Four New ARC Sensors for Industrial Process Analytics from Hamilton
01 Sep 2011

Hamilton Company has introduced four new models in its ARC sensor line. New offerings include the Oxyferm FDA ARC for electrochemical dissolved oxygen measurement in pharmaceutical fermentation processes; the Oxygold G and B ARC for low-ppb dissolved oxygen trace measurements in water and beverages; and the Conducell PWSE ARC, which delivers low conductivity (0.01 to 2,000 µS/cm) measurements in pure and ultra-pure water used in pharmaceutical and semiconductor processing and power plants. Each ARC sensor features a built-in microprocessor that can communicate with both analog (4-20 mA) and digital modbus interfaces. Direct connectivity eliminates the need to send information through transmitters and the signals are more robust and reliable than the low currents or voltages produced in classical measurement systems.

They can be pre-calibrated and configured right in the lab, reducing costs associated with installation and downtime. On- and offline sensor management delivers extended sensor life and increases process accuracy in challenging production environments. For additional capability, an ARC Wi adapter and the ARC View Handheld unit enable wireless management and calibration of multiple sensors with one device.

“The ARC Sensors save time and money with the elimination of the transmitter, while providing reliable and robust signals with fewer interference issues,” explains Amber Ratcliff, product manager for Hamilton. “Customer feedback on the advantages of this technology has been overwhelmingly positive and we are pleased to bring it to an expanding range of applications.”

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