Alicat Adds Sales Engineer

Tucson, Arizona (March 25, 2013) – Alicat Scientific, Inc. has appointed Danielle Adams to the role of Sales Engineer, with special attention given to developing sales and support in the Middle East and North Africa.

Danielle Adams, Sales Engineer, Alicat Scientific.


Danielle Adams, Sales Engineer, Alicat Scientific.

As Sales Engineer, Adams will provide customer care to users of Alicat’s flow and pressure products, from product selection to after-sales support. Based on application needs, she will guide customers in choosing and ordering Alicat’s pressure and mass flow meterscontrollers and accessories. Post sale, she will be a dedicated point of contact for instrument orientation and troubleshooting.

Adams comes to Alicat from AppleCare, with experience in guiding customers through iOS and iPod technical issues. She has a deep interest in facilitating human resource development within the company and developing sales internationally. She holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Ark.) and a Bachelor Degree from Valley Forge Christian College (Phoenixville, Pa.). She is currently pursuing two Doctoral degrees in Anthropology and Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona (Tucson, Az.).

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Alicat Brings Gas Chromatography Precision to Pittcon

Mass flow controllers increase accuracy and repeatability of GC analysis
Tucson, Arizona (February 25, 2013) – Alicat Scientific, Inc., will display its line of laboratory mass flow controllers during Pittcon 2013, March 17 to 23 in Philadelphia, Pa. The company’s line of MC Series Mass Flow Controllers can improve results in a wide range of gas-dependent measurements and are especially useful for ensuring accuracy in gas chromatography applications.

Alicat's MC series Mass Flow Controller

Alicat's MC series Mass Flow Controller

Alicat meters and controllers measure mass flow using differential pressure, which results in a fast and accurate response. With a choice of 30 user-programmable gases, one instrument can be used for a variety of setups, ensuring stable and consistent gas delivery. Its 200:1 turndown ratio covers a wide flow range with a single instrument. Accurate even at the ultra low full-scale flow rates of some experiments, Alicat’s devices can handle flows as low as 0.5SCCM.

With an integrated digital display, users can change the configuration of a meter right at the bench. Analog and digital communication allow full system integration for more complex lab setups.

To learn more about Alicat mass flow devices, visit Alicat at Pittcon booth 708.

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Gas Mixing Software Automates Blending of Constituent Gases

Alicat Flow Vision MX simplifies setup, minimizes error potential 
Tucson, Arizona (January 21, 2013) – Alicat Scientific’s new software platform, Flow Vision MX, computerizes control of gas mixing, saving time and reducing error. The simple platform configures up to six Alicat mass flow controllers into a single gas mixing station with an easy to follow visual set up. 

Alicat Flow Vision MX simplifies setup in blending constituent gases.

Alicat Flow Vision MX simplifies setup in blending constituent gases.

An intuitive graphical user interface, including a set up wizard, guides users through programming gas mixture parameters. The software prohibits mixtures below 100 percent, eliminating calculation errors and wasted gas costs. Gas blend settings can be saved on the system for future use, making production changeovers quick and error free.

Flow Vision MX’s data logging lets users review mixture accuracy and performance. Percentages for the total mixture, a single controller or multiple controllers are quickly and easily adjusted with simple sliders. With minimal system requirements, the software runs efficiently on even older computers. It support new mixing systems based on Alicat controllers and can be used to upgrade existing manual ones, saving time and money.

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Alicat Expands In India

Gajendra G. Kelkar appointed India Sales Manager 
Tucson, Arizona (December 11, 2012) – Alicat Scientific, Inc. has solidified its commitment to the Indian market, appointing Gajendra G. Kelkar India Sales Manager.

Gajendra G. Kelkar, India Sales Manager, Alicat Scientific.

Gajendra G. Kelkar, India Sales Manager, Alicat Scientific.

Kelkar will primarily support existing distributors of Alicat’s line of pressure and mass flow meters, controllers, and accessories. He will provide first line service support to local customers and channel partners, as well as work with OEM customers in the region to incorporate Alicat’s flow control instruments into their products.

