Volumetric flow meters
Operating principle of volumetric flow sensors
Volumetric flow sensors belong in the category of process sensors, and are often also referred to as flow meters. Magnetic-inductive and mechatronic volumetric flow sensors can be distinguished by their divergent functions. The latter is based on the principle of a spring-supported piston located in the valve seat of the housing, lifted by the flowing medium against the spring resistance. The piston position is detected via an inductive sensor and is output as a binary signal. The magnetic-inductive volumetric flow meters, however, are based on Faraday‘s principle of induction. The conductive medium, flowing through a pipe with a magnetic field, generates a voltage proportional to the velocity or the flow quantity. The sensor electronics process the voltage, determined via electrodes, and provides it as an analog value for further processes.
Applications of volumetric flow meters are, for example:
- Volumetric flow monitoring in cooling circuits of induction furnaces and machine tools
- Flow rate measurement of conductive media, e.g. in coolants in welding systems
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