General Purpose Industrial Controller
ASC8 is a general purpose industrial controller for motion control, process control, and other industrial controls. The controller can be used for:
-material cutting machines
It is also capable of controlling various electrical devices, such as solenoids, valves, lights, fans, heaters, agitators, electrical magnets, DC motors, motor brakes, and magnetic clutches. The devices are controlled with respect to time, voltage, current, input status, and outside environments. ASC8 can also handle signals from sensors such as potentiometers, joysticks, buttons, switches, thermistors, infrared sensors, proximity sensors, and encoders.
ASC8 is controllable through a host computer via RS-232 ; it can also run stand-alone, executing a downloaded program from the computer.
There is one relay output and one adjustable DC output for each axis being controlled. The relay output can be connected to an AC power source or to a 24VDC internal power supply. The voltage of the DC output is adjustable from 5V to 21V, and the polarity can be either positive or negative. ASC8 can control up to 8 axes. Other features include:
-TTL/CMOS digital inputs
-digital inputs for front panel buttons and switches
-TTL/CMOS digital outputs
-programmable limit switch inputs
-analog to digital inputs
-input for emergency stop switch
-300 mA OC output for each axis
-additional I/O available upon request
-current monitoring optional
US Ultratek provides a complete programming environment, including a software package, program reference manual, and a RS-232 programming cable. Some sample programs are capable of such tasks as:
-monitoring input levels and states
-monitoring front panel buttons and switches
-controlling and monitoring speed and positions
-scheduling equipment based on high resolution timer
-controlling equipment according to input levels and states
The programming language for the ASC8 is similar to the BASIC language. There are sixteen 32-bit variables and sixteen 8-bit variables available to the user. Unused EEPROM can be used for long term storage. Custom designs are also available for a minimal charge. Custom front and back panels, connector types, and enclosures are available.