Our approach: Make it simple for you to integrate the instruments you need into your experiments, systems, and facilities
The goal: support & enable scientific discoveries and technological developments
Alicat pioneered differential pressure laminar flow technology over 30 years ago. It offered key technological improvements which are still highly advantageous today. Since then, we’ve fine tuned our technology and launched devices which are designed to fit for you, whatever your setup may be.
Advantages of differential pressure-based mass flow & pressure measurement
Unlike thermal mass flow meters, differential pressure meters aren’t ruined when they get wet. You can clean and dry them in the field, no recalibration necessary. Differential pressure meters require no warmup time and have millisecond response times, so you can use them immediately on setup.
Unlike rotameters, differential pressure meters can be automated and integrated with your control system or computer. This gives you a much higher degree of control and precision than would be possible from a manual meter.
Devices designed to integrate with your application
Alicat devices are ready to go to work immediately out of the box.
They come preconfigured for your gas or gas mix, flow range, and pressure conditions – and these conditions are all field-adjustable as well.
FlowVision 2.0 & our LabView drivers
Easily log data & control your devices. These software programs are free, designed to let you control you Alicat devices from a single interface on your computer.
Analog, serial & industrial communications protocols
Integrate your flow and pressure devices with your network. You can control them on a flow setpoint or using process feedback and our tunable PID controls.
Matching pinouts and device footprints
Upgrade your legacy devices to Alicats with minimal fuss. Drop-in replacement means no new wiring or redesigns needed.
Example: Vacuum coatings
Our thin film deposition customers were replacing their older mass flow controllers with Alicats. We designed the MCE-Series specifically to meet SEMI standards, for our customers to use as a drop-in replacement to vacuum coating setups.
Example: Gas mixing
A gas mixing project became Fusion Flow Technologies. With the goal of developing simple, low-cost gas mixers for customers to use in-house, we designed a full turnkey solution.
Rely on the engineers at Alicat
Custom engineering and prototyping made easy with our in-house machine shop.
Our engineering team can’t wait to get into the nitty gritty of your project and design the perfect mass flow and pressure solutions.
How it works
When you get in touch with us by chat, email, or phone, you’ll speak directly with one of our expert applications engineers. You provide your specs & goals, and we’ll work with you to spec out the flow and pressure solution that will perfectly meet your application needs.
We’ll discuss whether you need options like an internal barometer, a flow totalizer or alarm, or batch control, and get you a quote within a day.
When you have questions, get in touch – we aim to answer the phone by the third ring, answer chats within 1 minute, and respond to emails within an hour.