Press Release

MP Series Air Radar Offering Expanded to 78GHz

Spartanburg, SC – (April 5, 2016) Bindicator is pleased to announce the next generation of its air radar product offering by introducing the F78MP Air Radar Series. The new series models, F78MP040 and F78MP100, measure up to 131 ft (40 m) and 328 ft (100 m), respectively, functioning at a 78GHz frequency. This high frequency provides a 4 degree beam angle, enabling precise measurements in difficult environments. The F78MP Series comes standard with 2-wire, DC power supply, air purge and a six step Quick Wizard; both aiming and flat flanges are available as options for mounting.

With the introduction of the new F78MP Air Radar Series, applications that may have been out of reach previously have now been unlocked. High angle of repose, dusty silos, or tanks with cross beams can now be measured easily for many materials, even including cement, plastics and other aggregate industries.

The F78MP Air Radar is easy to install with a quick wizard set-up that can be completed in minutes; it also requires minimal maintenance due to its design with no moving parts and a built-in emitter and antenna for protection against material build-up.

This non-contact solution provides continuous level measurement for bulk materials in bins, tanks and silos. Accurate and reliable in difficult environments, the F78MP Air Radar Series is an ideal level meter for powder and bulk solid inventory management. For more information on the F78MP Series Air Radar, visit www.bindicator.com; contact a local Bindicator representative or come by the iPBS International Powder & Bulk Solids show in Chicago, IL for its commercial debut.

New Paddlewheel Model from Bindicator: Roto-Bin-Dicator® PRO

Spartanburg, SC – (February 2, 2015) Bindicator is pleased to announce the newest and most advanced paddlewheel in the bulk solid industry, the Roto-Bin-Dicator® PRO. The Roto PRO model is a paddlewheel type level device that outperforms others in its class. This simple device monitors the level of dry bulk material and indicates when there has been a change. The fail-safe Roto PRO model is unique in that it comes standard with functional diagnostics that detect a unit fault even when the paddle is buried in material; unlike any other paddlewheel device in the industry.

Roto PRO can not only detect a fault while its paddle is buried in material, it is able to differentiate between faults through a number of flashing sequences on the green LED light. Roto PRO provides added reliability by employing redundant methods of detection. These methods monitor shaft rotation as well as motor behavior, making it more reliable with regards to not missing a reading or creating a false positive.

Other features include universal power, more than ten process fitting options, time delay, motor pause, sensitivity adjustments and test FOB that can be used to check the functionality of the unit without removing the cover. The Roto-Bin-Dicator PRO, the most unique paddlewheel in the dry bulk industry, has General Purpose and Hazardous Location approvals from UL, as well as CE Certification.

For more information, contact a Bindicator representative or visit the website, www.bindicator.com.

Hazardous Location Certificates for New Bindicator® Point Level Products

Bindicator® is proud to announce that Hazardous Location certificates from UL have been issued to their recently launched, redesigned point level sensors: Roto-Bin-Dicator® and VRF® II. The UL certification is recognized in both the United States and Canada for explosion-proof Class I, Div 1, Groups C and D, and dust-ignition-proof Class II, Div 1, Groups E, F and G.

The Roto-Bin-Dicator paddle wheel switch and the VRF II capacitance switch were recently upgraded by Bindicator to modify the housings and bin connections as well as to increase electronic functionality providing higher sensitivity, universal power supply and simpler calibration methods. Hazardous Location certification will allow these new point level products to be used in dry bulk environments requiring explosion-proof and dust-ignition-proof equipment, such as applications in grain silos, fly ash hoppers and chemical bins.

Appointment of New Vice President & General Manager

Venture Measurement, manufacturer of the popular brands Bindicator, Kistler-Morse and Niagara Meters, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Gambrel as Vice President & General Manager.  Ben joined Venture’s parent company, Danaher Corporation, in 2007 and was most recently responsible for Global Product Marketing and Business Development for one of their divisions. Prior to joining Danaher, Ben’s experience resided in manufacturing and operations management.   Ben holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Stanford University in California.

MP Series Radar Added to Bindicator Product Offering

Bindicator is proud to announce an addition to the continuous level product offering, the MP Series radar. The MP Series is a microwave, pulse radar that is used to determine the level of bulk solids in silos or tanks. Able to be used in some of the tallest silos, the MP70 model has a maximum distance of 230 ft (70 m). Operating at 26GHz frequency and with a narrow beam angle of eight degrees, the MP70 model can avoid disturbances in the tanks and get readings in the toughest environments.

The MP Series is non-contact radar that uses ‘time of flight’ method to determine level in a vessel. The MP70 measures the level of material in a bin or silo by monitoring the time it takes for an emitted microwave pulse to travel from the level meter to the surface of the material being measured and back to the meter. This time is calculated into distance which is then translated into a level measurement.

Pulse radar is one of the highest levels of technology offered for sensing bulk material level. It is highly accurate in tough environments such as cement and fly-ash because of the large amounts of dust that can be difficult for other technologies to penetrate.

