Counter module: 8 channels, hot-swappable functionality
APAX-5080 from Advantech is a counter module that is capable of simultaneously taking counts from multiple sources using any of its fiver operating modules.
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has introduced the APAX-5080 counter module that features up to eight channels and hot-swappable functionality. With its 4/8 counter channels, the APAX-5080 is capable of simultaneously taking counts from multiple sources using any of its five operating modes - UP, UP/Down, Frequency, Pulse/Direction, and A/B Phase modes - therefore saving hardware installation costs and having greater scalability.
The flexibility of the APAX-5080 is enhanced with the additional benefit of four digital input counter gates to define when a counter is enabled and four digital output alarm channels triggered by a specific counter value so, it can be configured to send an alarm message when certain criteria are met.
To reduce the risk of downtime in critical operations, the APAX-5080 module is designed to be hot-swappable, therefore enabling factory and business premises to be up and running almost instantly.
It’s easily configured using Microsoft Windows CE, Linux, and SoftLogic and is a counter module for use in automated systems.
Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group
- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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