USB Module accepts signals from different types of sensors.

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With internal PLC, KurtUSB MLX (Multifunctional LVDT eXtra) modular building block processes input from various electrical signals and provides programmable responses for automatic operation through discrete outputs and stepper motors. MLX offers USB 2.0 connectivity for LVDT data rates up to 40,000 readings/sec, and features 4 multiport channels. Product offers ladder logic processing and control interface that includes 8 discrete inputs and outputs of 5-24 Vdc.

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New KurtUSB Module from Kurt Manufacturing for High Speed Data Analysis, Automation Control PLC's, and Gage Building

Minneapolis, MN: Kurt Manufacturing's new KurtUSB MLX (Multifunctional LVDT eXtra) modular building block processes input from various electrical signals with high speed and accuracy and can provide programmable responses for automatic operation. Ideally suited for stepper motor, gaging systems, automation, and PLC applications.

The MLX module is the most versatile of the KurtUSB modules. At its core is a powerful CPU that processes electrical signals with amazing speed and accuracy. Because of this processing power, signals from different types of sensors can be processed by software allowing the MLX to easily be configured to work with several different types of devices including: LVDT probes, air to electric transducers, temperature sensors, eddy current sensors and custom software may be available for unique applications.

With an internal programmable logic controller (PLC) the MLX can be programmed, with industry standard ladder logic, to respond to inputs and can control complex automated equipment through discrete outputs, stepper motors, analog outputs, or remote DeviceNet devices (future firmware revision)

Utilizing USB 2.0 communications enables high speed data transfers between MLX modules and a personal computer. MLX to personal computer update speed or data rates up to 40,000 times per second are possible. Support for other communication protocols, such as DeviceNet and CAN, is planned for a future release.

MLX Specifications:

o USB 2.0 connectivity for LVDT data rates up to 10,000 x 4 readings/sec

o 4 MultiPort Channels each includes:
o Analog Input: ±10 volt DC/AC(up to 30kHz)
o Analog Output ±12 volt DC/AC(up to 30kHz) - 500mAmax

o 1 Footswitch input - Contact closure only - non-isolated

o Control Interface Includes:
o 8 Discrete Inputs - 5-24VDC
o 8 Discrete Outputs - 5-24VDC @ 1 amp - auto-reset fused
o Quadrature Encoder Input - 5-24VDC
o Stepper Motor Driver - Unipolar Stepper Motor Driver - 1 amp, 5-24VDC
o DeviceNet Communications Port - Slave & Master Device (Future Revision)
o eCAN 2.0 Communications - (Future Revision)

o Integrated Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
o Ladder Logic Processing
o PC-Based Human to Machine Interface (HMI) Available

See at Or call 1-800-343-9884 for FREE brochure. Write to Kurt Manufacturing Company, Electronics Division, 5800 Main Street NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55432. Fax: 763-574-8368. Email:

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