A full line of microblox isolated signal conditioning modules are now available from Acromag.
Offering over 175 models, microBlox modules can safely interface a wide variety of voltage, current, temperature, and frequency. Users can select modules with fixed ranges or wireless configuration via Bluetooth on an Android or iOS mobile device. Acromag’s free Agility app for smartphones and tablets simplifies settingcustom I/O rangesand optional alarm functions. The app can also display input signal values and create sharable trend charts. uB modules snap securely into compact back panels (no screws) in any mix with 4, 8 or 16-channel capacities.
With 1500Vac peak (350Vdc continuous) channel-to-channel and field-to-host isolation,the hot-swappable modulesare ideal to front-end data acquisition systems or Acromag remote I/O for communication to Ethernet, Modbus, or Profibus networks. High performance is assured with up to 0.05% accuracy and 130dB noise rejection.
Prices start at just $90 per module.“Advanced micro controller and wireless technologies enable microBlox modules to bring greater flexibility and signal processing capabilities into such a small, economical package.” stated Robert Greenfield, Acromag’s marketing & sales director.The microBlox module’s small size and channel-by-channel scalability is ideal for embedded or portable applications such as test stands, defense systems, and process control applications. Well-suited for use in harsh industrial environments, the over-molded modules resist shock, dirt, and moisture with dependable operation from-40 to 85°C.
Hazardous location UL/cULClass 1 Div 2 and ATEX Zone 2 approvals are also available.Accessories include a selection of backpanels with slots to insert 4, 8, or 16 modules. Fuse clips hold the modules securely without screws for easy insertion/removal. The backpanels support surface or DIN rail mounting and include CJC for use with temperature input modules. Blue LEDs indicate modulesthat are ready for Bluetooth communication. Connections are provided for a 5V power source or a 10-32Vdc supplywhen used with the plug-in 5V power module. ADB25 header facilitatesa single cableconnection to interfaceall uB I/O signals directly to the host data acquisition system.
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