Easily replaced: Drop-In-Replacement of reference devices with Thyracont gauges

Vacuum gauges of diverse suppliers can now be easily replaced by Thyracont drop-in-solutions which are compatible to those of various competitors. Therefore, the user is no longer bound to one manufacturer – not even in case of existing facilities.

Two important criteria are to be observed for a physically and functionally smooth replacement: the compatibility of the connection ensures that the used cables can be maintained. Identical output characteristics render programming of PLCs and other systems unnecessary.

The digital vacuum gauges of the Smartline™ series measure from 1200 to 5e-10 mbar and have a RS485 interface as well as an anolog 0-10 V output signal. The adaption to the needed output characteristics of the corresponding competitor gauge or to individual customer demands can be made as a free of charge service.
A free lite version of Thyracont´s VacuGraph® software enables the user to configure output characteristics himself with only a few clicks or to choose between more than 90 predefined characteristic curves of reference gauges.
Corresponding mating plugs provide the physical compatibility of the Smartline transducers.

The use of Thyracont´s standard RS485 interface of the gauge offers a number of other functions. These are for example the digital adjustment to zero and atmosphere, two relay switching points as well as the possibility to determine the switching range of the combination gauges itself. Furthermore, the transducers are also available with an LCD display and can be connected to the 2 or 4 channel controllers of Thyracont. The manufacturer alternatively offers further interface variations like Profinet or EtherCat as well as different adapters to Bluetooth or USB.

The robust transducers of the Analogline product family measure from 1400 to 1e-4 mbar. Customers can choose between different connections and output signals. The Pirani (1000 – 1e-4 mbar) is for example available with Hirschmann or FCC68 connection, the similar gauge with 4-20 mA output signal has a screwable M12 connection.

The fast and easy replacement at an identical or superior process quality does not only qualify Thyracont vacuum gauges for new projects but also for existing systems. A comparison is worth the effort.