V&F Newsletter 01 2014 - 28 März 2014 - nur in Englisch erhältlich!

Welcome to the new release of our V&F Newsletter – a service of the V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik Team!

In this newsletter we inform you about the following topics:

  • V&F welcomes Christopher Carl as Sales Manager for Western and Eastern Europe
  • Exchange set for defective voltage selector switches is available
  • New Sample pump for 110 / 220V available
  • New Fieldbus interfaces and protocols available

V&F welcomes Christopher Carl as Sales Manager, Western and Eastern Europe

V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik GmbH has appointed Christopher Carl as Sales Manager for Western and Eastern Europe. Christopher has a degree as a chemical engineer and brings many years of sales experience in analytical instruments, especially in mass specs.

Christopher Carl is based in Frankfurt (Germany) and he will offer application engineering assistance, machine demonstration and service. He can be reached at +49 (69) 9895 9858 or christopher.carl@vandf.com.


Exchange set for defective voltage selector switches is available

We use the pre-vacuum diaphragm pumps MV2 and MV2 NT since 2009 within our IMR-MS analyzers. Those pumps are equipped with a voltage selector switch to enable 110V or 220V power supply.

In a few cases the pre-vacuum pump didn’t work due to a defective voltage selector switch. This new article allows a service technician to exchange the defective voltage selector switch instead of the complete diaphragm pump.

Voltage selector switch for diaphragm pump MV2 NTV&F article number 800355


This article is applicable for all diaphragm pumps of the types MV2 and MV2 NT within the following analyzers:

  • AirSense
  • CO2Sense
  • PETSense
  • CombiSense
  • TobaccoSense
  • TwinSense
  • EISense

New documents published on the V&F website

Depending on the local power supply (110V or 220V AC) we have used different sample pumps inside of our mass specs. Now there is a new sample pump available that has got the same throughput of 3l/min and additionally can be configured for 100V or 220V power supply.

This new sample pump will be assembled in all new instruments with a pumped gas inlet. This article is compatible with all analyzer instruments of the 2011 series or newer.

Sample pump (115V | 230V)
V&F article number 800334


New Fieldbus interfaces and protocols available

Fieldbus is the name of a family of industrial computer network protocols used for real-time distributed control, standardized as IEC 61158.

A complex automated industrial system usually needs a distributed control system—an organized hierarchy of controller systems—to function. In this hierarchy, there is usually a Human Machine Interface (HMI) at the top, where an operator can monitor or operate the system.

This is typically linked to a middle layer of programmable logic controllers (PLC) via a non-time-critical communications system (e.g. Ethernet).

At the bottom of the control chain is the fieldbus that links the PLCs to the components that actually do the work, such as sensors, actuators, electric motors, console lights, switches, valves and contactors. The complete range of V&F mass spectrometers can be configured to interface with any PLC system using any Fieldbus network protocol.

Actually we support the following Fieldbus protocols:

  • EtherCAT
  • Ethernet/IP
  • Open Modbus TCP
  • Powerlink
  • Sercos
  • Varan
  • Profibus DP

The only prerequisites for implementing a communication via Fieldbus are:

Download section

  • Modbus RTE slave board (Art# 800352)
  • Software License Connect (Art# 800132) or Software License Connect for IMR-MS (Art# 800133)