Flow Sensors feature clamp-on design.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to clamp on to outside of pipe, FD-Q Series can accurately sense flow of liquid through metal or resin pipes ranging from ¼–2 in. Sensors can detect virtually any type of fluid, including flow of water, oils, chemicals, and consumer products. Since sensors do not directly contact liquid, concerns of contacting corrosive liquids or contaminating product are eliminated.

Original Press Release:

CLAMP-ON Flow Monitoring Now Possible!

Overview:   Keyence Corp. of America has found a way to accurately detect (and monitor) flow of liquid by mounting a device to the outside of a pipe.  The new FD-Q series of flow sensors are arguably the simplest devices available to monitor liquid flow.

Mounting/Integration:  No pipe modification is needed with the FD-Q series.  The unit actually clamps-on to the outside of a pipe and can accurately sense the flow of liquid through metal or resin pipes ranging from ¼" to 2".  The Keyence FD-Q series can literally be mounted to a machine, while running, with a Phillips screwdriver.

Cost & Time Reduction:  Unlike traditional flow sensors, you do not have to shut down the machine, cut the pipe, thread the pipe, add external parts, or have the special knowledge to do all the above. By mounting to the outside of a pipe, both cost and time are kept at a minimum. The ease of installation, and associated cost savings with mounting externally, open up countless machines to flow monitoring that were once considered unrealistic.

Types of Fluid:  The FD-Q series can detect virtually any type of liquid.  This includes the flow of water (including deionized), oils, chemicals, consumer products, etc.   Limitations of traditional liquid flow sensors do not apply to the FD-Q because the unit does not directly contact the liquid.  Concerns of contacting corrosive liquids or contaminating a product are a thing of the past. 

The FD-Q series is yet another innovation by Keyence Corp. of America that is not only cutting-edge but versatile enough to integrate on a large scale.  

KEYENCE has steadily grown since 1974 to become an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of automation equipment worldwide. Our products consist of automation sensors, static eliminators, barcode readers, measuring instruments, vision systems, laser markers, and digital microscopes.

Keyence Corporation of America

1100 North Arlington Heights Rd.

Suite 210

Itasca, IL 60143

Phone: 1-888-KEYENCE (539-3623)

Fax: 1-201-930-0099


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