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ETHERNET I/O MODULES The Acromag 900EN series is a rugged, high-performance line of networked I/O modules. These modules feature universal input/output ranges and an intelligent microcontroller to provide flexibility and powerful monitoring and control capabilities. Users can select from a variety of analog and discrete I/O models to meet application requirements. Each inch-wide module has a direct network interface, processes I/O signals on up to 12 channels and handles power conversion. This space-saving approach is cost-effective for systems that need to add I/O channels at an existing control site or network to greenfield remote sites. The I/O modules are easily configured using a standard web browser. Each module has embedded web pages to help in the set-up and to control the unit. Watchdog timers increase system reliability: all I/O modules have a watchdog that monitors the microcontroller for failed operations or a ‘lock-up’ condition and automatically resets the unit. If host communication is lost and a configurable watchdog timer expires, all analog and discrete outputs go to a fail-safe condition. Acromag’s i2o technology provides an easier way to link inputs to outputs without a PLC, PC or master CPU. With i2o, many BusWorks 900EN I/O modules have the ability to operate like a long-distance transmitter. Users can convert sensor inputs at point A to process control signals at point B, or monitor a discrete device at one site by reproducing the discrete level with a relay output at another location. Metromatics Pty Ltd www.metromatics.com.au

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INFRARED CAMERA The FLIR E8 infrared camera is suitable for fault finding sources of energy loss, overheating electrical and mechanical equipment, structural abnormalities, and moisture intrusions. It is available to rent from TechRentals. The E8’s MSX mode interlaces detail from a visible light camera over infrared images in real time. This results in enhanced imagery for inspections and documentation. Picture-in-picture (PIP) mode (with the option to insert a thermal image over the top of a visual image) is also available. The E8 handles extreme temperature detection with automatic hot/cold spot and above/below colour alarms. The unit also comes with a removable battery and FLIR tools reporting and analysis software. The FLIR E8 has a temperature measurement range of -20 to 250°C, a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a thermal sensitivity/NETD of <0.06°C/<60 mK. TechRentals www.techrentals.com.au

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