Brewery Process

With Baumer’s CleverLevel, the clever alternative to the vibrating fork, process stoppage is a thing of the past. Do you experience overflow issues in your excess yeast tanks due to the sensor not detecting foam? Or does foam in your CIP caustic tank cause overflow issues or even cause pumps to run dry? Baumer offers you the perfect solution with CleverLevel. Universally usable for all types of media. Installed as high and low limits throughout the complete brewing process from raw barley storage to maturation.

  • Foam overflow protection in the yeast tank

    CleverLevel easily detects any sticky or adhesive foam in excess yeast tanks to avoid overflow during filling.


    Dry run protection of your pumps

    CleverLevel can reliably ignore any foam – light, thick, sticky, or non-sticky – and therefore prevent your pumps from running dry.


    Foam overflow protection in caustic CIP tanks

    CleverLevel ignores or detects foam which allows for reliable filling of the caustic CIP tank. The PEEK sensor tip is resistant to all cleaning medias used during CIP and supplied with in a robust stainless steel housing resistant to high pressure cleaning.

    Configuration tool FlexProgrammer

    CleverLevel will be delivered pre-programmed but can visually be configured via Baumer’s dedicated software to:

    • ignore or detect foam
    • ignore media sticking to the sensor tip
    • separate two or more medias (phase separation).  video

CleverLevel: all-round level switch for the beverage industry

The Baumer CleverLevel series LBFS/LFFS are versatile level switch that really displays its strengths in the beverage industry by reducing costs and maintenance thanks to process optimization.
Complex tasks like level control are also child’s play for the CleverLevel. As an all-rounder it recognizes all types of different materials and liquids, even sticky or viscous media and foam. These capabilities open up new application potentials for the CleverLevel in the beverage industry.

Supported by the FlexProgrammer, the CleverLevel series can perform even complex filling level monitoring tasks.


Technical report - Level switch in brewery applications (2.1 MB)

Technical report – Level switch in brewery applications (2.1 MB)

For instance, as it can be currently seen at the Danish Carlsberg brewery. They use CleverLevel for level control in yeast tanks, solving a problem the brewery previously had in the deployment of vibrating forks: Filling the yeast after fermentation goes together with considerable foam formation. The previously used vibrating fork did not recognize the foam which resulted in regular yeast tank overflows.
The CleverLevel operates on frequency deviation technology and has now solved this problem. It can be configured visually and easily using the special software and FlexProgrammer to suppress or not suppress foam. The CleverLevel is maintenance free, has a shallow mounting depth of 15 mm and meets the important 3A and EHEDG standards. Thanks to its diverse features, the CleverLevel is used throughout the entire brewing process, from the initial filling of the storage tank with barley to the finished beer.
See the product here: Baumer CleverLevel series LBFS/LFFS