Most recently Kelkar was a regional sales manager for LCGC Chromatography Solutions Pvt. Ltd, selling consumable products and instruments from a range of manufacturers. His career includes a number of sales and service executive positions in high technology applications such as chromatography, lasers and photonics, and fluid handing instruments. He has vast experience serving customers in the pharmaceutical, analytical, education, research and development, defense and space industries.

Kelkar earned a Master of Science degree with specialization in physics and solid state electronics from the University of Mumbai. He has also completed an advanced PG Diploma in industrial automation and system design from India’s prestigious Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing.

Based in Mumbai, Kelkar can be reached by phone at (+91)-22-67080415, or email: gkelkar@alicatscientific.com.

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Alicat Appoints Application Sales Engineer

Ryan Barner to aid customers in pressure and mass flow equipment selection
Tucson, Arizona  (November 14, 2012) – Alicat Scientific, Inc. has appointed Ryan Barner Application Sales Engineer for the company’s line of pressure and mass flow meters, controllers, and accessories.

Ryan Barner, Application Sales Engineer, Alicat Scientific

Ryan Barner, Application Sales Engineer, Alicat Scientific

Barner will work closely with customers to select and use products from Alicat’s range of flow control products. Based on customers’ application needs, he will suggest appropriate products, educate customers on the benefits of
Alicat’s patented laminar flow differential pressure technology, and provide after sales support. With a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.) and a number of years in customer satisfaction management roles, Barner is well qualified to serve Alicat customers.

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Alicat Scientific Launches Revamped Website at New URL

www.alicat.com, simpler to navigate, from URL on
Tucson, Arizona (November 2, 2012) – Alicat Scientific, Inc. has launched a new website at www.alicat.com, showcasing its line of pressure and mass flow meters, controllers, and accessories. 

Alicat Scientific's new website, www.alicat.com.

Alicat Scientific's new website, www.alicat.com.

The new site makes it easier for users to find general product and in-depth technical data for Alicat’s complete line of products. From the comprehensive Technical Information page, visitors can learn about the flow principles which drive Alicat’s products, study mechanical drawings and find guidance on specifying and cost of ownership. The Support page features frequently asked technical questions, how-to-videos, downloadable device drivers, and troubleshooting guides. A newly added Blog provides current news and industry insights from Alicat experts.

To experience the new site, visit www.alicat.com.

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Alicat Scientific Adds USB Convenience to Flow Meter Communication Module

Monitor and control up to nine Alicat devices from a single computer
Tucson, Arizona (July 24, 2012) – Alicat Scientific, Inc. now offers its BB9 Communication Module in a USB model. The BB9-USB replaces the standard RS-232 serial connection, providing a direct computer connection for monitoring and control of Alicat Flow devices.

Alicat's USB-99 monitors and controls up to nine Alicat devices from a single computer.

Alicat's USB-99 monitors and controls up to nine Alicat devices from a single computer.

The BB9 joins up to nine Alicat flow and pressure devices to a single computer for independent monitoring and operation. This remote monitoring saves time and money, especially in flow instrument installations where devices are a long distance from the control site. The BB9 will also distribute power to connected Alicat devices. In installations with more than nine Alicat flow devices, multiple BB9s can control up to 26 Alicat devices.

Alicat flow and pressure devices connect to the BB9-USB via Alicat’s eight pin mini din connector and DC-62 cables. The BB9-USB box then plugs into most computers via standard USB port. The BB9’s light, yet rugged, composite chassis can be mounted in almost any location, in any orientation.

With the industry’s highest turndown ratio, Alicat’s mass flow meters quickly and accurately measure pressure, as well as temperature, volumetric, and mass flow. Devices come pre-calibrated (NIST traceable) for Air, Hydrogen, Helium, and Argon as well as 16 other gases and 10 gas mixes.

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Alicat Brings in Barger to Lead R&D, Engineering

Michael Barger appointed Vice President of Product Development
Tucson, Arizona (June 26, 2012) – Alicat Scientific, Inc. has appointed veteran engineer Michael Barger Vice President of Product Development for the company’s line of pressure and mass flow meters, controllers, and accessories. 

Michael Barger, Vice President of Product Development, Alicat Scientific

Michael Barger, Vice President of Product Development, Alicat Scientific

Barger will lead the product development team in increasing and enhancing Alicat’s range of flow control products. Building on Alicat’s patented laminar flow differential pressure technology, he will guide R&D, design, and engineering activities.

