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Ifm presents its new smart float-type flow meter

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The smart float-type flow meter

  • Optimised for water and oils
  • Integrated temperature measurement
  • No inlet and outlet pipe lengths required
  • Red/green colour change for process values
  • Very fast response time of < 10 ms

Mechatronic flow sensor

The flow sensor works on the principle of spring-supported piston: The piston, located in the valve seat in the housing, is lifted by the flowing medium against the spring.

The piston position is monitored via a magnetic field sensor and is output as an analogue signal. The spring forces the piston to return to its original position with decreasing flow. This ensures position-independent installation of the flow sensor preventing backflow. The sensor head can be rotated by 360 °C so that it can be read in any position.

For more information, please visit http://www.ifm.com.