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Burkert Announces Type 8712 Mass Flow Controller for Gases

Irvine, Calif., August 7, 2002 — Burkert USA introduces the Type 8712 Mass Flow Controller (MFC), built to handle neutral, non-contaminated gases at nominal flow rates of 20 mlN/min to 50 lN/min. Application areas for this MFC include fuel cell technology, process technology, packaging, food processing, environmental technology, surface refinement, materials coating and burner controllers.

The Type 8712 MFC incorporates CMOSens® technology, which enables sensing of the smallest amounts of gas flow, making the MFC highly precise and reliable. The Type 8712 MFC rapidly outputs measured values, with accuracy ±1 percent of Rdg. and ±0.5 percent full scale. Linearity is ±1 percent full scale. Type 8712 MFC repeatability is ±0.5 percent full scale, while maximum operating pressure (inlet pressure) is 10 bar (145 psi), depending on nominal valve diameter. Fieldbus communications capabilities include PROFIBUS-DP and DeviceNet (others upon request).

The Type 8712 MFC features an output signal of 0-5V, 0-10V, 0-20mA or 4-20mA. With a stainless steel body, the unit measures approximately 4.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches and weighs less than three pounds.

For more information, contact Ursula Johns, Burkert USA, 2602 McGaw Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614; [email protected]; phone: (949) 223-3102; fax: (949) 223-3165; www.burkert-usa.com.

About Burkert USA
Burkert USA is an operating unit of Burkert GmbH, the world leader in fluid control systems, with dedicated Burkert offices and/or manufacturing facilities in more than 50 countries. Having more than 50 years' experience in automated fluid processes, Burkert delivers fluid control solutions that integrate intelligence into valve and/or sensor systems. Burkert offers a wide range of control capabilities and "smart" devices, including built-in proportional controllers, ASi and Fieldbus connections, internal and external set points, and analog outputs. Burkert manufactures the most reliable and innovative solenoid valves, process valves, pneumatic actuation systems, sensors, controllers and fluid control systems. In addition, Burkert provides custom fluid control solutions in a wide range of markets including water treatment, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, biotechnology, textile, semiconductor and general industrial processing.
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