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Laser Sensor to Measure Surface Levels | Liquids, Solids, Powders Definition of Level: a) 1: an approximately horizontal line or surface taken as an index of altitude; 2: a practically horizontal surface or area (as of land)

b) 1: a line or surface that cuts perpendicularly all plumb lines that it meets and hence would everywhere coincide with a surface of still water; 2: the plane of the horizon or a line in it.

Laser Tech’s industrial sensors accurately measure the level of surfaces ranging from water to oil and all kinds of bulk solids and powdered materials. Our laser sensors work similarly to our other laser measurement tools. We measure the time it takes a laser pulse to travel to the target and back to the sensing device. Sophisticated accuracy validation algorithms are in place to ensure a reliable reading.

Our industrial level sensors are non-contact, easily installed and configured, and can offer significant advantages for certain applications over other sensing technologies.


More About Laser Tech Measurements

The type of laser we use in our products is an infrared, semiconductor, GaAs laser diode. The generated light energy has a wavelength of approximately 900 nanometers, with a beam divergence of 3 milliradians – equal to a beam width of roughly 0.3 meters at 100 meters or likewise, 3 feet at 1000 feet.

Our family of laser measurement devices is based on lidar technology. Lidar is an acronym that stands for Light Detection and Ranging.

All of Laser Tech’s laser rangefinders that are equipped with a tilt sensor measure height with a simple 3-shot routine. These devices include the TruPoint™ and TruPulse® Series of rangefinders.

Measure an angle between any two points within the same horizontal plane when you integrate any of Laser Tech’s laser rangefinders with a MapStar® TruAngle®.

All Laser Tech laser speed devices give you the ability to instantly determine a vehicle’s speed, both approaching and departing.