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MaxTrak 180 Mass Flow Controller

MaxTrak 180 mass flow controller for gas measurement by Sierra Instruments

Industrial Thermal Mass Flow Controller from Sierra Instruments

Sierra Instrument's MaxTrak 180 offers high-performance digital mass flow control of gases in industrial environments. It is CE approved and meets the rigorous requirements of NEMA 6 and IP67.

The 180 is suited for dirty industrial processes such as those found in metals, ceramics manufacturing, combustion control systems as well as washdown environments in chemical processing, pharmaceutical, biotech and the food and beverage industry. 

The MaxTrak is also available with 316 stainless-steel flanges for the heaviest industrial environments, you can count on MaxTrak to provide you with the reliability needed in the harshest of environments.

For industrial applications, the 180 thermal mass flow controller (MFC) is a true multi-gas digital MFC that has been designed by Sierra to deliver smooth, stable, accurate, and repeatable gas mass flow control with extremely low pressure drops. It is unaffected by upstream gas temperature and pressure fluctuations, gas mass flow control is direct and unequivocal. 

Pilot Module: With a remote mounted pilot module display/interface you can view and change every aspect of SmartTrak 180 in the field with the push of a button. Simply choose a gas from the menu and it’s ready to go, without losing any accuracy. You can also adjust engineering units, flow range, and set zero, span and full scale independently for each gas.

DIY Calibration: If you would prefer to calibrate your own mass flow meters and controllers in-house, all necessary software, training and flow calibration standards can be provided. 

Software & Digital Communications: Free user software and a variety of communications protocols like Modbus, Profibus and Foundation Fieldbus, make every SmartTrak easy to integrate into your digital communications network. 

The Thermal Advantage: Thermal mass flow technology is an industry standard for mass flow control of gases because it measures flow directly, at the molecular level. In essence, counting and controlling every gas molecule flowing through the instrument to achieve unmatched precision.  

Accuracy and application flexibility result from:

  • Thermal mass flow technology provides direct mass flow
  • A patented, inherently linear Laminar Flow Element (LFE) design
  • Advanced platinum-wound capillary sensor technology
  • Proprietary frictionless, hovering control valve


MaxTrak 180 features

  • Meet industrial MFC requirements with NEMA 6 & IP67 ratings
  • Increase efficiency with true, digital high-performance
  • Make adjustments in the field for time savings
  • Configure up to 10 gasses with one instrument


MaxTrak 180 benefits

  • Designed for dirty washdown/hosedown environments 
  • Ideal for metals and ceramics manufacturing and combustion control
  • 200 slpm (nlpm) version has industry unique compact fully enclosed valve design
  • User-friendly pilot module display interface is front-mounted, hand-held, or remote mounted
  • Field adjustment with multifunction pilot module display interface Change the following: measured gas / flow rate / engineering units / set zero, span and full scale for each gas independently
  • Primary Standard Calibration & NIST traceability 10 pre-programmed gases come standard; substitute up to 9 more
  • Proprietary frictionless-hovering direct-acting control/shut-off valve
  • Precision digital PID valve control; no valve tuning or adjustment
  • Free user software
  • Control functions also available from PC via RS-232
  • Source code for RS-232 communication provided
  • Compod™ upgrade to run processes without expense of DCS or PLC system
  • Enhanced networking capability, including two digital relays, totalization, inputs, and display
  • Wide range of digital communication protocol options

Check out the Mass Flow Controller Video from Sierra


MaxTrak 180 Document Downloads

DOWNLOAD PDF  for the pdf for the MaxTrak 180 Specification Sheet from Sierra Instruments

DOWNLOAD PDF  for the MaxTrak 180 with Flanges Specification Sheet from Sierra Instruments



Flow Type: Gas Flow Meters