4 Unique Capabilities of Your Gravity Filter's Ultrasonic Sensor
Monday, December 14, 2020


The ultrasonic sensors we use in our gravity filters are top of the line and are the perfect fit for many wastewater professionals looking to revolutionize their water management.

These systems are important to keep wastewater cleaned and at healthy levels for their next stages - whether it be to drink or used in agriculture.

Keep reading to learn the four unique capabilities of your ultrasonic sensor.

1. Can Be Used in the Dark

Since these sensors use sound, they don't need any light to be used right. Also, due to not needing light, they're not affected by any color or how transparent an object is. Most sensors have an issue with clear plastics and being able to accurately track it in the water.

Ultrasonic sensors don't rely on what something looks like in order to track it, which is why they're perfect for water waste facilities.

2. More Than Just Waterproof

Our gravity filter's ultrasonic sensors aren't just waterproof; they're built to excel in watery environments. When the backwash reaches the trough, these sensors measure how dirty or clean the water is to accurately report how it should be processed next.

Feel confident that if some water splashes on the ultrasonic sensor it won't be broken and will perfectly fine.

3. Dirty Work Environment? No Problem!

Wastewater treatment facilities can be quite a dirty place for technology to be. Don't worry, though, no matter how dusty or dirty the environment becomes, you can still rely on the equipment to work right.

Of course, there is a limit to this. If there's a ridiculous amount of build up the machine can give false readings, so be sure to check on it occasionally.

4. Energy Efficient

Gravity filter ultrasonic sensors use 40% less energy compared to traditional water filtration methods. This is because we let gravity do the work for the filtration rather than wasting energy with a centrifuge process or using something that's going to force the solid waste to the bottom.

These savings are important because even a 10% reduction in energy use saves 5 billion kWh annually.

What Are Ultrasonic Sensors and How Do They Work?

Ultrasonic sensors emit a sound wave at such high-frequency humans aren't able to hear it. Once the sensor sends out the sound, it waits for a response to be reflected back and then calculates the distance based on the sound.

The only instance where your ultrasonic sensor may have an issue is if the object absorbs sounds. This would cause a false reading of the location of the object. Usually, objects that absorb sound, however, aren't found in the end stages of water treatment so it shouldn't be an issue.

Get Your Ultrasonic Sensor Today

Are you ready to revolutionize the way you manage your gravity filters? Then contact us today! We'd love to get you into a new system that's going to work better for you as soon as possible.