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PULPTEC™ ACT-2500 AmpliForce™

Amplitude Method Consistency

The ACT-2500 is an in-line blade transmitter for measuring consistency of The ACT-2500 is an intelligent, microprocessor-based transmitter which is
pulp suspensions in the range 1-4.5%. ACT-2500 is based on a new tech- fully operated using the CPM-1300 Communication Platform.
nique for consistency measurement, using an active sensor oscillating at Communications with a Distributed Control System (DCS) are made by
its resonance frequency. ACT-2500 combines measurement of shear force means of a superimposed signal according to a standard HART® protocol.
and viscoelastic properties to obtain higher sensitivity and better signal A HART®
quality than conventional blade consistency transmitters. The transmitter ACT-2500 using a Universal HART terminal or a PC-based AMS software.

The transmitter is the result from years of research and development in

content, air content, pressure etc.

The ACT-2500 is characterized by its capability of measuring consistency Hence, an unsurpassed sensitivity is achieved in the lower consistency

blade (11) of the ACT-2500 is connected to an electromagnetic coil (4),

positioned inside a magnet housing (5), via a shaft (8). The system is with conventional blade shear force transmitters.
then oscillated at its resonance frequency, resulting in a relatively large
The consistency range of ACT-2500 is 1 - 4.5 % covered with one sensing
suspension in the way characterizing the ACT-2500 ’s high sensitivity to element. The measuring range will depend on pulp type.

Depending on the consistency of the pulp, the amplitude of the oscillating

reason for the improved sensitivity is that, in contrast to conventional sensing element will vary (a higher consistency will result in a lower ampli-
shear force transmitters, the ACT-2500 is not solely dependant on the tude). The transmitter is equipped with a fully automatic frequency search
system to ensure optimum performance under all conditions
a rotating transmitter, but also depends on the viscoelastic damping effect

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ACT-2500, principle Typical control loop for consistency control, using the ACT-2500

1. Circuit card 1. ACT-2500 transmitter

2. Amplitude hall sensor 2. Communication platform (CPM-1300)
3. Sensor magnet 3. Controller/recorder
4. Plunger coil (DCS)
5. Magnet housing 4. Dilution water valve
6. Compression spring 5. Pulp chest with
7. Frame
8. Shaft
9. Fulcrum 7. BTG sampling valve
type MPS-1000
11. Sensing element

Type ACT-2500 in-line consistency transmitter for Functions:
pulp suspensions. Calibration sets Four separate calibration sets, individually
Manufacturer programmable, and externally connectable
Measuring principle Shear force/viscoelastic measuring. using a binary-coded switch.
Amplitude measurement by a reciprocating Alarm function Provides alarm signal on temperature,
sensing element. blade position, and frequency.
Consistency limits Approx. 1 - 4.5 % consistency, depending on
pulp type. Diagnostics
Repeatability program starts
User Interface For information about the Communication
Flow limits 0.5 - 5 m/s [1.6 - 16.1 fps] Communication Platform, Platform, including input and output signals,
Process pressure DIN PN 25 [360 psi at 68ºF] CPM-1300 see the CPM-1300 product sheet PS2026
Media temperature Min. 1ºC / 10ºC [34ºF / 50ºF] depending on
selected shaft seal. Damping Programmable from CPM-1300
Max. 100ºC [212ºF]. between 1 and 99 seconds
Ambient temperature Min. -20ºC [-4ºF] Step response Time constant without electrical
Max. 60ºC [140ºF]. damping: 1 seconds

Protective rating Equivalent to IP65, NEMA 4x

Material wetted parts Stainless steel, equiv. to
EN 1.4404/ASTM 316L

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