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New Radar sensor set to revolutionize remote tank monitoring: FCC approval for Rochester Sensors TEK 880 Radar Monitor

15th November, 2023
(Shannon, Ireland)

Rochester Sensors are pleased to announce that we have obtained FCC certification for the new Rochester Sensors TEK 880 Radar Cellular Monitor. This ground-breaking tank level monitor has received FCC approval, with a ‘Grant of Equipment Authorization – Certification Issued under the Authority of the Federal Communications Commission.’ The FCC is the independent agency of the US Government which regulates communications across the United States.

Rochester Sensors new TEK 880 Radar cellular monitor is now FCC, ATEX and UL 913 Class 1 Division 1 Zone 0 certified. As an extension of our core IoT hardware offering, the ATEX/C1D1 Radar sensor is specifically designed to be a low profile, non-invasive, continuous liquid level sensor, suitable for a wide variety of applications, bringing state-of-the-art technology at very competitive prices that represent superb value for money.

The TEK 880 Cellular Radar Monitor is particularly suited for applications on IBCs – otherwise known as totes, plastic tanks, or poly vessels. As radar signals can penetrate non-conductive products like plastic / polypropylene, the radar signal ignores the vessel structure and gets a reflection and measurement off the medium inside. Being non-invasive, installation is amazingly easy, with bung holes and tank openings no longer being required for installation on such plastic tanks. The device can also be used invasively on steel and other metal tanks.

At Rochester Sensors, we understand that reliable analysis has a vital role to play in ensuring processes in a hazardous industry environment run smoothly. Problems and costly shutdowns are avoided by using continuous monitoring, as our technology offers real-time visibility, greater asset management, and improved sustainable business planning.

The TEK 880 Cellular Radar Monitor device uses 60 GHz radar technology to measure the fluid liquid level of the tank being monitored and then communicates this data in a binary message to a remote server via a TCP connection. This is then communicated over cellular networks, via LTE CAT-M1 or NB-IoT.

“Our new TEK 880 Radar represents the next generation of tank management solutions. With FCC and C1D1 certification, our customers can have peace of mind knowing that our TEK 880 Radar Monitor meets the highest regulatory and safety standards and is suitable for use in even the most hazardous and challenging environments. The TEK 880 Radar is already garnering huge interest for tank monitoring applications across the chemicals, water, fuels & lubricants, biopharma, agri-food and other sectors.

We are proud to have achieved these certification milestones and will continue to relentlessly innovate and provide the highest quality products at the most competitive prices, to meet the evolving needs of our customers” said Oliver McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer at Rochester Sensors Europe.

The TEK 880 Cellular Radar Monitor is affordable, accurate, dependable, smart, and robust. Easy to install with flexible configuration options, allowing you to choose a reporting schedule with continuous or spot inventory management. The device also comes with GPS location functionality, an important feature for users of totes and other non-stationary tanks. The company also offers a variant in a PVDF housing for harsher chemical environments.

Now on the market, contact a member of our team to learn more at sales@rochestersensors.com

View technical datasheet here.