Parker and Florite team up for Mass Flow Control

Parker and Florite team up for Mass Flow Control

Worldwide manufacturing conglomerate Parker Hannifin has a longstanding relationship with Florite International. Since 2008, the two companies have teamed up on industrial applications to provide innovative Mass Flow – Controller technologies. Semiconductor, Life Sciences, and Chemical Industrial Processing industries have all benefited from this 15-year association.

Florite supports the following Parker Mass Flow Controllers:

• X-Flow Mass Flow Controller

• Series II Standard Mass Flow Meter

• Series II Standard Mass Flow Controller

Parker’s CM-100 and CM-400 MFC Power Supply/Control Modules provide power, display, and set-point control in both single-channel and four-channel configurations. By partnering with Florite’s Private Label Program, Parker has been able to apply their brand to Florite’s high-accuracy 990X and 991R process automation controllers.

We are very proud of the longstanding Florite – Parker collaboration. We look forward to the continuation of this mutually beneficial relationship and the continued positive impact we have had on industrial applications.

Contact Jordan Ulch to see how Florite can assist with your MFC applications!

 

LAM Research and Florite Still Going Strong After 25 Years

LAM Research and Florite Still Going Strong After 25 Years

To say that Florite International and LAM go back a long way would be an understatement.
When LAM Research, now a multi-billion-dollar innovator in the global semiconductor manufacturing space, decided 25 years ago to put their faith in a small, family-owned process control company, it was just the beginning.

The remarkable longevity of this relationship is based on trust and Florite’s ability to deliver product quality and reliability. In fact, LAM’s “Copy Exact” requirement means that Florite guarantees the exact material and component selection delivered every time.

Year after year, LAM has continued to specify and build Florite instruments into many of their new systems, due in part to the well-established measurement accuracy of Florite instruments. High accuracy has made Florite a crucial component of LAM’s Electrochemical Deposition (ECD) process, a critical application used in semiconductor manufacturing.

We are honored to continue providing LAM Research with the essential instrumentation they in turn use to support their clients around the world.

About Florite, International:
Florite has a 30-year history of creating programmable instruments capable of providing both visibility and control over R&D and manufacturing processes. By connecting seamlessly with readily available sensors, monitor and control functionality become a part of the process itself. As an American original equipment manufacturer, we combine software and hardware that addresses the needs of critical Process Control manufacturing systems. Our fully configurable instrument lines are widely known for their reliability, accuracy, and ease-of-use. All Florite electronics are designed to provide off-the-shelf compatibility with most sensors in current use today. For additional information visit www.florite.com.

Florite Offers Data Logging For Mass Flow Control (MFC) Market

Florite Offers Data Logging For Mass Flow Control (MFC) Market

For Immediate Release:

Valencia, CA | July 07, 2023

Florite International, an American provider of microcomputer-based electronic instruments for the Process Control industry, has announced today that for the first time, all 4-channel Mass Flow Controllers (MFCs) will include an optional Data Logging functionality.

Until now, Florite’s on-board data logger could read various types of electrical signals for applications such as flow, pressure, level, and temperature processes. The addition of an onboard data logger for our 4-channel MFC instrument allows Mass Flow applications to benefit from seamless data logging operation, storing the totalization and flow in internal memory for later download to a computer.

Logging can be initiated directly from the unit as well as from Florite’s proprietary Control Center software, free to Florite customers. An internal real-time watchdog process inserts a timestamp into the present record set when power has been lost or is interrupted – assuring records continue sequentially after power is restored.

“Data Logging functionality has long been a legacy feature of our Florite pressure models,” said Florite CEO Jordan Ulch“, so it’s exciting to be able to add this valuable capability to our 4-channel MFC units.”

For more information on Florite instrumentation’s interoperability with sensors controlling Flow, Mass Flow, Pressure, Temperature, and Level visit: www.florite.com.

About Florite, International:
Florite has a 30-year history of creating programmable instruments capable of providing both visibility and control over R&D and manufacturing processes. By connecting seamlessly with readily available sensors, monitor and control functionality become a part of the process itself. As an American original equipment manufacturer, we combine software and hardware that addresses the needs of critical Process Control manufacturing systems. Our fully configurable instrument lines are widely known for their reliability, accuracy, and ease-of-use. All Florite electronics are designed to provide off-the-shelf compatibility with most sensors in current use today. For additional information visit www.florite.com.

Contact:
Jordan Ulch – CEO
818-994-3454 x 200
julch@florite.com

InfoRAD Corp. Chooses Florite International’s 990X-MFC Mass Flow Controller

InfoRAD Corp. Chooses Florite International’s 990X-MFC Mass Flow Controller

When South Korea-based InfoRAD Corp. needed power supply, display, and set-point control for their Teledyne Hastings Mass Flow Controllers (MFCs), Florite’s four-channel Model 990X-MFC filled that need… and more.

