Plug'n'Play Automation

Slide-In Modules for LabManager® Module Racks

Suitable slide-in modules based on the current NAMUR standard are available for all sensor-actuator interfaces for the connection of sensors, actuating elements and devices to the LabManager® ASs and sub-stations.

The range of interfaces also includes, in addition to the standard sensor-actuator interfaces for temperature, pressure, flow rate, valves, pumps etc., special interfaces for high-precision temperature measurement or for the connection of strain gauge measurement bridges. The free slots may be fitted as desired with the slide-in modules offered.

Any inputs which are not used may be covered with plastic caps as protection against corrosion and dust.

Slide-In Module CPU

The CPU module is the HiBus™ master for the internal and external interface modules. The raw interface values are derived in this module by averaging, linearisation and scaling.

The limit value monitoring, control, regulation and technical communications- related functions continue to be derived.

  • 32-Bit-CPU, 400 MHz
  • Own communications processor
  • Redundant time base
  • Redundant system monitoring unit
  • 2 x High-speed RS-232, Modbus and special driver (option)
  • 1 x RS-232 console interface (diagnosis)
  • 1 x RS-485-RJ45, Modbus for digital measuring amplifier (option)
  • 2 x USB B connections (option)
  • 1 x USB A connection (option)
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet interface for communication with an OS
Product code Description
LM-CPU Slide-in module CPU for LabManager® basic device
LM-CPURS Slide-in module CPU for LabManager® basic device, incl. 2 x unlocked RS-232 interfaces and 1 x unlocked RJ45 RS-485 interface
LM-CPURS232 2 x RS-232 interface drivers for LabManager® CPU
LM-CPURS485 1 x RS-485 interface driver for LabManager® CPU
LM-CPUUSB 2 x USB interface drivers for LabManager® CPU

Slide-In Modules for Analogue In-/Output

Voltage and Current Inputs with Feed

The slide-in module for analogue input is designed to record voltages of -10 to +10 V and current signals of 0/4 to 20 mA. Laboratory apparatus, such as thermostats, mixers or measuring sensors, can be connected to the four potential-free and EMC robust inputs.

Sensors with two and four-wire connections may be connected directly to a module socket, in other words without any external current supply.

Thus, the connection only requires a few seconds, as there is no need for switching to a current supply source.

  • 4 analogue inputs for voltage and current (6-pin socket, DIN 45322)
  • Integrated sensor supply
  • Highly accurate thanks to the precise 24-bit analogue/digital converter
Signal 0/4…20 mA and -10…+10 V
Connection type 6-pin socket, DIN 45322
Resolution (effective) 20-bit
Measuring range Voltage: -0.1…+0.1 V, -1…+1 V, -10…+10 V; Current: 0/4…20 mA
Absolute measurement uncertainty from final value (within the maintenance interval) -10…+10 V: 0.05 %, -1…+1 V: 0.05 %, -0.1 V..+0.1 V: 0.05 %, 0/4…20 mA: 0.15 %
For the recording of Analogue signals such as pressure, fill level, stirrer rotation speed, torque, temperature output of a thermostat, pH-value via IL-PHAMP1 (external), etc.
Product code Description
LM-AI Slide-in module with 4 current/voltage inputs, sensor supply 24 V
LZ-AKTUB Cover cap for 6-pin socket, DIN 45322 (LM-AI/LM-AO)

Voltage and Current Outputs

This slide-in module controls laboratory apparatus with analogue voltage or current inputs for control and regulation purposes.

The module uses four 6-pin Tuchel sockets according to NAMUR standard for the output of analogue signals.

The logical signals can be harmonised with the physical targets by suitable scaling.

  • 4 analogue outputs for voltage and current (6-pin socket, DIN 45322)
  • Short-circuit-proof
Connection type 6-pin socket, DIN 45322
Resolution 16-bit
Voltage outputs -10…+10 V, max. 2 mA
Current outputs 0/4…20 mA
Absolute uncertainty from final value (within the maintenance interval) ±0.2 % guaranteed
For the control of Analogue actuators, such as control valves, dosing pumps, stirrer speed, external controllers for mass flow or pressure etc.
Product code Description
LM-AO Slide-in module with 4 current/voltage outputs
LZ-AKTUB Cover cap for 6-pin socket, DIN 45322 (LM-AI/LM-AO)

Slide-In Modules for Temperaturesensors/Thermocouples

Pt100 Temperature Sensor Inputs

This module enables up to 4 Pt100 temperature sensors to be connected.

