Bluetooth Devices Enable Remote Flow Meter Programming

AW-LAKE COMPANY adds the RT-50 Flow Rate Transmitter to its Bluetooth Series of Products that support remote monitoring and programming of its flow meters from a smartphone.  The FAC-S Analog Output Sensor and FAC-R Frequency to Analog Converter also offer Bluetooth connectivity and analog output options when interfacing with AW-Lake Flow Meters and other instrumentation.

The RT-50 Battery-Powered Flow Rate Transmitter offers a local and remote display of flow rates in locations where equipment is exposed to different environmental elements.  When operating locally, the transmitter offers a six-digit LCD display that continuously shows either the flow rate or total.   When using Bluetooth connectivity, users can opt to view readings and adjust rate, total, reset, sleep mode, or time on a smart device

Mounted directly to a gear or turbine flow meter, the FAC-S Analog Output Sensor provides five user-selectable analog and current outputs including 4 to 20 mA, 0 to 5V, 1 to 5V, and 0 to 10V. Using the Bluetooth interface, users can program and watch live flow measurements from the convenience of a smartphone.  The microprocessor-based FAC-S Sensor supports process monitoring, data acquisition and signal conditioning in various industries.

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A remote version of the FAC-S, the FAC-R Frequency to Analog Converter interfaces with flow meters, tachometers, pumps, motors and linear/rotational encoders to convert sensor frequency to current and analog outputs.  Bluetooth connectivity supports remote programming and flow monitoring from a smartphone.  An economical alternative to a PLC card, the FAC-R is ideal for use in process monitoring, data acquisition and virtually any application when sending an analog signal to a PLC or other control system. 

AW-Lake designed a Bluetooth-enabled mobile application that connects to the RT-50, FAC-S and FAC-R so users can wirelessly setup and troubleshoot units from a mobile device.  The mobile application also supports basic scaling and advanced functions, allowing for remote correction of non-linear flow meters to keep a linear analog output.  For more information, checkout the Bluetooth Series of Products, and/or call 800-850-6110.

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