Barger brings extensive engineering experience in semiconductors, sensors and instrumentation to his new role. Prior to joining Alicat, he was Lead R&D Engineer with ACI Technologies (Philadelphia, Pa.), managing manufacturing technology projects for the Office of Naval Research. His career also includes various engineering and development roles with Princeton Instruments (Trenton, N.J.), Emerson Electric (Hatfield, Pa.), Pacific Scientific (Sunnyvale, Calif.), and GM Hughes (Carlsbad, Calif.).

Eight US patents in instrumentation and multiple, related foreign patents have been issued for Barger’s work. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Mo.), where he also conducted graduate studies in Condensed Matter Physics.

“Michael’s appointment will mean faster turnaround on new products that meet the growing needs of our existing customer base, as well as potentially opening the door to new markets,” commented Alicat president David Lashbrook.

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Alicat Scientific Achieves 200:1 Turndown Ratio

Industry best enables wide flow range with fewer installed instruments
Tucson, Arizona (May 11, 2012) – Alicat Scientific, Inc. now offers its Mass Flow Meters and Mass Flow Controllers with the industry’s highest turndown ratio-200:1-as standard. With this wide sensitivity range, original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators can achieve cost and space savings without sacrificing performance.

Alicat Scientific's Mass Flow Meters and Mass Flow Controllers have the industry’s highest turndown ratio-200:1.

Alicat Scientific's Mass Flow Meters and Mass Flow Controllers have the industry’s highest turndown ratio-200:1.

Alicat meters and controllers measure mass flow using differential pressure and a patented laminar flow technology, resulting in fast response with a rugged design. The turndown ratio of a flow instrument refers to the ratio of minimum flow to full scale flow that the unit can accurately measure. While the industry standard for this performance parameter is 100:1 or less, Alicat’s new 200:1 ratio covers a wider flow range with fewer pieces of instrumentation. Use of a single multi-range flow meter reduces instrument cost and saves valuable component space inside equipment cabinets.

Alicat’s mass flow meters quickly and accurately measure pressure, temperature and volumetric flow in addition to mass flow. For applications requiring precision gas flow control, Alicat’s mass flow controllers deliver accurate flow regulation of gases with the ability to respond to upstream gas flow changes, attaining and maintaining flow setpoints in less than 100ms.

Devices come pre-calibrated (NIST traceable) for Air, Hydrogen, Helium, and Argon as well as 16 other gases and 10 gas mixes. With an integrated digital display, Alicat’s flow meters and controllers can operate simply as a standalone device. For more complex operation, the product also interfaces with most process control software without requiring any additional equipment or controllers, a simple to install and cost effective solution.

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Low-Power Portable MB Series Flow Meters from Alicat Scientific

Battery power ideal for fieldwork and in-house testing applications
Tucson, Arizona (March 14, 2012) – Alicat Scientific’s MB series portable mass flow and liquid flow meters utilize a 9 volt battery pack to make metering gas flow, pressure, or water flow in the field and lab convenient and reliable.

Alicat Scientific’s MB series portable mass flow and liquid flow meter.

Alicat Scientific’s MB series portable mass flow and liquid flow meter.

With eight to ten hours of battery life, the MB series mass flow meters quickly and accurately measure pressure, temperature and volumetric flow in addition to mass flow. The portable meters can be used to easily verify proper operation of flow meters and flow controllers from any manufacturer, instantly take measurements in the field, and to quickly test for leaks in multiple processes or systems. Powered by a standard 9 volt battery, the lightweight MB series meters fit easily into a pocket or work bag.

In permanent installation applications, the MB units may also be hardwired or wall powered, with the battery serving as a backup during power loss to maintain critical operations monitoring.

Alicat’s patented laminar flow differential pressure technology delivers highly accurate results with a much faster response time than that of competing technologies. Devices come pre-calibrated (NIST traceable) for Air, Hydrogen, Helium, and Argon as well as 16 other gases and 10 gas mixes.

The integrated digital display enables the MB series to operate simply as a standalone device.  Users can change the configuration of the meter without the need for computers, complicated software or scripts.

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