July 17, 2018 by Jonathan Lance

Televac Introduces the MX Active Gauge EthernetIP Gateway, the Only Network Communication Solution of Its Kind

July 17, 2018, Huntingdon Valley, PAThe Fredericks Company, an industry-leading innovator and manufacturer of vacuum measurement and tilt measurement products, today announced the launch of the Televac® MX Active Gauge EthernetIP Gateway, the first and only network communication solution designed to provide EthernetIP communication between any Televac MX active vacuum gauge and Rockwell Automation® Allen-Bradley® PLCs.

An increasingly popular industrial network communication standard, EthernetIP offers faster and more reliable vacuum measurements and eliminates the need for expensive analog-to-digital converters for vacuum gauges. The MX Active Gauge EthernetIP Gateway, designed primarily for the vacuum furnace and heat treat industries, supports an easily configurable network of Televac active vacuum gauges through EthernetIP communication, including networks of cold cathode gauges, convection gauges, and capacitance diaphragm vacuum gauges (CDGs). The EIP Gateway supports CDGs from MKS, Inficon, Leybold, Brooks, and Setra, making it simple to integrate with existing vacuum gauges on a system. Users can interface directly with supported PLCs and PCs, giving them the ability to acquire vacuum measurements and adjust settings from a convenient, remote location without expensive conversion equipment.

“We are proud to introduce the MX Active Gauge EthernetIP Gateway, recognizing that it is the first solution of its kind to provide an EthernetIP connection for Televac active vacuum gauges and Rockwell Automation® Allen-Bradley® PLCs,” said Heidi McKenna, President of The Fredericks Company. “We look forward to the speed, reliability, and convenience this will bring to users and are excited to raise the bar in these ways for the vacuum measurement industry.”

The EIP Gateway provides access to all features of Televac MX vacuum gauges over EIP and allows for easier digital calibration through a PLC and HMI. With a built-in web server, field upgradable firmware, and a rack mountable design, this network solution is the first of its kind on the market for vacuum measurement. For more information or to request a quote, visit www.frederickscompany.com or call us at +1 215-947-2500.

About The Fredericks Company

For more than 80 years, The Fredericks Company has partnered with OEMs and customers worldwide to design and develop tilt sensors, vacuum measurement devices, and precision custom glass components for their finished products or processes. Fredericks’ team of engineers and application specialists deliver broad practical knowledge and experience across a wide range of markets and applications. In keeping with the company’s history of outstanding customer support, Fredericks provides the insight and guidance needed to take design concepts to reality in a cost-effective manner. For more information visit www.frederickscompany.com.

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