Baumer has picked up an Innovations Showcase Award from Process Expo in the Dairy Product category for its PP20H pressure sensor
The award was won despite stiff competition from 17 finalists and Baumer puts its success down to the wide range of features ensuring outstanding performance in challenging hygienic applications.
A condensate resistant silicon measuring cell providing exceptional precision across the entire temperature range combined with an IO-Link interface are essential to the performance of the sensor. An IO-Link interface is the latest trend for these types of sensor hence its incorporation into the PP20H sensor. However, Baumer pushed the boundaries to ensure additional benefits such as additional analogue output which when combined with digital IO-Link interface, offers users even more flexibility.
The result of these features means that during commissioning of the sensor, users benefit from all the IO-Link advantages ensuring simplified sensor parameterisation whilst still allowing optimum process control via the 4-20mA analogue output. Furthermore, the IO-Link means users can call up additional process data such as the pressure of the measurement cell, or the temperatures of the pressure sensor and even the microchip in the central processing unit.
Access to this information allows for crucial investigations, such as whether an unusual temperature rise has occurred in a container which may indicate a defect or faulty dosage of ingredients in a tank. As high temperatures may decrease the service life of the sensor or other system components this acts as an important early warning for the need for preventative maintenance, one of the promises of Industry 4.0.