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Here, you’ll find current articles about flow measurement and control for a wide variety of applications and industries. If there’s a topic you’d like to see here, please get in touch.

  • Precision pressure control for the Veloce echelle spectrograph

    This “Alicats in the Wild” blog post comes courtesy of our Australian distributor, Duff & Macintosh Pty Ltd. Dr. James Gilbert was the technical lead for the Australian National University’s development of the Veloce echelle spectrograph, which is now installed on the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. […]

  • Alicat MCRDS high-flow bidirectional mass flow controller for corrosive gases, shown with optional color display
    Customer needs translate to improved products

    A guest blog from Andy Mangell. Andy is the sales director at Premier Control Technologies, a UK based process control technologies and products distributor which represents Alicat products. Andy has over 30 years of experience with pressure and flow control instrumentation. He can be reached at Alicat Scientific’s standard product line is fast, versatile and tough. Their […]

  • Improving flow data with faster flow measurement

    Our world is moving faster and flow processes are not immune to this. Newer industrial communications protocols can deliver flow data from hundreds of flow meters in less than a second. This increased speed of data acquisition can improve your process, but the speed of your flow sensor can improve the data itself. In this […]

  • Making distilled spirits better with Persedo and Alicat instruments

    Alicat instruments are used in a wide variety of applications. We’re found in vacuum coating applications, food processing and the creation of fiber optics cabling. Alicat instruments test components to verify they are space worthy, provide flow control precise enough for even paint deposition from automated painting machines and precise enough to control propulsion on […]

  • Flow and pressure control tailored for you

    Highly customized flow and pressure control for demanding applications You know your process. We know the parts you need to help get you there. At Alicat, we are not only focused on accuracy but customizability. We give our customers the best solution for their application, whether that be in a humid, corrosive or heavily regulated […]

  • Tough environments call for tougher instruments

    Alicat instruments are built specifically for the conditions under which they will operate and the environments where they will be used, according to each customer’s needs. We work directly with customers to understand the stressors that will be placed on the instrument to ensure that every Alicat is up to the challenges they may experience […]

  • A smart approach to flow control

    ILS Automation makes the transition to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) easier with Alicat mass flow controllers. Specializing in process integration for bioreactors, ILS Automation supplies precise control hardware and software to the fermentation, cell culture, and biofuel industries. When ILS needed highly accurate and reliable mass flow controllers that were easy to integrate, it found the […]

  • Meet an Alicat: In the lab with Foose

    The Alicat Touch When you call Alicat you will never hear a robotic voice directing you to press some combination of numbers. You will never be left to navigate a frustrating menu. You will never have to fend for yourself on the phone. When you call Alicat, or chat with us online, you’ll talk directly […]

  • Mass Flow Controllers in Gas Mixing
    Differential pressure-based laminar flow measurements are faster than thermal

    Mass flow controllers need to be accurate and reliable. And thermal-capacitance based instruments can meet those requirements. But when a process or experiment needs high accuracy, faster response times and flexibility, thermal can come up short. At Alicat, our MC-series mass flow controllers use differential pressure-based laminar flow measurement. By forcing the flow to be […]

  • Two pressure controllers are better than one in extreme environments

    Some industrial and analytical applications, especially applications with mixed phase fluids, corrosive media or extreme temperatures, can be better handled by purely mechanical classic industrial regulators than electronic pressure controllers. Purely mechanical regulators don’t usually have the same susceptibilities to these types of conditions that electronic pressure controllers do. However, there is a trade-off. While the […]

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