Incorporating Automated Probe Retraction, Cleaning, and Advanced Features for Enhanced Operational Efficiency

AUBURN, CA, August 28, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — South Fork Instruments, a leading supplier of industrial measurement solutions, is proud to unveil the EXmatic 471, the latest addition to Exner’s renowned EXmatic series. This next-generation control unit retains the core technical features of the EXmatic 470 while integrating a whole host of new features designed to optimize process analytical measurement.

Highlighting Features and Benefits of the EXmatic 471

Automated Probe Retraction and Cleaning: By automating probe retraction and cleaning, the EXmatic 471 promises to dramatically reduce frequent scheduled maintenance. This feature not only ensures improved measurement performance but also brings about significant cost savings for plant operators.

Enhanced Sensor Life and Reliability: The use of retractable measurement points greatly enhances the service life of analytical sensors, such as pH and ORP probes. Through frequent retraction and cleaning, coatings are efficiently cleaned from sensor active areas, boosting reliability and availability of the measured value. Up to three cleaning solutions can be utilized to combat fouling from even the most aggressive of applications.

Upgraded HMI for Better User Experience: The EXmatic 471 comes with an enhanced Human-Machine Interface (HMI), providing clear status information and ensuring smoother user interaction and operability.

Simultaneous, Independent Operations: One of the standout features of the EXmatic 471 is its ability to operate two retractable probe housings simultaneously and completely independently of each other. This both reduces installation costs and provides added flexibility to operators in managing multiple measurement points.

Compatibility with Multiple Brands: Staying true to the promise of versatility, both the Exner EXmatic 470 and 471 can seamlessly integrate with any manufacturer’s sensors and transmitters. This means plant operators are not restricted to a specific brand of sensors or transmitters, paving the way for unparalleled flexibility in equipment choices.

“As industries evolve, so does the need for more efficient and reliable process analytical solutions. The introduction of the EXmatic 471 is our answer to this growing demand. We’re confident that with its cutting-edge features and flexibility, it will set new benchmarks in the realm of process analytical measurement,” commented John Daly, Technical Director at South Fork Instruments.

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About South Fork Instruments: South Fork Instruments, based in Auburn, Calif., is an established supplier of measurement instrumentation, analyzers, and control products serving the Americas. The company’s cross-industry experience translates into a unique ability to identify, develop, and implement innovative measurement solutions. The state-of-the-art instrumentation products provide reliable, low maintenance, high-value results for plant control and quality improvement for a wide range of industry segments, including chemical plants, breweries, refineries, mining, power generation, food processing, offshore/onshore oil production, and pipelines.

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