New Level Control Unit for Pumps


In time for the ISH fair 2009 KSB Aktiengesellschaft in Frankenthal, Germany, is launching LevelControl Basic 2, a new cost-efficient control unit for monitoring and controlling either one or two pumps.

New Level Control Unit for Pumps

With its new LevelControl Basic 2, KSB is launching a cost-efficient yet comprehensively equipped unit for controlling and monitoring up to two pumps. (KSB Aktiengesellschaft, Frankenthal)

The unit detects the liquid level either via a float switch, an analog sensor, an integrated pneumatic pressure sensor or a bubbler system. Depending on the motor power, the pumps can be started up either directly or in star-delta configuration. Phase and voltage monitoring, as well as monitoring of service intervals, are standard features of LevelControl Basic 2.

The control unit is available in either a compact housing or a stainless steel cabinet and has a well-structured display which is easy to operate and shows all important information. The unit is optionally available with a rechargeable battery and charging unit for powering the electronics and the signalling equipment. This ensures the mains-independent function of both the integrated buzzer for high-water alert and of any horns or flashlights connected.

Apart from its monitoring and safety functions, the new LevelControl Basic 2 unit offers comprehensive control functions such as control of a stand-by pump, functional check runs after idle periods or ATEX mode. Phased starting/stopping if both pumps have to be started/stopped prevents surge pressures and minimises start-up currents. The robust electronics are designed to operate in a temperature range from -10°C to +50°C.

Factory settings and the unit’s ample connection space make for easy installation and commissioning. An integrated PC interface allows for future software updates.

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