The SmartBob-TS1 continuous level sensor has a sealed electronics compartment to meet the challenges of dusty environments. The continuous level measurement and inventory monitoring sensor is designed to prevent the ingression of dust into the electronics cavity of the sensor to protect critical components and enhance durability. The newly designed SmartBob-TS1 can be used for bins, tanks or silos up to 60-ft. tall in any type of operation that needs to monitor inventories of bulk solids or powders. With the use of a sphere float bob, the sensor can also be used in a variety of liquid and slurry applications. It offers a variety of communication options including an optional built-in 900 MHz wireless modem, ZigBee compatibility, RS-485 communications, and 4-20 mA output to a PLC (programmable logic controller) or HMI (human machine interface). Individual bin measurements can be sent to the eBob PC software or a control console where measurements can be displayed as distance to product, height of product, and percent full.