ABLE Instruments & Controls Thu, 06 May 2021 15:11:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 United Electric Controls launch the Excela Electronic Switch Thu, 06 May 2021 15:11:42 +0000 ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd are delighted to announce the launch of the UE Excela electronic switch. Excela combines the attributes of both a switch (e.g. simplicity) and a transmitter (e.g. accuracy). We are confident that the benefits of the Excela will resonate with customers looking to upgrade their switch infrastructure in an affordable and hassle-free manner.

Instrumentation users often state that they want less device maintenance, and better operational insight from their electromechanical switch products. For them, upgrading from an electromechanical switch to a transmitter could be costly and often overkill for the application in question. Excela, a general-purpose electronic switch, was designed to meet the needs of plant operators looking for an affordable, easy to install, drop-in-upgradefor their aging mechanical switch infrastructure. The UE brand has always been synonymous with quality and reliable instrumentation, especially for hazardous location applications. With the general-purpose Excela, we can now offer an electronic switch solution to diversify into new non-hazardous location industry segments. While Excela may resemble an older version of the UE One Series, that is where the comparison ends, they are completely different products. Certain features have been incorporated into the Excela software to make the device easy for the user to operate and maintain.

Excela is currently available in pressure, differential pressure, and temperature models and is aimed at applications in non-hazardous industries like water & wastewater, power, pulp and paper, food processing, just to name but a few.

Here are several benefits the customer may realize from using the Excela:

  • Easy integration with PLC, DCS and I/O card (8 – 50 VDC input). This is achieved with Excela’s 2 wire power and signal patented design.
  • Precise control and performance. Programmable deadband can be adjusted up to 99% of sensor operating range and a switch accuracy of 0.5%.
  • Local visual indication of operational status. Red/Green LED indicator on LCD display to annunciate normal or alarm condition.
  • Weatherproof construction. Excela is NEMA 4X and IP66 certified for use in both outdoor and indoor applications.

If you would like more information regarding this article, please contact us at or +44 (0)118 9311188.

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Lets be candid about this camera – Canty’s best in class BioCam! Mon, 22 Mar 2021 16:26:57 +0000 The CANTY BioCam™ is a process camera engineered and designed for sanitary applications. The BioCam™ combines the latest in LED lighting with Ethernet camera technology in a streamlined package.

A thermal regulated sight glass eliminates condensation from forming on the glass and provides for a clear image at all times.

The camera utilises built-in strobe LED light that has been optimized to run efficiently as to not obstruct photosensitive processes. The all-in one 24v S.U. BioCam is both compact and sanitary, and is designed for simple use vessels.

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ABLE win McCrometer Partner Excellence for 2020 Wed, 17 Mar 2021 16:50:40 +0000 ABLE has been recognised as one of MCCrometer’s top three global representatives with the award of the Partner Excellence Award for 2020. This is the second year running that ABLE has received this accolade and it is testimony to our continued success in the field of flow against a backdrop of reduced opportunities conferred by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The McCrometer product range, which includes the industry’s best-in-class V-Cone Flow Meter and the revolutionary Full Profile Insertion (FPI) Magnetic Flow Meter, is key to ABLE’s product portfolio and the 15-year relationship illustrates the synergy between ABLE and McCrometer when it comes to selling innovative solutions and not just product.

The picture shows our Sales Manager Simon Smith, who has pioneered some of ABLE’s significant successes with the line, with the award.

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Caterpillar Approve Canty for Lube Oil Analysis Tue, 02 Feb 2021 15:13:47 +0000 Canty, ABLE’s partner for vision-based process measurement technology, have been formally approved for lube oil particle analysis by Caterpillar for use in their Scheduled Oil Service (S.O.S) labs worldwide.

Two of their Australian labs have already purchased systems, whilst the recent formal evaluation by CAT Corporate in the US affirms their reputation and position with the company.

All of their S.O.S. labs around the globe will be sent the evaluation results by CAT Corporate with a view to adopting the Canty InFlow across the board.

The arrangement with CAT is not exclusive so ABLE & Canty will be speaking to other large plant machinery suppliers such as Komatsu, JCB, Liebherr & John Deere.

The InFlow lube oil measuring principle is as per ASTM D7596 & D8049 with the data reporting to ISO4406.

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Introducing the VPXL Autosampler from Brookfield Ametek Fri, 29 Jan 2021 14:32:59 +0000 Brookfield Ametek have now added an autosampler to their established moisture specific analysis technology, the Vapor Pro XL (VPXL).  The proven accuracy, precision, and flexibility of the VPXL is now allied to the ability to automatically test up to 16 samples with individual test profiles.