InfoRAD’s challenge was to find a highly reliable, highly accurate power supply, display, and set-point controller, that was readily available in a reasonable time frame. With ongoing worldwide supply chain shortages, this last requirement was a potential deal breaker.

The Model 990X-MFC has become the go-to choice for most major Mass Flow Controller manufacturers.

It plays a critical role in batch and blending control, both of which are essential to InfoRAD’s operations.

The standard 990X instrument, when configured for MFC applications, has numerous advantages that
spoke directly to infoRAD’s current applications. According to InfoRAD, these factors sealed the deal:

  • The 990X-MFC provides power to each connected MFC while simultaneously displaying each
    MFC’s four set-point (SP) and process variable (PV) signals are on a single screen.
  • The 990X-MFC allows for remote set-point control, totalization, rate, batch, and blending
    control, ensuring comprehensive control over our gas flow processes.
  • The 990X-MFC includes standard RS-232 serial and optional Modbus communication protocols.
  • The 990X-MFC has a .001 accuracy, or as accurate as the MFC provides.
  • And finally, the 990X-MFC can be ready to ship in 4-6 weeks from the date of order.

Collaborating with infoRAD has developed into a mutually beneficial relationship. Florite is pleased to say that we have become a valued asset, helping to streamline their processes while providing precise control over their Teledyne Hastings Mass Flow Controllers.

Contact Jordan Ulch to see how Florite can assist with your MFC applications!

Streamline your gas flow processes with Florite’s 990X-MFC – The ultimate power supply, display, and control solution.

Turn Your Sensors Into Smart Systems

Turn Your Sensors Into Smart Systems

Precision Process Control Systems – comprised of sensors connected to highly accurate, power supply-metering instrumentation – are a critical component of industrial process automation applications. Depending on the specific type of sensor, these systems have the ability to measure, monitor, and control real-time data on flow rates, temperature, pressure, and other parameters, and then communicate this data to a central system for monitoring and data analysis.

1. Precision Process Control Systems (PPCS) provide accurate and reliable measurements of flow rates, for example, helping to ensure efficient use of resources.

2. By providing real-time data, Precision Process Control Systems allow operators to quickly identify and troubleshoot any issues that arise during a manufacturing or R&D process, thereby reducing downtime and improving overall production efficiency.

3. Precision Process Control Systems can be integrated with other systems and software, such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) or MES (Manufacturing Execution System), to provide a comprehensive view of production processes, further improving efficiency.

4. With features such as remote monitoring and control, PPCS can help streamline maintenance and reduce the need for manual intervention, saving time and resources.

5. By improving production efficiency and reducing waste, PPCS can help businesses achieve their sustainability goals while also improving their bottom line.

An essential component of industrial process automation is the combination of system sensors with power supply, metering, and control instrumentation.

An essential component of industrial process automation is the combination of system sensors with power supply, metering, and control instrumentation. A subset of today’s sensors exhibits limited “smart” capabilities that allow real-time data to be collected and transmitted to a central database. The inherent limitations of these sensors include 1) reduced selection options, 2) increased expense compared with standard sensor types, 3) requires more calibration services to ensure data integrity, 4) and, if networked, “smart” sensors can present security vulnerabilities.

However, when you combine a readily available, standard sensor with a highly accurate Power Supply, Readout Controller like the Florite 990X or 991R microcomputer-based controllers you can turn a standard sensor into something much smarter. 

Precision Process Control Systems – comprised of sensors connected to highly accurate, power supply-metering instrumentation – are a critical component of industrial process automation applications.

 

This powerful combination of sensor and controller has revolutionized how industries monitor their flow processes:

  • Organizations are now able to optimize their processes, reduce inefficiencies, and cut down on operational costs.
  • System anomalies can be detected, and operators alerted, which helps prevent equipment failure and reduces downtime.
  • Companies can gather real-time data and insights, automate processes, and optimize operations, resulting in improved efficiency and productivity.
  • Seamless communication between devices and systems enables businesses to monitor and control their operations from remote locations.
  • Businesses can better respond to changes in market demand, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce costs.

The bottom line is that standard sensors can be turned into smart systems. Businesses that invest in precision process control systems – which integrate advanced sensing and communication technologies – will stay competitive in today’s fast-paced and interconnected world. Take control of your process control systems today. Discover how your current applications can benefit from adding Florite’s 990X or 991R universal process controllers to your manufacturing processes. It’s the smart decision.

The iStorm-C Water Treatment System uses the Florite 990X Process Controller to monitor the influent and effluent water streams for flow, pressure, water conductivity levels, and pump control.

Case Study – Follow this link to see the Florite 990X in action. 

The iStorm-C Water Treatment System uses the Florite 990X Process Controller to monitor the influent and effluent water streams for flow, pressure, water conductivity levels, and pump control. This allows operators to easily determine when filters need to be changed and totalizes the volume of water in liters that have been treated.