Necessity of a Leading Coolant Flow Controller for Automobiles
These days, most vehicles and trucks are operated with water-cooled power plants. Basically, a water-based coolant or fluid is circulated via the automobile engine and simply absorbs the heat accordingly. Then the heat is released to the environment with the help of a radiator. Amid cold weather use, this waste engine heat is again utilized for heating the passenger compartment. This is accomplished by passing the coolant via an alternative heat exchanger basically known as a heater core. This heater core heats air circulating within or flowing into, the occupant compartment, thereby increasing the whole temperature of the compartment.
In most if not many cars, this coolant is circulated by an engine driven pump. As the speed of the engine differs amid the vehicle use, the coolant’s flow rate in the heater circuit also changes. As the heat exchanger’s heat output is decided mainly by the flow rate of the coolant and the temperature through the exchanger, the heater core’s heat output also differs with engine speed.
Thermal management is the capacity of controlling a system and its subsystems’ temperature; for instance, e-machine, cabin, battery, engine, etc. A leading coolant flow controller is required within this system for closing the coolant flow, regulating the coolant flow and switching over coolant circuits. This coolant flow control valve allows functions to decrease the engine’s heat up time via engine zero flow, allowing quicker cabin heat up by heading the heat to the heat exchanger core and for decreasing the coolant flow for an optimized temperature of the engine.
Proteus WeldSaverTM: A Leading Coolant Flow Controller
The Proteus WeldSaverTM is considered to be a leak detector and a leading coolant flow controller for robotic welding applications. Whether you need to monitor the coolant flow to the whole cooling circuit for a weld cell or for welding guns, this coolant flow controller efficiently and quickly detects the decreases in flow continuity made by hose burst, cap loss or any other catastrophic occurring.
Let us have a look at the features of this leading coolant flow controller of Proteus Industries:
- Prevents water in less than 1 second after hose burst, cap loss or any other catastrophic event.
- Sends alarm to the weld controller in only less than 0.4 seconds.
- Gives constant signal of actual coolant flow rate straight in LPM or GPM.
- Patented cap loss algorithm does not depend on flow measurement.
- Paddlewheel or vortex flow metering with NPT or metric connections.
- User-selectable alarm settings and operating parameters
- Remote control of valve state
- Relay interface, EtherNet/IP, and DeviceNet options
- Flow ranges from 1.0 to 50 LPM or 0.5 to 13.0 GPM
Looking for a tailor-made solution?
Being an experienced manufacturer and developer of flow devices for many years, Proteus Industries have produced a number of useful flow measurement instruments. And WeldSaverTM series is one of them. If you want a customized solution to get a product as per your requirements, you can contact the WeldSaver Applications Support and let the professionals offer you a tailor-made solution.