Versatile Mass Flow Controller with Ultra Fast Settling Time

The Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion is unveiling a new digital mass flow controller, suitable for diverse applications in the industrial and medical technology sectors, at the Pittcon trade show in the USA.

March 2013, Sensirion AG, 8712 Staefa, Switzerland - The Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion is unveiling a new digital mass flow controller, suitable for diverse applications in the industrial and medical technology sectors, at the Pittcon trade show in the USA. The new SFC5000 sensor leverages Sensirion’s CMOSens® Technology to provide extremely high accuracy, repeatability and reliability at a very attractive price.

The new mass flow controller enables extremely precise measurement and con-trol of mass flow over a wide dynamic measuring range with excellent long-term stability. Its settling time is only 50 ms milliseconds. The excellent performance of the mass flow controller is based on Sensirion’s innovative CMOSens® Technology, which combines the high-precision sensor element and the analog and digital signal processing circuitry on a single tiny CMOS silicon chip. The sensor signal is converted into a fully calibrated and temperature compensated digital signal directly on the chip. The new mass flow controller features both analog and digital interfaces, enabling new features such as optional multigas and multirange mode and self-test capability.

The SFC5000 mass flow controller operates from a standard supply voltage of 14–24 VDC, can be used with input pressures up to 10 bar (145 psi), and is resistant to electromagnetic interference (EMI). The mass flow controller also features a va-cuum-tight stainless steel package and is mounted in a sturdy aluminum enclosure. The new SFC5000 is available with various connection options (down mount, VCR and VCO). All this makes the new mass flow controller ideal for controlling and monitoring mass flow in many different applications such as in process automation, analytical instrumentation, coating processes, medical devices and other areas. In addition, the new SFC5000 is especially well suited to industrial and R&D laboratory applications.

Sensirion’s new SFC5000 mass flow controller is available as an off-the-shelve product. However, Sensirion has a strong competence and experience in offering customized solutions. The new digital MFC platform facilitates fast prototyping of the OEM samples and offers significant advantages in after sale support. Furthermore, a new evaluation kit is released to sup-port developers in quick and economical evaluation and qualification of the new mass flow controllers.

Visit Sensirion on March 17-20 at Pittcon (Philadelphia, USA) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Stand 1121, to learn more about the new digital mass flow controller. Additional information is also available on the Sensirion website at www.sensirion.com/sfc5000.


About Sensirion

Sensirion AG, headquartered in Staefa, Switzerland, is the world's leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems. The product range includes humidity and temperature sensors, mass flow controllers, gas and liquid flow sensors, and differ-ential pressure sensors. An international network with sales offices in the USA, Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea supplies international OEM customers with tailor-made sensor system solutions for a vast range of applications. Among other things, these include analytical instruments, consumer goods and automobiles, as well as the medical and HVAC industries. One of the hallmark features of Sensirion products is the use of patented CMOSens technology. CMOS-based sensor elements and systems permit intelligent system integration, including calibration and a digital interface. Sensirion's credentials as a reliable OEM supplier are underscored by its ISO/TS 16949 certification.

Contact: www.sensirion.com, info@sensirion.com, Tel. +41 44 306 40 00, Fax +41 44 306 40 30