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Precise measurement critical for the delicate balance in distillation

20. January
Bonollo is convinced of the value of the plics® concept, which made installation, setup and commissioning really easy.
Electronic differential pressure measurement replaces traditional measurement technology in the production of grappa at the Italian distillery Bonollo.

More reliable grain level measurements with 80 GHz radar transmitters

15. January
Large grain silos at a grain export facility in the Pacific Northwest.
A large grain export facility was having difficulties obtaining reliable and accurate level measurements in their grain silos. VEGA called to help and showed operators the benefits of non-contact radar with 80 GHz technology.

Precise radar measurement technology for fast processes

01. December 2020
Continuous level control for hydraulic oils in small containers in the production of corrugated board base paper and formats.

How radar made the CIP process for butter so much better

26. October 2020
Large day tanks are used to fill the 55-gallon drums. Chemical level is tracked with a VEGAPULS C 11 radar sensor.
A major dairy, known for its butter, automated the liquid level measurement of CIP chemicals using VEGAPULS radar level sensors.

Steam boiler drum level measurement technology comparison: Differential pressure vs. guided wave radar

22. September 2020
Two guided wave radars provide redundant level measurements for added safety.
Optimizing the steam drum requires an accurate and reliable water level measurement. This article compares the two most commonly used technologies: differential pressure and guided wave radar.

How three municipalities are changing the game with better level measurement technology

03. September 2020
radar install over grate
Wastewater collections systems, treatment plants, and drinking water facilities are experiencing an awakening as new level measurement technology is increasing the safety and simplicity of widely-used processes found in every wastewater treatment plant in the United States. Radar sensor technology is making waves across the industry, proving to be more accurate and more reliable than instrumentation used in the past.

Replacing displacers: Upgrading to guided wave radar technology eliminates costly maintenance

05. August 2020
A VEGAFLEX 81 guided wave radar sensor is retrofitted in a displacer cage for an electronic level measurement.
Many refineries and petrochemical facilities rely on mechanical displacers for liquid level measurements and interface measurements. Replacing this older technology with a VEGAFLEX guided wave radar is a simple way to improve efficiency and eliminate unnecessary labor costs.

Automating level measurements saves time and money

23. July 2020
Operators previously checked the level in each silo manually.
The 80 GHz VEGAPULS 69 radar level sensor for solids accurately measures malts and grains in dozens of large silos at a large brewery outside of Mexico City.

How a simple point level measurement saw through the foam

06. July 2020
Brewery front
Of all the sensors inside Bell’s Brewery, however, only one is highlighted with a bright LED indication ring – the VEGAPOINT 21. This point level switch is special for a couple of reasons. It’s the first of its kind to be installed in the United States, and it’s located on a foam trap tank in the newest addition of the growing brewery.

New at VEGA: Technology talk on YouTube

02. July 2020
The video format "VEGA talk" is a new monthly series on the VEGA YouTube channel. 10 questions to Tom and Stefan, the faces of the new explanatory video series.
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Every industry places very specific requirements on the measurement technology it uses. VEGA sensors reliably fulfil the most demanding measuring tasks.