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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.

  • Alicat is going to Pittcon 2018!

    See just how fast the fastest mass flow meters are, in person, at Pittcon 2018®. We can’t wait to share our mass flow and pressure controllers with visitors, scientists and customers. Stop by Booth 1830 to see demos of Alicat products and chat with our flow and pressure experts about your applications and how to […]

  • Alicat recalibration certificate
    FAQ: Recalibration of Alicat Devices

    When do I need to get my Alicat device calibrated? We recommend sending your units back for yearly calibration. This upholds your lifetime warranty and allows our service department to check for any damage to the device. Over time minor physical changes to the laminar flow elements and pressure sensors inside the device and particulate […]

  • Why Recalibrate Your Alicat Device Annually?

    When exact measurements and highly accurate data is critical to the success of an experiment, test, calibration or other application, maintaining a precisely calibrated device is key. To meet the demands put on them, we recommend that all Alicat meters and controllers are recalibrated annually. When a device is sent in for recalibration it is […]

  • Alicat Electronic Pressure Controllers

    The new Alicat Electronic Pressure Controller (EPC) packs all the analytical stability and accuracy of our standard pressure controller, but in a compact form ideal for installing in high volume original equipment manufacturing (OEM) applications, ensuring that the end product is outfitted with the best components available. From bioreactors to chemical analysis, quality control to […]

  • Four kinds of intelligent pressure control

    From nitrogen purging or filter characterization, through vessel pressure control and leak testing applications, Alicat instruments are versatile and easy to use, while still providing excellent process control. This is because they operate with very fast control response (50-100 milliseconds) and high accuracy. Our products are easy to program through a display interface, a serial […]

  • Reducing fluid control cost, complexity and inventory with Alicat MFCs

    Controlling multiple pressures and managing differing gases can be critical to getting the data you need but multiple variables often means multiple instruments, adding complication and cost to your system. With one Alicat mass flow controller, you have the ability to simplify process controls—limiting error points—while increasing parameters monitored, and therefore saving you money on […]

  • Alicat Mass, Flow and Pressure Instruments Now Offer EtherCAT Protocol

    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 […]

  • EtherCAT in vacuum and industrial applications

    Manufacturers of Vacuum Deposition systems are increasingly turning to software-based industrial PLCs. These PLCs offer a variety of benefits, including greater productivity, precision performance, cost savings, speed-to-market and the ability to add processes like motion control and machine vision in the future. Because there are so many different Ethernet fieldbus standards available, it’s difficult to […]

  • Precision & Repeatability in Fiber Optic Manufacturing

    In the optical fiber industry, manufacturers’ needs center around precision and repeatability. It’s somewhat analogous to archery, where accuracy means hitting the bullseye. If you can hit the same point on the target every time, that’s precision. Repeatability is being able to demonstrate the same precision every time you walk up to the line and […]

  • About that Pressure Control Loop feature? It’s so cool

    As an applications engineer at Alicat Scientific, I talk to people in every industry all over the world and learn about how they use our product. One of the most interesting applications I’ve seen is in a chemical reactor, where our mass flow controllers are used to control pressure and make sure that processes are […]

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