- Mount in 60 seconds without any pipe modification
- Clamps on to the outside of a pipe with 6 standard screws
- Install flow sensor without shutting the machine down
- Detect virtually any type of liquid including:
Water, oils, chemicals, consumer products, etc.
- Detection is possible through both metal and resin pipes
- Compatible pipe sizes include 1/4"-2"
- No risk of contamination, pressure loss or leaks
- No machine downtime
- No continual maintenance
- Network communication options such as EtherNet/IP
- Provides versatile remote display
- Easily store/upload sensor settings
Compatible sensors are photoelecttric sensor PS-N series, fiber sensor FS-N series and laser sensor LV-N series.
The FD-X Series Clamp-on Micro Flow Sensor can be easily installed from outside the pipe and detect flow rates as low as 0.1 mL/min (and shot amounts as low as 0.001 mL). The device does not come into contact with the liquid, preventing problems such as pressure loss and clogging. The non-contact design also means the device is not affected by the properties of the liquid (ex. viscosity). Even coating/filling applications of grease, adhesives, flux, sealants, chemicals, and other liquids are possible with the FD-X series. The design also prevents pressure drops, enabling flow rate measurement with no adverse effects on equipment conditions, such as jetting and spraying functions. Also, this clamp-on technology means there is no pipe cutting or modification required.
KEYENCE's FD-R Series Clamp-on Flow Meter is designed for pipes as large as 8". Installation is easy and requires only a screwdriver. The device can be mounted to a variety of materials including stainless steel, iron, copper, PVC, and resin. Both flow and temperature monitoring is possible for a wide variety of liquids—from water (including pure water) to oil, chemicals, and high-pressure liquids—at temperatures between -4°F and +248°F. The device does not come into contact with the liquid, so there is no risk of liquid-based corrosion or degradation, reducing maintenance time and costs. The rugged metal construction includes an easy-to-read indicator light, and data can be recorded directly on the device. The IP69K enclosure rating and NEMA4X compliance make this sensor both highly reliable and convenient for indoor and outdoor use.
Stable detection with any kind of liquid such as water, oil, chemicals, and sticky liquids.