Company: Hardy Process Solutions


Equipment Snapshot: Hardy Process Solutions has again doubled the speed of their EtherNet/IP enabled HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor by increasing the update rate from 300 to 660 updates per second, providing a PLC with a new weight reading every 1.5 milliseconds (previously 3.3 milliseconds). Many weight controllers and processors execute the A/D conversion at one frequency, and then process the weight readings and communications at a much slower rate typically 20 to 50Hz, only providing the PLC with an update every 20 to 50 milliseconds. The HI 6500-XP is different: A/D conversion, weight processing and the communications port all update at 660Hz, providing a new weight reading locally (at the Instrument) and remotely (in the PLC) every 1.5 milliseconds.

Key features of the HI 6500-XP Extreme Processor Series include:
• High Speed: 660 updates/second of processed (stable) weight
• High Resolution: 1:30,000 even when exposed to mechanical vibration
• Supports CLASS 1 (scheduled) EtherNet/IP data transfer
• Set-Up Wizard, Rockwell Add-On Profile and HMI Faceplate/AOIs for fast, easy installation
• Power Efficient: uses a maximum of only 7 watts
• Communications include EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP & RTU, Profibus-DP and Analog 4-20mA
• UL, CUL and CE compliant