Micro Motion 5700 vs. ROTAMASS Total Insight
Get in the ring!
In the red corner, weighing in at 14.2 pounds (11 if you get the integral), we have the Micro Motion 5700! And in the blue corner, at – wow, a pretty wide variety of weights, but we’ll go with 19.8 pounds – the ROTAMASS! Each fighter is a powerhouse of good features. I’ll highlight the important bits you should consider!
The 5700 comes with a wide range of digital protocols, so you can choose the best one for your application. Furthermore, it already has EtherNet protocol built in! Great start!
The ROTAMASS lacks the reach it needs in this area. It has standard options but none of the new trends! Where’s the Ethernet protocol? Point Emerson, and #donglelife to Yokogawa.
Configuration and diagnostics
The new Micro Motion has the old meter verification. Worse, Emerson doesn’t even make that function standard! You need to spend more of your hard-earned cash for advanced flow meter verification in your 5700. Moreover, you need to buy AMS suite, Snap on and maybe a Prolink to read the information and get the report from the meter! Yikes!
On the other hand, the 5700 has USB input built in, so you can save the configuration, read the report or transfer a new configuration! On the third hand, if the USB-C trend continues on laptops, you’re gonna need a dongle here too! True story. #donglelife
Now, the ROTAMASS Total Insight brings a new function similar to the meter verification from Emerson. Too bad Yokogawa doesn’t even have a report to tell us about it. Come on, Yokogawa, cough it up! #promises
Anyway, the ROTAMASS Total Insight also has a cool option to save configurations and diagnostics. Yup, but you need micro-SD cards, which you’ll promptly lose the second you hit the field! Just kidding. Still gonna need a dongle to read on your laptop. Not kidding about that. #Donglelife for you as well.
Eh, it’s more preference than a really big difference. Still, you can see that Emerson invested more in a new design than Yokogawa. The ROTAMASS looks like the old version, but it’s not an issue.
Both flow meters offer easy and natural setups, but I prefer the display on the Micro Motion. As I said, it won’t mean anything, so you can pick whichever one you find prettier.
And here we have the most important point. Remember, you need to scale out each flow meter using your process information, ‘kay? You can find what you need to know in the tech manuals, so use ’em.
The Micro Motion 5700 only encompasses the transmitter, so I chose the ELITE to go with the 5700.
Accuracy of the Micro Motion ELITE
- Liquid: 0.1% – 0.05%
- Gas: 0.25% – 0.35%
- Density: 0.0005 – 0.0002 g/cc
These numbers look good! But don’t forget to read the fine print for all the possibilities that may make your mileage vary.
Now, let’s talk about the ROTAMASS. I chose the Supreme because it has a nifty name! I’m kidding, but I gotta tell ya, it’s not too far off.
Accuracy of the ROTAMASS Supreme
- Liquid: +- 0.1%
- Gas: +-0.5%
- Density: +-0.0005 g/cc
I didn’t see the fine print on their documents, but you still need to scale out to see the real accuracy, based on your process information, for both brands!
The Micro Motion 5700 and the ROTAMASS Total Insight are great devices, although you need to vet them thoroughly for your process. You can find cheaper and better options on the market, y’know.
This bears repeating: Don’t forget to scale out the meters to see the real performance for your application.
So which meter should you choose? Duh. The one that works best for you, of course. It doesn’t matter if these meters can cook eggs and bacon for you if you’re a vegetarian. In the same vein, if these meters don’t serve your needs, you may as well use them to decorate your Xmas tree!
Read up on the features. Compare them with your process and its needs. Check the pricing. Then pick the one that matches up best! Ta da! Now get to it!
Give us your opinion! Micro Motion or Yokogawa?