Excavator Applications Using Universal Level Sensors

Off-Highway Vehicle manufacturers require feedback on the status of all the fluid level containers on their vehicles, but they struggle with the different styles and types of sensors required to provide that feedback. With all these different applications with different fluids, the manufacturer needs to buy and stock several different styles of these liquid level sensors.  Many different part numbers, in lower volume, lead to increased costs and adds to the warehousing of more parts than needed.

Application Challenge:

Finding a single liquid level sensor, with no moving parts, that will reliably detect water, oil, coolant as well as fuel and will endure the environment of an excavator. Traditional liquid level sensors (that can detect all fluids) rely on a float that will physically move up and down.  The sensor is calibrated to the specific gravity of the fluid.  It will operate differently in oil as compared to water.   Also, these traditional float-style sensors have moving parts.  When they are mounted in a high vibration and shock, environment, like an excavator, the floats can become damaged and malfunction.

ULS Usage in Excavators

Application Solution:

Gems Sensors’ NEW ULS-100 Universal Level Sensor

Based on Gems new universal level sensing technology, the new ULS series does not rely on the specific gravity of the fluid to detect its presence or absence.  It will reliably detect almost any liquid. With its robust housing, IPX7 & IP6k9k rating, and wide operating temperature range, the new Universal Level Sensor is perfect for the most demanding conditions often present in construction equipment.




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

Similar Products:

  • XM/XT-800:  Continuous Liquid Level Sensor for Fluid Storage Tanks
  • XM/XT-700: Continuous Liquid Level Sensor for Fluid Storage Tanks
  • 3100/3200:  Pressure Sensor for Hydraulic Systems
  • 1100:  Pressure Sensors for Air Compressors and Engine Oils
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