Processing Magazine

Sensor provides accurate level detection in plastics

September 15, 2008
TURCK introduces the new BCC capacitive sensor series, specifically designed to provide accurate level detection in the plastic industry. The BCC series features excellent EMC and ESD immunity, allowing the sensors to reliably detect the level of plastic pellets in a hopper while withstanding environmental interference. BCC sensors are mounted on a plastic sight glass or in the hopper containing plastic pellets for point level detection. These innovative sensors may also be mounted directly in a metal hopper without a reduction in range, a common side-effect for standard capacitive sensors. The BCC series incorporates a unique laterally-mounted shield that protects the sensors from being affected by the metal hopper. Plus, the BCC series features an integrated processor that allows the sensors to detect different types of plastics with no adjustment needed.