SICK (Waldkirch, Germany) has launched a new non-contact DOSIC ultrasonic flow sensor.
The sensor is used to detect the flow volume of conductive and non-conductive liquid and, because it has a measurement channel and stainless-steel housing, it’s suitable for measuring tasks in hygienic and highly demanding environments.
A correct start position is ensured with configurable digital inputs and outputs. and up to two analog outputs, as well as an IO-Link interface to a superordinate control unit.
Because the sensor has no moving parts, it eliminates potential contamination risks in the demanding hygienic environments of the food industry. What’s more, the sensor has a straight, seal-free, and self-emptying measuring tube made of high-quality stainless steel (316L with Ra ≤ 0.8). The high-quality stainless-steel housing also provides the necessary ruggedness and resistance.
Additionally, as there is no contact between the sensor and the flowing media, and the flow volume is determined in a non-contact manner, aggressive cleaning agents in CIP and SIP operations are not a problem either. The sensor can withstand temperatures up to 143 degrees Celsius in SIP processes for up to one hour.