HAWK’s brand new 80GHz freespace radar, featuring Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) pulse technology is making waves early. We had a customer with an iron ore rail facility fines bin that had not had a successful level measurement solution to prevent overspill and ensure continuous, uninterrupted material flow through the vessel.
As the vessel was for fines, the grizzly bars (cross beams designed to protect the bin from oversize lump material falling in) were very narrow. HAWK selected the brand new S80P, Senator 80GHz Radar specializing in powder applications for the task. The 70mm (2 ¾”) antenna design along with the 80GHz FMCW pulsing creates such a narrow beam angle that the unit easily measured the iron ore through the grizzly without any advanced parametrization or customized setup.
The ore is fed to a train loadout, so continued uptime is critical. The front loader and train loadout operators need to know and trust their control instrumentation is accurate which the Senator S80P Radar is providing.
The Senator Radar is available in 6 different model types covering a wide suite of level applications, from simple liquids to long range solids.