Processing Magazine

New gear flowmeter minimizes pressure drop

April 28, 2008
Max Machinery, Inc. announces the release of the model G015 precision gear flowmeter. The G015 meter operates at a maximum flow rate of 15 L/min, and joins the previously released models G045 and G105. These meters provide 0.3 percent of reading accuracy across a 100:1 flow range, an exceptionally small margin of error over such a wide range of flow. All meters are calibrated with 30 cP fluid, but are compatible with fluid viscosities ranging from under 5 cP up to 100,000 cP and beyond. Rugged stainless steel bodies are designed to operate at pressures as high as 6,000 psi and operate in a wide range of environments. The gear design has been optimized to minimize pressure drop and the high flow rate cavitation that many gear flow meters exhibit. Max gear meters are ideal for a large variety of applications, including hydraulic testing, motion control, and precision dispensing, and are particularly well-suited to processes involving extremely viscous fluids such as adhesives and sealants.