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15 Sep 2011

Flow Monitoring Applications

Lake offers flow monitoring products for a wide variety of applications. In addition to performance requirements, identifying the following will ensure the proper flow meter for Replica Rolex Watches a particular application is selected.

·                      Fluid Media Type/Material Compatibility

·                      Maximum Pressure and Temperature

·                      Flow Range Requirements

·                      Line Size and Port Type

 


The following applications represent just a number of the many that Lake Monitors may offer the perfect flow monitoring solution. And as always, feel free to utilize Lake’s technical expertise as a resource in determining the best product for your application.

 

Application

Measure the rate of flow to bearings since too much or too little flow can cause damage and/or downtime.

Main Markets:

Industrial Maintenance

Lake Solution:

Basic Flow Meters
Flow Alarms

Keep in Mind:

Maintaining proper lubricant expensive repairs.

 


Application

Detect low-flow rates for lubricating liquids.

1.                    Paper mills usually have from 200 to 700 lube points on their equipment.

2.                    Steel Mills spray hot oil on coil steel to prevent scaling.

3.                    Copper Mills have equipment with large bearings that need hightemperature
monitoring.

4.                    Grain mills use synthetic liquids and propylene glycol to cool operating
equipment.

Main Markets:

See 1-4 above. Also Stationary and Mobile Concrete Mixers

Lake Solution:

Flow Alarms

Keep in Mind:

The switch contact on the flow alarm can be used to sound an alarm or turn on a light when the flow rate drops below apredetermined set point.

 


Application

Monitor and/or control the flow of process water in paper mills.

Main Markets:

Pulp and Paper

Lake Solution:

Basic Flow Meters
Flow Transmitters
FlowStat® Sensors

Keep in Mind:

Watch for material compatibility issues if additives are
present in the process water.

 


Application

Monitor air consumption in blow molding processes.

Main Markets:

Blow Molding

Lake Solution:

Pneumatic Flow Meters
Flow Transmitters

Keep in Mind:

When sizing the meter, be sure to apply the appropriate pressure correction factor for the elevated pressures that are present in this application.

 


Application

Monitor the coolant to welding machines. Robotic welders have a need to signal the operators when coolant ceases to flow due to a crimped or plugged line.

Main Markets:

Automotive
General Manufacturing
Industrial Automation

Lake Solution:

FlowStat® Sensors with relay output
Flow Alarms

Keep in Mind:

Be sure to specify a meter with suitable materials of construction based on the coolant that is being used.

 


Application

Monitor the flow of coolants to milling heads will help prevent scrap on automatic machines.

Main Markets:

Machining
General Industrial

Lake Solution:

FlowStat® Sensors
Flow Alarms
Flow Transmitters

 


Application

Monitor coolant to grinding machines to protect from damage.

Main Markets:

Manufacturing
General Industrial
Machining

Lake Solution:

FlowStat® Sensors
Flow Alarms
Flow Transmitters

Keep in Mind:

Coolant must be free of magnetic debris.

 


Application

Determine the speed of conveyors. There is a direct relationship between the rate of flow to a hydraulic motor and its speed.

Main Markets:

Material Conveying
Mining
Industrial Equipment OEMs
Manufacturing

Lake Solution:

Flow Transmitters
Basic Flow Meters

Keep in Mind:

A special FPM (feet per minute) scale can be created if relationship between speed and flow rate is known.

 


Application

Signal that foreign matter has entered a rock crushing machine. (Reduced flow of hydraulic fluid indicates that the crusher has stopped moving.)

Main Markets:

Heavy Equipment
Mining
Construction

Lake Solution:

Flow Alarms
Flow Transmitters
Basic Flow Meters

 


Application

Hydraulic motors can be monitored by using flow meters as a hydraulic tachometer. The rate of flow through the meter would have direct relationship to the RPM speed of the motor.

Main Markets:

Power Transmission
Heavy Equipment
Mining

Lake Solution:

Basic Flow Meters
Flow Alarms
Flow Transmitters

Keep in Mind:

A special RPM scale can be created.

 


Application

Measure the movement of pistons in cylinders used in hydraulic rams, presses and robotics.

Main Markets:

Fluid Power
Industrial Hydraulics
Heavy Equipment
Robotics

Lake Solution:

Basic Flow Meters
Flow Alarms
Flow Transmitters

Keep in Mind:

A special FPM (Feet per Minute) scale can be created.

 


Application

Measure coolant flow to die cast machines. 75 GPM flow rates at 2500 psi are not uncommon.

Main Markets:

Casting

Lake Solution:

Flow Alarms
Flow Transmitters
FlowStat® Sensors

Keep in Mind:

FlowStat® Sensors best with lower pressure set-ups

 


Application

Control the flow of hot oil circulating to transformers.

Main Markets:

Power Distribution
Maintenance
Electrical Equipment

Lake Solution:

Basic and High Temperature Flow Meters
Flow Alarms
Flow Transmitters

Keep in Mind:

Often used in conjunction with thermocouples and other temperature sensors.

 


Application

Properly monitor coolant flow to die cast molds to guarantee good quality parts since there can be hot spots or cold flows.

Main Markets:

Casting/Foundry

Lake Solution:

Flow Alarms and Transmitters
FlowStat® Sensor

Keep in Mind:

FlowStat Sensors best with lower pressure setups.

 


Application

Monitor the flow of hot oil to plastic injection mold barrels.

Main Markets:

Molding Equipment OEM’s
Manufacturing

Lake Solution:

High and Ultra-High Temperature Flow Meters

Keep in Mind:

This is typically a high-temperature application.

 

 


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