Robust ultrasonic sensors for food and beverage machinery

Morgan Advanced Materials is launching ultrasonic sensors for use within the food and beverage sector. High operating temperatures and pressures, in addition to the presence of steam and potentially corrosive products such as alcohol and solvents, require robust measuring components that can function correctly under demanding conditions. Similarly, with the drive for smaller machine footprints, there is an increased demand for sensors that take up less space.

All of these factors have influenced the design of the new sensors, which will enable manufacturers to enjoy optimum performance across a variety of applications.

Featuring a stainless steel or alumina exterior, Morgan's ultrasonic sensors optimise performance while complying with stringent food safety regulations. In applications such as milk metering and beverage dispensing, accurate sensing is key to ensure the correct filling of containers. Due to space restrictions, ultrasonic metering is an excellent choice for increasing accuracy while requiring as little space as possible.

Morgan's ultrasonic sensors are used in solid-state meters that have no moving parts, which eliminates any concerns about small particles breaking off and entering the fluid being processed. Furthermore, the use of chemically inert materials means the sensors will not be adversely affected by the presence of alcohol or solvents.

Charles Dowling of Morgan Advanced Materials comments: "We have designed a solution that will make systems designers' lives much easier. Our ultrasonic sensors can cope with the most demanding of conditions without unduly imposing on the production process and, crucially, without the premium price tag.

"With high sensitivity, wide bandwidth and stable electrical properties demonstrated even at very high temperatures and pressures, our sensors are pushing the boundaries for ultrasonic metering in these highly demanding conditions."

Ultrasonic sensors also have a variety of other uses. For instance, they can be discreetly placed within gearboxes to provide real-time information on coolant or lubricant levels, enabling users to make informed decisions on when replenishment is needed, which minimises downtime.

Follow the link for more information about ultrasonic sensors from Morgan Advanced Materials.

Morgan Advanced Materials plc

55-57 High Street

+44 (0)1753 837000

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