Posted on May 1, 2007 - ( views)
The AD8/AD9 series of non-invasive ultrasonic fluid monitoring sensors are ideal for critical applications to detect air or gas bubbles as well as â€˜end of sampleâ€™ flowing through small tubing. Based on a special pulsed ultrasonic technology which permits highly accurate and repeatable detection with excellent electrical noise immunity, the non-invasive design, with no contact between the sensor and the fluid, eliminates all media compatibility and sterility issues. Detection can be carried out in a large variety of soft or rigid tubing with diameters from 1.6 to 25.4mm. These sensors are very compact and feature an integral programmable micro-controller to allow for custom sensor functionality or specific algorithms. This enables the AD8/AD9 standard sensor to be optimised to meet application specific requirements. Typical applications can be found in many patient-connected medical devices, chromatographs, analytical instruments and dispensing or liquid filling machines.
Feature 24 Bit resolution
Pressure ranges from 25 Pa
Offers high media compatibility
Offer I²C and analog outputs
offer high accuracy measurements
enable low pressure measurement
for battery powered applications
feature high chemical resistance
high input resistance
The last issue of IEN Europe before the summer break features a Special on Hydraulics & Pneumatics . Read a technical article on the effective Monitoring of Hose Assemblies , or get to know more about the Role of Valves in Industrial Automation . This month’s Cover Story is a case story on reducing the setup times of machinery by using automated actuators. In our Interview , a representative from the company Flir talks about the possibilities of thermography in industrial applications and recent advancements. As usual, we provide you with lots of add-on information, such as videos and data sheets.
Enjoy IEN Europe June/July and have a great summer.
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