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System Interface Components

22–2200 LB.
Capacity Load Cells
LCS01 Series

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Accel/Decel and Power Supply
C11698-000

Accel/Decel Module
ADM290-000

Air Prep Panel
APP130-000

Constant Tension Center Wind D10337-000

Cortex®LT Industrial Control
CLT2000-XXX

Current Sensing Board
C10748-XXX

Dancer Duty Potentiometer
DDP01-K0XX & DDP02-K0XX

Digital Pulse Tachometers
TCF060-XXX & TCF120-XXX

Divider Module
DIV280-000

Dynapar HS35R
Encoder Series

Edge Sensor
(Fiber Optic)
Model EG2000-XXX

Electronic MOP
(Motor Operated Pot)
Card D10341-000

Electronic MOP
(Motor Operated Pot)
Module MOP250-000

Electronic Relay
Module
ERM260-000

Electronic Relay
Card
C10472-000


Frequency Divider Card
C10368-000

Frequency Isolation Module
FIM100-000

Frequency to Voltage
Converter Card
C10330-000

Frequency to Voltage
Module
FTV220-000

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Linemaster Hercules
Foot Potentiometer
EN 60529

Load Cell Amplifier
LCA210-000

Master Reference Unit
D10096-000

MicroManager
MM3000-CRG,PID,CTCW

MicroManager Modbus Slave
MM3010-MBS

Multiplier And Divider
(Analog Inputs and Outputs)
D11005-000

Multiplier Module
MUL270-000

Teachable Multi Turn
Position Sensor
MTPS-16-010


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Non-Contact Dancer
(with/without Limit Switches)
NCD01-000 & NCD02-000

Non-Contact Sensor (Washdown Duty Models) WDDC1-XXX; WDDC2-XXX; WDDV1-XXX; WDDV2-XXX

Optical Encoder
TAC008-000

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P.I.D.
Dancer Position Card
D10541-000



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Precision Bipolar
Isolation Card
D10562-000

Precision Frequency
to Voltage Converter Card
C11451-000

Proportional Integral
(PI) Loop Module
PI240-000

1024 PPR
Quadrature Encoder
TAC017-000

RS485BiasCard

RS485 Biasing Card
C13487-000

Signal Follower Card
C10032-000

Signal Isolation Card
C10209-000

Signal Isolation Module
SIM200-000

Sonictrac®
Measuring Unit
SMU100-XXX

Sonictrac® Pro
STP200-000

Teco SG2 Series
Programmable Logic
Relays

Voltage to Frequency
Module
VTF230-000

Voltage To Pressure
Transducer
PTEE01-XXX

Zero Speed Relay
Card
C10334-000

System Interface Components

System interface components expand the capabilities of DC and AC drives by adding an external means to interface with other equipment or provide additional control features not supplied as standard by the drive. Carotron has the most extensive group of system interface components in the industry. Each item developed by Carotron offers engineered solutions to real world problems and applications. Along with the Carotron manufactured items we sell encoders, load cells, and air processing equipment that work well with our manufactured products.

System Interface Component Solutions and Applications

System Interface Components can be grouped into categories based on their typical use. Here is a list of applications to help understand the wide variety of System Interface Components offered by Carotron.

Reference Control

These items allow for accel/decel control, signal scaling, signal isolation or signal buffering of voltage signals, milliamp signals, encoder signals, or frequency signals for use as a speed or torque reference to a DC or AC drive. Carotron also offers a master reference controller that can generate four reference outputs to use with four individual drives. Electronic replacements for a Motor Operated Potentiometer (MOP) are also offered to allow a speed reference to be controlled by pushbuttons for increase and decrease functions.

Dancer Position Sensors

Items in this category are for generating a dancer position signal based on a machine mounted mechanical dancer that is moved by the web being processed. The Carotron Dancer Sensors when mechanically coupled to the dancer provide a signal proportional to dancer position. The position signals can be produced with a dancer duty potentiometer or analog proximity sensor that senses the rotation of a calibrated cam. Carotron also offers a teachable multi-turn sensor that simplifies mechanical gearing requirements for full signal output. For loop sensing with no mechanical dancer or measuring dancer position without mechanical coupling, Carotron offers the Sonictrac and Sonictrac Pro sonar units.

Dancer Position Controllers

A control loop can be produced external to an AC or DC Drive to regulate motor speed by controlling the position of a machine mounted mechanical dancer. The Carotron Dancer Position Controllers offer a superior PI or PID loop design for these applications. Both analog and microprocessor-based controllers are provided.

Constant Tension Center Wind (CTCW)

For constant tension of a center winding roll, the torque applied for web tension must increase directly as the roll diameter increases. CTCW controllers therefore calculate the roll diameter to vary the output torque reference signal to be sent to a DC or AC Drive operating in torque mode in order to regulate the winder roll tension. Depending on the material being wound, it is usually desirable to produce a tapering tension as the roll builds to prevent telescoping or crushing the winder core. CTCW controllers have the ability to generate this tapering function to accommodate a wide range of materials and winding conditions. Since the DC or AC drive is operated in torque mode, it is also necessary for the CTCW controller to produce additional signals to compensate for torque losses from acceleration and from system friction. Carotron offers all of these functions in our analog and microprocessor based CTCW controllers.

Electronic Relay Functions

In systems it is often required to have a relay control to let you know when a machine speed is reached so that other equipment can be turned on or off. The C10472-000 unit is the most versatile since it can handle AC or DC voltage up to 250V and milliamp DC signals up to 50mADC. The ERM260-000 is a compact Din-rail mount unit, but it can only handle 0-10 VDC or 0-20 mADC as control inputs. The C10334-000 Zero Speed Relay Card is specifically designed to sense motor armature voltage to indicate a safe shut down for armature contactors or safe contactor reversing. Carotron also offers a Programmable Logic Relay from TECO.

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