Fill Level Sensors
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 Applications

Steel or Aluminum beverage containers Food cans Carbonated and LN2 dosed beverages Household chemicals Nutraceutical products Personal care & cosmetics

 Specifications

Specification

Description

ENCLOSURE: DIMENSIONS

12.25 in high x 6.75 in wide x 25.5 in deep (31.1 cm x 17.15 cm x 64.77 cm)

ENCLOSURE: CONSTRUCTION

Single piece box w/screw mount access panel

ENCLOSURE: MATERIAL

​Stainless steel

ENCLOSURE: ENVIRONMENTAL RATING

NEMA 4X, IP65

ENCLOSURE: WASHDOWN RATING

High-pressure water

ENCLOSURE: MOUNTING

Pedestal stand to floor secured to conveyor

STAND: TYPE

​Adjustable height

STAND: TRAVEL RANGE

Crank handle fine adjust 12 in (304.8 mm) Overall floor to x-ray beam range (does not include fine adjust range) standard post 20-90 in. (50.8-228.6 cm) – Longer Lengths are available upon request

STAND: CONSTRUCTION

​Stainless steel

X-RAY SOURCE

X-ray tube, 35-75 kV, 10-200uA, 24 VDC @ 2 A, +/- 15 VDC @ 300 mA

X-RAY LAMP

Red lens (Green for CE), 24 VDC, 6.5 watt bulb (monitored for continuity)

X-RAY DETECTOR

Photo Multiplier Tube (PMT), 1 in (25.4 mm) square window

PHOTO BEAM TRIGGER

Thru-beam pair, adjustable gain, 10-30 VDC, sourcing pnp output​

 Overview

X-ray Sensor for Fill Level Inspection

The Fill_xr sensor is a non-contact sensor used to measure the product fill level in steel, aluminum, glass, plastic and paper containers. An x-ray tube energized at high voltage is used to produce a low energy x-ray beam. This x-ray beam is focused to look through the container in the expected fill level region. As the x-ray beam penetrates the container, it is attenuated by the amount of product blocking the beam. An X-ray detector is positioned on the opposite side of the container to measure the intensity of the beam after it goes through the container. The intensity of the beam is then compared to acceptable energy levels to determine the relative fill level of each container. User set rejection limits defines the high or low fill threshold.

The TapTone Fill_xr sensor uses low energy X-ray technology to inspect steel, aluminum, plastic and glass containers for proper fill level. The system can be configured to detect underfilled and overfilled containers. The sensor mounts on a remote variable height stand and requires no modifications to the existing production conveyor. The Fill_xr sensor can be added to existing TapTone systems as an optional inspection.

Fill_xr requires a User Interface for operation and is compatible with the T550 and PRO Series User Interfaces.​

​​​Fill_xr Features

  • ​​​​​​​​​Detects overfill and underfill inspection on one sensor

  • Accurate fill level inspection at production line speeds

  • Cantilever design requires no line modifications

  • No tools required for change-overs

  • Simple height adjustment​


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