Automation Control Unit for Pumps and Measurement Instruments

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Pfeiffer Vacuum has introduced the new OmniControl universal control unit for pumps and measurement instruments. With this solution, one is able to easily control vacuum systems.

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Pfeiffer Vacuum’s OmniControl control unit.
Pfeiffer Vacuum’s OmniControl control unit.
(Source: Pfeiffer Vacuum)

The new OmniControl unit allows the comprehensive control of a complete vacuum system using just one device. It combines the control of the total pressure with the control of the pumps. The unit communicates with products that support the Pfeiffer Vacuum RS-485 protocol (e.g. HiPace, HiScroll, HiLobe, MVP and DigiLine). This makes it possible to exchange and process data between various Pfeiffer Vacuum products without any difficulty and without having to invest in additional devices, states the company.

Optional gauges from the ActiveLine range (with analog output) can also be connected. The 3.5" touch screen with an intuitive user interface ensures easy and convenient control of the vacuum system. For example, a button for switching the devices on and off can be added. The total pressure and the pump parameters (RPM, power input etc.) can be displayed at the same time, adds the firm.

The basic version of the control unit is available with or without an internal power supply. Devices without a power supply are available as a rack mountable or mobile device for manual operation. This means that the control unit can be used either locally or at various locations. Rack mountable devices are also available with an optional table holder.

With the Gauge/IO option, there is no need for a separate vacuum gauge controller. Various inputs and outputs are provided for connecting external components. For example, a valve can be switched according to the pressure level. With the Data option, the measured values can also be saved as a CSV file on a USB stick or a MicroSD card. The data can then be analyzed and archived. The data items to be saved can be freely defined (total pressures, RPM, error codes etc.), mentions the company.

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