Buildup meter and




This level transmitter for molten metals are also designed to be suitable for a closed tank.

Object to be

<Buildup meter>
Thickness of powder buildup on a vessel wall

Density of powder moving in a vessel


The buildup meter/densitometer is designed to measure, in a powder manufacturing process, both the thickness of the buildup of a powder on the wall of a vessel in which the powder moves around and changes in the density of the moving powder in the vessel.
Incorporating DITECH’s proprietary capacitance-compensating (guard) system, the buildup meter covers a range within 10 mm from the wall surface (detector surface), while the densitometer, being independent of any powder buildup on the probe, measures the density of a distant part of the powder. Since one detector unit is shared and performs two types of measurement for different purposes, two types of switch-selectable transducer are provided for intrinsic-safety reasons. The use of one detector unit for two types of measurement translates to advantages such as installation in a limited space, simple maintenance and low cost.


The detector has a double-concentrically arranged flat probe, in which the main disk-shaped probe is at the center, a ring probe is around the main probe, and, when installed, the inner wall of the vessel serves as an outer probe.

Buildup measurement

The device incorporates a ground-guard system, with which the measurement range is limited to a zone approximately 10 mm from the detector surface and the detector is immune to the influences of the powder outside this zone. Capacitances between the two probe electrodes and the ground (vessel wall) occur between each probe and the input resistance. If the impedances of these elements are able to be ignored, these capacitances are cancelled and only the capacitance that occurs between the two electrodes is picked up as a detection signal.

Density measurement

The capacitance between the probe and the ground is measured in order to determine the density of the powder sufficiently away from the detector surface independently of the buildup on the detector surface. Consequently, a compensating probe (guard probe) is provided between the main probe and the vessel wall. Capacitance in the proximity of the detector surface is canceled by the guard effects. Capacitance sufficiently away from the detector surface becomes dominant as the detector signal.

Measurement system Capacitance-compensating type (guard type)
Output signal DC4~20mA DC1~5V ※One of the above signal
Input power Model QBS-CT (Model PS-0C): AC105V/210V 50/60Hz or DC24V
Model QBS-CT (Model PS-0T): AC105V/210V 50/60Hz or DC24V
Power consumption 20W
Allowable temperature Detector: -200℃~+1000℃ (Depends on the specifications)
Transducer:  Model PS-0C: -10℃~+50℃
Transducer:  Model PS-0T: -10℃~+50℃
Special cable:  Model DSC-15 (high accuracy use):   -10℃~+60℃
Special cable:  Model DSC-05 (small size):      -10℃~+60℃
Special cable:  Model DSC-13 (heat resistance use): -50℃~+200℃
Allowable pressure Detector: 2MPa (approx. 20.4kg/cm2G) (Depends on the specifications)
Weight Transducer:  Model PS-0C:   5.5kg
Transducer:  Model PS-0T:   5.5kg
Size Transducer:  Model PS-0C:   216(W)×125(D)×259(H)
Transducer:  Model PS-0T:   216(W)×125(D)×259(H) (mm)
Surface treatment Detector: Buff Electrolytic polishing, etc.
Installation Detector: Flange mounting Screws mounting Ferrule IDF, etc.
Material Detector: SUS304 SUS316 SUS316L Hastelloy Titanium
      Tantalum Nickel  PTFE Ceramic, etc.
Lining: PTFE Glass Rubber, etc.
Head case: Light alloy SUS304 Salt resistant paint case, etc.

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