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New level era with the radar sensor VEGAPULS 6X

VEGA now offers one sensor for all applications: VEGAPULS 6X. Selecting the right frequency or determining the DK value of the medium are no longer obstacles, because choosing the right sensor specifications has become much easier. The new configurator asks for the type of application and then quickly determines which sensor version is required. The entire procedure now consists of just a few mouse clicks.

Over 1 million instruments in use worldwide

In total, there are now well over 1 million radar instruments from VEGA in use worldwide – in industries such as chemical, energy, food, oil and gas and many others. With each new instrument generation, the company has been able to set new standards and develop new features that have made the products even more reliable, accurate, robust and flexible. And the focus is always on high sensor quality.

Four-stage, all-round protection

VEGAPULS 6X also offers decisive technical innovations: It is equipped with a comprehensive safety concept. Functional safety is guaranteed, as it conforms with all the requirements of Safety Integrity Level. The certified sensor has exceptional SIL characteristics and provides the necessary operational safety to minimise risks in safety-related applications. Another increasingly important focus is “cybersecurity”. In this regard the VEGAPULS 6X conforms to IEC 61511, which fulfils the strictest requirements for security of system access and communication control. It thus guarantees comprehensive process security, right through to the control system.

An important third aspect of its extensive safety features is its self-diagnosis system. It continuously monitors the function of the sensor and recognises if it has been impaired in any way, thus contributing significantly to higher plant availability and sensor performance.

Central to these important features is a new, second generation radar chip directly from VEGA. Because there was no chip available on the market that would have met all requirements, the research and development team set to work to design one themselves, from scratch.

New in a different way: Innovation of values

Beside the technical highlights, the VEGA radar team addressed questions that, from the very beginning, went far beyond product design.

This new approach gave rise to the impulses that make VEGAPULS 6X different. By carefully considering the users and the process conditions of their applications, other points came into focus. These include the challenges in using measuring instruments, such as complicated adjustment procedures, the constant pressure to increase efficiency, and time constraints in general.

Radar made for people

With VEGAPULS 6X, VEGA has rounded out its radar measurement technology with four important innovations: More safety and self-diagnosis, new radar chip technology, new application possibilities and simpler adjustment.

  • More information available at www.vega.com/radar
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