Pulsar® Model R96 Non-Contact Radar Transmitter

The Pulsar® Model R96 is a loop-powered, 24 VDC, non-contact radar level transmitter. It has a longer measurement range, improved diagnostics and is easier to use than most loop-powered radar transmitters.

Operating Principle

PULSAR transmitter technology is based on pulse-burst radar technology together with equivalent time sampling circuitry. Short bursts of 6 GHz microwave energy are emitted and subsequently reflected from the liquid level surface.


Liquids and Slurries
Hydrocarbons to Water Based Media
Process and Storage Vessels up to rated temperature and pressure
Pits and Sumps


Performance not process dependent (changing specific gravity and dielectric have no effect)
6 GHz operating frequency offers superior performance in the tougher applications of turbulence, foam, and heavy vapors
Antenna designs to +400 °F (+204 °C)
Range up to 130 feet (40 meters)
Quick connect/disconnect probe coupling allows vessel to remain sealed
SIL 2 capable with Safe Failure Fraction (SFF) = 92.7% (FMEDA available upon request)
PACTware™ PC software interface with new improved DTM.


HART® 7.1 and Foundation fieldbus™ digital communications
316 stainless steel dual compartment enclosure
4" and 6" horn antennas
Polypropylene and Teflon® rod antennas
Antenna nozzle extensions


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