Using Universal Level Sensors in Water and Wastewater Vacuum Trucks

What compact single liquid level sensor has no moving parts, reliably detects various media such as hydraulic fluid, engine oil, fuel, coolant, and tank water, and withstands high vibration in vacuum trucks?

Application Challenge:

Monitoring optimum transmission fluid level in real-time is necessary between regularly scheduled preventative maintenance checks. Vacuum trucks are used for the safe extraction and transport of wastewater. Accurate, reliable level detection of various fluid types is required from windshield washer fluid to high-pressure hydraulic oil. Vacuum extractors require feedback on the status of all fluid level containers on their vehicles, but they struggle with the different types of sensors required. The manufacturer and fleet maintenance potentially need to buy and stock several different styles of these liquid level sensors. Many different part numbers, in lower volume, lead to increased costs and add to stocking and replacing more parts than needed.

Application Solution:

Gems Sensors’ NEW ULS-100 Universal Level Sensor

The Universal Level Sensor does not rely on the characteristics (for example varying specific gravities) of the fluid to detect its presence or absence. It will reliably detect almost any liquid. With its robust stainless steel compact housing, IPX7 & IP6k9k rating (direct pressure wash-down spray), and wide operating temperature range, the Universal Level Sensor is perfect for the most demanding conditions often present in Vacuum extraction equipment. Having one dependable sensor, with no moving parts, to replace the many types often required will overcome common functional and conditional limitations, ease product selection and reduce inventory.




Features & Benefits: 

  • Durable sealed design – IPX7 & IP6k9k
  • High-pressure range
  • Developed for the most rugged aqueous, oil, and hydrocarbon applications
  • Tolerates coolant coating – no false triggers due to old, dried on fluid
  • Wide temperature range
  • Small size – under 3˝ (75 mm) total length

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