Badger's Magnetoflow line is the result of 35 years of research and field use in electromagnetic flow meters. Based on Faraday's law of induction, these meters can measure almost any liquid in the food & beverage industry or any other application that requires sanitary liquid handling. Designed, developed and manufactured under the strictest quality standards, this meter ranks among the best in the market. It's sophisticated, processor based signal conversion represents the state of the art in the industry with accuracies of 0.25% or better. The standard PTFE liner and Alloy C electrode material insure maximum compatibility and minimum maintenance over a long operating period.
The flow meter is basically a stainless steel tube lined with a non-conductive material (PTFE). Outside the tube two DC powered electromagnetic coils are positioned diametrically opposing each other. Perpendicular to these coils, two electrodes are inserted into the flow tube. When the coils are energized, a magnetic field is created across the whole diameter of the pipe. When a conductive fluid flows through this magnetic field, a voltage is induced across the electrodes. This voltage is directly proportional to the average flow velocity of the fluid and is picked up by the two electrodes. This induced voltage is then amplified and processed digitally by the converter to produce a very accurate analog or digital signal. The signal can then be used to indicate flow rate, totalization or to communicate to remote sensors and controllers. The main advantages of this technology are that with no parts in the flow stream, there is virtually no pressure loss, the accuracy is not affected by temperature, pressure, viscosity density or flow profile and with no moving parts, there is practically no maintenance required.
Because of its inherent advantages over other more conventional technologies, this meter can be used in the majority of industrial sanitary flow applications. Whether the fluid is water or something very viscous, contains a moderate amount of solids or requires special handling, this meter will be able to accurately measure it. Today Magnetoflow meters are successfully being used in many industries including food, beverage and pharmaceutical, handling fluids such as milk, beer, pastes, syrups, and many other hard to measure fluids.