New OmniControl Universal Control Unit for Pumps and Measurement Instruments from Pfeiffer Vacuum
Pfeiffer Vacuum control unit OmniControl. (Image source: Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH)
The unit communicates with products that support the Pfeiffer Vacuum RS-485 protocol (e.g. HiPace, HiScroll, HiLobe, MVP and DigiLine). This makes it possible to exchange and process data between various Pfeiffer Vacuum products without any difficulty and without having to invest in additional devices. Optional gauges from the ActiveLine range (with analog output) can also be connected. The 3.5" touch screen with an intuitive user interface ensures easy and convenient control of the vacuum system. For example, a button for switching the devices on and off can be added. The total pressure and the pump parameters (RPM, power input etc.) can be displayed at the same time.
The basic version of the OmniControl is available with or without an internal power supply. Devices without a power supply are available as a rack mountable or mobile device for manual operation. This means that the control unit can be used either locally or at various locations. Rack mountable devices are also available with an optional table holder.
With the Gauge/IO option, there is no need for a separate vacuum gauge controller. Various inputs and outputs are provided for connecting external components. For example, a valve can be switched according to the pressure level.
With the Data option, the measured values can also be saved as a CSV file on a USB stick or a MicroSD card. The data can then be analyzed and archived. The data items to be saved can be freely defined (total pressures, RPM, error codes etc.)
Source: Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH