We offer the widest product range of low-flow (mass) flow meters and controllers on the market. Numerous styles of both standard and bespoke instruments can be offered for applications in laboratory, machinery, industry and hazardous areas.
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Bronkhorst instruments are used for numerous applications in many different markets. In this section you will find an overview of the main markets for our equipment, illustrated with some typical examples of applications.
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Bronkhorst High-Tech BV the leaders in Mass Flow Meter / Mass Flow Controller technology for gases and liquids, Pressure Controllers and Evaporation Systems.
EL-FLOW® Prestige, the latest generation thermal mass flow meters and controllers for gases, represents a truly ground-breaking shift in versatility and user-friendliness. Its principal customer benefits are based upon further advance in flow-signal processing and a highly stable flow control regime that is virtually impervious to process fluctuations.
EL-FLOW Prestige is equipped with an on-board gas conversion model, including a gas database for 100 unique, customer selectable gases. Flow ranges, based on N2 :
(suffix P stands for Pressure Insensitive)
Full Scale capacities versus pressure rating
(suffix P means Pressure Insensitive, suffix S stands for incorporated Shut-off valve)
Full Scale capacities versus pressure rating
Video animation explaining the functions and features of our new, high-end Mass Flow Meters and Controllers for gases, based on the thermal measuring principle.
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The control performance of EL-FLOW Prestige Mass Flow Controllers is factory adjusted to swiftly respond to setpoint changes, without overshoot. Moreover, the controllers are highly resistant to mechanical shocks and pressure fluctuations, which may be caused by other devices consuming gas from the same source. As an option the MFCs can be tuned for extra fast response (settling times t98% down to 500 msec) or extra smooth control, depending on the requirements of the user’s process. The dynamic behaviour can also be tuned on site easily, by adjusting the controller speed settings via FlowTune™, or by using our software tool FlowPlot™. This free tool can also be used for device diagnostics or alarm and counter settings.
Numerous input/output options can be offered through the programmable sub-D 9-pin connector. In addition to the various analog signal options and the standard RS232 communication, there are such options as RS485 communication, digital frequency/pulse output, alarm output/reset, valve purge/close and analog valve output. Furthermore Bronkhorst offers various integrated fieldbus options: CANopen®, DeviceNet™, PROFIBUS DP, PROFINET, Modbus RTU/ASCII, EtherCAT® and FLOW-BUS. The latter is an RS485 based fieldbus, specifically designed by Bronkhorst for their mass flow metering and control solutions. For the convenience of customers working with LabVIEW™ (graphical software by National Instruments) Bronkhorst provides a certified plug & play instrument driver for instruments with FLOW-BUS™ interface.
EL-FLOW Prestige offers high flexibility due to the Multi Gas / Multi Range (MG/MR) functionality. This functionality, now extended to 100 gases, is easily accessible via the FlowTune™ software or PLC; there is no need to disconnect the instrument from your system. Users of EL-FLOW Prestige instruments can rescale their instruments on site, saving time and money for dismounting and recalibration. Furthermore, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are able to drastically reduce the variety of spare instruments kept on stock and thus reduce the cost of ownership.
Besides the obvious I/O-options for measured and setpoint values via analog signals, RS232 or fieldbus communication, EL-FLOW Prestige features a programmable pin (pin 5) at the 9-pin sub-D connector for customized I/O configurations. This functionality can be used for advanced operations such as digital frequency/pulse output, alarm output/reset, processing an external setpoint signal, valve purge/close and analog valve output. Some options are specified in the model number identification, however, numerous other settings can be programmed on request.
External factors can have influence on the measurement accuracy and control stability of mass flow controllers (MFCs). EL-FLOW Prestige instruments feature accurate temperature compensation, correcting the flow measurement for temperature changes. Compensation of pressure changes can be achieved by using the new ‘Pressure Insensitive’ option instead of using an external pressure transmitter.