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Laureate™ Frequency, Rate & Period Meter

With dual, independently field-scalable channels

dFrequency meter by Laurel Electronics

Features

  • Two independently field-scalable channels A & B for frequency, rate or total
  • Inputs from NPN or PNP proximity switches, contact closures, digital logic, magnetic pickups down to 12 mV, or AC inputs up to 250 Vac
  • Frequencies from 0.005 Hz to 1 MHz
  • Line frequency measurement to 60.0000 in a few line cycles
  • Universal 85-264 Vac / 90-300 Vdc or 10-48 Vdc / 12-32 Vac power
  • Transducer excitation output (isolated)
  • Wide choice of options:
    - 2 or 4 relays, mechanical or solid state (isolated)
    - 1 or 2 analog outputs (isolated)
    - Serial data I/O: Ethernet, USB, RS485, RS232 (isolated)
    - Rate and total simultaneously, custom curve linearization, arithmetic
      functions A+B, A-B, AxB, A/B, A/B-1 (draw)
Description
frequency meter

The Standard counter provides commonly used basic capabilities:

  • The Laureate dual-channel frequency, rate and period meter is a basic operating mode of the Laureate counter with the FR signal conditioner board. It can display frequency from 0.005 Hz to 1 MHz, rate in engineering units, and period (inverse of frequency). The normal displayed value can range up to 999,999 counts. Above that level, the display will flash and go into four-digit XXXXEX scientific notation. Each channel (A or B) may be independently scaled for frequency, rate or period. The displayed channel is selected via a front panel pushbutton. Examples of applications are the accurate display of AC line frequency, RPM, speed from proximity switch inputs, and flow from turbine flow meter inputs.
  • Fast, high resolution measurements. The Laureate counter determines frequency by timing an integral number of periods over a specified gate time, and then taking the inverse of period. Rate is obtained by multiplying the input by a scale factor. The inverse period approach allows greater accuracy and faster update times than conventional meters which count signal pulses over a time interval. AC line frequency may be accurately measured to 50.0000 or 60.0000 Hz in a few line cycles. 1000 Hz signals may be measured to 0.01 Hz resolution at up to 25 readings per second. Fast response is ideal for alarm and control applications.
  • For noise reduction, a count by 10 or 100 feature with rounding is selectable. Variations in the displayed reading can also be reduced by selecting a longer gate time. An adaptive digital filter is selectable to reduce variations due to noise while rapidly responding to actual changes in the signal.

An Extended counter version provides all capabilities of the Standard counter plus the following:

  • Rate and total simultaneously. One channel can display total while the other displays rate. The selection for either channel is via a front panel pushbutton. This mode is ideal for flow applications when the same signal is applied to both channels.
  • Custom curve linearization. Exceptionally accurate custom curve linearization allows linearization of the low end of turbine flowmeters. For setup, up to 180 data points can be input into a spreadsheet or text file by the user. The computer then calculates nonlinear segments, which are downloaded into the meter via RS232. The Extended version allows linearized rates to be totalized.
  • Arithmetic functions. The Extended counter makes arithmetic functions available, namely A+B, A-B, AxB, A/B and A/B-1 (draw). For example, A+B allows two input flows to be summed for total flow, while A-B allows outflow to be subtracted from inflow for net flow. If transducers with a frequency output are used, AxB allows horsepower to be displayed based measured torque and RPM, or based on force and velocity. A/B can be used for the proper mixing of ingredients, while A/B-1 (draw) is used to compare rates for stretching or tensioning.

Signal conditioner board for Laurel Frequency, Rate and Period MeterThe FR dual-channel signal conditioner accepts inputs from proximity switches with a PNP or NPN output, TTL or CMOS logic, magnetic pickups, contact closures, low-level outputs from turbine flow meters down to 12 mV, and high-level AC line inputs up to 250 Vac. A built-in isolated 5, 10, or 24 Vdc excitation supply can power proximity switches and other sensors, thus eliminating the need for an external power supply.

Designed for system use. Optional plug-in boards for communications and control include Ethernet and other serial communication boards, dual or quad relay boards, and single or dual isolated analog output boards. Laureates may be powered from 85-264 Vac or optionally from 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc. The display is available with red or green LEDs. The 1/8 DIN case meets NEMA 4X (IP65) specifications from the front when panel mounted. Any setup functions and front panel keys can be locked out for simplified usage and security. All power and signal connections are via UL / VDE / CSA rated screw clamp plugs.

