Ultrasonic clamp-on sensor SONOFLOW CO.55 V2.0 – new with frequency output and volume switch
SONOTEC equipped the new version 2.0 of the contactless clamp-on flow sensor SONOFLOW CO.55 with additional outputs. Now the compact ultrasonic flow meter is able to perform small control tasks and can be used in more versatile applications.
The non-invasive ultrasonic flow sensor SONOFLOW CO.55 V2.0 detects the flow rate of liquids in flexible tubes within a few milliseconds. The application fields are manifold: medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry as well as chemical and semiconductor industry. Due to the new current, frequency and switching outputs industrial dosing applications can be perfectly supported.
The enhanced frequency output enables the use of the sensor for volume measurement. Here, the SONOFLOW CO.55 V2.0 switches after a predefined flow volume and the sensor functions like a counter. This significantly simplifies the integration into machines for the user.
The newly integrated switching output is configurable as PNP, NPN or Push-Pull. It is applied as a volume switch. Thus, the clamp-on sensor is able to perform control tasks and can be used for dosing processes: if a predefined amount of liquid passed through the tube or a specified volume limit has been reached, the sensor switches and stops the connected dosing pump.
In version 2.0 the SONOFLOW CO.55 has an RS485 interface. Thereby the contactless ultrasonic flow meter is bus-capable for the operation of up to 12 sensors and suitable for rough industrial environments. Unlike all other ultrasonic flow sensors on the market the complete electronics is built-in, an additional external board is not needed for the SONOFLOW CO.55 V2.0, resulting in a higher flexibility for the user in terms of their product design.
For the biotech market, the chemical as well as semiconductor industry, the ultrasound specialist modified material and design of the sensor: made of stainless steel – especially approved for cleanroom applications – and equipped with a lid that makes it easier to handle it with one hand. Hence, the stainless steel version of the SONOFLOW CO.55 V2.0 fulfills already many criteria for cleanroom applications.
SONOTEC offers the non-invasive clamp-on sensor in various sizes for tubes with diameters from 4 mm. The flow meter has no contact to the product – this makes it especially suitable for the use in fields with strict hygienic requirements as well as for aggressive or toxic liquids. The tube is simply put into the sensor which ensures an easy exchange.
The new contactless ultrasonic clamp-on flow sensor SONOFLOW CO.55 V2.0 will be presented on April 11 to 14, 2016 at the BioProcess International European Summit, booth 86, Reed Messe Wien Congress Center, Vienna and on April 26 to 28, 2016 at the Interphex, booth 3744, Javits Center, New York.