Processing Magazine

Thermal Mass Flowmeter & Temperature Transmitter

March 10, 2014

Fox Thermal Instruments FT2A Thermal Mass Flow MeterFox Thermal Instruments has revamped its product line with the redesigned Fox Model FT2A Thermal Mass Flow Meter & Temperature Transmitter. The FT2A is the newly improved version of the widely popular Model FT2 flowmeter. Fox has revolutionized the flowmeter's design in order to offer its customers an even more robust flowmeter for harsh industrial environments. And to expand to the Building Automation industry, Fox has broadened the communications options available on the FT2A to include BACnet MS/TP.

Among its advanced features are:

• BACnet MS/TP, RS485 Modbus, Profibus-DP, DeviceNet, or Ethernet Modbus TCP - Optional Communication Protocols
• Standard USB Port – Gain Direct Meter-to-PC Connections
• FT2A View™ - Improved software for configuring, graphing and logging data

FT2A View™ allows easy adjustments to the meter configuration, evaluation of alarm conditions, collection of process data and measurement viewing from your PC or control station.

A USB connection port comes standard on the new Model FT2A which allows quick and easy access with a laptop. Communications options available are BACnet MS/TP, RS485 Modbus, Profibus-DP, DeviceNet or Ethernet Modbus TCP.

Other FT2A features are dual 4 to 20mA outputs (one for flow and the second selectable for flow or temperature) and pulse output (pulses per unit/units per pulse).