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CeramTec goes with the flow with fully-integrated flow body and ultrasonic sensor solution

Posted: Wednesday 31st May 2017

CeramTec has streamlined the design process for manufacturers of domestic and industrial water metering systems with the release of a new flow body component which features an in-built 2MHz ultrasonic sensor.

The renowned manufacturer of advanced ceramic components identified an opportunity to deliver an simple solution targeting new entrants to the domestic utilities measurement market who wanted to develop products of their own. The latest innovation sees CeramTec combine a flow body, manifold and spool piece to deliver a comprehensive solution from a single supplier. By providing an all-in-one solution, CeramTec is enabling customers to access the market with greater ease than ever before, saving additional time and money during the initial stages of the flow tube design process, while eliminating the complication associated with managing additional component suppliers.

The sensors from CeramTec, which provide measurements based on the time of flight principle, have been designed with a particularly low zero flow offet, thereby offering increased accuracy for OEMs. By offering the sensors at a frequency of 2MHz, CeramTec has been able to deliver a solution which strikes an effective balance between cost-efficiency and robust performance, which was made possible by a particular focus on the acoustic matching element of the design.

Charles Dowling, Business Development Manager at CeramTec, explained: "Our goal was to deliver a more comprehensive solution to the market. Although our initial focus was mainly on the water measurement market, the application of this solution is extremely broad and can be used to deliver enhanced measurement accuracy in a range of areas including industrial measurement in food production and process control and automation - any application which measures the flow of liquid. We believe that providing a fully-integrated solution, based on proven technology, will give our customers a real head start in an already competitive marketplace."

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