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Module Bandwidth is user-selectable between 20 kHz and
100Hz, with user-supplied filter caps installed in the optional
AC1310 ranging card.
Interfaces, amplifies, and filters signals from balanced 4-arm
full-bridge strain-gage bridges.
Module provides simultaneous precision voltage and
Module circuitry can withstand 130v rms at the input screw-
All 3B18 series modules are mix-and-match and Hot
Industrial signal isolation
Industrial signal filtering
low-cost, versatile method of transferring analog transducer
signals to a data acquisition, monitoring or control system
without the inherent noise, non-linearity, drift and extraneous
voltages. The modules are designed to directly accept analog
signals from Thermocouples, RTD's, AC and DC Strain Gages,
Torque Transducers, Frequency Transducers, LVDTs, millivolt
or process current signals. The modules amplify, isolate,
linearize and convert the transducer output signals to
standardized analog inputs for high-level analog I/O
subsystems. The 3B Series Subsystem consists of a 10" relay
rack with universal mounting backplane and a family of plug-in
(up to 16 per rack) input and output signal conditioning
backplane incorporates screw terminals for sensor inputs and
current outputs and a 26-pin connector for high-level single-
ended voltage outputs to the user's equipment.
circuitry optimized for specific sensors or analog signals and
provide two simultaneous high-level analog outputs: 0 to +10V
(or +10V) and 4-20 mA (or 0-20 mA).
signals and provide an isolated 4-20 mA (or 0-20 mA) process
signal. All modules feature a universal pin-out and may be
readily hot-swapped under full power and interchanged without
disrupting field wiring.
designed to easily handle signal conditioning problems in
measurement and control applications. Some typical uses are in
microcomputer-based data acquisition systems, programmable
controllers, analog recorders, dedicated control systems, and any
other applications where monitoring of temperature, pressure,
flow and analog signals are required. Since each input module
features two simultaneous outputs, the voltage output can be
used to provide an input to a microprocessor-based data
acquisition or control system while the current output can be
used for analog transmission, operator interface, or an analog
plugs into a socket on the backplane and accepts its signal from
the input screw terminals. All input modules provide input
protection, amplification and filtering of the input signal,
accuracy of +0.1%, low drift of +1 uV/
compatible with most process instrumentation. The isolated
input modules also provide +1500 V peak isolation.
input signal. Input modules are available to accept millivolt, volt,
process current, thermocouple, RTD, AC and DC strain gage,
frequency and LVDT inputs. The voltage output of each module
is available from the system I/O connector while the current
output is available on the output screw terminals.
conditioning module which interfaces, amplifies, and filters
signals from balanced 4-arm full-bridge strain-gage bridges
with a resistance from 100 to 10 k, providing simultaneous
precision voltage and current outputs. The module provides two
user-selectable (via front-panel switches) bridge excitation
voltages: +10 V for bridges with a load impedance down to
300W or +3.33V for 120W bridges or others below 300W.
Module bandwidth is also user-selectable between 20 kHz and
100 Hz, with user-supplied filter capacitors installed in the
optional AC1310 ranging card. The 3B18 protects the computer
side from damage due to field-side over-voltage faults up to
130V rms. In addition, the current output withstands 130V rms
without damage and interfaces user equipment through screw
terminals located on the 3B Series backplane. The 3B18 is a
plug-in, mix-and-match, hot-swappable module which is easily
field calibrated via front-panel zero and span adjustments for
special input range by using the optional plug-on AC1310
ranging card, which houses user-supplied resistors to determine
zero and span. To facilitate selecting resistors, a Windows
program, 3B-CUSTOM, calculates resistor values based on the
user-desired input/output ranges.
span can be factory configured to meet custom range needs
(Model 3B18-CUSTOM) or can be externally programmed
(Model 3B18-00) via user supplied resistors inserted in the
optional AC1310 plug-on ranging card.
(typical @ +25°C and ±15 V dc, and +24 V dc Power)
(80.0 mm x 86.2 mm x 19.7 mm)
body and test equipment and can discharge without detection. Although this product features proprietary ESD
protection circuitry, permanent damage may occur on devices subjected to high energy electrostatic discharges.
Therefore, proper ESD precautions are recommended to avoid performance degradation or loss of functionality.