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Badger Meter Introduces Ultrasonic Clamp-On Flow Meter at 2018 Hanover Messe

For Release: April 23, 2018

Contact Information:
Cheryl Ades Anspach
[email protected]


Versatile instrument provides cost-effective solution for measuring water flow in industrial applications

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Badger Meter, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, today announced the introduction of the Dynasonics® TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter for use in building automation, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), water & wastewater treatment and water distribution. Designed for non-invasive, ultrasonic transit time flow measurement, the new meter was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany.

The TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter is a cost-effective solution for measuring water flow bi-directionally in a variety of applications. Typical examples include water systems, wastewater effluent, agricultural irrigation and industrial discharge.

As a clamp-on flow measurement instrument, the TFX-500w is ideal for users requiring a high level of applicability, functionality, economy and performance, said Cheryl Ades Anspach, marketing manager, Badger Meter. “The meter resides outside the pipe and is compatible with a wide range of pipe sizes. It has no pressure head loss, no contact with internal liquid and no moving parts to maintain. The TFX-500w is quickly and easily installed without cutting or tapping process piping, and can be retrofit in existing installations without shutting down system operations — reducing both installation time and material costs.”

With the TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter, ultrasonic waves transmit upstream and downstream through the pipe wall and liquid flowing in the pipe. By measuring the difference in the travel time and knowing the pipe size, the meter accurately determines the rate, total and velocity of water flow.

The TFX-500w flow meter features a large, easy-to-read display. It provides Modbus RTU and BACnet MS/TP connectivity, and integrates with the Badger Meter BEACON® and AquaCUE® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) cloud-based software suites. Programming of the meter is through the front panel or USB cable using SoloCUE® configuration software.

Available in sizes of ½…10 in. (15…250 mm), and handling flow ranges of 0.1…9,800 gal/min (44,700 l/min) and temperature ranges of -40…250° F (-40…121° C), the TFX-500w is a versatile flow metering device that can be used in almost any industrial environment.

For more information about the Dynasonics TFX-500w Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meter, please visit

Dynasonics®, BEACON®,  AquaCUE® and SoloCUE® are registered trademarks of Badger Meter. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Badger Meter

Badger Meter is an innovator in flow measurement, control products, and communications solutions, serving water utilities, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers worldwide. The Company’s products measure water, oil, chemicals, and other fluids, and are known for accuracy, long-lasting durability and for providing valuable and timely measurement data. For more information, visit