Senix Ultrasonic Distance and Level sensors, AirWire LoRa wireless technology and a host of additional accessories can help improve many aspects of Agricultural and Farming Applications. Senix Ultrasonic sensors have a wide range of uses including water and liquid level monitoring to all types of distance and object detection. Ultrasonic sensor technology is extremely versatile and ideal to determine level measurements of ponds, rivers, and bodies of water, and in tanks, silos and other type of containers. Senix ultrasonic sensors also assist in fertilizer application, and help monitor crops, and can also be utilized in a variety of vehicle applications in agriculture, construction, and municipality vehicles including improving safety by alerting operators of obstacles and moving vehicles in their immediate surroundings. The ruggedness of Senix ToughSonic ultrasonic Distance and Level sensors to temperature, shock, and vibration makes them extremely well suited suitable for outdoor applications.
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ToughSonic General Purpose sensors easily measure the levels of water and benign as well as chemical liquids. Rugged construction, corrosion resistant materials, a wide environmental operating range and a liquid-tight IP68 ingress rating make them ideal for indoor and outdoor use – even in salt water and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) environments. Measure liquid levels in a tank, silo or container; or rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. Products are offered in a variety of distance ranges to accommodate tanks ranging from 4 in (10.2 cm) to 50 feet (15.2m), with various mounting threads and accessories available. All ToughSonic sensors include analog, switch and data interfaces and compatible setup software, included at no charge.
The Senix AirWire LoRa System provides a complete solution for remote monitoring of liquid and many solid levels. The system is available with a variety of Senix high-quality ultrasonic sensors. It can be used for measuring liquid levels in tanks or storage vessels, or a wide range of other applications. At each site, a Level Transmitter provides battery power to an ultrasonic sensor, and wireless communication. Data from the site is transmitted periodically through a local wireless link to a Gateway. Send data to Senix’s FREE Cloud-based software to monitor data, send alerts and emails.
With AirWire Lora Technology:
• Transmit tank levels inside or outdoors without installing conduit or wiring
• Collect level and distance data from up to several miles away
• No recurring cellular charges
• No wiring is needed at the tank site
• Uses standard Senix ToughSonic sensors
• Ideal for measurement rates as fast as a few times per hour
• Display and alert level or volume conditions
• Use in buildings or outdoors
• 50,000-100,000 measurements on D-cell batteries
The ToughSonic General Purpose and ToughSonic CHEM product lines all have multiple analog and switch outputs compatible with most industrial equipment, plus a serial data communications interface for SenixVIEW software setup or user applications.Analog outputs can be proportional to tank level or volume. Switch outputs can control pumps and valves, or indicate low or high alarm conditions. Simple level controls can be created with only a sensor and an external relay option. Outputs are user-configured with SenixVIEW setup software. Setups are permanently stored in the sensor, and can be saved and duplicated in other sensors without re-calibrating. Some models have 5 simultaneous outputs while others have 2 SenixVIEW selected outputs. All sensors have a serial data interface, and all outputs operate concurrently.
SafeSonic models are available as either 4-20 mA loop powered or with RS-485 Modbus communications.
Outputs, ToughSonic 30, 50 and CHEM products
Digital controller accessories display level measurements and/or provide outputs to control other equipment. Tank levels can be displayed as level or volume in any units. Relay output options control pumps, valves or level alarms. Measurements can also be re-transmitted to additional displays or equipment at other locations. Other features include:
Displays are sold individually, with or without housings, or Senix can custom build a packaged system according to customer requirements.