Introducing a Cost-Effective, User-Friendly Solution for Sensor Maintenance in Industrial Applications

AUBURN, CA, November 22, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — South Fork Instruments, a leading supplier of industrial measurement solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the EXtract 850M process analytical sensor retractor. This new addition to the EXtract range offers an economical and efficient solution for non-critical applications, marking a significant advancement in sensor retraction technology.

The EXtract 850M is an entry-level, manually operated retractable probe housing, available in stainless steel or plastic, designed for Ø12-120mm sensors on tanks and pipes. Its introduction is a response to the industry’s need for cost-effective yet reliable sensor retraction options. The EXtract 850M simplifies maintenance and operational procedures by allowing sensors to be inserted or retracted without shutting down the process line.

John Daly, Technical Director at South Fork Instruments, emphasizes the benefits: “The EXtract 850M is a game-changer for industries that require regular sensor maintenance but face constraints in shutting down operations. It shows our commitment to providing practical, cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality and safety.”

Key Features of the EXtract 850M:
Economical Design: A low-cost entry into sensor retraction hardware, making it accessible for a wider range of applications.
Robust and Reliable: Built with proven technology, it offers durability and a small footprint, available in both stainless steel (SS) and polypropylene (PP).
Safety First: The built-in safety feature ensures the empty housing is locked in the retracted position, preventing accidental insertion into the process.
Ease of Use: Simple push-pull operation with position-locking buttons for user-friendly handling.
Pressure Tolerance: Suitable for use in processes up to 6 bar (87 psi) and operable at pressures up to 2 bar (29 psi).
Wide Compatibility: Accommodates any 12mm diameter x 120mm length probe with Pg13.5 head, suitable for pH, ORP, DO, Turbidity, conductivity, and ISE electrodes and sensors.
Ideal for General Industry Applications: Specifically designed for scenarios where direct installation is advantageous but process line isolation is challenging.
Low-Maintenance Alternative: Offers a simple, low-cost alternative to high-maintenance side stream sample systems for installing process analytical probes and sensors.

The EXtract 850M is primarily intended for general industry applications, such as monitoring continuous production feedstocks, process water loops, and wastewater streams. It stands as an ideal solution for operations where the fluid being measured is not hazardous, and aseptic operation is not a requirement.

For more information about the EXtract 850M or to explore other innovative solutions from South Fork Instruments, please visit or call (925)461-5059.

About South Fork Instruments: South Fork Instruments, based in Auburn, Calif., is an established supplier of measurement instrumentation, analyzers, and control products serving the Americas. The company’s cross-industry experience translates into a unique ability to identify, develop, and implement innovative measurement solutions. The state-of-the-art instrumentation products provide reliable, low maintenance, high-value results for plant control and quality improvement for a wide range of industry segments, including chemical plants, breweries, refineries, mining, power generation, food processing, offshore/onshore oil production, and pipelines.

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