Hardy Instruments’ HI 4060 rate controller converts feeders from volumetric to gravimetric

Only 3 in. deep, Hardy Instruments’ HI 4060 is a compact, single-feeder, closed-loop rate controller for use in a variety of applications, including auger, belt and vibratory-based feeders, converting them from volumetric to gravimetric. After supplying excitation to the load sensors and digitizing the weight signal, the rate controller provides an analog output to control the feeder speed and adjusts this signal based on the required rate at which the feeder is losing weight. This rate controller features an embedded web server, true five-point automatic rate calibration, automatic feeder refill, various alarms including rate tolerance and disturbance, a standard RS 232 printer or scoreboard display port and optional DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Remote I/O, Profibus, Modbus TCP/IP and Analog communications. To meet your specific installation needs, the HI 4060 is available with AC or DC power and in-panel, remote, wall or blind DIN rail mounting packaging configurations. Panel installations are simplified with no special tools required to cut rectangular holes. Just use the included template to drill standard holes and install.

The HI 4060 rate controller includes Hardy Instruments’ core technologies:

  • WAVERSAVER, which eliminates the effects of surrounding vibration to provide a fast, stable weight display
  • C2, which allows for electronic calibration without the need for test weights
  • Secure Memory Module with Secure Digital (SD) card (SMM-SD), which allows manual transfer of configuration data to another instrument or PC using SD technology
  • INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN (IT) for system diagnostics and troubleshooting
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