MKS® GV50A Digital Mass Flow Controller
Multi-gas/multi-range, elastomer sealed, digital mass flow controller for rates up to 50 slm with a incorporated shut-off valve
The GV50A digitally-controlled mass flow controller is available with either RS485, Profibus™, EtherCAT®, or DeviceNet™ I/O. The digital control electronics use the latest MKS control algorithms for fast and repeatable response to setpoint throughout the device control range. Typical response times are on the order of 600 to 800 milliseconds. Digital calibration yields 1% of setpoint accuracy on the calibration gas. I/O protocols are designed to allow the GV50A to easily replace RS485 and DeviceNet™ versions of the MKS 2179A MFC with minor coding.
GV50A incorporates a normally-closed, shut-off valve for closure to 4x10E-09 scc/sec of Helium. It incorporates few elastomers - only one external elastomer seal and elastomer valve plug. All wetted surfaces are metal. The GV50A comes standard with Viton® seals or optional Buna, Neoprene® or Kalrez® to support different gas requirements.
Features & Benefits
- Patented thermal sensor design for exceptional zero stability
- Percent of setpoint accuracy enables precise process control
- Embedded user interface - easily change device range & user gas, monitor & measure performance
GV50A is a general purpose, MFC suited for a wide variety of applications requiring flow control capability from 10 sccm to 50 slm Full Scale, N2 equivalent.
|Full Scale Flow Ranges||5 sccm to 50000 sccm|
|Maximum Inlet Pressure||150 psig (can not exceed pressure differential requirement across MFC)|
|10 to 5000 sccm; 10 to 40 psid|
10000 to 20000 sccm; 15 to 40 psid
30000 to 50000 sccm; 25 to 40 psid
(N2 Full Scale)
(with atmospheric pressure at the MFC outlet)
|Proof Pressure||1000 psig|
|Burst Pressure||1500 psig|
|Control Range||2% to 100% of Full Scale (range on mech.)|
|Typical Accuracy||± 1% of set point for 20 to 100% Full Scale|
± 0.2% of Full Scale for 2 to 20% Full Scale
|Repeatability||± 0.3% of Reading|
|Resolution||0.1% of Full Scale|
|Typical Controller Settling Time||<750 msec, typical above 5% Full Scale|
(per SEMI Guideline E-17-0600)
|Warm-up Time||< 30 minutes (to within 0.2% of Full Scale of steady state performance)|
|Operating Temperature Range||10°C to 50°C (Ambient)|
|Storage Humidity||0 to 95% Relative Humidity, non-condensing|
|Storage Temperature||-20° to 80°C (-4° to 149° F)|
|Leak Integrity - External||<1 x 10-9 (scc/sec He)|
|Leak Integrity - Through Closed Valve||Up to 10K valve <0.1% of Full Scale at 40 psig to atmosphere|
20K - 50K valve <1.0% of Full Scale at 40 psig to atmosphere
(to assure no flow-through, a separate positive shut-off valve is required)
|Pneumatic Valve Supply Pressure||60-120 psig|
Ordering Code Example: GV50A013502R6V020
|Type MFC Mass Flow Controller GV50A||GV50A||GV50A|
|Gas (Per Semi Standard E52-0703)||Code||Configuration|
|013 = Nitrogen = N2||013||013|
|Flow Range Full Scale*||Code||Configuration|
|5 sccm (0.005 slm)||500||502|
|10 sccm (0.01 slm)||101|
|20 sccm (0.02 slm)||201|
|50 sccm (0.05 slm)||501|
|100 sccm (0.1 slm)||102|
|200 sccm (0.2 slm)||202|
|500 sccm (0.5 slm)||502|
|1000 sccm (1 slm)||103|
|2000 sccm (2 slm)||203|
|5000 sccm (5 slm)||503|
|10000 sccm (10 slm)||104|
|20000 sccm (20 slm)||204|
|30000 sccm (30 slm)||304|
|50000 sccm (50 slm)||504|
|Fittings (compatible with)||Code||Configuration|
|1/8" Swagelok (for 1000 sccm N2 equivalent or below)||A|
|Swagelok 4 VCO male||G|
|Swagelok 4 VCR male||R|
|Swagelok 8 VCR male||T|
|Swagelok 8 VCO Male||D|
|Swagelok 2 VCR Male (for 1000 sccm N2 equivalent or below)||B|
|RS485 (uses 9 pin connector)||5|
|Profibus® (1179B Compatible)||3|
|Analog 0 to 5 VDC (9 pin D connector)||A|
|Analog 0 to 5 VDC (9 Pin D connector), Tied Grounds||L|
|Analog 0 to 5 VDC (15 pin D connector)||B|
|Analog 0 to 5 VDC (15 pin D connector), Tied Grounds||M|
|Analog 4 to 20 mA (15 pin D connector)||H|
|Analog 0 to 5 VDC (15 pin D Connector), Brooks Instrument Compatible||E|
|Analog 0 to 5 VDC (15 pin D Connector), Celerity Compatible||U|
|Unless otherwise specified, MKS will ship firmware revision current to date||20||20|
* The Full Scale flow rate is designated by a 3 digit number. The first two digits represent the significant digits of the Full Scale flow rate separated by a decimal point. The third digit is the exponent of the power of ten.
** The user should consult with their gas supplier on the appropriate elastomer which is compatible with the selected gas.
Free, downloadable software that allows for simple monitoring and configurations of the MKS MFC.
Features and Benefits
- Easy to use interface
- Ability to switch between a library of over 150 different gases
- Can plot and record the flow data
- Downloadable calibration report for the MFC unit
For further details, please reference the Software User Manual.
To record data using the plotting tool, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Java Policy update.
246 Power supply and Readout
247 Power supply and Readout
The MKS Instruments 246 single channel/readout is designed to control and display most MKS flow transducers. If multiple channels are required, the MKS Instruments 247 controller provides a four channel, sequentially selectable readout. The flow rate set point can be adjusted either through front panel controls or remotely through the rear panel analog interface. The unit supplies ±15 VDC power.
Features and Benefits:
- Power and control between 1 - 4 MFC units.
- Compatible with most MKS MFC units.
- Standalone controllers
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Features and Benefits:
- Simultaneous control and readout for up to six MFC's and/or vacuum gauges
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- Pressure readings from 1,000 Torr down to 10-11 Torr, eliminating the need for individual electronics for each sensor
- 12 set point relays included in the base unit for system control flexibility
- Standalone controller
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MKS GV50A Digital Mass Flow Controller