VEGA Controls Ltd.

Kendal House, Victoria Way


United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 1444 870055

Fax: +44 1444 870080

Telephone consultation

You’d like to talk with an expert? You’re looking for the ideal sensor for your requirements? Then call us. We’ll be glad to help you select the right instrument.

You’ll be connected with your VEGA consultant via our switchboard:

+44 1444 870055

Service hotline

If you need service, feel free to call our 24-hour hotline, available seven days a week. Only normal call charges are incurred:

+49 1805 85 85 50

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Detecting very small signals reliably

01. March
VEGAPULS 69 sets new standards. Because of its large dynamic range, it can measure even the tiniest of reflected signals.

Good focusing delivers security

20. February
The excellent signal focusing of VEGAPULS 64 enables reliable detection of the product surface even in vessels with many internal installations.

High-frequency radar level technology on the rise

08. February
The great success of the bulk solids radar sensor VEGAPULS 69 and the market introduction of the radar sensor for liquids, VEGAPULS 64, in May 2016, have set the direction of technological development in radar level measurement.

Link to Hope - Family and Elderly Shoebox Appeal 2016

06. December 2016
Link to Hope Charity Logo
Link to Hope is a Charity established since 1991 and dedicated to rebuilding lives and communities in Eastern Europe by supporting Education and Social Care projects in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria. This year VEGA joined in to help the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Effective, accurate fryer control using new 80 GHz Radar

22. November 2016
Fryer Level Control - chips cooking in oil
A leading UK food and beverage manufacturer has a new, innovative solution for controlling an integral part of their tortilla chip production. At this site, VEGA contactless radars are already used to monitor the cooking of the raw corn, they are now using new 80 GHz level sensors to control the fryer oil levels

Level measurement solutions: The impact of 80 GHz frequency

09. November 2016
Contactless Radar on Agitated Vessel
New 80GHz contactless radar sensor provides reliable level measurement solution even with a boiling, rolling surface foam and heavy condensation. Learn how a reliable level measurement has helped a major sugar beet refinery.

Silo level monitoring: Part 3

10. October 2016
Point level detection and high level alarm, switch technologies for preventing silos overfilling. This article seeks to help to clarify some of the choices and technologies you can use for overfill prevention when filling silos.

Silo level monitoring: Part 2

07. September 2016
High Level Switch inside silo
When a Silo High Level Alarm is not enough…

Silo level monitoring: Part 1

23. August 2016
Silo level monitoring with VEGAPULS 69 and VEGAWAVE 63
Every year, millions of tonnes of bulk solids like cement, aggregates, animal feed, fly ash, cereals, fertiliser and plastic powders are routinely offloaded by tankers into silos, bins or hoppers in the UK alone. For many companies it is part of the everyday operations. So a reliable form of either or all of these:- silo level measurement, silo overfill protection, bin level indication or hopper level monitoring - is very important, the following blog posts will seek to illustrate why.

Reliable level measurement in an oil/water separator reactor

16. August 2016
New 80GHz contactless radar sensor provides reliable level measurement in an oil/water separator reactor for the recovery of mixtures in the recycling industry.

Environment Minister wants radar level sensors for flood level monitoring

01. August 2016
The Minister of the Environment for France, Ségolène Royal has been recently interviewed on TV.  Directly translated she said:  “Operative monitoring of floods overall worked well,  but some sensors have experienced problems, a new system of radar sensors will be trialled to compensate for this.” For those French speakers among you,  the full interview on French TV is at the bottom of this blog under Links.

80 GHz radar now gets Bluetooth with Ex approval

27. July 2016
Bluetooth PLICSCOM with Ex approval
VEGA Bluetooth communications have been a standard option across the whole range of plics® transmitters since March this year and it is also backward compatible to all sensors supplied since 2002. It features secure 64 bit encryption and pairing using Apps or PC USB dongle via PACTware. Up until now, it has only been available for safe area devices.

Case study: How and why 80GHz level radar is increasing productivity in the screen house at E&JW Glendinning

27. June 2016
It's well known that following the extraction and crushing operations of aggregates, the screen house is the ‘engine room’ of a quarry where it processes and grades the aggregates. Its principle function is to sort the sizes of aggregates and ensure the right product is there, ready for coating, stockpiling or direct loading out onto transport. The main process challenges encountered in the screen house are the high dust levels, noise and vibration from the screens themselves and the associated machinery, as well as it being a very inhospitable environment for personnel.

80 Ghz a matter of frequency

06. June 2016
Understanding the benefits of 80 GHz radar and its importance for all liquid level measurement applications. With the recent launch of radar instruments in the 80 GHz frequency range for liquid level measurement, now is a good time to examine what’s behind this new direction in radar technology. So where does it come into its own and what are the benefits of using these new sensors in automated processes for control and inventory?