Precise flow control is in a variety of applications in dairies, breweries, and beverage processing plants, an efficient way to automize processes and to save resources. However, many companies are reluctant to use such sensors due to the purchase and installation cost. With the FMQ electromagnetic flowmeter, Anderson-Negele is realigning the cost-benefit ratio. Especially in times of rising prices for raw materials, product and energy, a closer look at all processes is worthwhile in any case.
12 Jul 2022
As an inexpensive and compact all-rounder, the electromagnetic FMQ is a versatile, robust, and reliable flowmeter for all conductive media. The performance spectrum is tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized companies in hygienic food processing. In addition to liquids, all porridges, pastes or cream-like products can also be accurately monitored. When media change in a process plant, the automatic signal processing of the FMQ adjusts itself to the new product and always provides correct readings.
With FMQ, processes that were previously controlled manually or timed can be automated easily. With a spectrum from 30 l/h to 300,000 l/h and a measuring accuracy of ± 5 % ± 2 mm/s, it covers almost all applications, including dosing and filling applications or CIP process control.
Compared to high-end devices, the FMQ has been specifically designed for standard requirements, which means that in many applications the investment pays off faster. Despite the interesting price, the FMQ with its high-quality stainless-steel construction is conceived for durability and lasting precision. This is complemented by comparatively simple installation, as the sensor is equipped with an aseptic flange and offers many common, manufacturer-independent process connections. The compact electronics reduce sensitivity to vibration, which in many production plants is a stress test for sensor technology. In the optional remote version, the electronics unit with the display and programming interface can be installed up to 10 m away from the actual sensor.
The FMQ is equipped with a digital IO-Link interface in addition to the 4...20 mA output. This dual communication, called "Flex-Hybrid Technology" at Anderson-Negele, is offered at no extra charge, and allows either analog or digital data transfer.
In summary, the FMQ provides the following features: