Endress+Hauser: Micropilot FWR30 Cloud Connected Radar Level Sensor


July 8, 2022

At more than 80% of all production sites, level measurement of liquid and additive storage tanks is done manually, which is time-consuming and costly. Often this results in missing stocks not being recorded until the tank has emptied and production has stopped. Excessive storage to avoid such situations is usually not viable due to the additional storage costs involved. Often, the measurement points are difficult to access, remote or even difficult to supply.

To overcome these challenges, Endress+Hauser has developed a solution that revolutionizes level measurement of liquids and solids. The Micropilot FWR30, the world’s first 80 GHz wireless cloud sensor, combines high-end measurement technology and easy-to-use digital services in a single, cost-effective device. Its continuously recorded measurement data is accessible anytime, from anywhere, via the sensor’s cloud connection, providing users with facts where only guesswork was possible before.

The FWR30 enables real-time monitoring of often remotely stored inventories of substances such as liquid additives in plastic or metal tanks, cleaning agents in food production, or for solids such as building materials on construction sites. Its basic configuration covers level measurement in plastic and open tanks. An optional process connection allows the measurement of fluids and solids in metal tanks such as animal feed in agriculture or the storage of wood pellets for heating systems. Along with level data, users also receive location tracking information for their tanks and storage containers.

The FWR30 is ready to use. It can be installed, without special tools, in less than three minutes. Thanks to its built-in battery, no external power supply is needed. The radar sensor covers measuring ranges of up to 15 m and temperatures between -20°C and 60°C. Thanks to its non-invasive measurement capability, it works where other measuring principles cannot. not be used due to corrosion, abrasion, stickiness or toxicity.

The measurement technology used by the Micropilot FWR30 has proven itself. With over 2.2 million installed applications and 50 years of experience, radar time-of-travel instruments like the FWR30 are an important component of the Endress+Hauser portfolio. The latest generation of Micropilot instruments offers a compact design and maximum ease of use, as well as application-specific flexibility.

Depending on their individual needs, FWR30 users can choose from a wide portfolio of services, viewable on different devices such as desktop computer, tablet or smartphone, and compliant with the highest security requirements. and data protection.

One possibility is Netilion Value, a simple digital surveillance solution. It provides a dashboard, current values, historical data, alarms, notifications and a simple user interface. Smart sensors can be integrated and connected with just a few clicks. Another, Netilion Inventory, offers a simplified monitoring service to support basic inventory management applications. It comes with add-ons such as volume calculation or forecasting and it determines free storage capacity. This extended service provides the user with a clear overview of the status of tanks, silos and containers.

A third option for a cloud application is SupplyCare Hosting, a comprehensive inventory management solution that provides event history, customizable overview, and evaluation of key performance indicators such as average inventory, efficiency or turnover rate. SupplyCare Hosting also provides easy demand planning and can be synchronized with all common ERP systems.

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