High Performance Intelligent Signal Conditioners


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High Performance Intelligent Signal Conditioners

  1. 1. The Most Universal Line of Intelligent High Performance Signal Conditioners Acromag IntelliPacks
  2. 2. What Are IntelliPacks? <ul><ul><li>A very versatile line of intelligent Alarms, Transmitters & Math Modules. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software configured with PC and field calibrated with pushbuttons. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Inputs - T/C, mV, RTD, Ohms, VDC, mADC, Pulse Counter, Frequency, Load Cell, Strain Gauge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Transmitter Outputs - VDC, mADC, Frequency, Pulse, PWM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-function Alarm Outputs </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Friendly Features Snap Lock Pluggable Terminals LED’s for Status Indication Serial Port For PC Interface Push-button field calibration (w/o PC!) Micro-Processor for easy setup.
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>State-of-the-art Microprocessor Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16-bit A/D and D/A, 0.1 ° C Resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-board Diagnostics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulator and Test Screens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloadable Program to Flash Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uploadable Program to Verify Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top Quality Design and Tested for Industrial Environments with Severe Electrical Noise Problems. </li></ul></ul>Advanced Technology
  5. 5. <ul><li>Ambient Temperature Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Better than ±0.005% of input span per °C or ±1µV, whichever is greater. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Accuracy Input to Output </li></ul><ul><li>Better than 0.075% </li></ul><ul><li>Noise Rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Normal Mode: 40dB @ 60Hz, 100 ohm unbalance. </li></ul><ul><li>Common Mode: 100dB @ 60Hz, 100 ohm unbalance. </li></ul><ul><li>Input Overvoltage Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Bipolar Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS). </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Operating: -25 to 70°C (-13 to 158°F) Storage: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F) </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Humidity </li></ul><ul><li>5 to 85%. </li></ul>High Performance
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT Compliant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive Help Files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prints and stores a complete profile of the program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free upgrades via Internet </li></ul></ul>Serial Port Adapter Easy-to-use Programming 2 ST RLY MODE SET RST 1 RST 2 1 Acromag RUN R
  7. 7. Powerful Functions <ul><li>Transmitters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Normal or Reverse Acting Outputs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Square Root </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linearizer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signal Averaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excitation for Load Cell or Strain Gauge Bridges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alarms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deviation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peak/Valley Detect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rate-of-Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Window/Band-Pass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On/Off Control </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Proportional is equivalent to an analog-based transmitter. The graph shows the relationship between input and output signals. IntelliPacks also allow for a REVERSE acting output as well. The IntelliPacks add many features beyond simple proportional output; This capability makes IntelliPacks the most versatile transmitters on the market. Transfer Functions
  9. 9. For square root output, click the option button. Square root functions are common for flow rate measurements. Differential Pressure Meters The square root of the output signal determines the flow rate. Square Root Function
