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Technical Applications Blog

What is Ethernet/IP? Acromag Whitepaper

Getting Started with Ethernet/IP The following information describes the operation of Ethernet/IP™ (Ethernet Industrial Protocol) as it relates to Acromag Series 900EN-60xx and XTxxx2-xxx I/O modules. You can download a copy of the Ethernet/IP Standard, from the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) web site for Ethernet/IP. Acromag also manufactures a line of I/O modules that…

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How to Measure Temperature, with a High-Density Ethernet I/O Solution

An Acromag Application Note The Problem: Monitoring up to 500 Temperature Measurement Points A chemical manufacturer has up to 500 temperature measurement points. In addition, they’re monitoring points for pressure, level and flow, and have thermocouple and RTD scattered throughout their process. It would be cost prohibitive to run and maintain twisted pair wire for all…

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Signal I/O ~ Precisely Speaking

By Mike, Inside Technical Sales Representative Problem: Engineering firm requires bi-polar input of +/-6VDC & output dialing down to a precision value of 0 to 3.30VDC. Acromag makes a wide range of analog signal I/O converter/transmitters. However, while most process, manufacturing and test I/O require standard signals with ranges such as 4-20mA, 0-10VDC, 0-5VDC etc.;…

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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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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 free…

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Custom Fire Suppression System for New Stadium: Acromag Case Study

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 & 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…