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Economical Stand-Alone Linear Measurement Units

Economical Stand-Alone Linear Measurement Units

Product News Thursday, October 25, 2012: Ametek Solartron Metrology

New Orbit® ACS instruments available in one- and two- channel configurations

A new line of accurate and economical linear measurement instruments designed for easy interface with automation and PLC systems has been introduced by Solartron Metrology (, a unit of AMETEK, Inc. The Orbit® ACS (Automation and Control Systems) SI 100 is a one-channel stand-alone unit for quick measurement and PLC output. The SI 200 comes with a probe, integral screen, and PLC output, but can also connect to an additional Orbit® digital probe via T-con for a two-channel system. Formulas such as A+B and A-B are available with the two-channel configuration. Available to both end users and automation OEMs, the new units verify key dimensions to support quality control in electronic, semiconductor, automotive and other manufacturing applications. Users can quickly set up the digital probe and process limits on the integral keypad and screen; no programming is required. Output to a PLC can be accomplished by several protocols including Modbus over RS232 or RS485,or RS232 output. Three lines of discrete digital output and four lines of discrete digital inputs are available. Orbit® ACS probes have the same accuracy, repeatability and durability of standard Orbit® probes designed for larger networked systems. Specialized Orbit® probes, including Feather Touch, are compatible with the new ACSinstruments. A mini-USB port allows easy on-site installation of firmware updates. Solartron Metrology is a world leader in design and manufacture of precision digital and analog dimensional LVDT gauging probes, displacement sensors, optical linear encoders and associated instrumentation. It is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than US$3 billion.

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  • Orbit® ACS SI 100 one-channel linear measurement instrument sets up easily and provides accurate dimension verification to automation and PLC systems.
  • Two-channel Orbit® ACS SI 200 adds a second probe to accommodate formulas such as A+B and A-B.

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