SMC 4 x 4 Mini Controller
Four sensor inputs have been combined with four
control outputs in the smc 4 x 4 mini controller which
is usb based this allows simple measurement and
control using a computer as the base for many systems.
With 10 bit resolution and 0.1% accuracy these units will meet
the functional requirements of most scientific, educational and
Connection and recognition of 0 to 5volt analogue sensors can
be achieved without rebooting the computer and the drivers are
installed in approximately five minutes as a once only requirement.
The computer 5volt supply is utilised avoiding the need for an
Free issue software provides digital displays of the dynamic
process values and analogue dials show process trends. A direct
route in to excel is provided together with the visual basic source
code for use with other spread sheet applications. In order to
display the dynamic process values in to existing spread sheet
configurations or to include them in individual programmes/applications
the active x files are also available.
The four control functions consist of two proportional outputs of 0 to
5volts and two relay contacts which can be normally open or normally
closed, all four outputs are represented by on screen analogue dials
and the voltage levels and trip points can be set from the keyboard.
Each unit comes complete with a set of input and output mating
connectors and a 1.8 metre usb lead. The inputs and outputs can
be mixed and matched or used individually, further flexibility is
possible using multiple units and usb hubs.
The units are unique due to the ease of getting values in and out
of the computer, project time scales and development cycles can
be shortened all this is possible without programming knowledge
you just plug and play.
The low cost together with the savings that can be made on
instrumentation means really cost effective solutions are possible
for simple measurement and control .
A digital version will be available shortly this model will accept
sensor inputs in the range of 50Hz to 1KHz.