Series TFLS Tuning Fork Level Switch

Perfect for Sensing Low Bulk Density or Low Dielectric Materials

Series TFLS Tuning Fork Level Switch is ideal for level control of powders and fine grained solids, especially those with a low bulk density. The TFLS incorporates a piezoelectric crystal that vibrates the fork at its natural frequency. When the fork comes in contact with material, the vibration is dampened and the switch changes state. As the fork becomes free of material, the switch changes back to its normal state. Featured in the TFLS is user-selectable fail-safe operation of the contacts. Unit is not affected by vibration from conveying systems, motors, or the movement of material. It can be mounted in any position and is available with factory built extensions for mounting on the top of the storage vessel.

Series TFLS is easy to use, with no calibration required and with no mechanical moving parts there is no routine maintenance required. The TFLS is unaffected by the dielectric constant of the sensed material, making it superior to a capacitance level switch for applications where the dielectric constant is too low, where there is more than one material being used in one vessel, and when material moisture content can change. The level switch is also good for applications when the bulk density is too low for a rotating paddle level switch. It can also detect granular material submerged in liquids of low viscosity, for example sand, gravel, or polyester chips in water.

Product Applications

  • Lime, styrofoam, tobacco, dry cereals, sugar, animal feed, milk powder, flour, insulation, cement, paper shavings, plastic granules, sawdust, carbon black, light fibers, detergent powders, dyes, chalk, silica, sand, wood chips
  • Chemical processing
  • Pulp and paper processing
  • Mining
  • Food and beverage

Models & Ordering

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Model Description Usually Ships Price Order
TFLS-W11SR1
Ships: Same Day
Price: $533.00
Tuning fork level switch. Same Day $533.00 Order

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Specifications

Service:
Dry powder or bulk materials compatible with wetted materials. Can detect bulk materials submerged in liquid.
Sensitivity:
Minimum bulk density of 1.8 lb/ft³ (30 g/l), maximum particle size 0.4" (10 mm).
Wetted Materials:
316 SS.
Temperature Limits:
Ambient: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C).
Pressure Limit:
145 psig (10 bar).
Power Requirement:
90 to 265 VAC, 50/60 Hz; 24 VDC.
Power Consumption:
4 VA.
Enclosure:
Aluminum, powder coated.
Enclosure Rating:
Weatherproof, NEMA 4X.
Switch Type:
SPDT.
Electrical Rating:
5 A @ 230 VAC.
Electric Connections:
Screw terminals.
Conduit Connection:
3/4" female NPT.
Process Connection:
1-1/2" male NPT.
Indication Lights:
External: red LED; Internal: green and red LED's.
Sensing Delay:
(Maximum) covered probe: 2 s.; uncovered probe: 3 to 7 s.
Time Delay:
Separate settings for covering and uncovering the probe. Adjustable from 2 to 20 seconds.
Weight:
5.5 lb (2.5 kg).

Features

  • No Calibration Required.
  • Vibrating Fork Design: Great for low bulk density and low dielectric constant products. Will detect products down to 1.8 lb/ft3 (30 g/l).
  • Universal Power Supply: One model works with 90 to 265 VAC and 24 VDC.
  • Adjustable Sensitivity: Can be set to ignore lighter bulk density products and only detect heavier products, such as sand in water.
  • Status Indication: External LED switch indicator, and internal indicators for normal and alarm status.
  • Failsafe Setting: Output switch can be set for Normally Open or Normally Closed condition on loss of power.
  • Time Delay: Prevent false alarms from material surges.
  • No Maintenance Required.
  • Any Position Mounting: Available with factory built extensions for mounting on the top of the storage vessel.

Model Chart

 
EXAMPLE TFLS W 1 1 ES 1 012 M20 Series TFLS-W11ES1-012-M20 Tuning Fork Level Switch, weatherproof enclosure, SPDT, 24 VDC, 12" 316SS extension probe, 1-1/2" male NPT, with M20 conduit connection.
SERIES TFLS               Tuning Fork Level Switch
ENCLOSURE   W             Weatherproof
SWITCH     1           SPDT
POWER SUPPLY       1         24 VDC, 90-265 VAC
PROBE TYPE         SR
EC
ES
      Standard Rod, 316SS
Extension, Carbon Steel
Extension, 316SS
PROCESS
CONNECTION
          1     1-1/2" Male NPT
PROBE EXTENSION
LENGTH
             
006
012
018
024
036
048
  None
6 Inch
12 Inch
18 Inch
24 Inch
36 Inch
48 Inch
OPTIONS               M20 M20 Conduit Connection

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Questions

Question
What are the two dry product level switch model types? What ranges do they cover? How are they adjusted? How many set-points do they have?
Answer
GSD3DA - gravity (elastomer) suspension, aluminum housing, polyurethane diaphragm, standard 15 amp switch. PSD16A - pneumatic (fabric), suspension, aluminum housing, filter fabric diaphragm, polyester 150 micron permeability, standard 15 amp switch. They can be adjusted to any level. They are adjusted by a screw adjustment. One setpoint available. For additional options, you could look at our CLS2 Series Capacitive Level Switch, TFLS Series Tuning Fork Level Switch, PLS and PLS2 Series Paddle Level Switches.

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