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I/O design with minimal height restrictions? We have the answer

Design change requires machine builder to go low on the I/O limbo. By Mike, Acromag Inside Technical Sales Representative A custom machine building company came to me regarding an I/O design change dilemma. They needed to add two thermocouple input to 4-20mA output channels to their already stuffed controls box; and had minimal height for I/O. Our standard DIN rail mount transmitters were…

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New Hazardous Location Approvals

The DT200 and DT300 Series dual-channel programmable transmitters have improved performance passing hazardous location approvals. These transmitters are CE compliant, UL/cUL Class 1 Div 2, ATEX/IECEx Zone 2 approvals. The TT351 load cell and strain gauge signal conditioner is also approved for hazardous locations, high noise immunity, and a -40 to 70° operating range make…

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Potentiometer Input Signal Splitter

By Mike, Inside Technical Sales – Customer called needing a potentiometer input signal splitter I/O Brief ~ Customer called needing a potentiometer input signal splitter with dual 0-10V DC outputs. Acromag DT335-0700 to the rescue! DT335-0700 is a versatile RTD/Resistance input dual-channel transmitter/splitter easily configured and calibrated with our free PC Windows software or our…

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Case Study: Custom Fire Suppression System for New Stadium

Challenge: Develop a custom engineered fire suppression system for a new indoor football stadium. Regulations require protection against fire hazards which could occur during monster truck rallies or other events that may have flammable material on the stadium floor area. Solution: Akron Brass StreamMaster II Electric Fire Monitors (water cannons) with Style 5177 nozzles (1250…

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What’s the Difference Between Sinking and Sourcing? 4-20mA Current Loop Isolators

By Mike, Inside Technical Sales Representative Sinking, sourcing, active, passive, powered, resistive, two-wire, four-wire, what’s the diff?! One of the most called for products in the process I/O field are our 4-20mA current loop isolators for interfacing field device to control device. There’s a need for galvanic isolation, as well as matching up I/O sinking/sourcing requirements of…

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Acromag’s Tried and True Transmitters

By Mike, Inside Technical Sales Representative As we close out the first half of 2019, (WOW yes, already!) I reflect on the incredible breadth of instrument and control signal I/O applications that Acromag signal isolators and transmitters are used in; from aerospace to waste water and all between. Considering that Acromag, a Michigan manufacturer of…

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SP236 4-20mA Splitter Saves Splitting Headaches with Loopy Acting Circuits

By Mike M., Inside Technical Sales Representative The long lived and widely used 4-20mA loop circuit is predominant in the process I&C monitoring and control field, yet due to the differing mix of sensor/transmitters and control/monitoring analog input/output configurations, ground loops, transients and differential grounding can cause the 4-20mA control circuit to act, well, loopy! …

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Signal Conditioner or Signal Transmitter, what’s the Diff?

By Mike, Inside Technical Sales Representative Is it a signal conditioner, or a signal transmitter, or even a signal converter and yes a signal isolator? What’s the diff? Terminology can get confusing in any technical products industry and in process signal I/O products it can be as well, especially with crossover in job disciplines and…