WILSEN.sonic.level


IoT Sensor for Smart Fill Level Management

WILSEN.sonic.level

Industrial Use

IoT Ultrasonic Sensors for Industrial Use

The WILSEN.sonic.level battery-operated IoT ultrasonic sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs has been developed according to industrial requirements. It records the fill level and the geoposition of the containers in which it is installed, and transmits this data securely to the internet.
Device Management

Convenient Device Management via Mobile Device App

Using the easy-to-use WILSENcontrol mobile device app for Android, the WILSEN.sonic.level can be configured for its intended purpose at the operating location via Bluetooth® LE.
System Flexibility

Standardized LPWAN Technology for High System Flexibility

The use of standardized low-power radio technologies such as LoRaWAN® gives the user the freedom to choose the best software solution for their needs.
Market Leader

Ultrasound Expertise from the Market Leader

Pepperl+Fuchs is a market leader in the field of industrial ultrasonic sensors. Our portfolio includes a wide range of standard sensors. We are also able to make project-related customizations for individual customers.
Sensorik4.0®: Paving the Way for Industry 4.0

Optimize your Business Processes with Sensors for the Internet of Things

Wireless IoT sensors make containers, tanks, and silos smart. The WILSEN.sonic.level battery-operated wireless level sensor is used primarily in the smart city, smart logistics, smart farming, and smart environment sectors. The sensor parameters allow it to be adjusted for a very diverse range of installation conditions and for detecting different materials.

The standardized LoRaWAN® technology allows the sensor to autonomously transmit the relevant data over a range of many kilometers for several years. The WILSEN.sonic.level therefore combines all of the important properties required in challenging industrial application scenarios with the connectivity and manageability of an IoT sensor.





The IoT System

WILSEN IoT Sensor System Description

Alongside the sensors and data transfer, an IoT sensor system includes the sensor data receiving point on the internet. In LoRaWAN® systems, the gateway is responsible for converting the sensor data into an Ethernet-compatible protocol.

It sends the converted data to the network server, which first decrypts the data and then forwards it to the relevant application server. The sensor data is processed there and is ready to be depicted on the graphical display.

The WILSEN.sonic.level sensors are conveniently parameterized using a mobile device app so that they are optimally configured for the required application at the operating location.

How Does It Work?

The IoT Sensor

IoT Sensor WILSEN.sonic.level

Multisensor

The WILSEN.sonic.level transmits more than just fill level data. GPS data from the sensor allows containers to be tracked, while further information such as temperature values and battery charge status allows for predictive maintenance.

Mobile Device App

The WILSEN.sonic.level eliminates the need to laboriously adjust individual sensors via push buttons since parameterization and network registration are carried out on the mobile device using an Android app (WILSENcontrol) via Bluetooth® LE.

Standardized

The WILSEN.sonic.level is not tied to specific systems—it can be integrated into any LoRaWAN® network. It is easy to use vendor-independent software and quickly develop and customize IoT solutions.

Industrial Use

Its suitability for industrial use sets the WILSEN.sonic.level apart from other IoT sensors—it has a rugged housing with IP66/67 protection and can also be used outdoors at temperatures of -25 °C … +70 °C.

Applications

Smart Cities
The demands placed on cities and municipalities to provide citizens with convenient, environmentally friendly living arrangements are increasing. The WILSEN.sonic.level enables intelligent disposal management, in which the filling levels of used glass, old clothes, and recyclables containers are monitored remotely so that the containers are only collected once filled to a set amount.
Smart Logistics
Efficient supply chains in a globalized world must not run out of raw materials and supplies. The WILSEN.sonic.level helps to determine the fill level in tanks or silos and gives the supplier the opportunity to offer their customers a supply logistics system that is tailored to their needs.
Smart Farming
Modern agriculture supplies both food and energy. The WILSEN.sonic.level helps the farmer to remotely monitor the fill level of distributed feed silos or the pit of a biogas plant and to control their farm more efficiently.
Smart Environment
Global climate change is threatening the habitats of wildlife. The WILSEN.sonic.level monitors the levels of rivers, lakes, and flood basins and thus provides early warning of impending disasters.
LoRa Topologies

LoRa Technology

Numerous Advantages for Your Applications

LoRa technology features a number of advantages that are especially suitable for use with IoT sensors such as the WILSEN.sonic.level:

  • Connection of devices up to 15 km away; can penetrate building walls
  • Global availability and vendor independence for quick deployment of IoT applications
  • Minimal power use during transmission, meaning that a sensor can function for years without changing the battery
  • Data transfer via radio, therefore no sensor cabling requirements
  • High security and integrity thanks to authentication and end-to-end encryption
  • Low operating costs due to use of a license-free frequency band

These properties mean that LoRa can be used to create very large wireless networks to implement applications for cities and municipalities. It can also be used to set up cost-effective private networks on company premises. The diagram on the right shows the topological differences of the versions.

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