Alicat Scientific, of Tucson, Arizona, recently announced that it has added PROFINET to its offerings of industrial protocols for Alicat mass flow controllers, pressure controllers, mass flow meters and pressure transducers. Through PLCs, manufacturers and industrial processes can control activities and collect data faster than humanly possible, from Alicat devices with industrial protocols.
Part of the fast-growing industrial ethernet-based spectrum of communication protocols, PROFINET is now perhaps the most widely used industrial protocol in the world. Automation engineers and integrators assembling PROFINET installations can now take advantage of Alicat instruments’ multi-variate, rapid response times and large turn-down ratios. With Alicat's complexity-reducing features like closed-loop pressure, PROFINET analyzers can use fewer devices, at lower costs of materials, with fewer maintenance points. Fluid and gas processes with high-precision, low pressure differential requirements will benefit from Alicat’s Whisper series of instruments.
Alicat’s instruments with PROFINET have been certified conformant to the PROFI standard. Ferdi Faas, general manager of Alicat Europe said, “Around the globe, labs and factories are making processes faster, smarter, and safer by using Alicat’s industrial instrumentation — adding PROFINET helps many more customers take advantage of our data-rich devices.”
Automation engineers, system integrators and factories using industrial protocols with Alicat flow and pressure devices are performing varied activities as perfecting hydrogen-electric energy generation, spinning glass optical fibers for telecommunications, testing rocket parts for leaks, and generating pharmaceuticals through biochemical processing.