Distance & Level

WADECO MicroRanger - Distance and Level Measurement Instrument

General Information:
  • MWS-10RF Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar level sensor offers the latest in microwave sensor engineering in relation to radar distance measurement under the most extreme conditions. Utilizing all the latest advances in technology, it is quite literally the most advanced, of its kind, in the world. Using the FM-CW measurement method, combined with circular polarized [rotary] microwaves, high performance components, fast intelligent signal processing and high tech user friendly mWave™ Software a highly accurate, extremely stable and reliable level measurement is achieved under the most adverse of circumstances.


The sensor consists of an antenna connected to the controller by circular waveguide tubing. The heat resistant antenna is installed in the high temperature zone, while the controller is located in a room temperature area allowing the sensor to make accurate measurements in high temperature areas without special cooling.

The MWS-10RF FM-CW Radar is best suited for difficult level sensing applications in the Iron and Steel making industry, such as Blast Furnace burden profile, pig iron in Torpedo Car level measurement whilst tapping, BOF bath level, ladle freeboard in hot metal ladles, coal level in the Coke Oven, coke level in CDQ, crash avoidance systems for Quenching Cars and much more.

Other applications include level measurement in all types of furnaces such as municipal, industrial and nuclear waste disposal facilities, fusion furnaces and reactors.

Special Features:


  • The antenna can be installed in the high temperature zone without the need of additional cooling devices.
  • The antenna and controller are easily connected by bent and straight waveguide tubing.
  • Microwaves are unaffected by temperature, flames, vapor, airborne particles or dirt.
  • Designed for iron and steel industry conditions.


  • Error less than ±10mm.
  • False measurements caused by double-reflected waves are eliminated through the use of circular polarized [rotary] microwaves.
  • The accuracy of the measured range is not affected by fluctuating temperatures nor does it deteriorate over extended periods.
  • Utilizes filters which eliminate spurious signals.


  • The mWave™ displays the FFT spectrum, the received signal and various preset values.
  • The received signal, FFT spectrum and the trend measurement are continuously displayed. This displayed data can be recorded and reviewed in real or accelerated time.
  • Use of the recording and reviewing capabilities allows the system parameters to be optimized off-line and allows for remote troubleshooting/assistance.
  • The display indicates and outputs the internal temperature and any abnormal conditions (i.e. low received signal power, rising temperature in the controller and communication failures).


  • A reference point and the required dynamic range are easily preset.
  • Compatible for use with a personal computer.
  • Automatic power supply 90~240V, 50/60Hz
  • Communicates with computer by RS-232C.
  • 4-20mA, analogue output.
  • RS-422 digital output and input terminals allow remote communication via LAN and/or ETHERNET.


  • Portable- (7.5kg controller only).
  • Easy installation.
  • High adaptability.
  • Both hardware and software can be modified to suit your requirements.

The MicroRanger’s versatility allow it to be used in large variety of measurement applications. Working closely with your company, our application engineers can design a MicroRanger installation that fits your specific measurement needs and desired measurement application.

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