Either electromechanical or digital, a counter of course… counts! It is thus appropriate for any applications where counting is at stake.
A counter can be used to count a number of actions or events. Thus, it participates in production management and preventive maintenance. Besides, a ratemeter can be used to display the speed of rotation of a motor in real time.
Which actions can a counter execute?
- Up counting & down counting
For up counting or down counting a number of parts, events, a running time, the counter is the ideal solution.
There are different types of counter with the following functions: up/down counter, batch counter, ratemeter, chronometer, multi-totalizer, elapsed time counter, impulse counter.
- Informing & displaying
A counter can allow a user to be informed and to display data and quantities easily. The data displayed can be read directly on the front panel.
- Triggering & actuating
A counter can be used to trigger an action or an intervention on a machine. The outputs actuate directly and/or transmit data to the control system.
- Measuring & chronometer timing
A counter can be used to schedule preventive maintenance. The counter measures the machine running time while a chronometer times the duration of an action.
What are the main features of a counter?
- For fast count applications, a high-speed counting frequency: up to 50 kHz.
- A two-color or backlit LCD dual display for ease of reading
- Considerable space saving due to dual-function electromechanical and electronic ranges.
- A complete output operating logic to cover complex applications
- Easier maintenance thanks to removable connectors
- An enhanced multifunction electronic range for optimized stocks