Instruments & Controls

07/08/2004


Dual panel meter with math

PAXDP dual process input meter allows users to monitor, scale, and display two, independent input sources, perform high-speed math functions on the input values, and display the results. With optional plug-in cards, the meter can generate outputs that include alarm triggering, retransmission of analog signal, or data via many industrial networking protocols.

Red Lion Controls, Inc. redlion.net Write 306 on PE card

Wireless I/O

XANT and N4ANT wireless I/O systems include transmitter, receiver, and antennae and associated enclosures. Transmitter/receiver system uses spread-spectrum frequency hopping with typical inplant range of 600_1000 ft. XANT is the explosion-proof system with cast aluminum enclosure that includes integral wire-sealing chamber. N4ANT is rated NEMA 4X for any industrial areas that require protection.

Phoenix Contact Inc. phoenixcon.com Write 307 on PE card

Temperature controllers

Broad line of high-accuracy temperature controllers offers many types and sizes. Controllers feature accuracy of1/ 16 _

Precision Digital Corp. predig.com Write 308 on PE card

Bench-top thermometers

MDSi8 and MDSSi8 bench-top digital thermometers are available in single and 10-channel models. Meters feature a portable, rugged, metal case with tilting handle and a programmable color display with larger-than-normal digits. Universal sensor input on single-channel units is programmable to accept standard thermocouples, RTDs, voltage or current signals. Options include RS-232/485 and Ethernet communications, analog output, and alarm relays.

Omega Engineering, Inc. omega.com Write 309 on PE card

I/O modules

1794-IB32 and 1794-OB32P 32-point I/O modules are designed for I/O installations where more than 128 I/O points are required in a single location or panel. Modules save panel space by reducing the number of modules required. The 1794-IB32 is a 24-Vdc sink input module; the 1794-OB32P is a 24-Vdc protected-source output module.

Rockwell Automation rockwellautomation.com Write 310 on PE card





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