New food transmitters

Emerson Process Management has expanded its range of compact Micro Motion 2400S transmitters with the introduction of a 316L stainless steel housing, making it suitable for the food and beverage industries.

The new 316L, which is rated to IP66 and IP67 and has corrosion resistant stainless steel housing, is ideal for applications where instruments are subjected to regular caustic wash-downs, which are typically found in the food, beverage and life science industries. The 316L construction is also ideally suited for marine and offshore environments. The integral mounting transmitter removes the need for remotely mounted transmitters in a non-wash down or safe area enclosure, simplifying the installation and reducing costs. The 316L can also be ordered with DeviceNet or PROFIBUS DP communication protocols which are widely used in the food, beverage, and life science industries with PLCs.

Direct digital communications with the PLCs means that two wires can now carry secondary and tertiary process variables and instrument/process diagnostic information, as well as the primary measurement. The result is that one instrument can provide flow, density and temperature measurements, eliminating the need for multiple sensors and the wiring/configuration costs associated with them. In addition, digital communications unlock instrument diagnostic information, such as drive gain, meter verification and other alarms. This brings the full power of Micro Motion Coriolis flow and density devices into the user’s host system.

Because the Model 2400S mounts integrally on Micro Motion ELITE sensors, it is easily installed and commissioned, with an optional display showing process variables and diagnostics at a glance. In situ meter verification is also available with the 2400 transmitter, allowing users to perform a complete flow meter check in less than four minutes. This eliminates disruptions caused by traditional meter tests and ensures that the meter is performing to factory specification.

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