Hopper level monitoring

Traditionally it has been very hard to measure solid level in ore hoppers with 2 wire radar. This is due to the fact that the surface is sloped, irregular and the dielectric of the product is very low. This would yield very noisy and weak signals. This would require expensive high power radars to yield better signal returns. Another key challenge is the rapid level changes from trucks dumping and ore being dumped in crushers.
Current software improvements to Rosemount 5400 yield better signal strengths and improved performance in your solids measurement. The foot print for this technology is much smaller than the traditionally needed parabolic antenna making installation easier and more cost effective. The added value to the new 5402 is the much lower cost than high powered 4 wire radar.

With the Rosemount 5400, maximum mounting and application flexibility is ensured with a wide range of antennas and two models with different microwave frequencies, 5401 (6 GHz) and 5402 (26 GHz). Dual Port Technology enables a stronger signal than other 2-wire radar transmitters, providing better measurement reliability.

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The Rosemount 5600 Series is an intelligent 4-wire, non-contacting radar level transmitter. Its high performance microprocessor allows for advanced signal processing and smart echo-tracking features. Together with its high sensitivity the radar transmitter can detect and evaluate all echoes within the tank or vessel.