Simple System Setup
Often times an application will call for connecting and controlling more than one mass flow meter or controller, but not so many that a more complex PLC based digital communication system using Modbus, Profibus, or DeviceNet is desired.
FLOW-BUS is a field bus, designed by Bronkhorst, based on RS485 technology, for digital communication between digital devices, offering the possibility of host-control by PC or digital R/C-module (E-8000).
This field bus provides for easy installation, automatic node search, automatic bus optimization, and up to 120 nodes on a bus segment. A FLOW-BUS system can start small and grow as required as adding instruments is simply “plug and play”.
Below example shows two instruments with integrated FLOW-BUS interface in a bus configuration with an E-8000 module.