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Laureate™ 6-Digit Process Meter & Flow Totalizer

Rate, analog square root, batch control, time based on rate from 0-1 mA, 4-20 mA or 0-10 V signals.
Ideal as a Flow Rate Meter & Totalizing Flow Indicator.

Analog signal totalizer meter

Features

  • 6-digit display of rate or totalized rate, field scalable
  • 0-1 mA, 4-20 mA, 0-10V analog input
  • High accuracy: ±0.005% of span ±1 count
  • Extracts square root from differential pressure flow transducers
  • 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)
    - Custom curve linearization, time based on rate, batch control
Description
Six-Digit Process Meter & Flow Totalizer by Laurel Electronics

Standard Counter Version

  • Six-digit display of rate or total at the push of a front panel key. A Laureate with the Standard counter main board and a VF voltage-to-frequency signal conditioner board can be scaled to display rate or totalized rate to six digits for 0-1 mA, 4-20 mA or 0-10V analog process signals. Special input ranges are available from the factory. For example, the display can be scaled to show flow rate in gallons/minute or liters/sec, or to show volume in gallons or liters from the 0-10V output of a flow transducer. Or the display can be scaled to display power consumption in kilowatts or total utilized energy in kilowatt-hours based on the 0-1 mA output of a watt transducer.
  • Square root extraction is selectable and can be applied to rate or total. This makes the VF Laureate ideal for use with differential pressure flow meters, which have a squared output. Totalized volume is based on linearized rate.
  • Accuracy is one of the highest for any digital panel meter: ±0.005% of span ±1 count.

Extended Counter Version

  • Batch control based on linearized total. A Laureate VF meter with the Extended counter main board can totalize linearized flow from an analog rate signal, and also count up to a preset value, or count down to zero from a preset value for batch control. Operation as a batch controller requires the dual-relay output board option. One of the relays is dedicated to ON/OFF batch control. The other relay is available to slow down rate near the setpoint or to provide another alarm or control function based on rate or total.
  • Custom Curve Linearization. For custom curve linearization, up to 180 data points can be input into a spreadsheet or text file by the user. The computer then calculates spline-fit segments, which are downloaded into the meter via RS232. The Extended VF meter can linearize and display analog inputs based on a custom curve, for instance to read out the volume of an irregularly shaped tank based on level or pressure, or to linearize a nonlinear transducer. Custom-linearized rates can also be totalized and be used for batch control.
  • Time Based on Rate. The Extended VF meter can display a time inversely proportional to measured rate, such as the time that it will take a conveyor to traverse an oven. As the rate of the conveyor is increased, the displayed baking time is decreased.

Principles of V-to-F Operation

Voltage-to-frequency signal conditioner boardThe V-to-F signal conditioner board converts the full-scale 0-1 mA, 4-20 mA or 0-10 V analog signal to a frequency of 10 kHz to 110 kHz. This frequency is determined by measuring period over a selected gate time (from 10 ms to 200 s) and taking the inverse of period. Selecting a short gate time provides a much higher update rate than conventional counting-type frequency meters. At the lowest frequency of 10 kHz and the minimum gate time of 10 ms, the meter is capable of 25 updates per second. Scaling to rate in engineering units and totalizing are done mathematically. Totals are calculated as the product of rate and time in seconds regardless of the selected gate time. Totals are stored in nonvolatile memory in case of power loss.

High Resolution Display

The display of rate or total may be scaled to ±999,999. The two least-significant digits may be set to display zero with rounding or be active digits. Noise in rate readings can be reduced by selecting a longer gate time. In addition, an adaptive digital filter can reduce variations due to noise while rapidly responding to actual changes in signal level.

Hardware Features

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.

Specifications
Display
Readout 6 LED digits, 7-segment, 14.2 mm (.56")
Color Red or green LED
Range -999999 to +999999
Indicators Four LED lamps
Inputs
Standard signal levels 4-20 mA, 0-1 mA, 0-10V (jumper selectable)
Input resistance 50Ω at 4-20 mA, 1.00 kΩ at 0-1 mA, 1.01 MΩ at 0-10V
Other signal levels Consult factory
Conversion
Frequency Technique Inverse period
Update Rate Gate time + 30 ms (max)
Gate Time Selectable 10 ms to 199.99 s
Accuracy
Span tempco ±0.003% reading/°C
Zero tempco ±0.003% FS/°C
Accuracy at 25°C ±0.01% FS ± 1 count
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
Explanation Diagram for v-to-f Signal Connection
Applications
Flow from a Differential Pressure Transducer
Flow rate or volume from a differential pressure transducer An ideal application for the Standard Laureate VF meter: readout of flow based on the 4-20 mA analog signal from a differential pressure transducer. Options include dual relays for alarm or control, isolated analog output to turn the meter into a transmitter, and RS232/485 data communications.s
Up- or Down-Counting Batch Controller
Up or down counting batch controller An ideal application for the Extended Laureate VF meter: up- or down-counting batch controller. The dual-relay card is required. One relay is dedicated to batch control, the other relay is available to alarm the rate or total. The signal input can be linear or nonlinear. The display can be toggled between rate and total.
Volume of an Irregularly-Shaped Tank
Volume from an irregularly shaped tank The Extended Laureate VF meter can linearize analog signals for display and alarm using custom curve linearization with multiple nonlinear segments. As illustrated, tank level is measured by an ultrasound detector, which transmits a 4-20 mA signal. This signal is then converted to a highly accurate volume reading. Linearized readings can also be totalized.
Process Time from an Analog Rate Signal
A unique application of the Extended Laureate VF meter is displaying process time based on the 4-20 mA or 0-10 V signal from a rate meter. In this example, a tachometer transmits the speed of a conveyer belt through an oven. The meter displays baking time in the oven using the mathematical relationship time = distance / speed.
Ordering Guide
Laureate™ VF Process Receiver & Analog Totalizer
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Configured model number L50000VF1
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
Note:  With Standard Main Board: rate, square root of rate, or totalized rate from transducers with a DC output. With Extended Main Board: above plus custom curve linearization, batch control operation, 1/rate (time).
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 Solid State Relays $75
Analog
Output
0  None $0
1  Single 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  Isolated RS232 $60
2  Isolated RS485 $80
4  Isolated Modbus RS485 $90
5  USB $60
6  USB-to-RS485 converter $100
7  Ethernet $120
8  Ethernet-to-RS485 device server $150
Input
Type
Voltage-to-Frequency Converter
VF1  V-to-F Converter, 4-20 mA $0
VF2  V-to-F Converter, 0-1 mA $0
VF3  V-to-F Converter, 0-10 V $0
VF4  V-to-F Converter, Special Range. $35
In the write-in field of your order for VF4, specify min input, min reading; max input, max reading. Component changes by the factory may be required.
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  Clear front panel cover sealed to NEMA 4X / IP65 $40
BOX1  NEMA-4X wall-mount enclosure with 1/8 DIN cutout $140
BOX2  BOX1 plus IPC $180
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