  10. 10. IntelliPacks offer a user-friendly 25 breakpoint linearizer. Just enter the input and output signal relationship in the table. <ul><li>Things you can do with a Linearizer </li></ul><ul><li>Gain and Bias - Signal Limiter </li></ul><ul><li>Sensor Linearization </li></ul><ul><li>Tank Characterization </li></ul><ul><li>Magnitude/Absolute value xmitter </li></ul>Linearizer Function
  11. 11. All information is stored in the IntelliPack module and saved to a file or printed out. If the file or printouts are lost, the IntelliPack can tell you where it came from! You can select a number of input samples for a runtime average. Each sample is equal to 100 milliSeconds so 16 samples equals 1.6 seconds. This helps filter noisy signals, especially with thermocouples. Signal Average Function
  12. 12. Load Cell Inputs Also for basic Inputs such as Pressure Transducers, Torque Converters, Level and Vibration Sensors. <ul><li>True Ratiometric Conversion - The A/D Input reference is generated from the Excitation voltage and is simultaneous with the input samples. </li></ul><ul><li>Sense Leads to boost the Excitation at the Bridge preventing voltage losses from lead wire resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Tare Feature to zero out any offsets or dead weights. </li></ul><ul><li>Rcal shunt calibration allowing manual calibration at 60-110% of input range. </li></ul><ul><li>Bipolar Inputs for both Tension and Compression modes. </li></ul><ul><li>Upscale lead break detection . </li></ul><ul><li>Can support up to 4 Load Cells, 350 Ohms each at 10V Excitation. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Strain Gauge Inputs <ul><li>Same electrical features as Load Cell type inputs plus: </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in bridge completion circuits to convert Half to Full and Quarter to Full Bridges. </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically calculate Strain ranges using complex parameters including Instrument Gauge Factor, Gauge Resistance, Poisson’s Ratio and Lead Wire Resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Program includes Zero Balance to Null out any offsets created by unbalanced bridges. </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive User Manual detailing seven Strain Gauge bridge type Inputs. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Deviation Alarm Absolute, Positive or Negative Deviation (user-selectable) Ref. Input 2 time Pos. Dev. Limit Neg. Dev. Limit Input 1 with respect to Input 2 Graph shows Input 2 at steady state. When Input 1 exceeds the deviation limit the relay trips. Depending on which option was selected from the software, the relay will either alarm on a positive deviation, negative deviation or both for absolute deviation.
  15. 15. Select positive, negative or absolute deviation. Then enter the desired deviation magnitude and deadband. Both inputs must be configured for same input type and range option. Deviation alarms are useful for: - Tank temperature monitoring (top/bottom differential ) - Conveyor speed control (assembly line) - PH balance of a chemical batch - Alarm verification (critical alarms) Deviation Alarm
  16. 16. Peak / Valley Alarm Input time Threshold Dropout Peak Peak/valley detection is not engaged until the threshold is exceeded for the specified time delay. This allows filtering of steady state conditions. When this criteria is met, the IntelliPack samples the input for a peak or a valley and alarms when the specified deadband is exceeded. Time delay Peak/Valley Alarm (Peak)
  17. 17. Eliminate false trips of steady state conditions and transients by adjusting start value and time delay. Deadband designates the minimum magnitude of the peak or valley signal. Capture the signal you want instead of an unwanted signal. Useful Peak/Valley Alarm Applications - Determining chemical reaction completion - Testing aerosol cans (peak pressure) - Torque monitoring (alignment of nut & bolt) Peak & Valley Alarm
  18. 18. Rate-of-Change Alarm The IntelliPack samples and averages the input signal 10 time per second. If the average of the ten samples exceeds the user-defined rate then the IntelliPack will trip the relay. The rate-of-change and dropout values can be adjusted in the field using the IntelliPack’s front-panel push buttons. time Input Temp. Rate-Of-Change Alarm t T Alarm
  19. 19. Rate-of-change alarm operates on “absolute” rate. Time base is fixed at 1 second. Alarms occur with a positive or negative rate-of-change. The dropout value disengages the relay from the alarm state. Useful Rate-of-Change Applications - Temperature monitor in batch processes - Flow Rate (pump cavitation or broken pipe) - Motor speed control Rate-of-Change Alarm
