Bullet Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol. 69, Issue 7, July 2006: Product News

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Sensors Improve Cooling Process Reliability in Heat Exchange Applications

 

CARY, N.C (June 19, 2006) - MTS Systems Corp., C- and G-Series sensors are now being utilized in heat exchange applications as a means of measuring and ensuring the proper amount of cooling fluid in the system. The liquid-level sensors are used to measure the level of cooling fluid in the reservoir to preserve proper levels, ensuring cooling efficiency and lowering down time. These sensors are a cost-effective solution for injection molding machine chillers and other types of plastic molding application chillers.

 

In a chiller, a liquid, such as a glycol and water mix, transfers process heat from the equipment via a coil or heat exchanger immersed in the liquid. A heat transfer medium, such as a refrigerant, removes heat from the liquid. The chilling liquid is held in a reservoir, which can also be where the heat exchange takes place.  In the plastics industry, for example, chillers are vital in the injection molding process, where they are used to cool down the mold and equipment after the mold has been filled. MTS liquid-level sensors are ideal for this application because they include IP67 stainless steel housing, which is compatible with most cooling fluid solutions. Other housings, such as various types of plastic, are also available.

 

“MTS liquid-level sensors allow our customers to monitor the consumption of cooling fluid from the reservoir of the chiller,” says Jesse Russell, Temposonics Commercial Product Manager for MTS Sensors Division. “This technology provides a low-cost solution in a robust design that allows a small installation footprint, yet offers full stroke measurement.”

 

The C-Series sensor is ideal for portable and smaller stationary chiller reservoirs, particularly those used on injection molding machines, because it is low-cost and extremely reliable and rugged due to its non-contact nature. The G-Series sensors are suitable for larger chillers, and come in a rod-style industrial sensor with float. Both the C- and G-Series sensors are available in analog or digital outputs and with several housing options based on the type of cooling fluid used in the chiller.

 

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Jesse Russell

MTS Temposonics

Commerical Product Marketing Manager

Tel: 919-677-0100

E-mail: jesse.russell@mts.com

 

 

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