NIVOSWITCH vibrating fork level switches are suitable for level detection of liquids or granular, powdered solids.
Units with parallel vibrating fork are suitable for liquids, units with non parallel vibrating fork are suitable for solids. Mounted on pipes, silos, tanks or hopper bins it can control filling / emptying, also can generate fail-safe alarms providing overfill- or dry run protection.
The operation principle is based on that the electronic circuit excites a vibration in the fork probe. When the medium reaches and covers the fork, its vibration changes or stops. The fork will start vibrating again as the medium sets it free. The electronics senses the change of vibration and gives output signal after a selected delay.
The plastic coated version is recommended to use for aggressive mediums, the highly polished version is recommended to use for abrasive mediums. The PNP/NPN transistor output versions can be connected directly to PLC, or relay unit.