ANR2(X) AnyNET-I/O LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner Networked I/O

ANR2(X) AnyNET-I/O LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner Networked I/O
  • Direct interface to 3-wire, 4-wire, 5-wire, 6-wire, and half bridge LVDT sensors
  • Supports Differential AND Ratiometric LVDT sensors
  • Direct interface to leading RVDT sensors
  • Expandable interface design can support up to 12 LVDT or RVDT sensors
  • Programming is easy via your PLC. No additional software required!
  • DIN rail mounting for simple, standard installation
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    ANR2(X) AnyNET-I/O LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner Networked I/O

    AMCI’s AnyNET-I/O ANR2(X) LVDT/RVDT signal conditioner is the easiest, most flexible way to bring LVDT and/or RVDT sensor data into any PLC-based control system.

    The two channel ANR2(X) product is a direct interface to most LVDT sensors, including three-wire, four-wire, five-wire, six-wire, and half-bridge LVDT sensors. Additionally, the ANR2(X) signal conditioner is compatible with RVDT sensors from most manufacturers. Plus, it programs using the host controller's (PLC) native software - nothing new to buy, nothing new to learn!

    AMCI's ANR2(X) utilizes digital technology to simplify installation, streamline data transfer, and save money. Traditional LVDT/RVDT signal conditioners suffer from an "old fashioned" approach to system set-up and calibration. Their use of jumpers, potentiometers and/or front panel push buttons to calibrate an LVDT signal conditioner is effective but clumsy, and it penalizes the system's overall performance. AMCI's ANR2(X) digital technology gives you a hassle free setup that delivers laboratory precision without compromises.

    AMCI’s ANR2(X) lets you specify the LVDT sensor’s exact excitation voltage and frequency with a few keystrokes in software. Additional commands make quick work of the alignment process. Simply enter your minimum and maximum span points and you are done! For more demanding applications, AMCI’s ANR2(X) also allows you to enter the sensor’s sensitivity and displacement, maximizing system accuracy and linearity throughout the entire measurement range.

    Cost is always a consideration and AMCI's ANR2(X) was designed with budgets in mind. Today's LVDT/RVDT signal conditioners require an analog-to-digital converter (e.g. analog input module) to interface with a PLC. However, AMCI's ANR2(X) communicates LVDT/RVDT sensor data directly to the PLC using a standard network connection saving you time & money!

    Expansion Capabilities

    AMCI's ANR2(X) expansion modules allow you to easily interface up to (12) LVDT/RVDT sensors using a single network connection, which reduces physical wiring and optimizes data traffic over the network.

    Additional ANR2(X) features include: digital alignment (no potentiometers), master/slave mode, sensor set-up memory and an optional GUI software for user training & bench testing.

    No other product rivals the flexibility, performance, and value of AMCI's ANR2(X) LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner...no matter what PLC or sensor you're using!

    Available Versions

    ANR2(X): X = network interface
    ANR2E: (EtherNet IP & Modbus TCP/IP)
    ANR2P: (Profibus)
    Price | $895/ea

    Expansion module
    ANR2: no network interface
    Price | $815/ea

    Note: Pricing is US Domestic only

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    ANR2(X) Features

    • Direct interface to 3-wire, 4-wire, 5-wire, 6-wire, and half bridge LVDT sensors
    • Supports Differential AND Ratiometric LVDT sensors
    • Direct interface to leading RVDT sensors
    • Digital technology eliminates the need for potentiometers
    • Programmable Excitation Voltage, Excitation Frequency, Sensor Displacement, and Sensor Sensitivity maximizes sensor resolution, accuracy, and linearity
    • Master/Slave excitation mode to prevent cross-talk
    • Expandable interface design can support up to 12 LVDT or RVDT sensors
    • Programming is easy via your PLC. No additional software required!
    • Optional GUI interface for user orientation & test bench evaluation
    • DIN rail mounting for simple, standard installation

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    PLC-Based Specialty I/O Solutions

    AMCI’s AnyNET-I/O family is a distributed I/O system that combines hard to find specialty functions with a network interface, simplifying installation and cutting costs. The product family allows users to “mix & match” functions, including stepper motion
    control and a variety of sensor interfaces, in a single solution.

    AnyNET-I/O is compatible with any networked PLC/PAC and easily programs through the host PLC’s software.  Its innovative product design simplifies installation, optimizes network performance, and ensures system integrity.

    Multiple LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner: (1) ANR2(X) + (5) ANR2 shown below
    The ANR2(X) easily expands from a 2-to-12 channel LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner by stacking additional interface modules alongside the “gateway”, and it only requires a single network connection for all communication. This innovative product design simplifies installation, optimizes network performance, and ensures system integrity. Please see the diagram below for details.

    Compatible Networks

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    AnyNET-I/O is compatible with any networked PLC

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    The Best PLC Integration Available

    AMCI products are uniquely designed to provide the best PLC integration available. Unlike other products that require a separate software package for configuration or operation, AMCI's PLC-based products are programmed using your PLC's software - nothing new to buy or learn!

    Our expertise with the leading PLC manufacturers (e.g. Allen-Bradley Schneider, GE, etc) is unmatched when it comes to high performance Specialty I/O, Position Sensing, and Motion Control technology. 

    Program Using Your Existing Software

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    AMCI's products program using your PLC's native software - nothing new to learn or buy!

    Specifications

    Product Specifications

    AMCI ModuleANR2(X)
    Network AvailabilityANR2E (EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP)
    ANR2P (Profibus)
    Sensor displacementFully programmable from 5 to 10,000. Units are mm, 0.001” (mil), or 0.01°. The Distance units must match Sensor Sensitivity units.

    (The ANR2(X) uses Sensor Sensitivity and Sensor Displacement to set the input amplifier gains.)
    Number of channels2 channels (expandable up to 12 channels)
    DC supply requirements200 mA @ 24Vdc
    375 mA with reference shorted
    surge to 30Vdc without damage to the module
    Position resolution14 bit max. (16,384 steps over entire range) Position output can be scaled to a 32 bit value
    LVDT/RVDT Excitation freq.Fully programmable from 400 to 10,000 Hz with 1 Hz resolution
    Sensor sensitivityFully programmable from 0.1 to 5,000.0 mV/V/{mm, mil, 0.01°} with a resolution of 0.1 mV.

    (The ANR2 uses Sensor Sensitivity and Sensor Displacement to set the input amplifier gains.)
    Included ConnectorsMS-2x11 - I/O connector
    MS-4M - power connector
    IC-5 - interconnecting stack connector

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    telephone: 860-585-1254
    email: AMCI sales

    Ordering Information

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    AMCI's sales team takes the hassle out of placing your order. We'll advise on product selection, alternatives, lead times, and present you with point of purchase options. Call (860) 585-1254 or email AMCI sales today!

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    Generate your ANR2(X) AnyNET-I/O LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner Networked I/O part number by using this helpful ordering guide. Starting from left to right, use the following diagram and table to choose the desired options.

    Part Number Guide

    Part Number CharacterANR2(X) AnyNET-I/O LVDT/RVDT Signal Conditioner Networked I/O
    Optional Network:E = EtherNet IP & Modbus TCP/IP
    P = Profibus
    (leave blank for expansion module)

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