- June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017- AW-LAKE COMPANY in collaboration with SignalFire Wireless Telemetry introduced an Intrinsically Safe Wireless Flow Transmitter that wirelessly forwards flow data anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
Integrating AW-Lake’s TRG turbine or JV-CG or JV-KG positive displacement flow meter with a SignalFire Sentinel radio node, this wireless flow meter works in a mesh network to send data via Modbus to a Gateway where it is transferred to a PC, PLC or other control system. The wireless radio nodes install themselves automatically in the network and adapt to changes such as data volume, radio transmission conditions and power source conditions. ISM bands sustain radio signal strength through terrain, structures, or weather for a range of up to a ½ mile.
Designed for applications with a limited power source or not power at all, the SFS-WP Intrinsically Safe Wireless Flow Transmitter incorporates an internal lithium battery that powers the passive inductive flow sensor and radio node for years, even in low temperatures. The flow transmitter can be configured for check-in intervals between five seconds to one hour to save battery life. Flow rate and total data configurations are available.
The Wireless Flow Transmitter installs anywhere in minutes with a thread-installation. Featuring an intrinsically safe design, units operate in hazardous areas where hostile or volatile materials and liquids exist.