There are two methods used to provide an average output from your sensors. The method you use will depend on the type of sensors, resistive or analog, in your application. Watch as ACI’s Tech Support Manager, Matt Buchholz, demonstrates the wiring of both methods.
ACI carries a full line of power meters and metering accessories.
Automation Components, Inc. (ACI) carries a full line of power meters and metering accessories. When you need help choosing a power meter or if a metering device you require has been discontinued by another manufacturer, contact ACI. We’ll find a product meeting your requirements, or in many cases, an exact replacement for a discontinued model.
The DLP/MLP2 Series are based on a piezoresistive, silicon sensing element which senses Differential Pressure and provides an analog output.
Monitoring differential pressure with ACI’s A/WPR2 is a great first step in saving energy with an efficient flow system. According to some estimates, pumps account for between 10% and 20% of world electricity consumption. Unfortunately, many pumps use more energy than necessary due to inefficient flow control. Varying a pump’s speed using a variable-frequency drive (VFD) on the pump motor based on the differential pressure in the system is an efficient method to control flow and save energy. Using a VFD with your pump motor is most effective in saving energy when accurate and reliable differential pressure information is provided. The tighter your control, the more efficient your system and the more energy and money you save.
Features of the WPR2:
• Field Selectable • Field Selectable Outputs: 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC
• Optional Display
• Remote Probes (no extra plumbing or 3-valve manifold necessary)
• Accuracy: +/- 1.0% FSO • Auto Zero Button
Committed to engineering a better sensor solution, ACI has launched the BN Series Temperature and Humidity BACnetTM Sensor Line. This new line has been designed to meet the sensor needs of network-based control systems. ACI’s initial offering includes single point temperature or humidity sensors along with dual point combination temperature and humidity sensors. ACI BACnetTM sensors are available in standard configurations of room/wall, duct, immersion and outside units.
Our single and dual point BACnetTM sensors offer a cost-effective solution for monitoring remote locations and can reduce the need for additional input modules or building management controllers when a limited number of inputs are available.
ACI BACnetTM Sensor Features:
BACnetTM MS/TP Communication Protocol
Dip switches to set address and baud rates
Auto baud rate detection
Connection “Status” LED
Temperature unit selection (°F, °C, K) via BACnetTM
Setting of temperature and RH offsets via BACnetTM
Conformally coated PCB (duct,immersion, and outside)
BTL Certified & Listed
ACI Interface Devices: Solving Problems While Saving You Time and Money! ACI manufactures an extensive line of Interface Devices designed to solve problems. Many of our interface products are used to convert one signal type to another saving you time and money on retrofit projects. Two such devices are our A/EPC and A/PXP which convert analog signals to pressure outputs. [Read more…]
What is one of the fastest growing industries that needs a lot of controls and control strategies? Well, I will give you a hint: the product is grown in green houses, and the lights, temperature, humidity and CO2 must be spot on. Companies like EASY IO have stepped up to the plate with the control side of the solution. Blue Ridge Technologies can get you dialed in on the lighting, but what about the CO2 monitoring? Here is what you need to know…. [Read more…]
Check out this video from ACI. It is a great example of the quality work from the marketing teams that made the finals for the ControlTrends Awards Most Impactful Marketing Collateral (Video, Product Rollout, etc…) of the Year. If you would like [Read more…]
Sensors need to be checked and maintained on a periodic basis, especially gas sensors. ACI’s Tech Support Engineer Dave Weise shows us how to Bump Test the Q5/B5 Gas Sensor. [Read more…]
I am a video nerd, I believe that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a well-done video gives you everything you need to know to make a good decision and is enjoyable to watch. Our friends at ACI have nailed it on two fronts: 1) the A/WPR is an amazingly easy to install and configure wet to wet differential pressure transmitter and 2) they have created a captivating and informative video to communicate all you need to know about the product without saying a word! I could say more, but just check out the video. [Read more…]