The CoFox® ELT 680 level switch operates on the basis of conductivity. A delay can be set to avoid undesired switching as a result of surface turbulence. The sensitivity and adjustment range of the device have been designed in such a way as to keep contact resistance from impairing the reliability of the unit, e.g. caused by foam on the electrode insulator (in breweries, dairies and ice-cream plants). Furthermore, the unit is capable of interface layer detection between liquids having different levels of conductivity (e.g. water and milk) in pipes and tanks.
The unit can be operated either with one electrode as a single-point controller or with two electrodes as a dependent on-off controller.