Sick-QH-FT388The new non-contact DOSIC ultrasonic flow sensor is used to detect the flow volume of conductive and non-conductive liquids, and the rugged and compact model combined with a hygienic design ensures highly reliable measurement results. This makes the sensor ideal for a wide range of application possibilities, including those where space restrictions or aggressive media play a role. Two configurable digital inputs and outputs, and up to two analogue outputs – as well as an IO-Link interface to a superordinate control unit – ensure that users get just the right start position.

The IO-Link reduces cabling and also enables complete control and monitoring of the sensor in Industry 4.0 machine environments. The absence of moving parts in the sensor eliminates potential contamination risks in the demanding hygienic environments of the food industry. Also, the sensor has a straight, seal-free and self-emptying measuring tube made of high-quality stainless steel.

The high-quality stainless-steel housing also provides the necessary ruggedness and resistance. It goes without saying, therefore, that the sensor has EHEDG certification and demonstrates FDA conformity. Since 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 easily withstand temperatures up to 143 degrees Celsius in SIP processes for up to one hour.