|[February 05, 2013]
Molex Showcases Capacitive Fluid-Level Sensors at MD&M West
LISLE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Incorporated will showcase their customized capacitive
fluid-level sensors, a low-cost measuring solution with disposable
sensors and reusable electronic circuitry, at Molex booth #1983 at MD&M
West Show, February 12-14, Anaheim Convention Center, CA (News - Alert). Designed for
measuring fluid or granular material in non-metallic containers, the
patent pending sensor electrode design and configurable software provide
higher accuracy with lower hardware cost and easier installation.
"Many factors go into customer selection of fluid-monitoring equipment
for industrial and commercial processes," states Steve Fulton,
engineering manager, Molex (News - Alert). "Capacitive fluid-level sensors solve the
challenge of detecting substances in containers for continuous and
threshold measurement without directly contacting the materials."
Custom designed capacitive fluid-level sensors are optimized for medical
fluid management systems, automotive fuel tanks, agricultural fluid
tanks, hydraulic fluid and pump controls, beverage dispensing systems
and other industry applications. Featuring multiple output interface
options, including SB, I2C and discrete signals, the capacitive sensors
provide a customized interface for virtually any application
requirement. The sensors deliver 95 percent accuracy in auto mode and 98
percent accurate when manually calibrated. The embedded software can be
configured for maintenance-free auto-calibration or manual calibration
to maximize sensor accuracy.
Equipped withflexible circuitry which conforms to the container shape
via pressure-sensitive adhesive, capacitive sensors are easily mounted
to the outside of a container allowing measurement of caustic fluids, in
addition to granular and pulverized materials. The sensors can measure
through almost any non-metallic material. Featuring solid-state
capacitive technology with no moving parts, capacitive sensors eliminate
problems with mechanical wear over time. Providing design flexibility,
sensor circuitry substrate options include PCB, polyester flexible
circuit and polyimide flexible circuit. A design can use a traditional
PCB for a flat surface container or a thin, flexible circuit to
accommodate curved surfaces or space-constrained applications.
The new fluid-level capacitive sensors can be mated with virtually any
Molex interconnect or cable assembly. They are fully compatible with
integrated designs using Molex customized user interfaces, including
membrane switches and capacitive touch technology. For additional
information visit: www.molex.com/link/fluidsensor.html.
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solutions for a number of markets including data communications,
telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive,
medical, military and lighting. Established in 1938, the company
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