Due to the four-wire technology the length of the wire has no effect on the accuracy of measurement. The resolution is greater than 0.01 °C.

The measurement supplied by the resistance sensor is linearised and converted to °C.

The signals of the measuring sensor can be calibrated via the software.

  • 4 inputs for Pt100 and resistance sensor (4-pin LEMO socket type S1)
  • Highly accurate thanks to the 24-bit analogue/digital converter
  • Malfunction and short-circuit detection
Signal Pt100 signal with two- and four-wire connection
Connection type 4-pin socket, type LEMO S1
Resolution 0.01 °C, 20-bit guaranteed resolution
Measuring range -200…+600 °C
Absolute measurement uncertainty (within the maintenance interval) -50…+300 °C: ±0.2 °C
For the recording of temperatures using Pt100 sensors
Product code Description
LM-RTD Slide-in module for 4 Pt100 sensors in two- to four-wire technology in accordance with NAMUR
LZ-AKLES1 Cover cap for LEMO S1 socket

Pt100 Precision Temperature Sensor Inputs

The RTD-P high-precision measuring module has been developed for applications which place extremely high demands on resolution and measuring accuracy.

The RTD-P modules have an extremely accurate analogue-to-digital converter and a precision current source for resistance sensors.

The modern process-based circuit design makes compensation elements unnecessary. Thanks to dynamic self-calibration, temperature and ageing effects are reduced to the extremely low long-time drift value of the integrated high-precision reference elements.

The temperature sensors are connected via connection sockets to NAMUR standards.

  • Extremely high measuring accuracy: 0.001 °C
  • Relative differential measurement uncertainty ±0.003 °C in the measuring range -180 to +266 °C
  • 4 channels virtually simultaneously recorded in < 1 s
  • Self-calibrating
  • Malfunction and short-circuit detection

(Kopie 25)

Signal Pt100 signal with two- and four-wire connection
Connection type 4-pin socket, type LEMO S1
Resolution 0.001 °C
measuring range -180…+266 °C
Absolute measurement uncertainty within the maintenance interval) ±0,08 °C after calibration of the measurement chain
Relative measurement uncertainty (for differential measurement) ±0.003 °C
Product code Description
LM-RTD-P Slide-in module for precision measurement for 4 Pt100 sensors in two- and four-wire technology in accordance with NAMUR
LZ-AKLES1 Cover cap for LEMO S1 socket

Pt1000 Temperature Sensor Inputs

Up to 4 Pt1000 or other resistance sensors can be directly connected to this module.

Due to the four-wire technology the length of the wire has no effect on the accuracy of measurement. The resolution is greater than 0.01 °C.

The measurement supplied by the resistance sensor is linearised and converted to °C.

The signals of the measuring sensor can be calibrated via the software.

  • [Translate to English:] 4 Eingänge für Pt1000- und Widerstandsfühler (4-polige LEMO-Buchse Typ S1)
  • Hochgenau durch 24-Bit-Analog/Digital-Umsetzer
  • Bruch- und Kurzschlusserkennung
Signal Pt1000 signal with two- and four-wire connection
Connection type 4-pin socket, type LEMO S1
Resolution 0.01 °C
Measuring range -200…+600 °C
Absolute measurement uncertainty (within the maintenance interval) -50…+300 °C: ±0.2 °C
For the recording of temperatures using Pt1000 sensors
Product code Description
LM-RTD1000 Slide-in module for 4 Pt1000 sensors in two- and four-wire technology in accordance with NAMUR
LZ-AKLES1 Cover cap for LEMO S1 socket

Thermocouple Inputs

This slide-in module is suitable for the connection of up to 4 thermocouples using a 2-pin LEMO plug type 1S. The cold junction compensation is carried out electronically and can be optionally switched off for the measurement of exact temperature differences.

