Monday, July 4, 2022

6X: VEGA’s simple radar formula for better processes

VEGA has ushered in a new era in level sensing with the radar sensor VEGAPULS 6X.

With VEGAPULS 6X, VEGA radar “thinks” in a new way. The result: A new level radar sensor that can measure in virtually every conceivable application. The time when users had to choose their level instrument from a multitude of different types are now history.

Traditionally, the search for a suitable level sensor begins by thinking about things like: what solution would be best for my application, how can I ensure I choose the correct and most reliable device for a successful outcome for my project? Of course radar offers great answers for these questions.

The customer already knows their own process, the details of product properties and processing to be controlled, the temperature ranges involved, the standard needed to be met and installation fittings that are available. But, until now, choosing a radar-based level instrument was a laborious task, matching these process details to myriad radar frequencies, part numbers and options on offer. Now the process is being completely transformed by VEGA with its new VEGAPULS 6X. One device for all and a new selection and ordering method that is customer-application focused. It enables complete, correct configuration and even pre-calibration of the specific sensor required – for any application, whether for liquids or bulk solids.

“Ultimately, it’s not the sensor that counts, but what the users can achieve with it in their individual processes,” says Florian Burgert, who, as a product manager, has been closely involved in product development from the very beginning. “Just knowing that they’ve chosen the best possible measurement solution and that they’ll reach their goal faster with it, makes a big difference in their everyday operations.”

With over 1 million instruments in use worldwide, the success story of today’s world market leader in radar level measurement began 30 years ago. In the meantime, VEGA’s sensors have optimized millions of industrial processes. The story includes milestones such as the world’s first two-wire radar instrument and the first 80-GHz radar sensor for liquids on the market, which revolutionised radar level sensor performance for customers. Behind this success are the many people who share a common passion: “At VEGA we don’t do a hundred different things, we concentrate on what we do best: Radar,” says product manager Jürgen Skowaisa, speaking for all of them.

All-round protection

The new VEGAPULS 6X offers the best that is technically feasible today: a self-diagnosis system that immediately detects damage or interference, that ensures significantly high availability and safety, it also has new radar-chip technology, with expanded application possibilities and simpler operation.

The radar features SIL certification, and the matter of cybersecurity has also been fully taken into account: compliance with security standard IEC 62443-4-2, which specifies the strictest requirements for secure communication and access control.

The value lies in making it easier for users to select their device and monitor their industrial processes. The ultimate purpose of VEGAPULS 6X is just that – through maximum simplification. It is one sensor that can handle virtually any application.

In the future, the customer will no longer have to worry about the technology, frequency or instrument version. Even setup and commissioning has been reduced to a minimum, requiring now just a few clicks and basic application parameters. In many cases, all application-specific settings can be made in VEGAPULS 6X before it leaves the factory, so it’s just left for the user to install, connect, done: it doesn’t get any simpler.

More information available at www.vega.com/radar

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