Firmware for mass flow meters, controllers
Newly added Gas Select COMPOSER defines personalized gas compositions for highly accurate mixed gas flow measurement
New to Gas Select 5.0, the COMPOSER utility gives users the ability to define gas compositions to 0.01% for each of up to five constituent gases and quickly program and store up to 20 personalized gas compositions directly on mass flow meters and mass flow controllers.
Version 5.0's now includes up to 130 preloaded full gas calibrations, numerous gas mixes commonly used in bioreactor, welding, manufacturing, power, refrigerant and medical industries as well as including the complete NIST Ref Prop 9 gas properties data for the preloaded gases and gas mixes. Users can also generate gas lists for multiple devices in seconds with single line RS-232 commands.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey