INTERWORLD Electronics has a range of remote sensor-to-computer interface modules available from Quatech. The QTM-8000 Series provides cost-effective protection and conditioning for a wide range of industrial control signals and systems.
The system works by using the modules to sample data from remote process sensors and transmitters, then sending that information to the computer via a serial port.
The product line includes analog input modules (sensor-to-computer), analog output models (computer-to-sensor), digital I/O modules, counter/timers, RS485 repeaters and a module for converting RS485 to RS232.
Some modules have on-board digital data displays. All are supported by custom data acquisition application software. The QTM-8000 Series command set is backward compatible with ADAM, Nudam and Analogue Devices' 6B modules.
Other features include dual watchdog design, wide range power input, easy mounting and connection and hot swap design. The modules' inside intelligence provide signal conditioning, system monitoring, alarm signal output, and safe value settings.
Quatech QTM-8000 Series modules are supported under popular Windows-based data acquisition software packages including LabVIEW, DASYLab, TestPoint and HPVee, as well as under most Windows and DOS programming systems.
The QTM-8000 Series has proven valuable in a wide variety of applications including network data acquisition and control, industrial measurements, factory automation, distributed measurement and control and security systems. Interworld Electronics 03 9563 5011.