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2021-12-02

Industrial process equipment suitable for your production line

This new post in our series is about key pieces of equipment on your industrial production line. We know that you want the most efficient process possible, so we’re going to draw your attention to some of the best products for that. We’ll be focusing on products manufactured by GHM, Molex and Asco.

In our last blog, we discussed hygienic process equipment and other process management solutions for your production line.

Industrial process equipment is used in many sectors including mobile hydraulics, water treatment, chemical industry, pneumatics, cooling systems and medical gas systems.

For an efficient and effective process, industrial equipment should be robust, long-lasting and use material fit for the application in order to monitor the flow, level and pressure of elements like air, gas, water, oil and steam. These components must be able to with-stand harsh conditions and all types of media.

Good quality industrial products comply with industrial regulations and approvals such as ATEX, IECEX, DNV, HAT, SIL, PED and MID.

Let’s turn to some of the equipment that is essential for the smooth running of an industrial production line. 

Flow Sensor

A flow sensor records the measurement of flow velocity, temperature, and volume of liquid media.

Reasons why we recommend the Honsberg OMNIPLUS thermal flow sensor

1. Three measurement variables in a single device

It’s an all-in-one solution that includes a flow sensor, volume meter and thermometer.

2. Reliability with the wear-free measuring principle

This is a low maintenance device so, system downtime is at a minimum. It allows you to monitor cooling and lubrication circuits whilst managing pump protection. This ensures proper functioning of the system and avoids the chances of damage.

3. Fast response times

The OMNIPLUS is one of the fastest calorimetric flow sensors on the market because of its special sensor arrangement and software, it’s ideally suited for minimum quantity monitoring.

4. IO-Link

The IO-Link interface reduces wiring costs, and it enables digital transfer of measurements and sensor data, including the complete parameterisation of the sensor.

5. Easy-to-read display

A large and high-resolution display shows the measurement variables. You can even use the OMNIPLUS in low light environments.

6. Configurable for every purpose

The OMNIPLUS can be flexibly assigned to analogue or digital outputs. It’s easy to change the settings directly on the device by using the multifunction ring, and there is 100% connection compatibility with existing OMNI devices.

Flow switches

Flow switches increase system safety and protection and are used in applications like industrial washing machines, self-service car washes, refrigeration, and hydraulic applications. They can be used on water, oil and aggressive media such as corrosive and abrasive flows.

Depending on your application, you may require a specific type of flow switch like paddle or piston. Flow switches are available in various materials, including stainless steel, brass, and nickel-plated brass, to suit your application.

Flow Meters

Flow meters measure flow velocity and volume flow. A number of different ones are available so there will be a flow meter to suit your requirements.

When you require an accurate volume calculation, the right flow meter can provide accurate measurements.

Perhaps you may require a flow sensor with no moving parts or a flow sensor for large pipe dimensions. Or you may need a compact flow sensor in other materials which suit different types of media.

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Industrial DIN connectors 

Industrial cable connectors, otherwise known as DIN connectors, are used to provide an electrical connection to your flow monitor, solenoid valves and pressure monitors and sensors.

They are available: 

  • With or without LED and transient protection
  • Fully over-moulded to give a high level of ingress protection 
  • With cable material in PVC, PUR & PVC/CEI
  • With IP67 moulded cable connectors
  • With built-in cables

Use connectors with IP67 sealing properties and cable retention to increase performance and make manufacturing simple. 

Ensure the connector protects against dust and water ingress.

Choose connectors depending on the cable material and length appropriate for the application.

Industrial valves 

A wide range and variety of industrial valves can be used on your production line. They control the critical flow of air, gas, water, oil and steam and are key components of a production line. 

Valves used in the industrial sector must be able to handle the most challenging conditions. For example, you may use angle seat and motorised valves for automotive and wastewater management, or you may require solenoid valves that are explosion-proof in hazardous environments.

Industrial solenoid valves:

  • Are reliable with a long service life
  • Come in a range of materials, including brass and stainless steel
  • Are leak-resistant
  • Come in 2-way, 3-way and 4-way solenoid valves to meet your requirements
  • Have different sealing options - NBR, FPM and EPDM
  • Are available as high flow valves for liquid, corrosive, and air/inert gas service
  • Are available as WRAS Approved to ensure efficient usage of water and prevention of contamination 

If you are interested in learning more about any of these components and discussing your requirements, do contact [email protected]

We’re always happy to advise you on the best solution to ensuring a successful production line that’s safe, reliable and efficient.

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