SmartBobII with Teflon Sphere, the Teflon-coated sphere for the SmartBob level sensor from BinMaster is a new option for materials that are sticky or prone to static cling. Its coating is specifically adapted for measuring powders and solid materials that may adhere to the sensor probe such as silica or frack sand, powdered chemicals or minerals, additives and ingredients.
The Teflon coating on the sphere is FDA approved allowing it to be installed in bins, tanks, or silos containing ingredients used in animal and human food processing or pharmaceutical environments. The level sensor is said to help save time, money, and increases safety when measuring materials by eliminating the need to climb bins and take manual measurements.
Acting as an automated tape measure, the sensor takes measurements at predetermined time intervals or on demand.
The sensor is automatically dropped to the material surface. When it makes contact with the surface, it immediately retracts and, by counting pulses, calculates a highly accurate measurement from the top of the silo to the material surface.