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  • PROCAP I&II Standard

    BinMaster’s capacitance sensors are used for high and low level detection in bins, silos, tanks, hoppers, chutes and other vessels used for material storage or process manufacturing. They operate by detecting the presence or absence of material in contact with the probe by sensing minute changes (as low as 0.5 pF) in capacitance caused by the difference in the dielectric constant of the material versus the air. Class II hazardous location ratings and a wide assortment of probes and extensions make these capacitance probes appropriate for a variety of solid, liquid and slurry materials.

    BinMaster PROCAP I and II capacitance probes provide interference-free operation – working far below the RF level of 9 KHz at just 6 KHz. – and will not interfere with two-way radios or other equipment operating in the radio spectrum. They feature simple “quick set” calibration and fail-safe operation including a visual LED to indicate the sensor status. Accurate level detection is assured even in dusty, sticky or clinging materials by the PRO-Shield feature which compensates for material build up on the sensing probe. It also provides fail-safe protection in the event of a power failure as well as an adjustable time delay to help prevent false readings.

    Applications:

    • Point level detection and process control for solid, liquid and slurry materials
    • Used in bins, vessels, tanks, chutes and conveyors
    • Plastics, chemicals, coal/fly ash, concrete, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, feed, grain, mining, foundries, wood or paper processing, many other materials

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  • PRO Remote

    The Pro Remote capacitance sensor features remote electronics located in a housing that is separated from the probe making it suitable for high temperature, high vibration, or hazardous environments. It is CSA Class II listed and allows for the electronics to be installed up to 75 feet from the sensing probe and the hostile conditions, depending on the required sensitivity. It offers simple, "Quick-Set" calibration and adjustable sensitivity to less than one picofarad, making it highly reliable in a variety of powders, solids, liquids and slurries.

    It operates below the RF range at just 6 KHz – unlike competitive products that operate at 9 KHz or greater – so there is no interference to compete with two-way radios or other plant equipment. An LED on the electronics housing remotely indicates there is material in contact with probe. The PRO-Shield feature protects against false readings due to coating or material buildup on the probe, while an adjustable time delay of .25 to 10 seconds can be set to ensure the most accurate readings.


    Applications:

    • Point level detection and process control for solid, liquid and slurry materials
    • Used in bins, vessels, tanks, chutes and conveyors with high temperature or high vibration conditions
    • Electronics may be located up to 75’ from sensing probe
    • Plastics, chemicals, coal, fly ash, concrete, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, feed, grain, mining, foundries, wood or paper processing, many other materials

  • PROCAP I&II Standard

    The PROCAP I 3-A and II 3-A meet rigorous USDA, FDA and 3-A material and design standards for sanitary food and dairy processing. They can be used for high and low level detection in bins, silos, tanks, hoppers, chutes and other vessels used for the storage or manufacture of food or dairy products. They operate by detecting the presence or absence of material in contact with the probe by sensing minute changes (as low as 0.5 pF) in capacitance caused by the difference in the dielectric constant of the material versus the air. They feature a Class II hazardous location rating and are available with a wide assortment of probes and extensions to meet a variety of processing needs.

    BinMaster capacitance probes provide interference-free operation – working far below the RF level of 9 KHz at just 6 KHz. – and will not interfere with two-way radios or other equipment operating in the radio spectrum. They feature simple “quick set” calibration and fail-safe operation including a visual LED to indicate the sensor status. Accurate level detection is assured even in dusty, sticky or clinging materials by the PRO-Shield feature which compensates for material build up on the sensing probe. They also provide fail-safe protection in the event of a power failure, as well as an adjustable time delay to help prevent false readings.



    Applications:

    • Point level detection and process control for solid, liquid and slurry materials
    • Used in bins, vessels, tanks, chutes and conveyors where 3-A and/or USDA approvals are necessary
    • Dairy products, food, pharmaceuticals, and many other materials requiring 3-A or USDA approvals

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  • CompactPro

    The Compact Pro is a compact capacitance probe for reliable level measurement and plugged chute detection for liquid, powder, granular, and pelleted materials. This probe is designed for tight spaces where proximity switches will not work and is appropriate for use in tanks, bins, silos, chutes, conveyors, pipes and load out hoppers. Operation is independent of bin wall and it can be used with either metal or non-metallic vessels. It features four levels of static discharge protection, which is important for pneumatically conveyed materials.

    Compact Pro is simple to set up and requires virtually no maintenance. Its compact design makes it easy to install and a simple "one-time" calibration procedure with sensitivity up to less than one picofarad ensures fast set up. It requires no routine preventive maintenance and its operation unaffected by temperature changes, eliminating the need for recalibration. In addition, its special Pro Shield technology ignores material buildup that can cause proximity switches to fail. A visual LED on the housing indicates sensor status at-a-glance, showing the presence or absence of material.



    Applications:

    • Point level detection and process control in liquid, powder, granular and pelleted materials
    • Used in smaller bins, vessels, tanks and chutes
    • Plastics, chemicals, concrete, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, feed, grain, wood or paper processing, many other materials
    • Works where proximity switches don’t