Industrial automation implements control systems, sensors, and computers, making processes safer and more productive while also improving the quality and speed of production. All kinds of manufacturing utilize industrial automation, from small-batch production to mass production.
You will find industrial level control and measurement systems in many industries, including food and beverage, oil and gas, power generation, semiconductor manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemical industries. Industrial level measurement is commonplace at an industrial site, manufacturing plant, processing facility, or large buildings where the material level in tanks, silos, bins, pipes, or other vessels needs monitoring. The application of different level transmitters and switches depends on the industry or manufacturing process. Level measurement keeps a product's quality high by determining the weight or volume of ingredients and making changes to the production process based on the instruments feedback, providing continuous improvement.
Measurement at the industrial level is essential for ensuring that people working in plants, factories, and other industrial settings are safe. Industrial level measurement systems watch and control industrial processes to ensure they run smoothly and safely. Companies that make chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and hydrocarbons (products that need special care and attention because of their hazardous nature) use level transmitters and switches as part of their safety system, protecting the health and safety of workers and communities. Additionally, industrial level measurement is vital for protecting the environment from dangerous materials leaking or spilling. A person usually can't tell if a hazardous material leaks at an industrial plant just by looking. Accurate level measuring assists in determining if dangerous materials escape into the surrounding area, ensuring they don't contaminate the environment or water sources and make them unsafe.
Siemens, a world leader in process control instrumentation and automation, manufactures a full line of level switches and transmitters that are arguably the most advanced on the market. Siemens level instruments improve product quality and plant safety and assist in protecting the environment and our natural resources.
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