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KC/5 consistency transmitter boosts performance in the pulp mill

October 2016 Sensors & Transducers

In today’s pulp and paper making market place, consistency measurement is one of the most important ways to keep costs as low as possible without sacrificing quality or production throughput.

KPM’s KC/5 rotary consistency transmitter is one of the most advanced units in the market. With its revolutionary direct-drive servo motor KC/5 is a rotary transmitter that delivers excellent consistency measurement performance, light weight design, simple installation and dramatically reduced maintenance requirements.

Thanks to the transmitter’s built-in gate valve assembly, it can be installed and removed while the process is running without having to shut down or drain the line. Through state of the art torque measurement technology, the KC/5 provides quick and accurate consistency measurement applicable to all consistencies between 1,5–16%.

Installation cost is low, since it is easily completed compared to traditional transmitters. It does not need a 3-phase power supply and neither a contactor nor a motor starter is required in the electric room. Only single-phase standard AC power supply is needed and automatic maintenance includes powerful self-diagnostics, friction measurement, and reverse rotation to check zero point and automatically loosen foreign objects.

KC/5 is field repairable with no training or special tools required. With no drive belt to change, KPM’s direct-drive servo motor is maintenance free. No regular maintenance is required due to its unique mechanical seal system. KC/5 is easy to use and operate and start-up can be done by mill’s instrument personnel. Start-up and service training is quoted as an option.

For more information contact Stuart Brown, UIC Instrumentation, +27 (0)31 468 2561, stuartb@uic.co.za, www.uic.co.za



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