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Bindicator® Releases New Chinese Brand Name

Bindicator® is proud to announce the release of a new Chinese brand name and logo for its level measurement products sold in China. The new Chinese logo shares the same look as Bindicator’s global “Genuine Bindicator” logo. The new brand name will allow Chinese customers to more easily specify genuine Bindicator products. The new brand name 必测™ (pronounced “Bì-cè”) can be translated “Will be measured”, intending to reinforce the reliability of Bindicator products.

Bindicator has formally filed for trademark privileges in China for this new brand name and logo; this allows Bindicator to use the ‘TM’ symbol on all logos, documentation, and equipment. The use of the trademark provides customers a level of certainty that they are purchasing genuine Bindicator products which are held to the highest standards in manufacturing and service support.

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Bindicator®发布全新中文品名

斯帕坦堡,南卡罗莱纳州 – (2013-12-13) Bindicator® 荣幸地宣布正式启用全新的中文品名和商标,全新的中文品名和商标将用于Bindicator®在中国市场销售的全系列物位产品。新中文标志形状和Bindicator全球统一标志“Genuine Bindicator”相似。新的中文品名将会帮助中国客户更加易于识记正宗的Bindicator产品。全新的中文品名“必测™”蕴含“精准测量”的涵义,表明了Bindicator产品的特点——可靠、准确。

Bindicator在中国已经为这个全新的品名和标志向中国工商总局正式申请商标权,确保Bindicator能在所有标志、文档和设备上使用TM 标识。新的中文标志将帮助客户购买真正的、高质量的Bindicator产品,并获得最好的服务与支持。

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Bindicator® Designs Global, Point Level Product Offering

Bindicator® is proud to announce the redesign of the point level product line, including Roto-Bin-Dicator®, Pulse Point™ and VRF® models. The redesign focuses on the electronics, frame construction and certifications.

The electronic features of Pulse Point II and VRF II point level products now have enhanced sensitivity settings which allow them to be used in a wide range of materials. In addition, on some models, time delays, build up detection and liquid/solid interface settings are included to provide a more unique solution for bulk level measurement in a tank or silo. Universal input power is now standard for all models, allowing for AC or DC connection without any adjustment.

The updated frame design of the Bindicator point level products provides extensive connection flexibility. The process connection and conduit entries are now offered with imperial or metric threads. The process connection includes over forty fitting types with the ability to customize to suit specific tank and silo needs.

Agency certifications for the United States and Canada include ordinary location from UL and have Type 4X; IP66 ingress protection rating. International certifications include IEC, IECEX, ATEX and CE. Hazardous Location approval certification is expected in late 2013.

Bindicator Adds Model PRD1000 Display to Offering

Spartanburg, SC – (March 2013) Bindicator has added a new display, the PRD1000, to its extensive product line. The PRD1000 can act as a power supply and display for 4-20mA level sensors such as the Bindicator TDR-2000 and is also an effective solution when a remote display is needed.

The PRD1000 has a dual-line display that is easily programmable. Users can program functions including 4-20mA outputs, units, decimal points, relay actions and alarms. The unit is equipped with serial communications as standard using Modbus RTU Serial Communication Protocol; adapters are available for RS-485 communications.

The model offerings will include 85-265 VAC and 12/24 VDC models, with or without relays or a sunlight readable display; all available in a NEMA 4X enclosure. For more information about the PRD1000, contact your local Bindicator representative or visit the company website.

 

About Bindicator

Bindicator is a Venture Measurement company that is a market leader in level bulk level management, building level switches to solve the toughest bulk material handling challenges since 1936. To learn more about Bindicator products, visit www.bindicator.com.

About Venture Measurement

Venture Measurement is a company owned by Danaher Corporation [NYSE: DHR]. Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 59,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. For more information please visit our website: www.danaher.com.

Model SONO-1000 Added to Bindicator Product Line

Spartanburg, SC – (January 11, 2013) Bindicator, a Venture Measurement company, announces the addition of a single tank ultrasonic model to the product offering. The new model, SONO-1000, measures bulk solids in vessels up to 98 feet (30 meters) in height. It is an ideal sonic solution for locations with a limited number of vessels, where a separate controller may be cost prohibitive; both an AC and DC version are available.

The SONO-1000 is simple to install and start up regardless of the amount of material in the vessel and is suitable for a wide range of materials. Up to four conduit entries, two (2) ½” NPT and two (2) M20 x 1.5, allow for flexibility when connecting to a power source, and comes with a 4-20mA output and programmable display.

Bindicator also has additional ultrasonic models that are ideal for multi-vessel applications. The SonoTracker line offers tranducers that can be linked together into one read-out display.

For more information about the SONO-1000 model, visit the Bindicator website (www.bindicator.com) or contact your local Bindicator distributor (www.bindicator.com/locator).

 

About Bindicator

Bindicator is a Venture Measurement company that is a market leader in level bulk level management, building level switches to solve the toughest bulk material handling challenges since 1936. To learn more about Bindicator products, visit www.bindicator.com.

About Venture Measurement

Venture Measurement is a company owned by Danaher Corporation [NYSE: DHR]. Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 59,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. For more information please visit our website: www.danaher.com.