Digital Sensors with Beckhoff Industrial PC Delivers Complete Water Plant Analyzer & Controller at a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Products

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AquaSensors and Beckhoff present a complete water analysis and control system at the Annual ACE06 conference that sets a new standard in water plant control using the latest digital technology to increase capabilities, improve reliability, and lower cost. (Booth #4167) The water analysis and control system is based on AquaSensors DataStick sensors networked to the Beckhoff CX1000 DIN Rail mounted industrial PC that is only 57 mm wide x 100 mm high x 91 mm deep. The CX1000 is a complete Pentium PC and programmable controller supporting the IEC 61131-3 programming standard. The CX1000 configuration displayed at the ACE06 conference also hosts a complete InduSoft HMI software package and drives a 15 inch TFT touch screen displaying color graphic plant information and reports. DataStick sensors are networked over DeviceNet to the Beckhoff CX1000.

AquaSensors and Beckhoff present a complete water analysis and control system at the Annual ACE06 conference that sets a new standard in water plant control using the latest digital technology to increase capabilities, improve reliability, and lower cost. (Booth #4167)

The water analysis and control system is based on AquaSensors DataStick sensors networked to the Beckhoff CX1000 DIN Rail mounted industrial PC that is only 57 mm wide x 100 mm high x 91 mm deep. The CX1000 is a complete Pentium PC and programmable controller supporting the IEC 61131-3 programming standard. The CX1000 configuration displayed at the ACE06 conference also hosts a complete InduSoft HMI software package and drives a 15 inch TFT touch screen displaying color graphic plant information and reports. DataStick sensors are networked over DeviceNet to the Beckhoff CX1000.

“Configuration of the DataStick networked sensors was easy and quick. Since DataSticks communicate measurements in engineering units there is no software programming required.”

Joey Stubbs, Beckhoff Automation.

Combining AquaSensors products with Beckhoff’s industrial control products delivers a complete control system in a small package suitable for any water industry application from full plant to skid mounted OEM applications.

The patented DataStick modular design provides significant cost savings lowering overall cost, simplifying maintenance and calibration. The DataStick system can be remotely calibrated, configured and diagnosed with any computer, HMI, or PLC through a single network cable. The heart of the system is the patented DataStick modular sensor system that provides a superior alternative to analog sensors. The DataStick has three basic interchangeable parts that increase reliability; simplify maintenance, and lower MRO inventory. These parts are described as follows:

DataStick Sensor body

The DataStickTM sensor body is common to all applications and accepts DataStick sensor heads and DataStick network interfaces. The DataStick has an integrated 24-bit analog to digital converter insuring high quality data. The DataStick sensor body automatically detects the sensor head type connected to it and configures itself to send data through the DataStick network interface module.

DataStick Sensor Head

DataStick’s factory calibrated sensor heads are plug-and-play with any DataStick body eliminating the need for lengthy calibrations in the field. This makes it possible to have processes up and running in a fraction of the time it takes with traditional sensors. Signal loss or electrical interference from wiring is eliminated with this feature.

Maintenance and repair is greatly simplified with the DataStick’s hot swappable sensor heads. The heads can be changed without replacing the entire sensor and avoids rewiring. No more fumbling around with calibration solutions in the field, simply swap DataStick sensor heads and return to the office or lab for calibration.

DataStick Network Interface Modules

DataStick's Network Interface Modules provide network interfaces to popular industrial field buses including DeviceNet, Profibus, Modbus, Rockwell DF-1, USB, RS-232, and RS-485.

Integrated Sensor System

The DataStick’s measurement architecture eliminates the requirement for intermediate analyzers or transmitter boxes reducing system costs, increase accuracy, faster installation, and eliminates the need to configure measurement scales after installation.

MRO inventory is reduced since Network Interface Modules and DataStick Bodies are common to all sensor heads.

DataStick sensors are designed for continuous industrial use and can be configured by the customer to measure any analytical parameter using a family of interchangeable sensor heads.

AquaSensors offers standard fitting shapes/sizes for common mounting applications; AquaSensors engineers can custom design the DataStick body to fit any shape or size of fitting. Sensor bodies are available in CPVC, 316 Stainless Steel, PEEK® and other materials.

AquaSensors LLC was established to develop revolutionary sensor design offerings using integrated digital communications, remote adjustments, interchangeable factory calibrated sensor heads, and plug-and-play installation.

Contact:

Bruce Bathurst, President

AquaSensors, LLC

Phone: 262-255-4459

http://www.aquasensors.com

Bill Lydon

Applied Marketing Concepts

Phone: 414-427-5853

Cell Phone: 414-704-5004

http://www.mrktgsolutions.com

Shane Novacek

Beckhoff Automation

Phone 952-890-0000

http://www.beckhoffautomation.com

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