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Sensors for aquaculture


How full is a particular tank at this moment? When do supplies need to be delivered? If you’re able to keep a close eye on the status and quality data regarding feed, fish health, water quality and environmental conditions, you can react more quickly to changes. That’s why VEGA sensors are the primary building block in aquaculture processes – they not only deliver this important data, they also guarantee higher efficiency and safety.






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Level and pressure measurement technology for reliable transparency

VEGA sensors are equipped for the demanding measuring tasks in aquaculture – from feed silos and rearing tanks to transport vessels and silage storage. Equipped with front-flush measurement technology and cleanable housings suitable for outdoor use, they protect fish stocks and bring durability and efficiency to every application.

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Robust measurement technology for safe and reliable automation of fish farming processes

Front-flush, tight, reliable

To ensure safe and stable processes, VEGA offers a design specifically tailored to the exacting requirements of the industry. High-quality materials withstand demanding outdoor use and aggressive substances such as cleaning agents. Front-flush process fittings prevent injuries to the animals.  The robust housing design even withstands steam jet cleaning.
 


Expertly designed

The sensors are also characterised by their flush process fittings and leakproof, robust housings (IP69K). What is more, they reliably withstand all cleaning processes, whether under pressure, high temperatures or with chemicals.

Radar sensors are insensitive to contamination and do not need to be cleaned.

Resistant to buildup

VEGA sensors operate either with or without physical contact to the medium. In cases where they do use a process-contacting measuring principle, their surfaces and materials are optimised to the requirements of aquaculture.

Radar sensors are unaffected by temperature, pressure or vacuum and provide correct readings under all environmental conditions.

Unaffected by pressure and temperature fluctuations

Radar level measuring instruments in particular measure independently of weather, pressure and temperature fluctuations. This technology is therefore less susceptible to errors than level measurement with ultrasonic level sensors, for example.

Efficient against fish lice

Aquaculture operators combat the spread of fish lice, either chemically or mechanically. So-called “lice tubes” are increasingly being used. When the fish swim through these tubes, the lice are mechanically sucked off their bodies using a negative pressure. 

VEGA pressure transmitters ensure the correct process conditions and, thanks to their front-flush ceramic process fittings, avoid possible injuries to the sensitive animals.

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Sensors for aquaculture



Level sensors

For liquids

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For bulk solids

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VEGAPULS C 22

For standard measuring tasks, IP66/IP68, Type 6P

VEGAPULS 31

For standard measuring tasks, plastic housing IP66/IP67, Type 4X, display

VEGAPULS Air 23

Autarkic radar sensor with measured value transmission via mobile or wide area radio networks

VEGAPULS 31

For standard measuring tasks, plastic housing IP66/IP67, Type 4X, display

VEGAPULS C 22

For standard measuring tasks, IP66/IP68, Type 6P

Point level switches

Capacitive level switches for the detection of water-based liquids and light bulk solids

Capacitive level switches

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Vibrating level switches for liquids and bulk solids

Vibrating level switches

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VEGAPOINT 24

For detection of pastes and adhesive media

VEGAPOINT 31

For detection of light bulk solids

VEGACAP 64

Rod probe, fully PTFE insulated

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VEGASWING 66 Vibrationsgrenzschalter für Flüssigkeiten bei extremen Prozesstemperaturen und -drücken

VEGASWING 66

For liquids (density: > 0.42 … 2.5 g/cm³) – high temperature version

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VEGAWAVE 62

For powdery and fine-grained bulk solids with density > 8 g/l – with cable extension

plics® instrument platform


Pressure sensors

Pressure sensors with ceramic measuring cell

Process pressure measurement

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Hydrostatic pressure measurement

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VEGABAR 82

The all-rounder with ceramic measuring cell

plics® instrument platform

Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 28

With ceramic measuring cell
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 38

With ceramic measuring cell
Pressure sensor with switch output function

VEGABAR 38

With ceramic measuring cell

VEGABAR 82

The all-rounder with ceramic measuring cell

plics® instrument platform


Interconnected solutions

Online-Tools

To ensure that production facilities are competitive today and stay competitive tomorrow, process cycles have to be optimized and costs reduced – without compromising quality. With intelligent networking and unique services, VEGA makes processes noticeably more efficient and reliable throughout the entire value-added chain.


Wireless communication provides better accessibility: Simply via VEGA Tools app – on any available smartphone or tablet.

Wireless adjustment

With Bluetooth, VEGA is looking far into the future. But already today, radio technology is making processes more and more flexible. Wireless communication provides better accessibility: in clean rooms, in harsh industrial environments and in hazardous areas. It allows parameterisation, display and diagnostics from a distance of up to 25 metres, thus saving time and avoiding dangers. Simply via VEGA Tools app – on any available smartphone or tablet.

  

IO-Link is a digital interface that can transmit parameters automatically.

IO-Link

VEGA uses IO-Link to make optimal use of all possibilities. With this manufacturer-independent, standard communication tool, sensors can be installed, parameterised and, if necessary, put back into operation faster and more cost-effectively. IO-Link is a digital interface that can transmit parameters automatically if an instrument is replaced.

With myVEGA as your personal information platform you have access to numerous online functions relating to the VEGA products.

myVEGA

With myVEGA as your personal information platform you have access to numerous online functions relating to the VEGA products.

  • 2D/3D drawings of configured instruments
  • Access to product documentation and order data
  • Access codes for VEGA sensors

VEGA Inventory System makes all important process and forecast information visible and easy to grasp.

VEGA Inventory System

Lower inventory levels mean lower costs. VEGA Inventory System makes all important process and forecast information visible and easy to grasp. Measuring instruments installed on containers, tanks or silos automatically inform the user when replenishments are required. In your plant, the user-friendly service software accesses not only current measurement data, but also consumption data from previous operating periods.

Our service for you

Every application is different and has its own special challenges. You’d like to talk with an expert and work out together with him which sensor best fulfils your requirements? Just give us a call. We’re happy to give advice and help you select the right instrument.

VEGA Grieshaber KG

Am Hohenstein 113

77761 Schiltach

Germany

Tel.: +49 7836 50-0

Fax: +49 7836 50-201

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Industry brochure “Aquaculture”

Sensors for aquaculture