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How do I control flow through MKS Mass Flow Controller using Labview

How do I control flow through MKS Mass Flow Controller using Labview?
Im new to LabVIEW please let me know bout it in detail. Thanks for all the help.
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What sort of remote control interface does the device have? RS232? GPIB? Something else? Also what is the model number of the instrument?

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It is a MKS mass flow controller. To be specific it is MKS type 1179A .Is that the answer you were looking for ?? 🙂
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Yes, according to the datasheet on the 1179A, the remote interface is DeviceNet. NI makes three device net interfaces that all support LV. I would start there...

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Hi,
Its a RS-485 and a 9-pin Type"D". Can you tell me about the connections.And to link it with LabVIEW.
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mikeporter has given you a place to start.

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Hi Nikesh,

Since you have the  Serial RS-485 connection you will need to get some type of RS-485 board. The built in serial terminals that are in some computers use the RS-232 protocol. Here is a link to more information about NI Serial devices.  From here just look at the RS-485 devices we have USB, PCI and PXI solutions. Also here's a KnowledgeBase that will give you a Serial Communication Starting Point. This should get you started there are also allot of other KnowledgeBases to find more information you can also go to ni.com and  do a search for Serial and RS-485.

Regards
Krista S.
Applications Engineering
National Instruments
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Thanks a ton krista ill get started with my worl 🙂
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