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Alicat Mass, Flow and Pressure Instruments Now Offer EtherCAT Protocol

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Alicat Scientific’s line of mass flow, pressure and liquid instruments can now be ordered with the EtherCAT protocol. Users of Beckhoff PLCs for industrial automation can now connect Alicat devices with the high-speed and robust EtherCAT protocol.

In the chemical, medical, manufacturing and power industries, Alicat instruments rapidly and precisely monitor and control critical process parameters. The speed and reliability of Alicat devices are particularly well suited to vacuum coating processes, such as Atomic Layer Deposition and Chemical Vapor Deposition. ...

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Alicat Mass Flow Controllers Powers MDC’s XpressStick Gas Delivery Module

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Gas connection module benefits from Alicat’s MCE’s high precision flow control

Alicat Scientific’s MCE mass flow controllers have been integrated into MDC Vacuum Products’ XpressStick™ MFC Gas Stick. With precision control of gas flows of up to 20SLPM and onboard display, Alicat’s MCE provides gas programming functionality to the gas connection module, which links pressurized gas inputs to vacuum chambers.

The Alicat MCE accurately controls gas flow rates as low as 0-0.5 sccm full scale or as high as 0-20 slpm ...

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Modbus TCP/IP Added to Alicat Industrial Automation Protocol Options

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A full range of communication protocols to integrate Alicat mass flow and pressure instruments into process scheme

Modbus TCP/IP compatibility has been added to Alicat Scientific’s line of mass flow, pressure, and liquid instrumentation. The new option allows PLCs running the Modbus industrial automation protocol to connect to Alicat instruments over Ethernet cable.

Modbus edited_800Alicat instruments rapidly and precisely monitor and control critical process parameters in chemical, medical, manufacturing and power industries. All ...

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Alicat Adds Industrial Automation Protocols to Vacuum Flow Control Instruments

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EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet options integrate mass flow instruments into coating and sputtering process control

Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet. Alicat’s MCE-Series and MCV-Series mass flow controllers ensure the optimal coating environment in vacuum chambers, maintaining product integrity in vacuum deposition.
The Alicat MCE and MCV accurately control gas flow rates as low as 0-0.5 sccm full scale or as high as 0-20 slpm ...

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Alicat BASIS Mass Flow Controllers Chosen by VICI for Air Pollution Analyzer Calibrators

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Accuracy, speed, size essential to operation of permeation devices

Tucson, Arizona (February 8, 2017) – Alicat Scientific’s BASIS mass flow controllers have been selected by Valco Instruments Co. Inc. (VICI) to precisely control gas flow rates in its Dynacal permeation devices. Alicat BASIS OEM instruments provide the control required by VICI to create gas mixes down to fractions of a nanogram per minute, in a compact footprint for easy integration.

Designed specifically for original equipment manufacture and process integration, BASIS is Alicat’s ...

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Alicat Adds Backlit Monochrome Display to Mass Flow and Pressure Instruments

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Improved readability in any lighting condition with low power consumption

Alicat Scientific has added backlighting as a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays for its core range of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. The backlighting illuminates Alicat’s full-information, menu-driven, multi-parameter LCD display screens for easy reading, regardless of lighting conditions.
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Backlighting now a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays.

Though reliable and dependable, with low ...

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Alicat Adds EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet to Controllers and Meters

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Industrial automation protocols integrate mass flow and pressure instruments into process scheme

Tucson, Arizona (December 14, 2016) – Alicat Scientific has expanded its communications protocol offerings, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet as options on its line of mass flow, pressure, and liquid instrumentation.

ethernetipreleaselightThe new industrial automation protocols enable integration of Alicat instruments with PLCs running EtherNet/IP or DeviceNet. Real time ...

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Integrate a fast flow controller into your networked system

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Ethernet/IP and DeviceNet now available on mass flow controllers, meters and pressure controllers

What’s cooler than having the world’s fastest lab-quality flow or pressure control device?

Did you think, “Networking that baby into an industrial process!”? Well, you read our minds, because so did we! … That’s so spooky!

Connecting flow and pressure controllers or meters to an industrial i/o system is easier than ever with the addition of Ethernet/IP or DeviceNet protocols. This brings the available list of protocols on Alicats to ...

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Customized Electronic Pressure Controllers for OEM Use from Alicat Scientific

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EPC family delivers responsive liquid or gas pressure control, tailored to application needs
Tucson, Arizona (December 7, 2016) – Alicat Scientific has added two new families of electronic pressure controllers specifically for high volume original equipment manufacture. The EPC family with single proportional valves, and EPCD family with dual valves, provide customized pressure control in embedded systems. The small footprint instruments respond quickly to upstream fluctuations to provide fast, accurate control of pressure in an economical, easy-to-integrate package. Alicat ...

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Accurate Mass Flow Control Improves Vacuum Coatings Results

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Alicat’s MCE-Series and MCV-Series direct replacements for common industry mass flow controllers
Tucson, Arizona (October 28, 2016) – Alicat Scientific’s mass flow controllers ensure the optimal coating environment in vacuum chambers, maintaining product integrity in coating and sputtering processes. The MCE-Series and MCV-Series may be used to replace legacy and discontinued MKS instruments. Made to fit the same space as common industry mass flow controllers, both series are easy to integrate into existing systems. In use, they offer fast, accurate ...

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