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    Micro Series Dual-Setpoint Controller Options
With contact or solid state relays, selectable control modes

 
Dual 10A relay board for Micro digital panel meters and counters

Dual 8A relays

Dual solid state relay board for Micro digital panel meters and counters

Dual solid state relays

Features

  • Applicable to all Micro Series digital panel meters, counters, timers
  • Isolated dual-channel contact or solid state relay versions
  • Form-C contact relays rated 8A at 250 Vac or 8A at 24 Vdc
  • Solid state relays rated 120 mA at 125 Vac or 250 mA at 0-150 Vdc.
  • Outputs derived from filtered or unfiltered signal input
  • Fast response time
  • Selectable output time delay
  • Multiple operating modes
    - output above or below setpoint
    - latching or non-latching
    - band deviation or hysteresis around each setpoint.
  • Setpoint setup via front panel pushbuttons or RS232/485
  • Security lockout of front panel setpoint controls

Description

Contact Relays or Solid State

Two optional plug-in setpoint controller boards are available to add control and alarm capability to Micro DPMs, counters and remote displays:

  • A board with two Form C, 8 amp, 250 Vac contact relays.
  • A board with two Form A AC/DC solid state relays rated 120 mA at 125 Vac or 250 mA at 150 Vdc. The solid state version is recommended for high duty cycles and low-level loads.

Operating Modes

  • Operation above or below setpoint. Each relay may be individually programmed to be energized above or below a setpoint, or may be disabled.

  • Latching or non-latching. Each relay may be individually programmed to operate in a latching or non-latching mode. In the latching mode, when an alarm or shutdown condition is reached, the output remains in the alarm condition until it is reset by front panel pushbuttons, via the serial interface, or via the rear connector. In the non-latching mode, the output is automatically reset when the alarm condition no longer exists.

  • Band deviation mode. Each relay may be set to operate in a band deviation mode, where an alarm is generated whenever the reading is a specified number of counts above or below the setpoint. In particular, band deviation is ideal to flag an out-of-tolerance condition.

  • Hysteresis mode. Each relay may be set to operate in a hysteresis mode, where turn-on occurs at a specified amount above the setpoint and turn-off occurs at the same amount below the setpoint.

  • Filtered or unfiltered input. Relay action may be derived from either the filtered or unfiltered DPM input signals. Using the unfiltered signal improves response time, which is typically 17 ms for a DPM with the solid state relay board. Fast response time is one of the major strengths of Micro DPMs, which can digitize analog data as often as 60 times per second. Using the filtered input reduces the chance of alarm triggering due to noise.

  • Provisions for signal noise. A programmable time delay and reduction of relay chatter can be achieved in the DPM by selecting 1 to 128 readings in binary steps (20 ms to 2 s) prior to updating the output. Snubber circuitry is part of the contact relay board to prolong contact life. The relay response time of counters is controlled by a selectable gate time from 10 ms to 199.99 s.

Setup

Setpoint values and deviation bands are easily entered via front panel pushbuttons or by computer via the serial interface. Security lockout of the front panel pushbuttons may be set to allow operators to view but not change setpoint values. Front panel push-button operation can also be completely disabled.

The Micro Weight Meter and Batch Controller offer setpoint control modes beyond those of normal meter or counter operation.

Specifications

Operation
Power
Update Rate
Setup
Operating modes
 
 
Lockouts
 
 
Input Filtering
Time Delay

Provided by meter.
60 Hz or 50 Hz
Front panel pushbuttons or RS232/485.
Available for each output: operate above or below setpoint, latching or non-latching, band deviation mode around setpoint, hysteresis mode around setpoint, disabled.
May be set to allow display and change of setpoint by front panel pushbuttons, allow display only by alarm pushbutton, or disable pushbuttons.
Setpoint compared to either filtered or unfiltered signal.
Programmable from 1 to 128 readings.

