The new iD Series signal conditioners combine the accuracy of
laboratory instrumentation with the performance required by demanding
industrial applications. The iD Series signal conditioners are
ideal for those applications in Data Acquisition, Test & Measurement,
Process Control, and Industrial Automation where accuracy, performance,
and reliability are critically important.
The iD Series signal conditioners mount on a 35mm DIN rail, and
operate on any voltage between 10-32 Vdc power. (A matching 24
Vdc 850 mA switching power supply is also available.) The devices
feature three-way isolation of up to 1800 V between the signal
inputs, outputs, and power supply.
The iD series feature seven (7) models designed for each of the
most widely measured signal inputs: Process (DC) Voltage and Current;
Strain Gage; Thermocouples; RTD’s; AC Voltage; AC Current; Frequency/Pulse.
The iD series devices are designed to work directly with a variety
of sensors and transducers; no other components are necessary.
For sensors such as RTD’s, strain gages, and some process transducers,
precise stable excitation is provided directly from the iD module.
The iD series are available with two different types of signal
outputs: Analog or Digital. The iDRN series provides a
totally scalable analog output in DC voltage or current. The iDRX
series provide a digital RS-485 output. Both iD Series signal
conditioners are intelligent microprocessor based instruments
that can be scaled and programmed by computer via serial communications,
or over an Ethernet network.
iDRN SERIES ANALOG OUTPUT
The iDRN series feature a 0-10 Vdc, or 0-20 mA (including
4-20 mA) analog output signal that is typically scaled to be directly
proportional to the input signal. It is an ideal component in
a system with PLC’s or PC’s with analog data acquisition boards.
The iDRN series are an excellent choice for applications
that demand an extra measure of accuracy and performance that
is not possible with conventional "analog" signal conditioners
or transmitters. Unlike conventional analog devices that are scaled
by adjusting zero and span "pots", the programmable, micro-processor
based iDRN instruments are scaled precisely on a PC with
free and simple Windows software. The iDRN modules connect
directly to a PC’s RS-232 Serial Communications port for programming
Once the module is configured, the parameters are saved in non-volatile
memory. The device can be disconnected from the PC, or the RS-232
output from the module can be used for continuous data acquisition
in addition to the analog output.
the iDRN signal conditioner can be connected to a PC’s
Ethernet port or an Ethernet network using the EIT-D module
as a Serial/Ethernet bridge.
FREE SETUP and CONFIGURATION
If an iDRN signal conditioner is not going to be connected
to a computer, it can be ordered preconfigured by the factory
at no extra charge. The user can select the input types, ranges
and output scale, and NEWPORT will program the instruments to
those specific requirements in our calibration lab prior to shipment.
For custom factory setup and scaling of the iDRN model,
please specify the "-FS" option.
iDRX SERIES DIGITAL OUTPUT
The iDRX Series Signal Conditioners provide highly accurate
digital outputs. Each module provides an RS-485 Serial output
that can be transmitted directly to computers and other devices
with serial communications capability, or converted to Ethernet.
On an RS-485 bus, up to 32 modules can be connected over a distance
of 1200 m (4000 ft) on a single pair of wires. With optional RS-485
repeaters, up to 254 modules may be connected to a single RS-485
port. The iDRX Series digital conditioners may be connected
to an RS-485 bus using either screw terminator or RJ-12 connector.
ASCII AND MODBUS
The user can select between an easy-to-use, straightforward ASCII
protocol, or the popular MODBUS protocol found in many existing
industrial installations. With the simple ASCII commands, writing
programs using the iDRX does not require special drivers
or libraries. In addition, many off-the-shelf software packages
can be used with the iDRX devices without any programming.
NEWPORT also provides a number of useful programs and demos for
the iDRX at no charge.
OPC Server and Active X CONTROLS
NEWPORT offers an optional OPC Server (OLE for Process Control)
to integrate the iDRX with OPC-Client data acquisition,
process control and industrial automation software available from
NEWPORT, Iconics, Intellution and Wonderware, among others. Or
utilize the ActiveX controls to interact with iDRX in ActiveX
Container software such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visual Basic,
Intellution, Rockwell Automation, and GE Fanuc CIMPLICITY among
Switching Power Supply
24 Vdc Supply for iDRN/iDRX Modules
iDRN-PS -1000 Switching Supply Powers up to 7 Units
and iDRN Series Common Specifications:
Input Power Supply: 10 to 32 Vdc
iDRX Output: 2-wire (half duplex) RS-485 (NEWPORT®
ASCII Serial Protocol and Modbus Serial
iDRN Output: 0 to 10 V @ 10 mA max; 0 to 20 mA
or 4 to 20 mA, 10 V compliance
Isolation: 1800 V peak
Typical Step Response to 99%: 1 second
Operating Ambient: -5 to 55°C (23 to 131°F)
Storage Temperature Range: -40 to 85°C (-40 to
Mounting: 35 mm DIN rail
Dimensions: 90 x 25 x 124 mm (3.54 x 0.99 x 4.88")
Foot mount mates to 35 mm DIN rails
|† All dollar amounts on this site are shown in US currency.
|Keywords: Programmable Signal Conditioners/Transmitters, Signal Converter, DIN Rail, 4-20 mA transmitter, iDRN/iDRX Series|
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