Plug-and-play indicator for liquid-level sensors
The meter was developed as an indicator for storage tanks with the ability to interface via Modbus and display tank levels in multiple units.
Side Tank Indicator (STI) is a display meter designed to work with the Level Plus MG transmitter with Modbus interface. The meter was developed as an indicator for storage tanks with the ability to interface via Modbus and display tank levels in feet, inches and 16ths of an inch. Designed for plug-and-play operation, users can choose to have the meter display product only; product and temperature; or product, interface and temperature. Features include two 2-A SPDT relays, a 4-20 mA output, 120/240-Vac input power, 24 Vdc to the gauge and an optional explosion-proof housing. The display can show the measurements to one decimal point.
MTS Systems Corp., MTS Sensors Group
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