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AutomationDirect has expanded its line of signal conditioners to include potentiometer and bipolar signal conditioners to solve various interface problems between PLCs and analog input devices.
The FC-P3 is a 24 VAC/VDC potentiometer input to isolated analog output signal conditioner designed to convert resistive signals from a 10 kilohm potentiometer to a 4-20 mA signal. The module is field-configurable for 3-wire potentiometer/slidewire inputs and can be scaled down to a minimum 10% of the potentiometer being used. Switch selectable, analog output options range from 0-20 mA to 0-10 V.
Additional FC series signal conditioners include bipolar input-to-unipolar output and unipolar input-to-bipolar output models. Models are field-configurable and useful to eliminate ground loops and interfacing sensors to PLC analog input modules. Input and output signal levels are selected via DIP switches and input OFFSET and SPAN adjustments are customizable to a percentage of the full scale via a pushbutton on the front panel.
The FC series signal conditioners are designed with a slim-line plastic housing which includes an integral 35mm DIN rail mounting adapter, LED indication, and removable screw terminal blocks for easy installation and wiring. With prices starting at $115, these units are cULus listed and CE marked and are backed with a one-year warranty.
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Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Today I am going to show you our new Bipolar and Potentiometer signal conditions designed and built from our friends @ FACTS engineering. We are now offering 3 new signal conditioners, so I will discuss each one individually. Signal conditioners are great devices for converting one signal or ranges of signals to another. This is beneficial where your PLC may have a 4 to 20ma input and your device you need to connect to the PLC does not give a 4 to 20ma signal. Maybe your device outputs a -10 to +10V signal. Simply connect a signal conditioner between your device and PLC, configure the inputs and outputs for the appropriate signals and now they can communicate. The FC-P3 has a potentiometer input, and analog output Input ranges of 3 wire potentiometer of 0 to 100 ohms through 0 to 100kilohms and output ranges of 0 to 5v, 0 to 10v, 0 to 20ma or 4 to 20ma. Next is the FC-35B. It has unipolar voltage inputs of 0 to 5v, 0 to 10v, 0 to 20ma or 4 to 20ma inputs and bipolar voltage outputs with ranges of plus or minus 100milli volt, plus or minus 50 milli volt, plus or minus 5 volt, plus or minus 10 volt or plus or minus 15 volt. Last is the FC-B34. It offers bipolar voltage inputs to unipolar voltage or current outputs. Inputs ranges are plus or minus 100 milli volt, plus or minus 50 milli volt, plus or minus 5 volt, or plus or minus 10V or plus or minus 15 volt and the output ranges are 0 to 5V, 0 to 10v, 0 to 20ma or 4 to 20ma. I know the ranges were a bit to understand verbally, so if there is any confusion, please check out the specs on our website. These modules have the same footprint as our popular signal conditioners we have been offering. They can be mounted on 35mm DIN rail or panel mounted on their side. They are very compact, rugged and easily configurable in the field. You can find the agency approvals and specs for these new Signal Conditioners on our website at: www.automationdirect.com Don't forget: we sell other signal conditioners, transmitters, analog IO for our controllers and more. Check back with us often on AutomationDirects websites or on Youtube.com/Automationdirect for more Kickstart videos. If you are watching us on YouTube, please let us know what you think about these new Signal conditioners or how you plan to use them in your application by dropping us a comment down below. Thanks for watching and we hope to see you again soon.