Friday, December 22, 2017

Wrap Up 2017 for Hile Controls of Alabama

Process automation
The current year is closing out quickly. Here at Hile Controls of Alabama, we want to extend our thanks to all those that have supported our business and provided us with opportunities to build and improve our business and yours.

A number of product line expansions were put in place this past year.

  • The Eurotherm product line was expanded to include programmable automation controllers.
  • Equipment enclosure cooling equipment is now part of the Hile Alabama product mix with addition of the Advanced Cooling Technologies product line.
  • HART communications software from ProComSol delivers consolidated solutions for working with HART based transmitters.
  • Bronkhorst mass flow and pressure measurement and control instruments are now part of the Hile Alabama product line.
  • Tektrol products for flow, level, temperature and pressure measurement, and control valves and analyzer systems empower our applications team to meet even more customer requirements and challenges.
  • Premier Industries, a designer and manufacturer of proprietary specialty gas and hydraulic regulators, valves, and systems for a diverse range of applications and markets, is now represented by our company.
In addition to new products, we also continued to train and learn, in order to better meet whatever challenges we face. We look forward to every opportunity to serve our customers in the new year.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Advanced Mass Flow Meter and Controller for Gases

Thermal mass flow controller for gases in laboratory or research setting
The EL-FLOW® Prestige is the latest mass flow controller
offering from Bronkhorst USA.
Image courtesy Bronkhorst USA
Bronkhorst is a globally recognized innovator in mass flow and pressure measurement and control. The company's EL-FLOW® Prestige incorporates their latest innovations in gas flow measurement and control.

The EL-FLOW® is essentially a thermal mass flow controller, and includes measurement hardware, microprocessor controller, and precision control valve in a single compact unit. Setpoint and output can be transferred to and from the unit via a PC connection, analog port, or one of several possible industrial communications protocols.

DeviceNet™, PROFIBUS DP, Modbus, PROFINET, EtherCAT® or FLOW-BUS

The instrument uses a new thermal principal for flow measurement, called Differential Temperature Balancing.  It is similar to traditional thermal mass flow measurement, but employs two heated sensors and a modified algorithm to process the comparative heat input to each. The innovation delivers a high degree of linearity, with improved stability to boost the controller accuracy.

There are several other innovations included in this latest version of the EL-FLOW® mass flow controller. More information is provided in the datasheet included below, but you are encouraged to share all your flow measurement and control challenges with process measurement and control experts. Leverage your own process knowledge and experience with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.


Friday, December 1, 2017

Hile Controls of Alabama Expands Product Offering

oil refinery process control
Continuing its drive to provide top flight solutions to industrial process measurement and control challenges, Hile Controls of Alabama has added several new lines of instruments and equipment to its offering.


  • Bronkhorst USA is a well respected manufacturer of instruments and equipment used for mass flow measurement and control for liquids and gases, as well as pressure controllers and evaporation systems.
  • Tektrol provides process measurement and control products for flow, level, temperature and pressure measurement and control valves and analyzer systems.
  • Premier Industries is a designer and manufacturer of proprietary specialty gas and hydraulic regulators, valves, and systems for a diverse range of applications and markets.
More will be coming to illustrate the quality products offered by these new lines for Hile. Detailed information is available through a quick contact with our office. Share your process measurement and control challenges, leveraging your own knowledge and experience with the product application expertise at Hile Controls of Alabama to develop the best solution.