How the XM/XT-700 Level Sensor is used in Spray Tan Booths

Spray tans are an alternative to traditional tans achieved from laying out in the sun, which run the risk of damaging your skin through harmful UV exposure.  Spray tan booths function similarly to how they sound.  You enter in a booth, and are sprayed, either manually or automatically, with a solution that will give your skin the appearance of a fresh tan!   

These spray tan booths require proper level sensing for the tanning solution within the system.  This is crucial for the efficient operation of the spray tan booth.  Nobody wants just half their body tan!   

Challenge:  Finding a cost-effective level sensor that fit within a small tank and can handle the viscous spray tan solution.    


Solution:  Gems XM/XT-700 Level Sensor  

The Gems XM/XT-700 level sensor is a compact float type level transmitter. Gems’ XT/XM-700 level transmitter is constructed of either 316 stainless-steel or brass ensuring rugged durability.  With five different float materials, high chemical compatibility to the tanning solution is easily configured.  With six different mounting styles, 1/8” NPT, 3/4" NPT, 1” NPT, 1-5/16-12 UNF, 3/8-24, and 1 ¼” NPT, it can be compatible with multiple different tank openings.   

In addition, the XM/XT-700 can be configured with multiple output signals, including proportional voltage, 0-5 VDC, 0-12 VDC, and 4-20mA output.  The ‘XM’ signifies a proportional voltage output, and the ‘XT’ signifies a conditioned output.  This allows the level sensor to be compatible with any type of controller or display.  This float-based level sensor provides accurate level measurement with a 4mm resolution.  This is crucial for small tanks that are in tanning booths so it can sense small changes in the liquid level.  Since this is a direct reading and not inferred (through the air technology) it is not affected by changes in temperature, pressure, or moisture in the air.  This ensures a reliable level output which ensures high uptime of tanning booths   


Below are additional benefits of Gems XM/XT-700 Level Sensor:    

  • Highly configurable to meet the specifications of multiple tank types 
  • Custom lengths available with only a 3 week build time 
  • Highly reliablerepeatable, and proven reed switch technology has been tested and used for decades 
  • Compact size fits in tanks as small as several inches deep 
  • Simple installation saves OEMs labor time and cost 

The above characteristics make Gems XM/XT-700 an ideal solution to work in Spray Tan Booths.  



Additional Sensors Used in Spray Tan Booths: 

  • CAP-3side mounted capacitance level switch 
  • XLS-1side mounted ultrasonic level switch 
  • LS-700, compact multi-float level switch