TRANSDUCER CONDITIONING INTERFACE
TCI is a line of transducer conditioning interfaces composed of three models featuring one, four, eight channels respectively. It has been developed with technical and functional features particularly suitable to convert a position or dimensional measurement carried out by LVDT or HBT transducers into a signal compatible with most of the analog cards for data acquisition. The output of this unit provides a direct electric signal (voltage or current), proportional to the measurement value of the sensor at the input stage. The output signal can be fetched by PLC analog cards, in order to control and manage process automations and to be further elaborated by systems such as SCADA supervisors. TCI interfaces are PLUG&PLAY units. They are delivered specifically calibrated for the sensor to be connected to. In this way the machine downtime is dramatically reduced, thanks to quicker installation and maintenance operations.
Both LVDT (full bridge) and HBT(half bridge) sensors can be connected to the TCI. The compatibility is also extended to other brands such as Solartron, Tesa, etc. The specifications of the transducer model/brand to be connected to the TCI are required on the purchase order, in order to perform an ad-hoc calibration.
Two different output signals are available:
- Voltage (±5Vdc, ±10Vdc, 0-10Vdc)
- Current (4-20mA).
The electrical supply is provided by the same connector used for the output signal. The TCI can be ordered both in dual voltage mode (±15Vdc/±12Vdc) and single voltage mode (24Vdc).