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Paddle-Wheel 'Star' Flow Meter | Type 8012

Supplier: Burkert Fluid Control Systems

The latest star in paddle-wheel flow meters for continuous flow measurement and control has been released by Bürkert Fluid Control Systems.

Price Guide: POA

The Type 8012 'star' flow meter is suitable for a wide array of applications in water and waste treatment, cooling systems, general manufacturing and OEM applications.

The compact 'star' flow meter operates under both magnetic and optical measurement principles. The unit is designed for use in neutral, aggressive, solid free liquids in the magnetic measuring version and use in liquids (that allow infrared signals to pass) in the optic measuring form. 

The presence of optical sensors also deliver smart flow direction detection capabilities, and programmable limit values.

The 8012 flow meter is comprised of an electronic module and fluidic fitting.  The electronic module offers programmable frequency/switch pulse and analogue 4 - 20 mA signal outputs. 

Straight-forward programming is via USB port interface for fast, trouble-free setup and commissioning.  Moreover, the same USB programming unit may be used for multiple 8012's for cost and time efficiency.

This flow meter delivers a measurement range 0.5 to 1,200 litres per minute with in-line pressure to 10 bar (16 bar with alternative fitting material options).  The 8012 delivers impressive accuracy and linearity of less than 0.5% and operates with 12 – 36VDC power. 

For process media temperatures of -15ºC to +100ºC (with PVDF, brass or SS fittings).  Electrical connections are M12 plug for IP67 protection, or DIN cable plug for IP65 protection.

Fluidic fittings are available in stainless steel, brass, PVC, PP or PVDF, for pipes ½” to 2” (DN6 – DN50).  With threaded, butt weld-ends and clamp ports, the 8012 integrates economically in pipe systems without any additional piping. 

The product has been developed with standardised components and a modular design principle which enhances the flexibility of the range, delivering more options and cost-effective customised solutions open to consumers. 

This concept is in accordance with a broader strategy being pursued by Bürkert in development of smart products with simple modular customisation options.

With a global network spanning offices in more than 40 countries and operational outposts in an additional 80, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is an established and mature global organisation that celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2006.