RS422/USB converter lets computers accommodate optical sensors.
January 17, 2014 -
Four-channel IF2004/USB lets lab PCs, company laptops, or computers without RS422 industrial interface evaluate readings from laser and confocal sensors. Able to convert digital signals from up to 4 optical sensors into USB data packet, product also ensures synchronous data acquisition for defined temporal allocation of four RS422 inputs. Converter has 4 trigger inputs and one trigger output for connecting additional converters. Connected sensors and converter are programmable via software.
USB Accessories for Optical Sensors
8120 Brownleigh Dr.
Raleigh, NC, 27617
Press release date: January 14, 2014
Whether a lab PC or company laptop – even computers without the RS422 industrial interface can now evaluate readings from laser and confocal sensors from Micro-Epsilon. A 4-channel RS422/USB converter is now available for this purpose.
Micro-Epsilon introduces the 4x RS422/USB converter. The IF2004/USB converts digital signals from up to 4 optical sensors into a USB data packet. The converter is suitable for laser triangulation and confocal-chromatic displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon. Unlike other commercially available USB hubs, the new converter ensures synchronous data acquisition for a defined temporal allocation of the four RS422 inputs. This is particularly important for small system solutions with multiple sensors, for example, in thickness measurements. The new converter has 4 trigger inputs and a trigger output for connecting additional converters. The connected sensors and the converter can be programmed through software.