Magnetic flow meter offered with Profibus PA

Paul Boughton

The Yokogawa Admag AXF magnetic flow meter is now available with Profibus PA communications so it can be integrated easily into process environments. With a market share of over 60 per cent, Profibus is claimed to be Europe's leading fieldbus protocol, and Profibus PA (for process automation) has been developed for use in the process industry.

With Profibus PA, field instruments are simple to integrate into the structure of a plant control system, and can transmit measured values as well as being monitored, diagnosed and configured via the bus. Because the bus protocol integrates diagnostic functions and pre-emptive maintenance information, it is particularly suited for comprehensive systems that minimise outages and enhance plant safety.

Users of Yokogawa's Admag AXF can now choose from five different interfaces. Versions for Hart, Brain and Foundation Fieldbus have been on the market for some time, in addition to instruments with an analogue 4-20mA output.

The Admag AXF flowmeter is suitable for use in demanding applications: in particular, for making reliable measurements in difficult media such as those with a large proportion of solids or with low conductivity. Operation only requires 1.0uS/cm media conductivity.

The standard accuracy is 0.35 per cent of reading, but a high-grade option with an accuracy of 0.2 per cent of reading is available.

Both compact and remote types are available with Profibus PA communications.

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