Bursters new generation 9251 series fieldbus controller, available from Ixthus Instrumentation, supports PROFINET, EtherCAT and ETherNet/IP - and together with the 9250 series universal instrumentation amplifiers make light work of sensor data acquisition for the Industry 4.0 age. Providing automatic channel detection/addressing for up to eight 9250 instrumentation amplifiers and with flexible configuration utilising Burster’s DigiVision PC software through an integral USB interface, the controller has ample capability to simultaneously receive and transfer large amounts of disparate sensor measurement data through the Ethernet fieldbus to PLCs, DAQ systems and additional control systems.
The Ethernet fieldbus controller and instrumentation amplifier systems allow the versatility to mix the customer’s favoured strain gauge, potentiometer, voltage or TTL sensor technologies. With fast sensor set-up using Burster’s TEDS push-button auto-sensing facility, this increases to a manufacturer-independent choice that enables the integration of sensor data for complete machines and systems where high precision and real-time measurement of torque, force, vibration, pressure, etc., is required for extensive condition monitoring and preventative maintenance purposes – a pre-requisite of Industry 4.0.
The durable and compact device housings, finished in a polyamide material with metal support elements, offer DIN-rails mounting for handy installation with the opportunity to mount the amplifiers close to the sensor if needed.