SPECTRA BoxTechnical specificationsApplications

The SPECTRA™ electronic unit is the center of your process monitoring system. Depending on the configuration, it is possible to connect up to eight analogue sensors to the up to two measuring input modules. Via the Profibus- or the Interbus modules, the SPECTRA™ can analyze another eight digital input signals.

The control communication between the CNC/PLC controller and the SPECTRA™ unit can be operated by these bus systems. In addition to this, it is also possible to realize the CNC/PLC – SPECTRA™ communication via a CNC I/O module, which uses 24 V DC inputs and relay outputs. For process visualization, the SPECTRA™ needs to be connected via Ethernet or a serial link to a PC based control or operating unit.

The SPECTRA™ system is also available as a plug-in PCI-board or as SPECTRA™ Vision, an industrial PC featuring a touch-panel and an integrated SPECTRA™ PCI board.

Type Description
Dimensions (HxBxT in mm) approx. 210 x 154 x 92
Certificates CE
Weight approx. 1200 g
Possible interfaces CNC I/O, Ethernet, Profinet, Profibus, Interbus
Temperature range Operation 0 bis 45 °C / Storage 0 bis 60 °C
Relative Humidity 0 bis 95 % non-condensing
Power supply 18-30 V DC
Power consumption 0,3 A max.
Human / Machine interface SPECTRA™ -hmi visualization via SPECTRA™ -Vision or the user interface of the CNC control (e.q. Siemens 840D, Fanuc, Indramat)
Power consumption 30 Watt

Application (depending on hardware configuration) Process monitoring: Tool monitoring (Tool breakage, Missing tool, Worn tool), Collision and overload detection, Gap-Elimination, Quality monitoring With additional Sensors also measurement of: vibration and acoustic emission, power, force, torque, bending, as well as sensorless Digital Drive Data for the detection of process faults.

Machine typee.g: Machine tools, robots, handling systems, machining centres and other industrial applications.


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