Two new Ethernet interface boards are now shiping:
Two new USB interface board versions are now shipping:
Model QLS Quad Output Loop Splitter / Retransmittersources up to four (4) independently adjustable 4-20 mA outputs from a single input, which can be 4-20 mA, 1-5V, 0-5V or 0-10V, as selected by jumpers. The outputs can share a common ground. The input and outputs are mutually isolated to ±10V by means of active circuitry to accommodate differences in local grounds with normal industrial grounding practices. If any device in an output loop is removed from a loop or fails, or if a wiring fault occurs, the other loops continue to operate properly. Each loop only drives a single load, avoiding compliance problems. Model QLS overcomes problems associated with the common industrial wiring practice where the same 4-20 mA signal from a transmitter is sent to multiple devices in series. In such a circuit, the devices in the loop cannot share a common ground, but must be electrically floating, which is often not possible. When any device in the loop is removed, fails or if a wiring fault occurs, all other devices in the loop loose their 4-20 mA signal. In a single loop, the transmitter voltage compliance limit may be exceeded, since the voltage drops across loads in series are additive. Also, the 4-20 mA signal to each load cannot be individually adjusted for calibration purposes.
Most AC meters are slow, with multi-second settling times, are not all that accurate, especially on the low end of their ranges, and are limited in their ability to process distorted waveforms and higher frequencies. The newest version of the Laureate True RMS Meter, blows all competition away with no price increase. This 5-digit meter represents a quantum improvement over the successful previous version of Laurel's AC RMS meter. Features include:
Laurel has upgraded its entire line of DIN rail transmitters from 12-bit to 16-bit analog output resolution and has made formerly optional features standard. Standard transmitter features now include:
The model numbers of the new transmitters all start with the letter L. LTA series transmitters, where the A stands for "Analog output," and LTM series transmitters, where the M stands "Mobus serial output," are now really the same series. We kept the series model numbers different for continuity with the previous TA and TM series.
Laurel transmitters are available for most types of industrial signals and accept the same signal conditioner boards as Laurel's meters and counters. This includes analog signals such as DC, AC, process, load cell and temperature, plus pulse type signals such as contact closures, TTL outputs, or the output of turbine flow meters and quadrature encoders. The transmitters are set up using the same Instrument Setup Software as Laureate digital panel meters and counters, and offer the same rich set of programmable features, such as output scaling and selectable digital filtering modes.
An upgraded RTD board is now shipping, which is capable of handling 10-ohm Copper RTDs and 120 ohm Nickel RTDs in addition to the previously available two types of 100 ohm platinum (Pt100) RTDs. The new board is factory calibrated and linearized for the following four RTD types: 1) 100-ohm platinum RTD with DIN alpha of 0.00385, 2) 100-ohm platinum RTD with ANSI alpha of 0.003902, 3) 10 ohm Copper RTD with alpha of 0.00427, and 4) 120 ohm Nickel RTD with alpha of 0.00672. While RTDs have a narrower temperature range than thermocouples, they are more linear and much more accurate. They are ideal for Laureate meters, which have an A/D conversion accuracy of 0.01% of full scale. By using adaptive digital noise filtering, Laureate RTD meters can provide stable temperature readings with a resolution of 0.01°C or 0.01°F, while responding rapidly to actual changes in signal. Laureate RTD meters allow 2, 3 or 4-wire hookup. With 3 or 4-wire hookup, the meter automatically removes effects caused by lead wire resistance in long cable runs.
Laurel's single-channel analog output option has been upgraded to 16-bit resolution, which offers a 16 times smaller step size than the previously available 12-bit resolution. The new board also adds a ±10V bipolar output. An isolated analog output has long been popular for Laureate digital panel meters and counters, since it effectively turns these instruments into isolated, linearized transmitters. The analog output is linearized to the reading and can have the fast update rate as the display. The meter reading and analog output can be independently selected as filtered or unfiltered.
A new 16-bit isolated analog output board provides two individually configurable and scalable analog outputs for Laureate counters, timers and remote displays. While these instruments can only display one item at a time, they are able to track multiples items simultaneously. For example, the Laureate Extended ratemeter and totalizer can simultaneously track rate (such as flow rate) and total (such as fluid volume). These parameters can each be displayed at the press of a button and can now also each have an associated 4-20 mA transmitter output. Available output levels are 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA and 0-10V.