Flow Meter Advantages: Gear vs. Other PD Meters

Low cost gear meter with high accuracy

Max gear meters offer a low flow rate capability, measuring flows down to 15 cc/min and with a wide operating range one meter can replace several. Other benefits include bi-directional capability with a fast response to change in direction and user adjustable dither and damping settings.

Flow meter comparisonPrice
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Mass flow/density
Measurement
Volumetric
Measurement

Intermittent
"start-stop"
flows

Shifts in
viscosity or low/high viscosity
High
temperature
Bi-directionalNo
zero-drift
Multi-application
without
recalibrating
High resolution
Positive displacement (PD) Gear type$ 
Other PD Meters$$$ --*--* 

Advantages of Max gear meters include:

  • Measuring flows down to 15 cc/min
  • Low pressure drop flow path reduces energy lost through metering
  • Robust designs with pressure ratings to 6000 psi
  • Fast response with user adjustable dither and damping settings
  • Meter output linearized within 0.3% over a 100:1 range