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ABB unveils K-TEK LMT magnetostrictive transmitters for liquid level measurement


February 21, 2017
By P&PC Staff

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Feb. 21, 2017 – ABB’s Measurement & Analytics business has announced the North American launch of the K-TEK LMT Series magnetostrictive level transmitters.

Aiming to make measurement easy for customers, the LMT series is designed to further advance the ease of use, safety and reliability of the AT series of transmitters, says ABB. By adopting the ABB two-wire common transmitter design combined with advanced signal processing, LMT boasts “reliable measurements with integrated easy setup menu, advanced diagnostics with waveform display and signal conditioning,” says the company, adding that these advances allow the user to “ensure optimal performance and increased uptime with no need for additional tools or equipment.” The LMT is available as an insertion style “wetted” transmitter (LMT100) with probe lengths up to 22.86 m (75 ft) in length, or as an externally mounted, non-intrusive design (LMT200) for use with the KM26 magnetic level gauge or with any other float and level chamber. Both design configurations can be supplied for interface as well as total level measurement. The first phase of the series comes with 4-20mA HART output, and will be available with FOUNDATION Fieldbus and Profibus PA later in 2017.