Level Transmitters

A level transmitter is an instrument that provides continuous level measurement. Level transmitters can be used to determine the level of a given liquid or bulk-solid at any specified time. They are extremely important to many processes and are imperative to industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and distilling.

At BM Engineering, we are proud suppliers of Bürkert level transmitters and sensors and can supply their full range of models, including the Bürkert type 8136. Below we will outline some level transmitter basics and introduce you to the level transmitter types we have available at BM Engineering.

Level transmitter basics

There are six main types of level transmitters. Each transmitter works in a different way, making them useful for a number of different types of processes. These level transmitter types include:


  • Radar fill level transmitters
  • Ultrasonic level transmitter
  • Guided microwave level transmitters
  • Magnetic level transmitters
  • Capacitance level transmitters
  • Hydrostatic level transmitters


For more information on level transmitter, basics see our helpful PDF – The complete guide to level transmitters.

Level transmitter types

Bürkert Type 8136

The Bürkert type 8136 is a non-contact radar level transmitter for continuous level measurement. This unit is available in two versions with encapsulated horn antenna. One is particularly suitable for level measurement of aggressive liquids in small vessels and the other is for flow measurement in open flumes or gauge measurement in water.

Bürkert type 8136

Bürkert Type 8178

The Type 8178 is a non-contact ultrasonic level transmitter, designed for continuous level measurement in open or closed vessels. The unit is suitable for liquids and solids, in virtually all industries, particularly in water and wastewater management.

Ultrasonic level transmitter

Bürkert Type 8175

The Type 8175 is a non-contact filling level transmitter, designed for liquid level or volume measurement in open or closed vessels. The unit is also suitable for limited use with solids (depending on angle). The device is available in different models: compact transmitter, with an integrated ultrasonic sensor or remote transmitter, for panel or wall mounting and connection to the Bürkert 8170 sensor.

Level transmitter types

For more information about our level transmitters, or to purchase a Bürkert level transmitter or sensor, get in touch today on 0141 762 0657 or via email at sales@bmengineering.co.uk.


Level transmitters work by providing continuous level measurement, and can be used to determine the level of a given liquid or bulk-solid at any given time. Most level transmitters are for continuous level measurement within a specified range and determine the exact amount of substance in a certain place.

Ultrasonic level transmitters are similar to non-contact radar level transmitters. However, rather than using radio waves, they use ultrasonic pulses to measure levels. The transmitter sends out a pulse, which then hits the surface of a liquid and is reflected back. Based on the time difference between the pulse and return signal, the sensor then calculates the fill level of the container your liquid is residing in.