Specifications
Display
Readout 6 LED digits, 7-segment, 14.2 mm (.56"), red or green.
Display Range -999999 to +999999, XXXXEX notation beyond 999999
Zero Adjust -999999 to +999999
Span Adjust 0 to 999999
Indicators Four LED lamps
Inputs
Types AC, pulses from NPN, PNP transistors, contact closures, magnetic pickups.
Signal Ground Common ground for channels A & B
Channel A Freq. 0.005 Hz to 1 MHz
Channel B Freq. 0.005 Hz to 250 kHz
Minimum Signal Nine ranges from (-12 to +12 mV) to (+1.25 to +2.1V).
Maximum Signal 250 Vac
Noise Filter 1 MHz, 30 kHz, 250 Hz (selectable)
Contact Debounce 0, 3, 50 ms (selectable)
Update Rate
Freq. Technique Inverse period
Conversion Time Gate time + 30 ms+ 0-2 signal periods
Gate Time Selectable 10 ms to 199.99 s
Time Before Zero Out Selectable 10 ms to 199.99 s
Accuracy
Time Base Crystal calibrated to ±2 ppm
Span tempco ± 1 ppm/°C (typ)
Long-term Drift ± 5 ppm/year
Power
Voltage, standard 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc
Voltage, optional 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc
Frequency DC or 47-63 Hz
Power  consumption (typical, base meter) 1.2W @ 120 Vac, 1.5W @ 240 Vac, 1.3W @ 10 Vdc, 1.4W @ 20 Vdc, 1.55W @ 30 Vdc, 1.8W @ 40 Vdc, 2.15W @ 48 Vdc
Power Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Excitation Output (standard)
5 Vdc 5 Vdc ± 5%, 100 mA
10 Vdc 10 Vdc ± 5%, 120 mA
24 Vdc 24 Vdc ± 5%, 50 mA
Output Isolation 50 Vdc to meter ground
Analog Output (optional)
Output levels 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-10V, -10 to +10V (single-output option)
4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-10V (dual-output option)
Current compliance 2 mA at 10V ( > 5 kΩ load)
Voltage compliance 12V at 20 mA (< 600Ω load)
Scaling Zero and full scale adjustable from -99999 to +99999
Resolution 16 bits (0.0015% of full scale)
Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
(dual analog outputs share the same ground)
Relay Outputs (optional)
Relay types 2 Form C contact relays or 4 Form A contact relays (NO) 2 or 4 Form A, AC/DC solid state relays (NO)
Current Ratings 8A at 250 Vac or 24 Vdc for contact relays 120 mA at 140 Vac or 180 Vdc for solid state relays
Output common Isolated commons for dual relays or each pair of quad relays
Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min tes
Serial Data I/O (optional)
Board selections RS232RS485 (dual RJ11 or RJ45 connectors), USB, Ethernet, USB-to-RS485 converterEthernet-to-RS485 converter
Protocols Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, Modbus TCP (Ethernet), Laurel ASCII
Data rates 300 to 19200 baud
Digital addresses 247 (Modbus), 31 (Laurel ASCII),
Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Environmental
Operating temperature 0°C to 55°C
Storage temperature. -40°C to 85°C
Relative humidity 95% at 40°C, non-condensing
Protection NEMA-4X (IP-65) when panel mounted
Electrical Connections
Signal pinout of Laurel frequency, rate and period meter
Applications
AC Line Frequency
AC Line Frequency Meter The Laureate will accept line voltages up to 250 Vac and display line frequency to 6-digit accuracy (50.0000 or 60.0000) in a few line cycles. Fast low frequency response is achieved by timing the period and taking its inverse.
RPM and Speed
Tachometer and Pulse Input Rate Meter The Laureate can sense the low-level signals from magnetic pickups or the NPN or PNP transistor output of active sensors. These can be powered directly by the meter. Display in RPM or units of speed is achieved by mathematically scaling the meter.
Flow Rate and Simultaneous Total
Simultaneous Rate Meter and Totalizer The Laureate is compatible with all flow meters which generate pulses at a frequency proportional to flow rate. The Extended version can display scaled rate or total for the same input at the push of a button, and alarm from both the rate and total. The Extended version can also linearize flow transducers so as to extend their dynamic range.
Arithmetic Combinations of Two Channels
Dual Pulse Input Rate Meter to Combine Two Rates The Extended Laureate offers A+B, A-B and A/B arithmetic functions. A+B allows two input flows to be summed for total flow, while A-B allows outflow to be subtracted from inflow for net flow. Flow ratios aid in the proper mixing of ingredients
Custom Curve Linearization
Custom Curve Linearization for Laureate Rate Meters The Extended Laureate can linearize the output turbine flow meters, which tend to be nonlinear on the low end. Linearizing improves the dynamic range and accuracy of turbine flow meters.
System-level Capabilities
The Laureate dual channel rate meter can independently scale, display and alarm two pulse input channels. All signal or alarm data can further be transmitted via RS232 or RS485, including peak readings and arithmetic combinations of the two rates. The displayed rates can also be transmitted as an isolated 4-20 mA or 0-10V analog output. System Interfaces of Laureate Frequency Meters and Rate Meters
Ordering Guide
Laureate™ Frequency, Rate & Period Meters
Click on the radio buttons to build a model number with pricing as shown below. Prices are in US dollars and do not include shipping or duty charges (export sales). Please see our explanations and limitations applicable to pricing and online orders. Prices shown are in US Dollars and are Laurel's manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) in the USA. Orders are processed manually, not directly by our shopping cart system. You don't have to supply credit card information when placing an online order.

