EC: Micropilot FMR20 non-contact radar transmitter

Process Control — Flowmeters, process sensors: Endress+Hauser's cost-effective, innovative and efficient Micropilot FMR20 non-contact radar transmitter measures the level and open channel flow measurement of liquids. Configuration and envelope curves are available via Bluetooth. This is a Control Engineering 2017 Engineers’ Choice Awards Finalist.

October 13, 2016

The Micropilot FMR20 offers continuous non-contact level and flow measurement with perfect application fit for the water/wastewater industry and utilities across all industries. Commissioning is possible via HART or wireless via app using Bluetooth or with remote display. Signal curves can be shown via app on every Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet (Apple iOS, Google Android). With the compact design the device also fits in limited space applications.

The innovative, economical FMR20 features safe and secure wireless remote access via the free SmartBlue app for iOS and Android devices even in hazardous areas and those difficult to reach—reducing time and costs through fast, simple set-up for the end user. SmartBlue provides users diagnostic and maintenance information via signal curve increasing customer plant availability due to easy and fast access for commissioning. The FMR20 SmartBlue app also provides status information of various devices at a glance with a live list allowing efficient maintenance.

The unique to Endress+Hauser radar chip design with integrated radio frequency components and direct emission transceiver makes the FMR20 the most compact radar transmitter in its class. The compact design allows for simple installation where space is limited and provides an extended application scope for radar technology. It has non-contact radar with commissioning via HART or wireless via Bluetooth app or with remote display; most compact radar due to unique radar chip design offering perfect fit in limited space applications; best price-performance-ratio radar; perfect application fit for water and wastewater and utilities in all industries (IP66, 68 / NEMA4x, 6P); full PVDF body to resist outdoor conditions, sealed wiring and fully potted electronics eliminates water ingress and allows operation under harsh environmental conditions; easy setup with three main parameters suits for most applications; and simple, safe and secure wireless remote access via Bluetooth, even in hazardous areas or places difficult to reach.