Glossary

Analog Sensor – A Sensor that puts out a voltage or current. See Sensors.

Analog Tachometer – Panel Meter with needle indicator.

Biased Hall Effect Sensor – Sensor that operates with either magnets or ferrous metal targets. Generates square wave output. See HE 950.

Closed Loop Motor Controller – PID Controller used for precise control of multiple motors. See Motor/Motion Controllers.

Control Potentiometers – Multi-Turn Potentiometers with programmable display. See Accu-Series.

Counter – Device used to totalize production volume. See CT6000 or AC-D-4M.

DeviceNet – Open low level network that provides connections between industrial devices. See SpeedTalker-DN(BH), SpeedTalker-DN(UI), SpeedTalker-DN(XP).

Digital Converter – Converts an digital signal to an analog signal. See Speed to Analog Converters.

Digital Sensor – A sensor that puts out a square wave signal. See Sensors.

Digital Tachometer – Panel mount meter with LED display programmable for any engineering rate. See Tachometers.

DIN Rail – Metal rail used in control cabinets to mount devices.

DIN Rail Switches – Speed switch that mounts on a DIN Rail. See LRB-Series or SS110.

Directional Counters – Panel mount meter used for up or down counting. See CT6000.

Encoders  – High resolution pulse generators. See Ring Kits/Encoders.

Gate Monitors – Device for monitoring slide gate or valve position. See Slide Gate and Angle Position Monitors.

Gear Tooth Sensor  – Inductive Sensor. See HE 950.

Hall Effect Sensor – A sensor used to detect rotating magnets and send square wave pulses back to a Speed Switch, Ratemeter, or Tachometer. See Sensors.

Hand-Held Tachometer  – Hand-Held device used to measure rate such as revolutions per minute, inches per minute, and feet per minute. See HH100.

Keyway Sensor – A pulse sensor that detects the presence or absence of a ferrous keyway. See Sensors - Proximity.

LCD – Liquid Crystal Display.

LED – Light Emitting Diode.

Machine Monitor – Monitors multiple machine parameters such as speed, temperature, power, and vibration.

Magnet Wheel – Disc with edge mounted magnets for end of shaft or over shaft mount, used to generate square wave pulses. See Pulser Discs and Magnet Wheels.

Magnetic Disc – Disc with embedded face mounted magnets for end of shaft mount, used to generate square wave pulses. See Pulser Discs and Magnet Wheels.

Magnetic Wraps – Split collar with embedded magnets for clamping around a monitored shaft, used to generate pulses. See Pulser Wraps.

Magnetoresistive Sensor – A Hall-effect sensor that triggers on either a north or south magnet - generating one square wave pulse per magnet. See Sensors.

Motor Controls – Devices used to regulate motor speed. See Motor/Motion Controllers.

NEMA 1 – Type 1 enclosures are intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against contact with the enclosed equipment or locations where unusual service conditions do not exist.

NEMA 2  – Type 2 enclosures are intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against limited amounts of falling water and dirt.

NEMA 3 – Type 3 enclosures are intended for outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust, rain, and sleet; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 4 – Type 4 enclosures are intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose directed water; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 4X – Type 4X enclosures are intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose directed water; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 7 – Type 7 enclosures are intended for indoor in locations classified as Class, Groups A, B, C, or D as defined in the National Electrical Code. Type 7 enclosures shall be capable of withstanding the pressures resulting from an internal explosion of specified gases, and contain such an explosion sufficiently that an explosive gas-air mixture existing in the atmosphere surrounding the enclosure will not be ignited. Enclosed heat generating devices shall not cause external surfaces to reach temperatures capable of igniting explosive gas-air mixtures in the surrounding atmosphere. Enclosures shall meet explosion, hydrostatic, and temperature design tests.

NEMA 9 – Type 9 enclosures are intended for indoor in locations classified as Class, Groups E, F, or G as defined in the National Electrical Code. Type 9 enclosures shall be capable of preventing the entrance of dust. Enclosed heat generating devices shall not cause external surfaces to reach temperatures capable of igniting or discoloring dust on the enclosure or igniting dust-air mixtures in the surrounding atmosphere. Enclosures shall meet dust penetration and temperature design tests, and aging of gaskets if necessary.

