- September 26, 2012
September 26, 2012 - AMETEK announces Solartron Orbit ACS SI 100 linear measurement instruments designed for easy interface with automation and PLC systems. Available to both end users and automation OEMs, the systems verify key dimensions to support quality control in electronic, aerospace, semiconductor, automotive and other manufacturing applications. 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. 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 ACS instruments. A mini-USB port allows easy on-site installation of firmware updates.