level measurements all the way to the top of the tank and eliminate radar dead-zones.
Companies who choose to incorporate the Rosemount™ 1408H Level Transmitter can easily integrate it with any automation system thanks to its IO-Link communication protocol connectivity, with 4-20 mA switch outputs.
All these features result in optimising efficiency of operations, ensuring food safety and reducing product wastage and inconsistencies.
“The Rosemount 1408H is the latest addition to Emerson’s range of measurement devices designed with the requirements of hygienic applications in mind,” said Melissa Stiegler, hygienic business director for Emerson’s Measurement Solutions business. “By meeting the strict safety requirements of the food and beverage industry, this level transmitter minimizes contamination risk, while its accuracy and reliability ensures the production of consistent, high-quality products that consumers expect, providing a compact and cost-effective alternative to legacy technologies.”