Each manifold is equipped with compact sensors that are capable of reading both flow and temperature. The sensor is based upon the vortex flow measurement principle which uses a bluff body in the middle of the flow path to create small eddy currents (vortices). The pressure of this current is measured to determine the flow through a given cross sectional area.
The sensors have no moving parts; this, combined with a large flow path, makes it ideally suited to mould cooling – even when using heavily contaminated water. The sensors are integrated directly into the manifold keeping size to an absolute minimum.
The sensors are directly integrated in the manifold. The manifolds are designed to create a steady linear flow mechanism, which is essential for accurate control.