LWT300 Worldwide Product Launch
The new LWT300 series is based on a successful K-TEK legacy, which is now integrated in the common ABB platform and benefits from more powerful algorithm capabilities, named the LevelExpert™ algorithm, which makes setup easier than ever before.
LevelExpert™ concentrates 20 years of industrial level measurement experience into an intelligent algorithm made to accurately detect the level even in the most demanding conditions. Forget baseline mapping and echo selection, LevelExpert™ knows how to find the right level through the clutter. The expert is now inside your guided-wave radar.
Scope of release:
Guided wave radar for top level measurement, with HART communication, fully certified for use in hazardous areas.
For measuring the level of liquids. Applicable up to 206 bar (3000 psi) and from –50 to 204 °C (–122 to 400 °F).
For measuring the level of solids. Applicable up to 206 bar (3000 psi) and from –50 to 204 °C (–122 to 400 °F).
Further product models will be released in other waves throughout the year.
Visit ABB to get an overview of this new guided wave radars generation and associated documentation.
LWT300 series website
ABB Introduces the New LMS200 Magnetic Level Gauge Switch
The LMS200 is a non-invasive, magnetically actuated point level switch solution that is highly reliable under demanding conditions. The LMS200 is specifically designed to improve the ease of use, safety and reliability of magnetically coupled switches. The level ‘set-point’ is easily adjustable without changing any process piping or risking a plant shutdown. The result is a safer, reliable and easier way to maintain level measurement systems.
Features & Benefits
Magnetic Level Gauge (MLG) Solutions
When mounted on an ABB KM26 magnetic liquid level gauge, or any other magnetic level gauges that contain a magnetic float, the LMS200 switch can sense high or low levels within a vessel. The unique magnetic coupling action avoids the need for seals, diaphragms, springs, or torque tubes.
Measurement made easy. abb.com/level
Laser level transmitters
ABB is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art level and volume instrumentation for liquid and bulk solids detection. The family of non-contact laser volume and level products, LLT100, LM80, and LM200, provide solutions for accurate measurement in the following applications: inventory in bunkers, blending hoppers, reactor vessels, level control, volumetric measurement, and various dry bulk solids and liquids in silos.
These maintenance-free products meet the demands of process automation and inventory management in several industries such as mining, aggregates, oil and gas, chemicals, food and beverages, pharma, water and waste water.
Let's talk about laser and ultrasonic level measurement - advantages in applications, general technology principles, and how ABB implements a common HMI across devices to help makes measurement easy.
As a market leader in level measurement solutions with the largest selection of agency approved level products, the ABB K-TEK level products line has the proven technology to provide solutions for the most difficult level applications.
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ABB LM80 laser level gauge avoids overloading and jams of ore crusher jaws at new Totten nickel mine.
By installing ABB’s LM80 laser level gauges, the Totten underground mine has stopped worrying about jamming, or overloading the crusher system. As the system is automated, the crusher no longer requires an operator to be present at the controls, all monitored from the operator room including ABB 800xA control system with Extended Operator Workplace (EOW).
We asked Mr Paul Horlings, Automation Specialist, Vale Totten mine and Mr Ron Legault, Operator Room Supervisor, Vale Totten mine: What are the main benefits of ABB’s LM80 laser gauges installed in the crusher and the ABB control system 800xA? “Vale Totten mine is an ABB mine and the 800xA Control System is keeping all ABB products together. We process 300 tons of ore per hour in Totten mine and ABB LM80 laser level gauges, installed on crusher jaws, is optimizing the performance in the crusher.”
“The opening where the ore is falling down is approximately 3x3 feet and if we don’t have ABB laser level gauges the ore will get stuck and jam up. The level gauge maintains an even level from feeder to crusher and the crusher does not get overloaded with ore.”
“Previously we had a case where it took 9 hours to unclog the ore that was stuck in the crusher. Now, after installation of ABB LM80 laser level gauge and update of automation software, we don’t have any more clogging problems. It frees up an operator for other activities.”
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