The RTCC4 combines the features of the Gardasoft RT Series LED Lighting Controllers with the addition of two digital outputs for Triggering or general use. This combination provides a high level of integration in Machine Vision systems – reducing complexity, space and cost.
Some applications have fixed speed mechanisms and the time from the trigger to the reject gate is well known; for others, an encoder may be used to determine belt movement. Two types of encoder input are supported – one wire systems which have distance only, and two wire systems having distance and belt direction only.
Taking the functionality of the Gardasoft RTCC4 Timing Controller and integrating this into the RT Series controllers enables precise lighting control combined with the ability to trigger external components such as cameras and reject gates. In addition, inputs can be accepted from encoders or proximity switches that can then be used to trigger the lights or one of the additional digital inputs. The Gardasoft White Paper on LED Controller technology is a useful reference for the principles of attaining maximum performance for Machine Vision illumination.
|User interface||RS232, 115KBaud|
|Output channels||Four independent current outputs with SafeSense™|
|Output current||-2 option: Up to 2A per channel continuous or 2A pulsed in steps of 1mA|
-20 option: Up to 3A per channel continuous or 20A pulsed in steps of 5mA
|Output power||Max 30W per channel|
|Trigger inputs||4 opto-isolated digital inputs. Require 3V to 24V|
|Digital outputs||2 open collector outputs|
|Timing||From 20µs to 999 ms in steps of 20µs/100µs|
|Delay from trigger to pulse||From 20µs to 999 ms in steps of 20µs/100µs|
|Timing repeatability||Delay + Pulse up to 1ms: 0.1µs for pulse width and 3µs for delay.|
|Output voltage||0V to 46V|
|Supply voltage||Regulated 24V to 48V|
|Dimensions||159mm long by 97mm wide by 62mm high (excluding DIN fixing)|
|Mounting||Panel mounting. DIN rail mount option|