NIVOCAP CK – Capacitance Level Switch

Capacitance Level Switch

NIVELCO NIVOCAP CK-100 series new generation capacitance level switch (level switch) operates as a capacitance meter in the RF (radio-frequency) range, unlike the traditional capacitive principle.

What is the most advantageous feature of this technique? The instrument has a great build-up immunity and therefore the NIVOCAP CK-100 is suitable for sticking, sticky substances (wax, linseed oil, gum arabic, gum tragacanth, methyl cellulose, gums, egg whites, etc.) The mechanical structure consists of a stainless steel probe and a reference probe between the two insulations.
NIVOCAP CK’s intelligent microcontroller-based electronics continuously evaluates the voltage level and is proportional to the capacitance difference between the two probes and the housing. In this way, it provides more stable measurement compared to analog capacitance switches. The units are only available with a paint-coated aluminum body because the reference point of the measurement is the body itself.
An insulated section of the probe, called the guard ring, prevents mis-switching, allowing material buildup on the probe to be ignored.
The maximum probe length of the NIVOCAP CK level relay series is 3 meters (10 feet)” on rod extended types. However, cable extension versions can be ordered up to 10 meters (33 feet) probe length. High temperature and Dust-Ex(ATEX) approved models such as NIVOCAP CK – CKM-103-1 are suitable for use in harsh environments, so they can be the ideal choice for power generation applications.

For detailed information, you can contact Aykome Engineering.

Capacitance Level Switch Product Features

  • Intelligent electronic level switch
  • Build-up immunity
  • Easy calibration
  • Selectable sensitivity
  • Fail-safe operation mode
  • Rod (0.7–3 m) or flexible cable extension (1–10 m)
  • High temperature version
  • Dust-Ex models
  • For high viscosity, sticky materials
  • For special applications such as blockage detection in hopper and hot ash

Capacitance Level Switch Application Areas and Level Measurement Methods

  • For solids with εr≥1.5 and liquids
  • Agriculture
  • Construction materials
  • Chemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food and beverage
  • Mining industry
  • Power plants
  • Paper mill
  • Plastic industry

Capacitance Level Switch Technical Specifications

Power supply:20–250 VAC/DC
Ambient temperature:– 30°C…+65°C
Process temperature:-30°C…+235°C
Process pressure:up to 25 bar
Output:relay (SPDT) or electronic switch (SPST)
Process connection:¾”, 1″, 1 ½”
Ingress protection:IP67
Approvals:ATEX, IEC Ex