Wireless air/gas flowmeter has IR link for PDA communication

ST50 flowmeter from Fluid Components International is now available with a wireless communication option.



ST50 flowmeter from Fluid Components International is now available with built-in wireless technology.

ST50 flowmeter from Fluid Components International is now available with a wireless communication option. Designed for line sizes from 2-24 in. (51-610 mm), the device uses built-in wireless infrared (IR) technology and a standard, low-cost PDA so that field technicians can obtain measurements, make setting changes, and read troubleshooting codes without opening the instrument. The device is especially suited for hard-to-reach locations or where opening the unit is inconvenient or labor intensive.

Wireless IR link eliminates the need for proprietary programmers, simplifying maintenance and reducing cost of use. The IR sensing capability is included in all ST50 devices having a digital display readout. Interface software is also supplied for downloading into any Palm-OS-based PDA.

The ST50 is an insertion-type flowmeter with a fully temperature-compensated thermal flow sensing element. Applications include municipal and industrial wastewater aeration control systems, industrial and commercial blower and dryer input/out air flow controls, and industrial manufacturing burner and furnace airflow control. Prices start at $995.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com

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