Ultrasonic Flow Sensor

Detect the flow volume of conductive and non-conductive liquids

  • by SICK AG
  • September 14, 2017
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  • Ultrasonic Flow Sensor
    Ultrasonic Flow Sensor

The new non-contact DOSIC ultrasonic flow sensor from SICK is used to detect the flow volume of conductive and non-conductive liquids. With its measurement channel and stainless-steel housing, the ultrasonic flowmeter is suitable for measuring tasks in hygienic and highly demanding environments.

Main features and design

The rugged and compact model combined with a hygienic design ensures highly reliable measurement results. This makes the sensor ideal for a wide range of application possibilities, including those where space restrictions or aggressive media play a role. Two configurable digital inputs and outputs and up to two analog outputs, as well as an IO-Link interface to a superordinate control unit, ensure that you get just the right start position. The IO-Link reduces cabling and also enables complete control and monitoring of the sensor in Industry 4.0 machine environments.

A compact stainless-steel sensor for flexible flow measurement

The absence of moving parts in the sensor eliminates potential contamination risks in the demanding hygienic environments of the food industry. In addition, the sensor has a straight, seal-free, and self-emptying measuring tube made of high-quality stainless steel (316L with Ra ≤ 0.8). The high-quality stainless-steel housing also provides the necessary ruggedness and resistance. It therefore goes without saying that the sensor has EHEDG certification and demonstrates FDA conformity. Since there is no contact between the sensor and the flowing media, and the flow volume is determined in a non-contact manner, aggressive cleaning agents in CIP and SIP operations are not a problem either. The sensor can easily withstand temperatures up to 143 degrees Celsius in SIP processes for up to one hour. 

Marta Roberti graduated in Linguistic Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan in February 2016. At the same University, she also obtained a Master in Publishing for Print and Digital Media in November 2016. Since June 2016 she is part of the editorial staff of IEN Europe and IEN Italia in TIMGlobal Media.
 

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