HBM has launched two digiCLIP modules - 1-DF30DN and 1-DF31DN – with a DeviceNet interface to extend the range of suitable applications for its universal industrial amplifier.
The interface has been developed to conform strictly with the ODVA standard specifications ensuring trouble-free integration into suitable automation systems.
Typically, digiCLIP amplifiers are used for process monitoring in industrial plants, where they acquire process variables such as pressure, force or torque and make them available to downstream controls. In addition, digiCLIP amplifiers are available with CAN and Profibus interfaces to give a range of digital amplifiers that can be integrated with leading fieldbus systems into any automation control.
The amplifiers support TEDS, the electronic data sheet that automatically detects a connected transducer and parameterizes the digiCLIP to save valuable configuration and commissioning time. The digiClip amplifiers also feature user-friendly parameterization software while interference immunity is excellent because measured values are transferred digitally.
These features make the digiCLIP modules particularly suitable for use in an industrial environment.
The integrated microprocessor provides rapid processing of measured values with peak value detection, as well as fast-acting limit value switches that respond in milliseconds. A variety of monitoring and control tasks can easily be resolved while production cycle times can be reduced because there is less burden on peripheral control.
The compact digiClip modules are simply mounted on a DIN rail in the control cabinet, making it easy to combine them with other standard control hardware.
Many production areas of machine and plant control, whether in automotive supply, textile machines or printing presses are suitable applications for digiCLIP modules.