New SLA5800 Series Mass Flow Controllers Enhance Diagnostic and Alarm Capabilities

Press Release Summary:

The SLA5800 Series Mass Flow Controllers are now offered with EtherNet/IP™ digital communications interface. The units are suitable for applications such as life science, chemical/petrochemical research, laboratory, analytical, fuel cell, thin film and other segments. The web-based interface allows network settings for configuring controllers. The units offer improved zero-drift specification with its configurable multi-gas/multi-range capabilities.

Original Press Release:

Brooks Instrument Adds High-Speed EtherNet/IP™ Interface to SLA5800 Series Mass Flow Controller

Industry-leading SLA5800 Series MFC, featuring another high-speed Ethernet-based communication protocol with enhanced diagnostics to improve your process functions

HATFIELD, Pa. (January 21, 2019)Brooks Instrument, a world leader in advanced flow, pressure, vacuum and vapor delivery solutions, has added the EtherNet/IP™ digital communications interface to its industry-leading SLA5800 Series mass flow controller (MFC) family of products.

Ideal for applications in life science, chemical/petrochemical research, laboratory, analytical, fuel cell, thin film and other segments, the SLA5800 Series features high accuracy, industry-leading zero stability and high repeatability. Available with advanced, configurable multi-gas/multi-range capabilities, the SLA5800 Series offers a better zero-drift specification compared to competitive products and is proven to maintain factory calibration and accuracy longer.

Integrating the high-speed digital EtherNet/IP interface to the SLA5800 Series MFC platform increases the controller’s functionality by making it easier for OEMs and end users to leverage real-time, rich process data with high-speed digital communications.

“We continue to enhance the value and performance of our proven SLA5800 Series MFCs with additional high-speed communication protocols that leading end-users and equipment manufacturers are increasingly using for their next-generation systems,” said Steve Kannengieszer, Director of Product Marketing. “By integrating EtherNet/IP directly in the MFC, we’ve kept our device footprint the same rather than taking up valuable equipment space with an add-on adapter.”

The addition of the EtherNet/IP interface enhances the SLA5800 Series in several ways:

  • Newly expanded and patent-pending advanced diagnostic and alarm capabilities which provide pedigree, performance and reliability data from the MFC. This enables predictive and preventive maintenance to help improve overall equipment effectiveness, reliability and flexibility.
  • Web-based interface which allows network settings to be easily configured on the MFC.
  • OEMs can provide value-added process management and control capabilities, giving users real-time information to improve operating results.
  • Compatibility with Rockwell Automation® DCS software through an enhanced device profile enabled in the SLA5800 EDS file that unlocks advanced features in Rockwell Automation Studio 5000® software. This helps facilitate setup and integration of the MFC into the DCS/PLC.

For information and resources about the newly enhanced SLA5800 Series MFC, visit

About Brooks Instrument:

Since 1946, Brooks Instrument has been a leader in precision fluid measurement and control technology. Providing instrumentation for flow, pressure and vaporization, the company serves customers in pharmaceutical and biopharmaceuticals, semiconductor manufacturing, fiber optic and thin film manufacturing, solar cell, LED, alternative energy, oil and gas refining and chemical and petrochemical research.

With manufacturing, sales and service locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Brooks Instrument has the world’s largest installed base of mass flow controllers. Its broad family of products includes legacy brands such as UNIT Instruments, Tylan, Key Instruments and Celerity.

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