Patents Assigned to VEGA Grieshaber GmbH & Co.
  • Patent number: 4896536
    Abstract: A device for determining the filling level in a container including an oscillator with two rotational oscillation elements (10, 12) of the same resonance frequency which oscillate oppositely. The oscillation elements (10, 12) are arranged coaxially, have a common rotational axis, masses of the same size, and a common mass center. Both oscillation elements (10, 12) are fixed to a common membrane which serves as a retraction spring, through which a common drive of both oscillation elements (10, 12) is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: Vega Grieshaber GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Karl Benz
  • Patent number: 4594891
    Abstract: A filling level measuring probe detects the filling level in a container by suppression of an oscillator by contact with a filling material. The oscillator consists of a hollow body 16, which can be connected through a shaft 14 and a screw-in part 12 with a container wall 10 and is set in oscillation with oscillations in the radial direction over a crosspiece 20 mounted in hollow body 16 by means of an electromechanical transducer 26 which is mounted on crosspiece 20. The oscillations are converted by a second electromechanical transducer 28 into an electric signal, of which the amplitude is changed with suppression of the oscillations as a result of contact of the hollow body 16 with the filling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1986
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Karl Benz, Gerhard Huber
  • Patent number: 4499765
    Abstract: A device for the determination of the charging level in a container has a vibrator on which two torsional vibrators (10, 12) of the same resonance frequency vibrate in an opposite way. The vibration elements (10, 12) are arranged coaxially and have a common center of rotation (20) which is located in the center of a diaphragm (14) serving as a return spring for the outer element (10). The inner element (12) is designed in the shape of a rod and has a tapering (17) in the area of the center of rotation (20) acting as a return spring. Owing to the design according to the invention, a charging level determination is possible with goods charged of a high and of a low density whereby the detection sensitivity is almost independent of the clamping conditions of the vibrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: VEGA Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl Benz, Gunter Kech