One of the time-consuming tasks in electrical cabinet building is cutting out rectangular holes in which to mount process indicators and controllers. PACE explains how Akytec displays make installation easier.
Akytec manufacture a series of attractive, compact programmable process indicators with a 4 digit 7 segment 24x 48mm LED Display. What sets the displays apart from other manufacturers is their installation, which is fast, simple and convenient. Rather than having to cut a rectangular hole in the cabinet the user simply drills a standard 22mm diameter hole as used for pushbuttons. The display is then locked into place with a locknut. The displays are fully programmable with an alarm output for low, within range or high levels, and are available with Red or Green (more suitable for bright sunlight) LEDs.
ITP11 loop-powered 4-20mA digital display
The ITP11is designed to be connected to any transmitter with a 4-20 mA output. It requires no auxiliary power and is supplied directly from the measured current. It features programmable signal scaling, adjustable decimal point position, display range of ¬–999…+9999 and a square root function (for special transmitters).
ITP14 universal process indicator 0-10 V / 4-20 mA
The ITP14 display features a digital output and a configurable analog input. The input can accept voltage 0(2)-10 V or current signal 0(4)-20 mA, 0-5 mA. The NPN transistor output can control a load up to 42 V DC / 200 mA, which makes it possible to implement on/off control of pumps, coolers and heater.
ITP16 temperature indicator
The ITP16 can process signals from various RTDs (Pt100, Pt1000, and others) or thermocouples (K, J, N, T, S, R and others). It comes with a NPN transistor output which can control a load up to 200 mA / 42 V DC. The programmable output makes it possible to implement on-off control for heating/cooling. This output can also be used as an alarm output.
SM12 Modbus RTU RS485 indicator
The SM12 has a Modbus RTU RS485 interface and the measured values can be displayed up to four digits. The SMI2 can act as a Modbus RTU/Ascii Master or Slave. It can display modbus registers that are integer, word, float or String.
The ITP11, ITP14, ITP16 and SM12 digital displays have excellent legibility in various lighting conditions, from wide angles, and considerable distances even at low current. Also they feature a IP65 rated enclosure offering high protection against water and dust, making them very well suited for industrial environments.
ITP11-W process indicator 4-20 mA loop-powered
The ITP11-W’s rugged design allows it to operate in an ambient temperature range of -40…+80°C making it suitable for use in telemetry and solar applications where cabinets are exposed to harsh weather conditions. The ITP11-W has a compact IP65 enclosure for DIN rail or wall mounting. Moreover, it can be fixed to a tube with a diameter of up to 200 mm.
SMI200 programmable logic controller
Akytec are about to release their new SMI200 programmable logic controller with a 2 x 16 line LCD display. Instead of a number of analog and digital inputs and outputs in the controller, the device is equipped with a Modbus RTU RS485 interface. Due to this solution, the SMI200’s enclosure is significantly minimised to 100 x 60 x 60 mm and fits into a standard 22.5 mm borehole for signal lamps and pushbuttons. This provides quick and easy installation. Further, plenty of SMI200s can be accommodated in a control cabinet door or on a panel.
Over the RS485 interface, any Modbus I/O modules and sensors can be connected to the device. As a result, any required combination of I/O-points can be selected. In a Modbus network, the SMI200 can operate both as a Master and as a Slave. The device programming is carried out using the free Akytec ALP programming software over micro-USB. The software uses function block programming and variables can be in integer, word or float format.