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Endress+Hauser celebrates one millionth magmeter

The producer of electromagnetic flowmeters (magmeters) has seen sales of their flowmeters top the one million mark since production commenced 31 years ago, and will celebrate with a donation to a community water project in Africa

Through innovative products, considerable investment in research and development, as well as future-oriented services, the family-run company has sold 500,000 electromagnetic flowmeters in the past seven years alone.

Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG headquartered in Reinach, Switzerland, is one of the world’s biggest providers of a variety of industrial flowmeters for liquid, gas and steam. With water management being one of the main areas of use for the flowmeters, Endress+Hauser is celebrating the landmark occasion by donating to an important community water project in Southern Africa.

The main aim of this humanitarian project is to ensure the long-term provision of the drinking water supply and sanitation in an area with about 300,000 inhabitants. Working together with villagers and the authorities, disintegrated wells are being rebuilt, silted-up boreholes cleared and faulty pumps replaced.

Endress+Hauser became involved in flow measurement during the 1960s. However, the real breakthrough came in the mid 1970s when the company geared its business strategy towards environmental technology and entered the water and wastewater market.

In 1991, the flow market continued to witness growth in all industries creating a need for Endress+Hauser to expand its production facilities through a new production plant in Cernay, France. Over the last fifteen years, and with the use of hi-tech manufacturing systems, Flowtec Cernay has developed into the biggest magmeter production facility in the world, with the biggest calibration laboratory and highest accuracy available.

Magmeters are found in almost all industries which need to measure the flowrates of conductive liquids, but are primarily used in water/wastewater, mining and the food industry. The robust construction permits their use under the harshest environmental conditions including challenging mining applications. Due to improved manufacturing techniques and major advances in the electronic filtering of the measured signals, mag flowmeters have continuously dropped in price and increased in accuracy.

Typical measuring tasks include recording and monitoring continual flow rates, filling and dosing applications, as well as custody transfer. A large number of aqueous-based fluids can be measured with electromagnetic flowmeters: water, wastewater, sludges, pulps, pastes, acids, alkalis, juices, fruit mashes and more.

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