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FLOWave range expands to include compact & cost-flexible options for OEMs

11 December 2020

A new compact, integral flowmeter has been released for OEMs in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage markets.

Bürkert’s FLOWave S utilises a compact transmitter and has been designed to achieve a reduced footprint and increased price flexibility for OEM development. 

Bürkert’s FLOWave S Type 8098 flowmeter has been designed for OEM applications with the highest hygienic demands in the pharmaceutical and food & beverage sectors. The FLOWave S provides high accuracy for the qualification and validation of production, cleaning and sterilisation processes. Utilising Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) technology, optimal measuring results are achieved with homogeneous liquids, even those with low or no conductivity. 

FLOWave S utilises the same flow sensor as the broader functioned FLOWave L but replaces the large transmitter with a compact, simplified design. The smaller footprint enables OEMs to reduce the size of machine builds to achieve more compact plant design, making integration with existing equipment simpler. The more lightweight design also makes for faster and easier installation. Significantly, the FLOWave S enables price flexibility for OEMs, particularly for installations that require multiple flowmeters

The flowmeter has been designed for optimum hygiene combined with high reliability in a robust design. Complying with hygiene standards as well as being compatible with clean in place (CIP) and sterilise in place (SIP) processes, FLOWave S utilises stainless steel throughout. The measuring tube is unobstructed, offering the same construction and diameter as the process tube. For reliability and accuracy measuring liquids with higher viscosities, an integrated compensation factor can be used to fine-tune performance. Gas and steam flowrates cannot be measured, however, their presence in the liquid stream doesn’t impact reading accuracy. 

Communication with all modern digital communication protocols is achieved via a simple single gateway, even when multiple flowmeters are installed. PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, Profibus, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, CANopen and CC-Link are all supported. Configuration is rapidly achieved using the free-of-charge Bürkert Communicator software

Combining these benefits, Bürkert’s FLOWave S Type 8098 is well suited to OEMs creating process machinery with stringent hygienic requirements and a need for a compact and cost-effective flowmeter.

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