Radar level transmitter VEGAPULS 64 measures the level in whey production

The Tirol Milch plant in Wörgl (Austria), which belongs to the Berglandmilch Group, is renowned for its cheese far beyond the borders of Tyrol. Yoghurt, butter and chocolate pudding are also produced at the site, but about two thirds of the collected milk volume is actually used in the cheese dairy.

VEGA has been working together with the company for a long time. 10 to 12 VEGA radar level transmitters are currently in use.

In the past, many tanks were equipped with level measuring systems, but these were usually delivered within the framework of a complete contract. In practice, this did not always prove to be particularly successful as the equipment suppliers were not level measurement specialists. differential pressure system with sensors near the tank bottom was often supplied as standard equipment. From a maintenance point of view this was very labour intensive, as Schneider reports. “During the cleaning of the whey tanks, for example, mechanical damage to the diaphragm in the pressure transducers would occur again and again when a wrench fell into the tank.” Another situation: the tanks are meticulously inspected at regular intervals. To do this, the milk technician has to climb into the tanks to inspect them from the inside. Again, there was a risk that the pressure transducers attached to the base could be damaged during each inspection.

Apart from the mechanical problems the existing level measuring system also created difficulties with welds, agitator, foam and spray ball. Meanwhile, the electrical engineering team had already heard that  VEGAPULS 64, a new radar level transmitter, was under development. Schneider had high hopes that its high measuring frequency of 80 GHz would result in better focusing and higher resolution of the measuring signal. As soon as the first ones became available in 2016, all whey tanks were outfitted with the VEGAPULS 64 radar sensor.

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VEGAPULS 64 measures the level reliably in the whey tanks.

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