Informa Exhibitions Ltd regrets to announce the closure of Solids & Bulk Handling magazine.

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine has been affected by the ongoing downward trend of on-the-page marketing spend. This combined with the economic pressures that the loose and solids handling industry face has ultimately led to the sad and difficult decision to cease publishing the magazine.

The November/December 2017 issue of Solids & Bulk Handling will be its last edition.


Do You Have UWT on Your Radar Yet? June 26, 2013

From its head office in Germany, UWT has been confirmed by Siemens as the first Solution Partner for process instrumentation specifically designed for level control.

UWT has built a solid reputation as the leading expert and supplier of ingeniously simple level control systems. During its 35 year career in the bulk solids business, the company has delivered custom-specific solutions to clients around the world and built a solid reputation based on the easy handling, reliability and longevity of its products.

The UWT product portfolio includes paddle switches (Rotonivo), vibration forks (Vibranivo), capacitive sensors (Capanivo), Lot measuring sytems (Nivobob), ultrasound sensors (Nivowave) as well as visualisation systems (Nivotec).

Now, in addition to these long established and reliable products, the UWT product range is expanded to include the Siemens Radar SITRANS LR560.

Siemens is the worldwide market leader when it comes to innovative products, technologies and solutions and has once again set new standards with its Radar SITRANS LR560. The unit was specially designed for the continous and contact free level control of bulk solids material in silos. The SITRANS LR560 2-wire, 78 GHz FMCW radar level transmitter with its small beam angle of 4° and its very short wavelength allows optimum reflection of the bulk solids material even when confronted with a large material mound and can be used for continuous monitoring of solids in silos up to 100 m. The SITRANS LR560’s “plug and play” performance is ideal for most solids applications, including those with extreme dust and high temperatures to +200°C. The unique design allows safe and simple programming using the graphic display with control keys on the unit or via an infrared handheld programmer or alternatively via Hard-, Profibus PA and Foundation Fieldbus communication.

The robust stainless steel construction makes the LR560 extremely suitable for all kinds of industrial applications. The unit operates at a high frequency of 78 GHz thus achieving a very small beam angle which eliminates any signal interference at the flange but allows optimum reflection of the bulk solids material. The flange can be adjusted to ensure a perfect positioning of the LR560, ie the angle of the beam can be set to a specific point, for example the outlet of the silo. The lens antenna is highly resistant to material deposits and offers a self-clean function for extremely sticky solids using an air flush connection. The Local display interface (LDI) allows programming and diagnostics on-site making the installation and operation of the unit as easy as child’s play.

Advantages of Using Radar SITRANS LR560:

  • 4° beam angle
  • Measuring range up to 100m
  • High measurement precision
  • Easy installation and setup
  • Process Temperature up to 200°C
  • Compact version
  • Lens antenna

Technical Detail Radar SITRANS LR560:

  • Housing: Stainless steel IP68
  • Measuring range / tolerance: 100m / ±0,25%
  • Pressure range: 3 bar g (40 psi g) max.
  • Supply voltage: 24 V DC (max. DC 30 V)
  • Process connection: DN100 PN16
  • Process temperature range: -40°C up to +200°C
  • Signal output: 4…20mA, 2-wire
  • Communication: HART-, Profibus- and Foundation Fieldbus-communication
  • Sensitivity (DK-value): > 2,0

Key Applications Radar SITRANS LR560:

  • Cement powder
  • Plastic powder/pellets
  • Grain
  • Coal
  • Wood powder
  • Fly ash.

For further information and full technical specifications, please contact the UWT UK Sales Office on 0845 4810463, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address),