Brooks is excited to announce that customers can now control up to 30 mass flow meters / mass flow controllers at the same time with the new Brooks Smart Interface (BSI) 0260 software and tabletop hardware module. This Windows®-based software application expands your control and monitoring capabilities for Brooks’ thermal mass flow meters and controllers.
The BSI 0260 eliminates the need for multiple secondary electronics boxes. This will help you save space, simplify monitoring and reduce overall costs in lab and research environments.
Short answer: “No.” But I’m not one to give short answers.
Any mass flow controller needs three things.
- It needs power (usually 24VDC; sometimes +/- 15 V).
- It needs a set point (quite often 4-20 mA or 0-5 V).
- It needs to send its output (4-20 mA or 0-5 V) to something.
When I hook up a mass flow controller on my dining room table (while my wife is at work), I need secondary electronics to do these three things. Brooks 0254 secondary electronics is a great power supply. It can power up to four Brooks devices (Quantims, mass flow controllers, pressure transducers, cylinder scales… anything needing 24 volts to run.).