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KROHNE has announced that all of its OPTIMASS Coriolis flowmeters are equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

OPTIMASS group new 72dpi RGBThis addition will help secure wireless communication with all OPTIMASS flowmeters using smartphone or tablet. (Image source: KROHNE)

This allows device commissioning, verification, diagnostics, and monitoring from a smartphone or tablet via secure wireless communication, in conjunction with the OPTICHECK Flow Mobile app (available for iOS and Android).

OPTIMASS with BLE are currently the only SIL certified mass flowmeters on the market allowing Bluetooth communication.

The BLE option can either be ordered as an option with new devices or retrofitted depending on the hardware revision of the converter. It allows for wireless operation over distances of up to 20 m/ 65 ft, e.g. for devices installed in inaccessible locations. Use in Ex Zone 1 is possible with suitable mobile devices.

The BLE option is available for Europe, approvals for USA, Canada, China and others are pending.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Special Interest Group.

KROHNE is a global manufacturer and provider of process instrumentation, measurement solutions and services in many industries. KROHNE was founded in 1921 and has its headquarters in Duisburg, Germany. It has more than 4,000 employees and offers application knowledge and local contacts for instrumentation projects in more than 100 nations.