The chemical free methodology which makes the compact VPXL Autosampler the green alternative to Karl Fischer remains integral to the features and benefits of the technology and its ability to process individual sample test profiles makes it perfect for virtually any material ranging from plastics and petroleum products to pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

In summary, the VPXL Autosampler offers automated, moisture specific analysis that correlates well with the Karl Fischer method without the hassle or expense of hazardous chemical reagents, high grade glassware or time-consuming maintenance.

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UE Series 12 Product Line awarded SIL 2 Certification Fri, 15 Jan 2021 14:34:00 +0000 ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd is pleased to announce that our partners, United Electric Controls, have now added the highly successful 12 Series product line of mechanical temperature and pressure switches to their SIL 2 certified portfolio. This certification has been awarded by global safety certification leader exida and covers all models and options.

Alongside the award-winning SIL 2 certified One Series Field Safety Transmitter, UE now offers a comprehensive range of options for process control applications, with highly dependable mechanical or digital switching in both hazardous and non-hazardous environments.

The UE SIL 2 Certified Product Portfolio now includes the following:

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Vanguard is now HART registered Wed, 06 May 2020 12:55:15 +0000 ABLE is pleased to announce that the Vanguard WirelessHART is now HART registered. This registration ensures that all WirelessHART users will be to add Vanguard device drivers the next time they update their device descriptor (DD) libraries. It also assures users that they can add Vanguard systems to existing WirelessHART networks, seamlessly and securely.

The HART communication protocol is the largest digital communications network deployed in the process industries with 40 million field instruments supporting HART technology installed worldwide. The FieldComm Group owns the HART specifications and provides development and training as well as device registration.

The Vanguard detector uses a system of field-interchangeable gas sensor modules to detect methane (CH4), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH3) and non-methane hydrocarbon gases.   

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Water Industry Embraces New Generation of Magnetic Flow Meters Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:43:13 +0000 The first of McCrometer’s next generation magnetic flow meters destined for Severn Trent Water is now ready for delivery and commissioning. The FPI, is a revolutionary new approach to water flow measurement.

The FPI Mag is a Full Profile Insertion flow meter combining the ease of hot tap installation with an accurate measurement of the full flow profile. This is accomplished with a unique operating principle featuring multiple electrodes across the entire pipe diameter. This allows the FPI Mag to deliver accuracy unmatched by other insertion mag meters and rivals the performance of a full-bore mag meter.

During these difficult times ABLE will continue to fulfil its obligations to its valued customer base and our responsibilities to those customers that man our critical industries, the water and waste-water sectors being a case in point.

The FPI is one example of the critical process control and measurement instrumentation ABLE supplies to enable the reliable operation of plants and facilities in the utilities markets, backed as always, by our comprehensive site support services

For more information on the FPI or ABLE’s other safety critical supply to the oil & gas, power, food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries please contact Dave Quelch at ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd on:

Tel: +44 (0)118 9311188 or email:

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Magnetrol Release Eclipse Model 700 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter Tue, 14 Apr 2020 13:31:33 +0000 ABLE’s partner for the supply of best-in-class level and flow instrumentation to the process industries, Magnetrol is pleased to announce the release of an exciting new addition to the Eclipse Guided Wave Radar (GWR) family. The Eclipse Model 700, packed with industry-leading technology in an economical design, is now available for immediate order.

Eclipse GWR variants, including the new Model 700, are designed to handle any level of measurement complexity and are virtually unaffected by changing media conditions, including turbulence, foaming, boiling, and flashing. The release of the Model 700 further facilitates ABLE and Magnetrol’s common commitment to delivering accurate level measurement in harsh processing conditions, supporting our customers’ demanding application requirements.

The Model 700, a high performance GWR transmitter offered in a more traditional single-compartment housing, is intended to allow Magnetrol to diversify and now enter some of those markets that are more price sensitive.

Eclipse Model 700 at a glance:

  • All the inherent advantages of GWR at a more competitive price point
  • Accommodates applications where the higher specification of the Eclipse Model 706 is not required
  • Commercial industry access where price vs. performance has been a major consideration
  • Meets most of the general performance specifications of the Model 706
  • SIL 2/3 Certified
  • Single-compartment aluminium housing

Please visit our Model 700 product page for more information

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Rheonik Coriolis now MID MI002 approved for hydrogen metering Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:55:13 +0000 We are pleased to announce that our Coriolis Mass Flow Partner Rheonik has obtained the MID MI002 (based on OIML R137) approval for H2 metering:

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The certificate covers:

  • Sensor sizes RHM 04 / 06 / 08 / 10 / 12 / 15
  • Transmitters RHE 21 / 27 / 28
  • Pressures up to 1070 bar / 15519 PSI
  • Stationary applications, e.g. H2 filling stations
  • Mobile applications, e.g. unloading of H2 distribution trucks

This makes Rheonik the only manufacturer worldwide who can offer a broad range of MID approved hydrogen mass flowmeters – a tremendous competitive edge over the other manufacturers.

Please visit our Rheonik product page for more information

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