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American Aerospace Controls-AAC

Premier manufacturer’s of AC & DC current, voltage, power and frequency transducers since 1965. American Aerospace Controls is a company dedicated exclusively to the design and manufacture of electrical transducers for high reliability defense, aerospace and space flight applications. Our unique in-house testing for manufacturing and development meets Space Flight, Mil Grade, EMI Standards and DO-160 for reliability. The inherent quality levels of our manufacturing in compliance with ISO 9001 and AS9100 provides rail transit, commercial and industrial markets with standard catalog products produced in a high reliability environment. These markets benefit from customized products to meet specific needs that are not readily available.

Feature Product:

DC Current Transducer:  Series 920/921
Output: 4-20mA
(2-Wire, loop power)
Closed-Loop Technology
Superior Accuracy and Stability
Over Wide Temperature Range
Automating & updating measurement and control functions in existing systems.
Local & remote station power & battery back-up current monitoring.
Field service, maintenance & trouble shooting DC systems.
DC current sensing in laboratory experiments and special projects.

Specification:
INPUT Accuracy
P/N: 920-50 0 to +50Adc 1.25%FS See
P/N: 920-75 0 to +75Adc 1.0%FS Note
P/N: 920-100 0 to +100Adc 1.0%FS (1)
P/N: 920-125 0 to +125Adc 1.0%FS
Continuous Overload………………±5000Adc
OUTPUT
Current Signal………………………..4 to 20mAdc
Current Signal @ Overload………24mAdc (typical)
Accuracy (Over –40 to +85°C)….See above table & Note (1)
Response Time (10 to 90%)…….10milli-seconds
Load Resistance…………………….250? nominal (0 to 300?)
Protection………………………………Reverse Polarity Protected
POWER SUPPLY
Supply Voltage……………………….+24Vdc (+18 to +28Vdc)
Current Drain………………………….4 to 24mAdc
Voltage Transient……………………±40V T< 5mS
ENVIRONMENTAL & PHYSICAL
Operating Temperature……………-40 to +85°C
Storage Temperature………………-45 to +85°C
Isolation (Input to Output)………..2kV rms @ 60Hz / 1min
Insulation Resistance………………500M? @ 500Vdc
Molded Plastic Case……………….UL Flammability rating 94V-O
Weight…………………………………..14 oz max
Finish (Blue Texture)……………….Panatone No. 294C
Note (1): Accuracy includes combined worst-case effects of: zero offset; temperature; hysteresis; supply swings and current cable position.

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Encoder Mounting Configuations

Illustrating the various method of correct Incremental Magnetic and Absolute Encoder Mounting Configurations.

In all cases refer to relevant installation instruction and correct fit-up tolerances. The use of anti-backlash coupling for shaft to shaft coupling is advised.

Encoders are applied to measure speed and position in a wide variety of applications and are therefor available with numerous mounting styles. The mounting style should be selected carefully to best fit the application at hand.

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VersaCount by Veeder-Root

The NEW Veeder Root VersaCount 1/16 DIN size multifunction counter is the most versatile counter on the market today. Whatever your application, timing, counting, rate measuring, position indicating, volume measurement, speed monitoring, length cutting or batch, shift, pulse or piece counting, the VersaCount is the only device you need when versatility counts.

Versatility doesn’t stop with functionality. The highest count frequency in the industry enables the VersaCount to perform in applications not previously possible with an electronic counter.  What would speed be without accuracy? That’s why the VersaCount features an unprecedented prescaler accuracy to one ten thousandth. Further, automation and precision control are achieved using three presets with relay hold times programmable up to ten minutes.

Veeder Root is the first in the industry to offer a programming assistant where applications can easily be created, archived and printed using the proprietary Programming Assistant software. VersaCount XP models allow the user to easily upload programs via USB key or Ethernet connection.

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Conveyor Jam Protection – NK Technologies

When conveyors jam and the drive motor continues to run, expensive mechanical damage to the drive components often occurs. By installing an NK Technologies’ Current Operated Switch an overload condition, detected by higher than normal running amps, can be used to switch off power to the motor before mechanical damage results. The switch setting can be adjusted so it is not affected by normal changes in conveyor load. Current operated switches are the modern day equivalent of less reliable electromechanical jam relays that have been in use for many decades.

In situations where there may be large variations in load an NK Technologies Current Transducer can be used to monitor conveyor motor amp draw and output this data to the conveyor control systems, commonly a PLC. The PLC may be programmed to accomodate different setpoints for different mechanical loads so that jam protection is provided from light to heavy loads. In situations where the conveyor is not able to accept analog signals NK Technologies has developed a patented transducer with a frequency output suitable for the Digital Inputs of most PLC’s.

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