NGC3 Ion Gauge Controller with Active Gauge Input

The NGC3 is a high-accuracy Ion Gauge controller that offers integrated pressure measurement and process
control with a large, clear display, an intuitive user interface and serial communications. It offers integrated pressure measurement and control of Ionization and Active gauges. The NGC3 supports four modes of Ion gauge operation; Auto and Interlock use Active or Pirani gauge pressure to automatically start/stop the Ion gauge, or prevent it from starting based on Active or Pirani gauge pressure. External inhibit allows start/stop of Ion gauge from an externally supplied logic signal. Use manual mode to force Ion gauge on and off as required.

The NGC3 incorporates an industry standard RJ45 jack that allows connection of most low power Active gauges, enabling a continuous measurement range of 1200 mBar to 3 x 10-11 mBar when used with our AGP Active Pirani gauge head or equivalant.


Continuous measurement range: 1200 mBar to 3 x 10-11 mBar

Control 2 Ion gauges (sequentially), 1 Active gauge and 2 AML legacy Pirani gauges

Bright green LED display; measurements are easy to read. Assignable custom gauge labels

Multiple Ion gauge modes, including start/stop and interlock based on Active or Pirani gauge pressure

1U high full-width for easy rack-mounting

Display pressure in mBar, Torr or Pascal, or Ion current in Amps

Password protection feature; prevent inadvertent changes to important setup

Automatic or manual emission current setting; sensitivity adjustable 1 mBar-1 to 140 mBar-1

Manual and automatic electron-bombardment degas programs

4 power relays for process control

System bake-out program with control of temperature, time and over-pressure limit

Integral K-thermocouple amplifier

RS-232C interface for data-logging and control, 1.0 volt/decade Recorder output

Operates from 100 V to 240 V, 48 to 65 Hz supply without adjustment


NGC3 Ion Gauge Controller
Ultra-High Vacuum Ion Gauges
Nude Bayard-Alpert ion gauges covering the vacuum range 1 x 10-3 to 3 x 10-11 mBar, intended for electron-bombardment degas. Available with a range of filament materials.
Ion Gauge Cables
AIGL 250°C Bakeable cables for use with AIG ion gauges.
MEMS Active Pirani and Piezo Gauge
The AGP Pirani and piezo gauge incorporates cutting edge MEMS sensor technology with precision digital signal processing and advanced measurement algorithms.
AGP-1 to NGC3 Adapter
Female DB9 to Female 8P8C RJ45 adapter for connecting an AGP-1 Active Pirani Gauge to an NGC3 Ion Gauge Controller with a patch lead.
USB to DB9 RS-232 Adapter Cable
Lets PC users add an additional serial port for RS-232 connections using USB.

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