NEMA 12  – Type 12 enclosures are intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against dust, falling dirt, and dripping of non-corrosive liquids.

NEMA 13 – Type 13 enclosures are intended for indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against dust, spraying of water, oil, and non-corrosive coolant.

ODVA – Open DeviceNet Vendor Association. Supports network technology built on common industrial protocol (CIP). See SpeedTalker-DN(BH)SpeedTalker-DN(UI)SpeedTalker-DN(XP)

Product Level Detection – Detection of materials or product via tilt switch actuation.

Proximity Sensor – Pulse sensor that detects the presence or absence of material or an object (usually ferrous metal). See Sensors - Proximity.

Proximity Switch – Pulse sensor that detects the presence or absence of material or an object (usually ferrous metal). See Sensors - Proximity.

Pulser Disc – Disc with embedded magnets for end of shaft mount, used to generate pulses. Can be made from Nylon, PVC, Aluminum, or Stainless Steel.

Pulser Wraps – Split collar with embedded magnets for clamping around a monitored shaft, used to generate pulses. See Discs, Wraps, and Magnet Wheels.

Rate Meters – Panel mount meter with LED display programmable for any engineering rate. See Tachometers.

Relay – An isolated contact for turning on or off a circuit.

Reverse Rotation Detector – Sytem for detecting shaft reversal. See Reverse Rotation Detectors.

Ring Kits – Pulse generators used on Nema “C” frame motors. See Ring Kits.

Ring Tachs – Pulse generators used on Nema “C” frame motors. See Ring Kits.

Sensing Head – Device used to detect rotating magnets and send pulses back to Speed Switch, Ratemeter, Tachometer. See Sensors - Hall Effect.

Sensor – Device used to detect rotating magnets and send pulses back to Speed Switch, Ratemeter, Tachometer. See Sensors - Hall Effect.

Shaft Monitor – System that monitors slowdown or stoppage of a monitored rotating shaft. See Speed Switches.

Signal Conditioner – A device that converts one type of electronic signal into another. See Speed to Analog Converters.

Speed Controls – A device for controlling or regulating shaft speed. See Speed Switches.

Speed Monitor – A device that provides an indication of shaft rpm. See Speed Switches.

Speed Pick Up – A sensor used to detect speed or rotation of a monitored shaft. See Sensors.

Speed Switch – Device used to monitor critical speed on a rotating shaft, can have one or more relays and optional analog outputs. See Speed Switches.

Split Collar Pulser Wraps – Split collar with embedded magnets for clamping around a monitored shaft, used to generate pulses. See Pulser Wraps.

Synchronizer – Used to electronically lock or gear two processes together. See MS332.

Tachometers – A Panel mount meter that displays RPM or rate in engineering units. See Tachometers.

Tilt Probes – A device that will switch at a predetermined angle or tilt. See Vibration and Level Monitors.

Tilt Switch – A device that will switch at a predetermined angle or tilt. See Vibration and Level Monitors.

Time Relay – A time adjustable relay that will delay its switching function to accommodate a process.

Totalizer – Device used to totalize production volume. See CT6000 or AC-D-4M.

Traction Wheel Assembly – Assembly used to generate pulses via direct contact with the monitored surface by a tracton wheel. See Encoders.

Traction Wheel Encoder – High resolution pulse generator that operates via direct surface contact by a traction wheel. See Encoders.

Vibration Monitor – Device used to monitor critical vibration levels in machinery, providing relay or NPN output to indicate a fault condition. See Vibration Monitors.

Vibration Protection – Protection from excessive vibration. See Vibration Monitors.

Vibration Switches – Device used to monitor critical vibration levels in machinery, providing relay or NPN output to indicate a fault condition. See Vibration Monitors.

Zero Speed Sensors – Device used to monitor critical speed on a rotating shaft, usually has one or more relays and optional analog outputs.

Zero Speed Switch – Device used to monitor critical speed on a rotating shaft, usually has one or more relays and optional analog outputs.