Eaton is expanding its SmartWire-DT product portfolio with its new M22-SWD potentiometer.
M22-SWD potentiometers can be used to quickly and easily make analog adjustments with SmartWire-DT systems. More specifically, M22-SWD potentiometers are designed to replace conventional potentiometers, including all the corresponding interfaces, such as a power supply and peripherals for reading analog values. In fact, the new potentiometers are used the same way as a conventional analog potentiometer, ensuring that users will be familiar with them from the get-go.
Since the module is designed to be connected directly to SmartWire-DT systems, it reduces wiring significantly. The potentiometers are available with a resolution of 8 or 10 bits, and can represent values either as percentage or absolute values. This means that they can be used anywhere where manual adjustments are needed, such as for variables like speed, inclination angles, temperatures, etc.
Expanded diagnostic functions in comparison to conventional analog potentiometers (malfunctioning/not connected/etc.)
Potentiometer values are available immediately on the SmartWire-DT system, eliminating the need for external peripherals (such as A/D inputs)
Lowers the costs and reduces the time involved in installation and wiring
Reduces material costs by eliminating the need for:
– External A/D converters or
– Analog PLC inputs and
– An external power supply.