SONOFLOW® CO.56/CO.56 Pro | Clamp-On Sensor

non-invasive, hybrid FlowBubble Sensor for Medical Applications

Non-invasive Sensor SONOFLOW CO.56 for Flow Measurement and Air Bubble DetectionContactless Ultrasonic Sensor SONOFLOW CO.56 for Flow Measurement and Air Bubble DetectionHybrid FlowBubble Sensor SONOFLOW CO.56 Pro for Flow Metering and Bubble Detection
Non-invasive Sensor SONOFLOW CO.56 for Flow Measurement and Air Bubble DetectionContactless Ultrasonic Sensor SONOFLOW CO.56 for Flow Measurement and Air Bubble DetectionHybrid FlowBubble Sensor SONOFLOW CO.56 Pro for Flow Metering and Bubble Detection

PRODUCT BENEFITS

  • Combined flow measurement and air bubble detection
  • Highly accurate non-invasive fluid monitoring
  • Contactless air bubble detection in tubing systems carrying liquids
  • Specified for medical applications
  • Integrated electronics, no need for an external electronics board
  • Serial RS485 interface

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SONOFLOW® CO.56/CO.56 Pro Clamp-On Sensor – Non-invasive, Hybrid Flow-Bubble Sensor for Medical Devices

The SONOFLOW® CO.56 combines two measuring methods in one compact device whereat the sensor measures the flow rate of liquids in flexible tubes and simultaneously detects air bubbles. The product family is specifically designed for use in medical devices and meets the very high safety requirements of the industry.

The implemented electronics board and data processing unit allows an easy integration into the networking architecture of the application. In addition, the RS485 serial protocol enables to operate and connect up to twelve sensors of the SONOFLOW® CO.56 sensor series. The non-invasive clamp-on system can be easily applied onto microbiologically sensitive applications. Implementation can be either free-hanging or fixed.

The optional SONOFLOW Monitor Software makes computer-assisted parameterization and visualization of the measured values an easy task. Thus, the SONOFLOW CO.56 becomes a truly flexible measurement tool.

Depending on the application, the product line is available in aluminum, customer-specific housing dimensions as well as  housing materials and for use with different tubing sizes.

Electronics & Interfaces

  • Built-in electronics board & microprocessor
  • RS485 interface for operating up to 12 sensors

Measuring Principle

  • Highly accurate flow measurement based on the time of flight principle
  • Bi-directional flow reading
  • Detection of air bubbles as small as 30% to 50% of inner tube diameter

Verified Hard- & Software Requirements to Meet Medical Standards

  • Fail-safe architecture
  • Two completely independent measuring channels
  • Cyclical self-test of all safety-relevant components
  • Watchdog functionality to monitor the RS485 interface

Technical Data

SONOFLOW® CO.56SONOFLOW® CO.56 Pro
MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLEUltrasoundUltrasound

MEASUREMENT METHOD

Combination of flow measurement and air bubble detection

CHANNEL WIDTH

3.5 mm to 14 mm

8.2 mm to 12.3 mm

OUTER DIAMETER - TUBE

4 mm to 22 mm3/8" to 9/16"

MATERIAL - TUBE

PVC, silicone, PTFE, PFA, FEP, TPE, Tygon, PE, etc.PVC

MATERIAL - SENSOR

Aluminum (red, grey)

Aluminum (black)

MOUNTING

Fixed installation:
4 threaded holes on rear sensor side

Free-hanging on the tube
(lightweight, approx. 100 g)

CONNECTION

Cable with M12 connector

Fixed sensor cable

Application Note about the medical Flow-Bubble Sensor SONOFLOW® CO.56 Pro

Heart-Lung Machine

SONOFLOW® CO.56 Pro: The combined FlowBubble Sensor for application in heart-lung machines

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