Very High Speed, Intelligent Load Cell Interface Card with USB/RS232/RS485

The LCIC-WIM was designed to fit the most demanding real-time weighing and force measurement applications.
On the one hand, a very fast load cell interface allows users to capture the data at around 18,000 samples per second.
On the other hand, it is equipped with a powerful processor, 8 I/O, analog output and display that allows it to run embedded applications.
This is for customers that require real-time and immediate response.

Comes ready with embedded algorithms for these applications:

  • WIM– Weighing Trucks & Trains in motion. Fits HS (high speed) and LS.
  • LIW – Loss In Weight rate controller for continuous feeding to a process.
  • Batching & Filling controller – Stand alone controller for high speed net-weight fillers. Example: Bag filling machine.
  • Checkweigher – Makes the board a stand-alone controller that fits most common Checkweighers. It includes outputs for rejects.
  • Force measurement & Monitoring forces – useful monitoring utility, a vital analyzing tool for all dynamic load and force measurement applications.
  • High speed in-motion weighing controller – To weigh packages while passing over a conveyor.

Main Features

  • Very high speed; Internal A/D 52,000 samples per second
  • Updating the PC at streaming mode at a rate of 18,000 samples per second
  • 24 Bit A/D with ± 8 million counts for tension and compression applications
  • Powerful 32 bit / 135 MIPS DSP for high speed onboard processing. OEM applications can be embedded on the board
  • 4 opto-isolated outputs configurable as setpoints, latching alarms or user outputs
  • 4opto-isolated inputs; Input #1 has counter option
  • Analog output 0 to 2.5V,16 bit resolution
  • 8 digit LED display, LEDS to show the board status and I/O status
  • Easily updating of firmware, free to download from our web site
  • On board temperature sensor
  • USB Interface; 2.0 Full Speed compatible
  • RS232/RS485 communications. Ideal for PLC based applications
  • Multiple boards may be connected via USB or RS485

Specifications Load Cell input

  • 5 Volt excitation for up to 10 load cells in parallel (350 Ohm)
  • Compatible with 1,2,3 mV/V strain gage load cells
  • Low noise wide bandwidth amplifier & 24 bit ADC
  • Standard interfaces
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible
  • Combined RS232/RS485.

Outputs

  • 4 opto-isolated solid state relays rated at 50V, 300mA Configurable as setpoints, latching alarms or user outputs. Each with status LED.
  • Adjustable Analog output (0 – 2.5V) with 16 bit resolution.

Inputs

  • 4 opto-isolated inputs with 10-30 VDC range. Each with status LED
  • Input #2 configurable as high speed counter
  • Input #1 configurable as sample trigger (option)

Dimensions (mm)

  • Standard OEM model 160 x 100mm (1/2 Eurocard)
  • ABS cased (option) Standard OEM model 160 x 100mm (1/2 Eurocard)
  • ABS cased (option)

Software included:

  • LCIC-WIM Calibration Wizard software is included with each board
  • Drivers and examples for programmers on how to communicate with the board
  • PC application software for an easy start-up for each one of our embedded applications

The LCIC-WIM Monitoring package utility – A vital tool for analyzing dynamic load/force applications

The graph was obtained with our monitoring utility, showing truck axles measured at 55 km/hr.

 

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