Sensors New Liquid Flow Sensor for Life Science and Analytical Instruments
Sensirion presents its latest liquid flow sensor, the SLF3S-1300F, at the Electronica and Compamed 2018 trade fairs. By combining Sensirion’s low and lowest flow rate sensing with a radically optimised mechanical design, the liquid flow sensor takes the well-established functionality to the next level in price-performance ratio. The sensor provides maximum safety, stability and long-term reliability for a wide range of applications, including the fields of diagnostics, analytical instruments and life sciences.
The SLF3S-1300F liquid flow sensor is based on Sensirion’s proven CMO Sens Technology and optimises costs by simplifying the design without sacrificing the easy fluidic, electrical and mechanical connections. The straight and unobstructed flow channel has no moving parts; inert wetted materials provide outstanding chemical resistance and excellent media compatibility, opines the firm. In measuring flow rates up to 40 ml/min bi-directionally, the sensor allows monitoring the entire system operation and detecting common failure modes.
According to the company, the sensor enables applications in the fields of diagnostics, analytical instruments and life sciences to reach unparalleled fluid control, system reliability and thus new heights in performance and end-user satisfaction. Its compact form factor and cost-effective design permit system designs with one or more sensors that were previously unfeasible. Samples of the liquid flow sensor are now available for testing. Commercial release of the sensor is planned for 2019.