Siemens Energy & Automation”s SITRANS F C MASSFLO Coriolis line of flow products is designed to deliver precise information for liquids or gas flows through a pipe, monitoring mass flow, volumetric flow, density and process temperatures. Applications include dosing, blending and batching. The meters are user-configurable, involving both software and hardware. The intelligent USM II (Universal Signal Module) platform allows users to retrofit the individual functions required, thanks to an “add-on” module with optional functions. Once installed, the module is automatically detected and programmed to factory settings via a SENSORPROM flow memory unit. A dedicated mass flow chip with the latest ASIC technology, the flowmeter has an improved step response, which provides the fast response needed for high-speed batching applications. The USM II platform handles most present communication protocols, e.g., HART, Profibus, Devicenet, Modbus or Can-Open. The design of the meter allows for the upgrading of future protocols as they are developed. The product line ranges from a 1.5 mm (1/16″) sensor to a 150 mm (6″) sensor.