The SCM9B-D100 Sensor to Computer Modules are a family of data acquisition modules that convert analog input signals to digital data and transmit via RS-485 to a controller which may be a computer or other processor-based equipment. The modules can measure temperature, pressure, voltage, current, digital input or digital output signals. The modules provide direct connection to a wide variety of sensors and perform all signal conditioning, scaling, linearization and conversion to either linearized ASCII data values or Modbus RTU data values.
Features such as address, data rate, parity, echo, etc., are selectable using simple commands over the RS-485 port. The selections are stored in nonvolatile EEPROM which maintains data even after power is removed.
Data is acquired on a per channel basis so you only buy as many channels as you need. The modules can be mixed and matched to fit your application. They can be placed remote from the host and from each other. You can string up to 247 modules on a twisted pair of wires by using RS-485 with repeaters.
All modules are supplied with screw terminal plug connectors. The connectors allow system expansion, reconfiguration or repair without disturbing field wiring.
Utility software is available from Dataforth to make the D100 easier to learn and use. The software is provided at no charge on request with a purchase order and is not copy protected.