SOURCE: Deeter Electronics

September 03, 2009 12:33 ET

Deeter Electronics Makes Sense of Float Level Switches and Float Level Sensors

TALLMADGE, OH--(Marketwire - September 3, 2009) - The Deeter Wireless Sensor System (DWSS) is primarily designed to provide a wireless link between level sensors and control systems or indicators. The level sensors can be anything from a simple float switch (liquid level sensors or liquid level controls), to one of the Deeter continuous level sensors. In fact, the input can be from any sensor with a switched output or 4-20mA current-loop output, as used for monitoring a vast range of sensors in many industrial, or even domestic, control systems.

The Deeter Wireless Sensor System comprises four devices: two Sensors, a Repeater and a Base-Station. A minimum system would consist of one Sensor and one Base-Station, but can be expanded to include many Sensors communicating with a Base-Station. A Repeater or several Repeaters may be required in some installations to extend the radio signal range or improve communications reliability. The Deeter Wireless System enables you to multiplex a number of sensor inputs which allows you to control and indicate a whole range of sensors through one system.

Wireless Liquid Vertical Continuous Sensor (WLVCS). The WLVCS is a continuous liquid level sensor which allows you to monitor liquid level over a certain length using a ball float around a stem. This sensor manufactured from 316L stainless steel. Standard sensing lengths are 250mm, 500mm, 750mm and 1m (custom lengths are available on request). The radio circuit is housed in an IP67 rated alloy head with an external antenna. The WLVCS is battery powered with a battery life greater than one year (subject to various conditions of use).

Wireless Level Sensor (WLS). The WLS has a range of inputs including inputs for 4 float switches, a Deeter continuous level sensor input, and a 4-20mA current-loop. The WLS can be powered by an external power-supply, internal battery, or by the 4-20mA current-loop circuit it is sensing. The WLS is housed in an IP65 rated ABS enclosure with an external antenna and cable glands for power and signal inputs.

Wireless Sensor System Repeater (WSSR). The WSSR is housed in an IP65 rated ABS enclosure with an external antenna and a cable gland for power input from an external 5V power supply.

Wireless Sensor System Base-Station (WSSB). The WSSB is housed in an IP65 rated ABS enclosure with transparent lid. It has an external antenna and cable glands for power input and signal outputs. The full range of outputs is available, as described above. The WSSB has 3 push-button switches and a 2-line by 16-character LCD display, used to select a variety of options during initial setup. The display also provides information during normal operation and can be viewed through the transparent lid.

Contact Information

  • For more information on Deeter products, please contact
    Craig Harnish
    Deeter Electronics, Inc.
    466 Commerce Street
    Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
    Ph. (330) 630-3510
    Fax (330) 630-3512