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NEW GENERATION OF RADAR SENSORS VEGA presents latest generation of VEGA radar sensors

Mar 1, 2022

VEGA ushered in a new era in level sensing with the radar sensor VEGAPULS 6X

VEGA recently presented the latest generation of VEGA radar sensors at an online press conference. Traditionally, the search for a suitable radar level sensor begins by asking which frequency would be best for the specific application, or by determining the properties of the medium, the temperature ranges involved, and the process fittings required. Until now, choosing an instrument was a laborious task, but VEGA is now transforming the process completely with its new VEGAPULS 6X. “Ultimately, it’s not the sensor that counts but what the users can achieve with it in their individual processes,” said Florian Burgert, Product Manager, VEGA, who has been closely involved in product development from the very beginning. “Just knowing that they’ve chosen the best possible measurement solution and that they’ll reach their goal faster with it makes a big difference in their everyday operations,” he cited.

Over one million instruments in use worldwide

The success story of today’s world market leader in radar level measurement began 30 years ago and, in the meantime, VEGA’s sensors have optimised millions of industrial processes. The story includes milestones, such as the world’s first two-wire radar instrument and the first 80-GHz radar sensor for liquids on the market. Behind this success are the many people who share a common passion. “At VEGA, we don’t do a hundred different things. We concentrate on what we do best: radar,” said Jürgen Skowaisa, Product Manager, VEGA, speaking for all of them.

All round protection

The new VEGAPULS 6X offers the best that is technically feasible today: a self-diagnosis system that immediately detects damage or interference that ensures significantly higher availability and safety. It has new radar-chip technology, with expanded application possibilities and a simpler operation. In addition to SIL certification, the matter of cyber security has also been fully taken into account; compliance with security standard IEC 62443-4-2, which specifies the strictest requirements for secure communication and access control.

The value lies in the best application

Level sensors should make it easier for users to monitor their industrial processes. The ultimate purpose of VEGAPULS 6X is maximum simplification. It is the one sensor that can handle any application. In the future, the customer will no longer have to worry about the technology, frequency or instrument version. Even setup and commissioning has been reduced to a minimum, requiring now just a few clicks and basic application parameters. In many cases, all application-specific settings can be made in VEGAPULS 6X before it leaves the factory. Mount, connect, done - it couldn’t get any simpler.

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