Universal Flow Monitors has added a PROFINET option to its CoolPoint™ Vortex Shedding Flowmeters. The CoolPoint™ meter with PROFINET, which is expected to be available for sale in Q1 of 2013, features fast start up (within 500 milliseconds) and dual RJ45 connectors with a built-in hub. Enclosed in a molded plastic housing, it measures and transmits flow over PROFINET Industrial Ethernet networking for manufacturing and process plants. CoolPoint™ Vortex Shedding Flowmeters measure the velocity of liquids such as water, chemicals and corrosives. They use a bluff body obstruction to produce vortices, and an electronic transducer measures these oscillations to provide a signal proportional to flow rate. Increasing flow increases the frequency of oscillation. CoolPoint™ vortex shedding flowmeters have no moving parts to stick or coat, eliminating potential for clogging.