Describing it as both a space and cost saving flow control solution, Bronkhorst High-Tech has introduced a new system in mass flow and pressure measurement and control.

The FLOW-SMS utilizes an innovative mounting concept to combine a variety of components for mass flow and pressure measurement and control, and can be assembled to constitute a compact gas delivery system.

On a lightweight but still rugged mounting rail system, one or more mass flow (or pressure) sensor/control modules can be combined with mixing chambers, (pneumatic, electrical or manual) shut-off valves, filters or any other functional module as per customer’s request. Flow ranges can be selected between approx. 5 mln/min up to 50 ln/min or even higher.

In case a pressure sensor or controller is included, the pressure range can be chosen between 0-100 mbar and 0-10 bar absolute or gauge.

The three major criteria for development – space efficiency, service friendliness and flexibility of expansion or modification – are realized within a compact, top-mount design. As a standard, FLOW-SMS systems can be configured for up to nine channels.

In agreement with the customer, Bronkhorst High-Tech will supply the completely assembled systems tested on functionality and leak tightness, ready to plug and perform. Customers will not only benefit the space efficiency, but also a reduction of labor for pipe installation and testing.