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EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet for controllers and meters

Don Horne   

Alicat Scientific has expanded its communications protocol offerings, adding EtherNet/IP
and DeviceNet as options on its line of mass flow, pressure, and liquid instrumentation. The new industrial automation protocols enable integration of Alicat instruments with PLCs running EtherNet/IP or DeviceNet. Real time data, including mass flow, volumetric flow,
pressure, temperature, selected gas calibration, setpoint, and totalized flow of gases can be read centrally by the PLC and used to manage
Alicat controllers and meters. Alicat offers Modbus-RTU and PROFIBUS communication options. Users may also select Alicat’s standard multi-drop RS-232 connectivity or the optional RS-485 for greater data integrity over longer distances..


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