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Feed Rate Controller turns volumetric operation gravimetric.

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Mounted directly into Allen-Bradley® ControlLogix® chassis, HI 1756-FC single-feeder control module can convert auger, belt, and vibratory-based feeders from volumetric to gravimetric feeding. Closed-loop rate controller features true 5-point automatic rate calibration, automatic feeder refill, and various alarms utilizing PLC's rack I/O. Configurable to application at hand, solution incorporates WAVERSAVER® to eliminate effects of surrounding vibration and C2® electronic calibration.

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Hardy Instruments Introduces ControlLogix® Feeder Control Module

San Diego, CA - Hardy Instruments HI 1756-FC is a single-feeder control module that mounts directly into an Allen-Bradley® ControlLogix® chassis. It is a closed-loop rate controller used with auger, belt and vibratory-based feeders, converting them from volumetric to gravimetric feeding. This rate controller features true five-point automatic rate calibration, automatic feeder refill, and various alarms including rate tolerance and disturbance utilizing the PLC's rack I/O.

Hardy's HI 1756-FC was developed with Allen-Bradley ControlLogix Add-On Profile (AOP). This feature allows the end user to quickly and easily configure the instrument for their application through PLC software on a PC. It is also fully integrated into the Allen-Bradley Integrated Architecture Builder (IAB). IAB allows the end user to spec out and design their system for optimal productivity, increasing speed and simplifying integration with the click of a mouse. In addition, Hardy Instruments provides sample ladder logic building blocks of code that can easily be inserted into existing code to quickly program the feeder system application.

The HI 1756-FC also includes Hardy's core technologies of WAVERSAVER® to eliminate the effects of surrounding vibration for fast, stable weight display, C2® electronic calibration without test weights, and INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN® (IT) for system diagnostics and troubleshooting.

Hardy Instruments has been a leader in weighing solutions for 90 years and is best known for its innovative approaches to precision instrumentation. An ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer, Hardy Instruments is based in San Diego, California. For more information about Hardy Instruments, please visit or call 1-800-821-5831.

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