Mass Flow Controller suits surface-mount applications.

Press Release Summary:

Elastomer-seal, 2-position, Downport Brooks® MFC integrates with surface-mount components for industrial applications. Product locks into 1½ in. ports and occupies only 2 positions on substrate system. Unit connects to components without need for adaptor plates. Elastomer surface-mount components, based on Integrated Gas Component, allow users to gather data directly from sample point in analytical systems.

Original Press Release:

Emerson Introduces Brooks® Mass Flow Controller with Elastomer Seal for Surface Mount Component Technology

2-Position Downport Brooks MFC conforms to new industry standard, increases accuracy and reduces maintenance in analytical systems

HATFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA (May 22, 2003) -- Emerson Process Management announces the introduction of a Brooks(R) mass flow controller (MFC) designed to integrate with surface mount components (also known as "gas stick" technology) for industrial applications.

The elastomer-seal Brooks MFC simply locks into the 1½" ports and occupies only two positions on a substrate system. The new design connects to surface mount components, without the need for adaptor plates, by conforming to the ANSI/ISA-76.00.02-2002 specification.

Surface mount components are based on the Integrated Gas Component (IGC) created for the semiconductor industry several years ago. When the Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (CPAC) standardized the application of this sampling technology for non-semiconductor industries, they determined that MFC manufacturers would need to modify their devices to fit the new modular design of surface mount components.

Just like IGC technology, elastomer surface mount components allow users to gather data directly from a sample point in their analytical systems. This change will increase data accuracy as well as reduce maintenance in their systems by simplifying installation and facilitating part interchangeability.

Emerson is one of the first manufacturers in the industry to offer an elastomer-seal MFC specifically designed for industrial surface mount applications. The company is also in the process of developing modified versions of its glass and metal tube variable area (VA) meters for this technology.

To properly modify its control devices for surface mount component technology, Emerson conferred with Swagelok Company for technical assistance. Swagelok is one of the first companies to bring this technology to market with its recently-introduced modular platform components.

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. Brooks Instrument ( has supplied liquid and gas process control solutions to industries throughout the world. Brooks manufactures a complete line of low flow measurement and control instrumentation including thermal mass, variable area, Coriolis, and positive displacement flow meters, as well as a full line of supporting accessories. Brooks' technology and expertise play a key role in Emerson's combining of superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb(R), Brooks(R), Fisher(R), Micro Motion(R), Rosemount(R), DeltaV(TM), Ovation(R), and AMS.

About Emerson

St. Louis-based Emerson ( is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in electronics and telecommunications; process control; semiconductor processing; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2002 were $13.8 billion.

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