SPECTRA™ PCI

SPECTRA PCI-KarteTechnical specificationsApplications

The SPECTRA™ PCI plug-in card 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 24VDC 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™ PCI system is also available as external “box”-solution or as SPECTRA™ Vision, an industrial PC featuring a touch-panel and an integrated SPECTRA PCI board.

Type Description
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) Plug-In Card SPECTRA™ PCI
Zulassungen CE
Gewicht approx. 550 g
Possible interfaces CNC I/O, Ethernet, Profibus, Interbus
Temperature range Operation 0 bis 4 5°C / Storage 0 bis 60 °C
Relative humidity 0 bis 95 % non-condensing
Voltage supply PCI-Bus
Human machine interface SPECTRA™ -hmi, IPM-Plus, M-View. Visualization via a SPECTRA™ -Vision or the operating surface of the (windows based, XP, Vista, 2000) CNC control (e.g. 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 type e.g:

  • Machine tools
  • robots
  • handling systems
  • machining centres
  • and other industrial applications
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