OMEGA ENGINEERING's FMG600 Series electromagnetic
flow meters are designed for measurement of conductive liquids. The FMG600
magmeters have no moving parts and a PTFE lining, and they can handle
applications involving wastewater, pulp, food and slurries. Standard outputs include
analog, frequency and RS485 communications. Optional sanitary tri-clamp
mounting allows use of the FMG600 flowmeters in applications not previously
open to magmeters. Local- and remote-display models are available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.