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Radar Level Star is a dedicated controller for Nemesis Radar and can only be used with the Nemesis transducer.

Radar Level Star has a multi-function display and the control power that comes from six on-board relays that can be set for a wide range of alarm or control functions, for example: high or low level or rate-of-change; or to provide control for equipment such as drives, blowers or valves.

Applications


  • Suitable for solids, liquids, and slurries in reactors, with rapid level changes and challenging process conditions
  • Foamy surfaces
  • Atmospheres other than air, or reduced pressure
  • Excels in challenging applications, including those in dirty, coating, crystallising or corrosive environments
  • Dust, heat and steam resistant

PHYSICAL
Outside dimensions:235 x 184 x 120mm (0.77 x 0.6 x 0.39ft)
Weight:1.5kg (3.3lbs)
Enclosure material/description:Polycarbonate, flame resistant to UL94-5V
Cable entry detail:10 cable entry knock outs, 5 x M20, 1 x M16 underside, 4 x PG11 at rear
ENVIRONMENTAL:
IP Rating (wall):IP65
Max. and min. temperature (electronics):-25ºC to +55ºC (-13ºF to +131ºF)
Flammable atmosphere approval:Controller needs to be in a safe area
CE Approval:See EC declaration of Conformity
OUTPUTS:
Analogue output:1 off Isolated (to 150V floating) output of 4-20mA or 0-20mA into 1kΩ max. (user programmable and adjustable)
Digital output, monitoring:PC serial, half-duplex, RS232
Volt-free contacts, number and rating:6 form "C" (SPDT) 5A at 110V AC
Display:192 x 128 illuminated graphical LCD
Communication bus (optional):RS485 Modbus RTU/ASCII or Profibus DPV0 or DPV1 (slave device)
Radio Modem (optional):License exempt frequencies. Maximum range 500m (1640ft) line of sight
PROGRAMMING:
Local manual programming:Integral keypad
PC programming:RS232
Programming security:Passcode (user selectable and adjustable)
Programmed data integrity:Non-volatile memory
SUPPLY:
Power supply, internal:100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power supply, external:20 - 28V DC @ 1A maximum
Power consumption:30W maximum
Fuse:2A (T) slow blow, 20mm (0.065ft)
SENSOR:
Sensor weight:1.8kg (4lbs)
Sensor body dimensions:110mm (0.36ft) diameter x 296mm (0.97ft) long
Sensory body material:Stainless steel (grade 304) and Aluminium. Nickel-graphite Fluoro-silicone
Sensor ambient temperature:-40ºC to +70ºC (-40ºF to +158ºF)
Environmental protection:IP65
Cable entry:Cable gland
Maximum cable separation:85m (280ft) for standard cables (Four core 16/02, 0.5mm2, screened). Custom cable options allow separation to 170m (560ft)
PHYSICAL: PARABOLIC REFLECTOR (OPTION AER):
Parabolic reflector dimensions:360mm (1.18ft) diameter x 130mm (0.43ft) long
Parabolic reflector weight:1.6kg (3.53lbs)
Parabolic reflector materials:Polypropylene, Aluminium
Parabolic reflector temperature:-40ºC to +100ºC (-40ºF to +212ºF)
Parabolic reflector characteristics:Gain: 27dB, effective beam angle <3º
PHYSICAL: HORN (OPTION AEH):
Horn dimensions:150mm (0.49ft) diameter x 240mm (0.79ft) long
Horn weight:0.8kg (1.76lbs)
Horn materials:Stainless steel (grade 316), PTFE
Horn temperature:-40ºC to +200ºC (-40ºF to +392ºF)
Horn characteristics:Gain: 22dB, effective beam angle <6º
PHYSICAL: POLYROD (OPTION AEP):
Horn dimensions:55mm (0.18ft) diameter x 380mm (1.25ft) long
Horn weight:0.4kg (0.88lbs)
Horn materials:Aluminium, PTFE
Horn temperature:-40ºC to +200ºC (-40ºF to +392ºF)
Horn characteristics:Gain: 19dB, effective beam angle <10º
PERFORMANCE:
Accuracy:For range: to 16m, accuracy is ±2mm; to 32m, ±4mm; to 64m, ±6mm
Resolution:0.03% of the measured range or ±2mm, whichever is the greater
Range:Maximum: 64m (210ft), minimum: 0.45m (1.48ft)
Operating frequency:8.9 - 10.1GHz (X-Band)
Modulation technique:(Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave)
Output power:1mW (milliwatt) at aerial port
APPLICATION MATERIAL CHARACTERISTICS:
States and phases:Liquids, sludges, powders and solid materials
Material velocity:Static, vibrating and moving
Dielectric constant:1.5 and above
Temperature:Any, within individual radar assembly limits
OUTPUTS:
Analogue output:4-20mA, isolated (to 150V floating), into 1kΩ. Source or sink
RS232:ASCII, half duplex RS232
RS485 Modbus:Modbus ASCII, RTU
RS485 Profibus:Profibus DPV0 and DPV1, EN 50170
HART:pending
PROGRAMMING:
PC Programming:Via RS232 or RS485 Modbus
Programming security:Via passcode
Programmed data integrity:Non-volatile memory
PC set-up and monitoring software:Pulsar Nemesis PC Software
STANDARDS AND APPROVALS:
Tank level probe Radar:EN 302372
EMC and radio regulations:EN 61326-1, EN 61010 series, FCC CFR47 (parts 15 &18), IC RSS-210
Enclosure:EN 60529, IP65
Electrical safety:EN 60950
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