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How to deliver safe process control using high-quality pressure, conductivity & temperature monitoring devices

With process control within modern machinery becoming ever-more complex, the requirement for safe and convenient pressure, conductivity or temperature monitoring devices is more important than ever for process industry manufacturers.

In this article, PIF speaks to sensor experts Baumer to find out how they have set out to simplify production processes using cutting edge sensor technology. We look at their CombiSeries and how it is designed to deliver safe, reliable and accurate process control. Read on to find out more.

Baumer’s Pressure, temperature and conductivity measurement devices for process control

Baumer’s CombiSeries instruments are designed to make pressure, conductivity measurement and temperature monitoring devices safe and convenient. All of the instrumentation in this modular range can run on factory settings or be programmed to specific customer needs via a touch screen display or their DTM-based FlexProgrammer 9701.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these Baumer CombiSeries instruments and their distinctive features and benefits.

CombiView display

The CombiView display is designed to ensure an efficient and safe process flow. Using a traffic light system, the display provides a clear, eye-catching visual, so you can make quick diagnostic and maintenance decisions on the fly. CombiView can be retrofitted to any of Baumer’s CombiSeries devices.

Features and benefits:CombiView for pressure, conductivity and temperature monitoring device

  • Graphical display with backlight.
  • Showing errors and limits by steady or flashing colours.
  • Fits Baumer CombiSeries (Ø80 mm FlexHousing).
  • Hygienic design.
  • Option: Two configurable relay outputs.
  • Programmable by touch screen.
  • Easy and fully programmable with FlexProgrammer 9701.
  • ATEX versions.

CombiPress pressure transmitter

The CombiPress PFMH is a fully welded pressure sensor with hygienic connection and touch screen, while the sister CombiPress PFMN pressure transmitter comes with a flush membrane and touch screen. Both models provide accurate pressure and continuous level measurement readings and are fully CIP-ready.

Features and benefits:CombiPress pressure sensors

  • Flush membrane with 3-A sanitary standards (FDA-compliant) and EHEDG.
  • Resistant to all common CIP cleaning media.
  • Programmable by touch screen or with FlexProgrammer 9701.
  • Optionally available with additional relays and 4 ... 20 mA with HART.
  • Available with optional ATEX approval (4 ... 20 mA output signal).

CombiTemp temperature monitoring device

Available as either a hygienic or industrial RTD temperature sensor, Baumer’s CombiTemp temperature monitoring device is easy to install and intuitive to operate. These durable and hygienic AISI 316L temperature sensors deliver precise temperature readings from -50 °C up to as high as +400 °C.

Features and benefits:

  • User-configurable according to individual requirements.
  • Optional with touch display.
  • Immersion depth 20 ... 3000 mm.
  • 4 … 20 mA, HART or Pt100 output.
  • Convenient installation and reliable operation.

CombiLyz concentration and conductivity measurement device

CombiLyz is ideally suited for use in CIP and SIP processes, for monitoring concentrations in liquids, or for phase separation of different media. The AF15 model even comes with separate evaluation electronics, making it ideal for cramped spaces and applications beset by strong vibrations.

Features and benefits:

  • All-in-one conductivity measurement device
  • All wetted parts in PEEK
  • Compact, food-safe, hygienic design
  • 3-A sanitary standards and FDA-compliant, EHEDG-certified
  • Available with HART communication protocol
  • Available with IO-Link communication interface

About Baumer

The Baumer Group has been a global leader in the manufacture of sensors, encoders, measuring instruments and components for automated image-processing for more than 60 years. This owner-managed family business employs around 2,700 workers worldwide in 38 subsidiaries and 19 countries. Their passion for sensors is driven by their organisational values: “Partnership. Precise. Pioneering”.

For more information, visit Baumer.

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