Tucson, Arizona (October 14, 2013) – Alicat Scientific, Inc., will exhibit its MCV series mass flow controller during the American Vacuum Society’s 60th International Symposium and Exhibition, October 27-November 1, 2013 in Long Beach, Calif. Used by researchers and manufacturers in vacuum coating and sputtering processes, the tight shut-off parameters of Alicat’s instruments prevent target poisoning and maintain product integrity.
The Alicat MCV accurately controls gas flow rates as low as 25 microliters (0.0025 SCCM) or as high as 20 slpm with response times of 50 to 100 milliseconds. An integrated positive shut-off valve provides leak-tight shut-off of 1×10-9 atm-scc/s Helium max, preventing contamination of the coating process when no gas is flowing.
Alicat’s MCV has the industry’s lowest turndown ratio at 200:1, allowing manufacturers to cover a wider flow range with fewer pieces of instrumentation. With a footprint just 1.5 inches deep and weighing just 3 pounds, the space-efficient MCV integrates easily into PV coating systems. All Alicat instruments are based on its highly accurate laminar flow technology, come with 30 field-selectable gas and gas mix calibrations, and are backed by the industry’s only lifetime warranty.
To learn more about Alicat’s MCV for vacuum applications, visit Alicat at AVS booth 613. Outside the show, visit www.alicat.com, or call +1 520 290-6060.