North American Orders. Laurel does not sell factory-direct in the USA or Canada. Online sales orders are filled through distribution. During the ordering process, you will have the chance to select an authorized Laurel distributor, or you can ask Laurel to refer you to a distributor. The distributor will then contact you to quote shipping, tax and duty (where applicable), and arrange for payment.

International Orders. If your ship-to address indicates that you are outside of the USA or Canada and Laurel has a distributor in your country, we will forward your order to that distributor for follow-up. If Laurel does not have a distributor in your country, we will email you an order acknowledgment and a pro forma invoice which states the product price, shipping charges, and wire transfer information, which includes a $25 bank wire transfer fee.

Questions about your order? Please email your distributor or sales@laurels.com
Configured model number L50000FR
Configured price per model $240
Quantity 1
Extended price $240
Quantity
Main Board L5  Standard Main Board, Green LEDs $240
L6  Standard Main Board, Red LEDs $240
L7  Extended Main Board, Green LEDs $270
L8  Extended Main Board, Red LEDs $270
With Standard Counter Main Board: Scalable to ±999,999 for frequency, rate, square root of rate, up or down total, period, stopwtch timing, average time interval of periodic events.
With Extended Main Board: Above, plus rate and total simultaneously, dynamic up-down counting, arithemetic functions applicable to channels A & B (A+B, A-B, A/B, AxB, A/B-1), phase angle, power factor, duty cycle, batch control, custom curve linearization.
Power 0  Isolated 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc $0
1  Isolated 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc $30
Relay
Output
(isolated)
0  None $0
1  Two 8A Contact Relays $80
2  Two 120 mA Solid State Relays $55
3  Four 8A Contact Relays $100
4  Four 120 mA Solid State Relays $75
Analog
Output
(isolated)
0  None $0
1  Isolated 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-10 V, -10 to +10V $90
2  Dual isolated 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-10V $135
Digital
Interface
(isolated)
0  None $0
1  RS232 $60
2  RS485 (dual RJ11 connectors) $80
4  RS485 (dual RJ45 connectors) $90
5  USB $60
6  USB-to-RS485 device server $100
7  Ethernet $120
8  Ethernet-to-RS485 device server $150
Input
Type
FR  Dual-Channel Pulse Input Signal Conditioner $0
Add-on
Options
CBL01  RS232 cable, RJ11 to DB9, 7 ft. Connects RS232 ports of meter and PC. $19
CBL02  USB to RS232 adapter cable. Combination of CBL02 and CBL01 connects meter RS232 port to PC USB port. Combination of CBL02 and CBL04 connects transmitter RS232 terminals to PC USB port. $39
CBL03-1  6-wire data cable, RJ11 to RJ11, 1 ft. Used to daisy chain meters via RS485. $8
CBL03-7  6-wire data cable, RJ11 to RJ11, 7 ft. Used to daisy chain meters via RS485. $8
CBL05  USB cable, A-B. Connects USB ports of meter and PC. $15
CBL06  USB to RS485 adapter cable, half duplex, RJ11 to USB. Connects meter RS485 port to PC USB port. $39
CASE1  Benchtop Laboratory Case for One 1/8 DIN Meter $115
CASE2  Benchtop Laboratory Case for Two 1/8 DIN Meters $115
NL  Meter Lens with Button Pads but no Laurels Logo $5
BL  Meter Lens without Button Pads or Laurels Logo $5
IPC  Splash-proof Cover $40
BOX1  NEMA-4 Enclosure $140
BOX2  NEMA-4 Enclosure plus IPC $180
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