- Teklab Profile
- Technical Notes
- Oil level infrared sensors
- Oil level controllers
- CO2 Refrigeration
Teklab, specialists in liquid level sensors and controllers, have a wide range of liquid level sensors based on digital technology in their portfolio in order to meet the growing market demand.
These electro optic systems liquid level sensors are designed to match the specific needs of demanding customers in every field. Some of the typical applications where these systems are used include medical, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemicals, heavy duty automobiles, hydraulic reservoirs, machine tools, home appliances, vending machines etc.
These tiny units are ideal for point level sensing applications where dependability and economy are important. The liquid level sensors are suitable for high, intermediate as well as low level detection. They are easy to install and can be tank top, side or bottom fitted. Being solid state switching they are rugged and highly dependable over the entire life of the sensor, having no moving parts.
The IR liquid level sensors are impervious to the hardness or the conductivity of liquid. Hence they can be used anywhere in the world under any environment as it is without requiring any special fine tuning. The output switching can be delayed programmatically in these liquid level sensors depending on application.
There is a wide variety of these electro optic systems available suited to diverse needs. Apart from general purpose liquid level sensors made of plastic material, there are also metallic switches suitable for heavy duty industrial applications. These are made of corrosion resistant stainless steel. They can withstand harsh environments involving high temperature, pressure, vibration or shock.
The polysulphone plastic is resistant to mineral acids, alkali, salt solutions, detergents, hydrocarbon oils, alcohol solutions, steam, and hot water. They are suitable for food and medical use. To increase the mechanical strength, polysulphone is reinforced with fiber glass for use with lubricant oils and diesel.
These liquid level sensors are also integrated with thermostat units that monitor not only the liquid level but also its temperature. The output can be on-off digital signals as well as proportional 4 to 20mA analogue signal in case of temperature. The threshold limits are programmable to suit customer’s needs. The high pressure and temperature IR liquid level sensors can monitor liquid levels in pressure vessels with pressures up to 150 bar and temperatures up to 125 °C. They consist of strong glass prism fused to stainless steel housing.
Another type of these electro optic systems is explosion proof liquid level sensors.
These liquid level sensors are designed for explosive environment and can work in direct contact with hydrocarbons, diesel, and other explosive liquids. They are Eex IIC T6 certified units and suitable for vapor recovery system, fuel tanks, pumps etc. The liquid level sensors can be of either normally open type or normally closed type depending on the application. The former is open in air and closed in presence of liquids while the latter is closed in air and open in presence of liquids.
Finally we have IR liquid level sensors suitable for refrigeration and HVAC applications. They can be used to monitor refrigerated liquid levels and in CO2 monitoring systems. Apart from sensors, Teklab also manufacture liquid level controllers suitable for use with compressors etc. They monitor the oil level in compressor crankcase and inject oil when required. If the desired oil level is not reached after a preset time interval, the unit raises an alarm that can disable the compressor.
Since sensors are critical components in any high technology equipment where safety is paramount, their quality and reliability are very important. Teklab products are known for their stringent quality control and are designed to comply with various national and international standards. Those for alimentary use comply with FDA guidelines. Teklab has a long list of satisfied customers who vouch for the reliability of their products.
You are in safe hands with Teklab!