Development of a flow meter
Based on a pilot and technology study, Helbling developed an innovative flow meter until it was ready for series production. Since the device combines small size with functionality in any position, it can be installed flexibly in a variety of different devices (beverage preparation machines).
A key lever for cutting production costs lies in the ability to use the same parts and components in a variety of products. With that in mind, a manufacturer of beverage preparation machines commissioned Helbling with the task of developing a single flow meter that could be used in several of its machines. That meant that the flow meter needed to work regardless of which mold cavity the various components were from. “Robust designs” such as this form part of Helbling’s proven areas of expertise, which also include the challenging work involved in developing plastic components in tools with multiple mold cavities.
Key data and technical details
- Compact construction (35 x 25 x 25 mm)
- Position-independent operation
- Measurement range from 0.04 to 0.6 l/min
- Two versions with different electronics interfaces