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Tag: RS232

  • Configuring PuTTY for use with Alicat instruments (instructions)

    Learn how to configure PuTTY to communicate serially with your Alicat flow or pressure instrument.

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    Connector pinout diagrams

    Alicat connector pinout diagrams Most Alicat instruments come with an 8-pin mini-DIN connector and barrel-type power jack. Other connector options include locking industrial, 9 and 15-pin D-sub, and RJ-45. 8-pin and 6-pin round connectors Standard 8-pin mini-DIN connector pinout (default) 8-pin mini-DIN to serial comparison Locking 6-pin industrial connector (I/IO) Threaded 8-pin M12 connector pinout […]

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    How it works: RS-232 communication with an Alicat

    How it works: RS-232 communication with an Alicat The RS-232 protocol is the default method of talking to Alicat devices. While instruments can also be configured using a variety of other protocols (RS-485, Profibus, EtherCAT, Modbus RTU or TCP/IP, DeviceNet, and Ethernet/IP), the tried and true RS-232 communication standard remains the go-to method for commanding […]

  • Cambridge CMOS Sensors testing and characterization assembly
    Cambridge CMOS Sensors characterizes and calibrates gas sensors using mass flow control

    Cambridge CMOS Sensors characterizes and calibrates gas sensors using mass flow control Cambridge CMOS Sensors (purchased by ams in 2016), is an industry leader in sensor technology. Their patented CMOS MEMS gas sensors use micro-hotplate technology to provide lower power consumption and faster response times for monitoring air quality and hazardous gases. Challenge: Testing CMOS […]

  • Pressure calibration for H2scan HY-ALERTA hydrogen analyzers
    H2scan improves system stability for accurate hydrogen analysis using absolute pressure control

    H2scan improves system stability for accurate hydrogen analysis using absolute pressure control As a leading manufacturer of hydrogen detectors and analyzers for hydrogen leak detection and process gas monitoring, H2scan has exclusive commercial rights to a solid-state palladium-nickel (Pa-Ni) sensing technology that was first developed by Sandia National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy. […]

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    Graftel verifies sensor operation in nuclear leak monitoring equipment

    Graftel verifies sensor operation in nuclear leak monitoring equipment Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Graftel, LLC has emerged as the industry leader for nuclear facility leakage rate monitoring in the US. Regular monitoring both satisfies federal NRC regulations and serves as a preventative measure to help keep the working environment […]