Press Release Summary:
Delivering 4.5-24 Vdc pulsed output that is proportional to rate of flow and can be integrated into most digital logic units, RotorFlow Series RFO uses paddlewheel to provide at-a-glance verification that fluids are moving. Units are offered in Â¼-1 in. ports sizes and monitor fluids from 0.1-60 gpm with typical accuracy within Â±7%. Brass and stainless steel models feature operating pressures to 200 psig at 70Â°F, while polypropylene versions operate to 100 psig.
Original Press Release:
RotorFlow® Sensors Combine Continuous Fluid Flow Sensing with Visual Indication
Gems Sensors & Controls introduces the RFO type as part of its RotorFlow Series of fluid flow sensors. They are designed for flow rate monitoring or metering applications. A 4.5 to 24VDC pulsed output is easily integrated into most digital logic units. RotorFlow sensors feature a highly visible paddlewheel to provide fluid flow verification at a glance.
Plainville, CT -- Gems Sensors & Controls (http://www.gemssensors.com/), a market leader in custom made fluid sensing and control solutions, introduces the RFO type of the RotorFlow Series of fluid flow sensors. RFO stands for "RotorFlow Output", and is designed for flow rate monitoring or metering applications. RotorFlow RFO type sensors (http://www.gemssensors.com/content.aspx?id=1132) provide a pulsed DC voltage output that is proportional to the rate of flow. The 4.5 to 24VDC pulsed output is easily integrated into most digital logic units. What makes RotorFlow sensors unique is the highly visible paddlewheel that provides verification at a glance to confirm that fluids are moving. Typical applications for RotorFlow RFO type sensors include water purification, dispensing systems, chemical metering, laser and welders, semiconductor processing, water injection systems, and chillers and heat exchangers.
As liquid passes through the RotorFlow RFO body, a magnetic rotor spins at a rate proportional to flow. The magnetic fields turning with the rotor excite a static Hall Effect sensor, located in the body, and generate a series of voltage pulses. The output pulse voltage is equivalent to input (4.5 - 24 VDC), with a frequency proportional to the flow rate. Digital rate meters, totalizers, and other electronic controllers then utilize the output signal. A subset of the RFO type RotorFlow sensors is the RFA Type (http://tinyurl.com/2cbuyfl). These use the same operating principle, but instead of outputting a voltage pulse they are conditioned to provide an analog output signal of 0-10 VDC.
RotorFlow sensors are offered in ¼" to 1" port sizes, and monitor fluids with flow rates ranging from 0.1 GPM to 60 GPM (0.4 LPM to 227 LPM). Accuracy is dependent on model and flow range selected, and is typically within ±7%. RotorFlow sensors combine their high visibility rotors with solid-state electronics that are packaged into compact, panel mountable housings. Housing bodies are available in brass, stainless steel or polypropylene. Brass and SS bodies provide operating pressures (@ 70°F/21°C) to 200 psig (13.8 bar), while polypropylene allows 100 psig (6.9 bar). Maximum media temperature for polypropylene models is 180°F (82°C), and with brass or SS bodies is 212°F (100°C).
More detailed information on the RotorFlow RFO is in the product PDF available here» (http://gemssensors.com/uploadedfiles/literature/spec_sheets/RFO.pdf)
Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier to thousands of OEM companies across a broad range of industries through out the world due to its extensive application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs, and customer centric approach to problem solving. Gems Sensors & Controls is a leading global manufacturer of: liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors; solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid valves; and pre-assembled fluidic systems with facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9000, UL, and CE certified. For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800) 378-1600. www.GemsSensors.com.