Attritor Data Acquisition Suite Allows Customers To Monitor Multiple Parameters
Union Process is offering an optional data acquisition package to provide customers with real-time data for monitoring conditions in the mill, as well as improving quality control and providing an easier method to do test comparisons. The software package is designed to interface with the Baldor VS1SP variable frequency drive, which is standard on most Union Process Attritors sold in the United States.
Until now, Union Process customers could monitor just three parameters on the drive display using the standard readout that comes with the Attritor. Any data would have to be manually recorded. Now, with the optional Union Process data acquisition software package, the customer can monitor voltage to the motor, motor current in amps, motor absolute speed in rpm, reference speed in hertz, torque in Newton-meters, actual motor rpm, agitator rpm and kilowatts.
Using Modbus TCP/IP protocol, the data is then displayed on any personal computer. The data can be logged to a text file or an Excel spreadsheet and then saved for future reference. The complete package includes the expansion board, crossover cable and proprietary software program. The software is preprogrammed and includes a printout of all of the parameters as programmed by Union Process.
The data acquisition package can be added to any new or existing Union Process Attritor (either laboratory or production size) as long as that Attritor uses a Baldor VS1SP variable frequency drive.