K-Tron Smart Flow Meter (K-SFM-275-A and K-SFM-350) offer Metering, Registering and Monitoring of Bulk Material Flows

PITMAN, NJ (May 19, 2008) – Utilizing the principles of Newtonian physics F=ma (Force= Mass X Acceleration), the K-Tron Smart Flow Meter (SFM) is used in process applications that need reliable metering, registering or monitoring of bulk material flows. Models include the K-SFM-275-A and K-SFM-350.

The Smart Flow Meter has no moving parts. The bulk material flows through two force sensor stations that have no mechanical effect on the material. Bulk material flows by gravity into the upper measuring channel, an inclined chute mounted on a force transducer where the force, acting perpendicularly on the chute is measured as mass. The bulk material then flows into the lower, vertical channel which determines velocity or acceleration rate. From the signals of these two sensors the flow rate is determined per unit of time.

The bulk material can consist of granules, chips or fibers. Bulk materials include plastics, chemicals, animal feed, cement, coal, glass, aluminum, grain, etc; with very good to good flow characteristics.  Since there are no moving parts, bulk materials are handled gently.

Applications include material flow control within a production line, the measuring, filling or discharge of quantities, materials management, and quantitative bulk goods measurement. The K-Tron Smart Flow Meter offers a low-headroom and is a cost-effective solution for in-line weighing applications.

To learn more visit www.ktron.com/SFM.