SOR® 1100 Series Magnetic Level Indicator Receives Official Patent

Illustration of the inside of the Vista indicator featuring an ultra-wide, lenticular lens viewing angle

(Lenexa, Kansas USA – September 18, 2017) – SOR announces the issuance of US Patent No. 9638565B2 which relates to a magnetic level gauge indicator with an ultra-wide, lenticular lens viewing angle.

The vistaTM indicator is a unique innovation that provides the easiest, most reliable viewing of any indicator available.  By using a curved polycarbonate lens with flattened ridges on the inside, the light enters through the front of the glass and reflects off the colored flippers.  As the light is leaving the flipper assembly, the light is redirected in all directions by the patented lens to allow for a 200° viewing angle, the largest in the industry.

In addition to receiving the official patent for the vistaTM indicator, SOR has improved its model number structure to insure a quicker and easier ordering experience for our customers. By adding the float material/temperature rating and design pressure selection to the model tree, the customer and SOR will know exactly what to quote and provide.  The application data sheet has also been added to the end of the catalog for quick and easy reference.  Continuous output and other auxiliary products are also always available to be ordered with the 1100 Series in a number of ways, including: GWR, Magnetostrictive, differential pressure, etc.

The SOR line of 1100 Series Magnetic Level Indicators is a proven way to simplify measuring liquid levels.  Not only does the 1100 Series give a visual indication, it also eliminates the need for armored sight glass instruments – simplifying piping systems and allowing for multiple measurements without unnecessary complications to the piping.  Nearly every SOR product can be designed to meet the demands of the process and engineered-to-order.  SOR offers quick delivery that matches or exceeds off-the-shelf suppliers.

SOR Controls Group, Ltd. (SCG) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of measurement and control devices under the brands of SOR Inc., Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), SETEX Products and SENSOR Sampling Systems and Data Monitoring Systems. SOR Controls Group actively serves all sectors of the process industry with particular strengths in the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical and power segments. SCG also maintains an engineering and design team capable of providing engineered-to-order systems and products when required.

With headquarters in Lenexa, KS and regional offices in Houston (TX), Beijing, and Dubai, SCG supports a network of sales and service personnel capable of addressing customer requirements in any geographic market around the world.