  20. 20. Setpt 1 time Input Window/Band-Pass Alarm Two Setpoints per Relay Alarm Setpt 2 Alarm Window The limit alarm is a subset of the window alarm. Window & On/Off Control On/Off Controller Two Setpoints per Relay Setpt 1 time Input Relay On Setpoint Setpt 2 Relay Off Setpoint
  21. 21. Window/Band-Pass Alarm: A high and low limit is associated with each relay. Individual dead- band values are applied to each setpoint. Units with dual relays can have up to four setpoints. Combining four setpoints in one module allows for early high and low warning indication before a critical shutdown alarm occurs. Window Alarm
  22. 22. Diagnostics are enhanced when the software is online to reduce downtime. Software shows the status of input and output signal values. Helps identifies burned-out LED’s and if relay is operational. You can override the output signal via a slider bar to verify operation of the output signal. This option also helps determine system response to a known output signal. Diagnostic Testing
  23. 23. Transmitter Field Calibration Step 1 Press Mode Button for zero adjust Step 2 Use Up/down buttons to adjust output signal Step 3 Press SET to lock value Step 4 Repeat 1-3 for Full Scale Adjust Input Field Signal with any standard field calibrator Monitor output signal with multimeter *Alarms units are similar with setpoint and deadband adjust 1 2 3 Acromag RUN ST Mode SET Z FS
  24. 24. <ul><li> Math Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Square Root, Exponential, </li></ul><ul><li>Logarithmic, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, Absolute Value, Minimum, </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum, And, Or, >, <, <>, =, <=, >=, If,Then,Else </li></ul><ul><li> Features </li></ul><ul><li>Signal values scaled in engineering units </li></ul><ul><li>Equation Fields - 892/894: 200 Characters </li></ul><ul><li>- 895/896: 2 or 4 Fields, 50 Characters each </li></ul><ul><li>Software simulation of equations off-line to test output </li></ul><ul><li>Track & Hold feature to hold output at last value </li></ul><ul><li>Two 15 Volt Excitation supplies for 2 Wire Transmitters </li></ul>IntelliPack Math Modules
  25. 25. Intellipack Configuration Software is programmed and scaled in engineering units. Simulator feature allows testing of equations to verify output response to various input conditions. Applications for calculating sum, average, flow rate, volume, weight, power and others are easily achieved. Input conditions are changed by moving any input slide bar with the mouse pointer. 892/894M DC to DC Math Modules
  26. 26. 895/896M DC to Freq. Math Module Single or Dual Channel Modules All Outputs are controlled by independent user defined equations. Types of Outputs: Frequency (0-10K Hz) Pulse (0-36K CPH) PWM (0-100%Duty Cycle) Solid State Alarm Relays -Normally Open 500mA Contact Applications include Integrator, Totalizer, Flow Rate & Counter Software Simulator allows off-line testing of all equations to verify output signal response.
  27. 27. Extremely Rugged <ul><li>Isolation (optical) </li></ul><ul><li>Input/output/power. </li></ul><ul><li>1500V AC for 60 seconds or 250V AC continuous. </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical Fast Transient (EFT) </li></ul><ul><li>Complies with IEC1000-4-4 Level 3 (2KV) and European Norm </li></ul><ul><li>EN50082-1. </li></ul><ul><li>Surge Withstanding Capability (SWC) </li></ul><ul><li>Complies with IEC1000-4-5 Level 3 (2KV) and European Norm </li></ul><ul><li>EN50082-1. </li></ul><ul><li>Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) </li></ul><ul><li>Complies with IEC1000-4-2 Level 3 (8KV air, 4KV direct) and </li></ul><ul><li>European Norm EN50082-1. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Unsurpassed Reliability <ul><li>Radiated Field Immunity (RFI) Complies with IEC1000-4-3 Level 3 and European Norm EN50082-1. </li></ul><ul><li>Electromagnetic Field Immunity (EMI) </li></ul><ul><li>Less than ±0.25% of output span effect under the influence of </li></ul><ul><li>electromagnetic fields from switching solenoids, commutator motors, and </li></ul><ul><li>drill motors. </li></ul><ul><li>Radiated Emissions </li></ul><ul><li>Meets or exceeds European Norm EN50081-1 for Class B equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Approvals </li></ul><ul><li>CE, UL listed (USA, Canada).Class I; Division 2; Groups A, B, C, D. </li></ul><ul><li>UL508. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Meeting Your Needs <ul><ul><li>24 Hour Delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 Year Warranty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Technical Support with Application Engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensive User’s Manuals </li></ul></ul>