Processing Magazine

Mass Flowmeters/Controllers with EtherCAT® Interface

February 8, 2012

Bronkhorst High-Tech has announced the availability of an EtherCAT® fieldbus interface on their thermal mass flowmeters and controllers for gases and liquids, as well as their digital pressure controllers. EtherCAT® is a highly flexible Ethernet network protocol with unique advantages. It operates at high speed, with high efficiency and offers simple configuration. It is therefore not surprising that EtherCAT® has been adopted rapidly within the worldwide market for control and automation. With their “multi-bus” concept, Bronkhorst offers flexibility by equipping their digital instruments with interface boards for DeviceNet™, Profibus-DP®, Modbus or FLOW-BUS.