VibraRod Vibratory Probe

The VibraRod™ level sensor provides reliable point level sensing in a wide variety of applications for most bulk solid materials.

Description

The VibraRod™ line of point level sensors is a mechanical resonance system that is excited and kept in resonance by the sensor’s electronic circuitry. Two piezoelectric crystals are mounted on the internal portion of the probe’s base. An electrical signal is applied to one crystal at the frequency corresponding to the probe’s self-resonance. This electrical excitation causes physical deformation of the crystal which in-turn creates probe vibration. When no material is present around the VibraRod’s probe, the vibration of the probe is received by the second crystal. This causes physical deformation of the second crystal which generates a voltage analyzed by the electronic circuitry. With material present and surrounding the probe, the vibration is dampened so that the second crystal is not able to generate as high a voltage as when no material is present. The electronic circuitry senses this change and the relay output changes accordingly.