Alarm Status Indication
Type
Lamp Lit
Two red LED lamps
When relay is energized
Environmental
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity

0C to 60C
-40C to 85C
95% at 40C, non-condensing

Contact Relay Version
Power Rating
AC Load
DC Load
8A at 250 Vac
8A at 24 Vdc
Isolation to Signal & Meter Ground
Isolation Group
Rated Voltage
Withstand Voltage
C
250 Vac
4.2 kVp for 1 min
Response Time to Input Signal
DPM Pickup Time
DPM Release Time
Counter Pickup or Release time

26 ms typ (unfiltered)
22 ms typ (unfiltered)
Gate time +30 ms +2 periods max

Solid State Relay Version
Power Rating
AC loads
DC loads

120 mA at 125 Vac, 20 ohms series resistance.
2 loads, 250 mA, 0-150 Vdc peak hold-off, 5 ohms series resistance.
4 loads, 120 mA, 0-150 Vdc peak hold-off, 10 ohms series resistance.

Isolation to Signal & Meter Ground
Isolation Type
Safety Rating

Optical
250 Vac, 4.2 kVp per High Voltage Test

Response Time to Input Signal
DPM
Counter

17 ms typ (unfiltered)
Gate time + 30 ms + 2 periods max

Setpoint Operating Modes

Normal, Non-Latched Operation

Normal, non-latched relay operation for digital panel meters and counters In this mode, the relay closes when the reading rises above the setpoint and opens when the reading falls below the setpoint. Relay ON/OFF control action is independently programmable for each of the two relays and can be reversed through a setup command.

Latched Operation

Latched relay operation for digital panel meters and counters The relay stays actuated until reset externally. This mode can be used to shut down machinery or a process when an operating limit has been exceeded, or to maintain an alarm until acknowledged by an operator when the alarm condition has passed.

Mixed Latched and Non-Latched Operation

Mixed latched and non-latched relay operation for digital panel meters and counters

One of the relays can operate in a non-latched mode, for instance to turn off a heater when an operating temperature setpoint is reached. The other relay can operate as a latching fail-safe backup and turn off the entire process when a second, higher setpoint is reached, indicating a malfunction.

Deviation Mode Operation

Deviation mode relay operation for digital panel meters and counters

A deviation limit (50 in this example) is set up around both sides of the setpoint. The relay closes (or opens) when the reading falls within the deviation band, and opens (or closes) when the reading falls outside of this band. This mode sets up a passband around the setpoint and is often used for component testing.

Wide Hysteresis Mode Operation

Wide hysteresis mode relay operation for digital panel meters and counters

In this example, a hysteresis limit of 600 is set below the setpoint. The relay closes when the reading reaches a lower limit (the setpoint less hysteresis) and opens when the reading reaches an upper limit (the setpoint).

One application is automatic tank filling. A fill operation is automatically initiated when the tank level has reached a lower level and is terminated when the level has reached an upper level.

Narrow Hysteresis Mode Operation

Narrow hysteresis mode relay operation for digital panel meters and counters

Hysteresis can be used to minimize the number of ON/OFF control cycles around a setpoint, thereby increasing the life of motors, relays, etc.

A very narrow hysteresis band (such as 5 counts) can also be used to minimize relay chatter around a setpoint due to electrical noise on the signal, or due to signal feedback caused by load switching. The hysteresis limit should exceed the noise amplitude.

Electrical Connections

Wiring of dual contact relays for digital panel meters and counters

Dual contact relays
Each load load rated 8A at 250 Vac
or 8A at 24 Vdc.

Solid state, AC or bidirectional DC connection to panel meter with 2 loads

Solid state, AC or bidirectional DC connection with 2 loads
Each load rated 120 mA at 125 Vac, or 120 mA at 150 Vdc, 20 ohms series resistance.

Solid state, DC connection to panel meter with 4 loads

Solid state, DC connection with 4 loads
Each load rated up to 120 mA at 150 Vdc,
10 ohms series resistance.

Solid state, DC connection to panel meter with 2 loads

Solid state, DC connection with 2 loads
Each load rated up to 250 mA at 150 Vdc,
5 ohms series resistance.

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Electro-Numerics, Inc., 42213 Sarah Way, Temecula, CA 92590, USA
Tel: 800-854-8530 (USA), 951-699-2437;  Fax: 951-695-7246;  sales@electronumerics.com