Designed for simple operation, the FD-Q series of flow sensors detect and monitor the flow of liquids accurately while mounted to the outside of a pipe.
No pipe modification is needed – the unit literally clamps on to the outside of the pipe and can accurately sense the flow of liquid through metal or resin pipes ranging from ¼” to 2”. The sensors can be mounted to a machine, while running, with a Phillips screwdriver.
Unlike traditional flow sensors, the user does not have to shut down the machine, cut the pipe, thread the pipe, add external parts, or have the special knowledge to do all the above. By mounting to the outside of a pipe, both cost and time are kept at a minimum. The ease of installation, and associated cost savings with mounting externally, open up countless machines to flow monitoring that were once considered unrealistic.
The sensors can detect virtually any type of liquid, including the flow of water (including deionized), oils, chemicals, consumer products, and more, including corrosives. Limitations of traditional liquid flow sensors do not apply because the unit does not directly contact the liquid. Keyence Corporation of America