The measurement supplied by the resistance sensor is linearised and converted to °C.

  • 4 inputs for thermoelements (2-pin LEMO socket)
  • Electronic cold junction compensation
  • Malfunction detection
  • Highly accurate thanks to the 24-bit analogue/digital converter
Supported Types
  • PT13%Rh-Pt (type R, IEC 584)
  • Fe-CuNi (type J, IEC 584)
  • Fe-CuNi (type L, DIN 43710)
  • PT30%Rh-Pt6%Rh (type B, IEC 584)
  • Cu-CuNi (type T IEC 584)
  • NiCrSi-NiSi (type N, IEC 584)
  • PT10%Rh-Pt (type S, IEC 584)
  • NiCr-CuNi (type E, IEC 584)
  • NiCr-NiAl (type K, IEC 584)

Additional types can be evaluated via user tables.

Signal For a direct connection of thermocouples
Connection type 2-pin socket, type LEMO S1
Resolution 0.05 °C
Measuring range Thermoelements (NiCr-Ni): -200…+1,373 °C
Product code Description
LM-TC Slide-in module for 4 thermocouple inputs
LZ-AKLES1 Cover cap for LEMO S1 socket

Slide-In Modules for Strain Gauge Bridges

Strain Gauge Bridge Inputs

This slide-in module is suitable for the connection of 4 strain gauge based GraviDos® dosing systems or measuring sensors, load cells, torques transducers etc..

The complex amplifier and six-wire technology guarantees high measuring accuracy irrespective of the length of the wire.

The integrated adaptive digital filter technology guarantees robust measurement with a high disturbance rejection.

Signal For a direct connection of strain gauge full bridges
Connection type 6-pin socket, type LEMO S1
Resolution (ADC) 24-bit
Measuring range Dependent on the measuring cell
Absolute measurement uncertainty from final value (within the maintenance interval) ±0.1 %
Absolute measurement uncertainty from final value ±0.01 %
Bridge load 330 Ω, other values on request
For the recording of weight, force, flow, torque etc.
Product code Description
LM-SG Slide-in module for 4 strain gauge full bridge inputs
LZ-AKLES1 Cover caps for LEMO S1 socket

Slide-In Modules for Digital In-/Output

Digital Inputs with Sensor Supply

The digital inputs of HiTec Zang ASs may be used for frequency measurement in addition to their use for the pure recording of binary conditions (in/out).

This slide-in module additionally provides on every socket (Pin1) 24 V DC for supply to a connected sensor (total load max. 300 mA/module).

Suitable for

  • Frequency measurement
  • Edge detection
  • Counting input
  • Period length measurement
  • Pulse duration measurement
  • Inputs with connectible NAMUR-compliant level detection system
  • Status LED for each channel, displays the binary condition or errors
  • Galvanic separation between inputs and bus
  • Activation in accordance with PELV (protected extra low voltage)
Signal Input level 24 V (can be switched to a NAMUR-compliant level) and assignment in accordance with NAMUR NE28
Connection type 3-pin M8 socket
Digital counting function 32-bit
Frequency measurement ≤ 100 kHz
For the interrogation of proximity sensors, switch contacts, fill level switches, pressure switches, digital status signals of devices etc.
Product code Description
LM-DI Slide-in module for digital input with active 24V input and sensor supply
LZ-AKM8 Cover caps for M8 sockets

Digital Outputs

The digital output slide-in module is required for switching valves, reflux separators, heaters, contactors etc. directly via the LabManager®.

The pulse-width modulated output allows quasi-continuous direct control of heaters, motorized control valves, etc. Thus, there is no necessity for expensive additional control electronics.

The pulse area modulation is an extended form of pulse frequency modulation (XPFM) which minimises the pulse amount and consequently prevents damage to the actuator (e.g. a solenoid or reflux separator).

  • 4 active digital outputs
  • For direct connection of proportional solenoids
  • LED control display
  • Short-circuit-proof
Signal 4 active digital outputs 0…1,000 Hz, 1 A per channel, total load max. 3 A
Connection type 5-pin M12 socket (A-coded)
For the control of proportional solenoids etc.
Product code Description
LM-DO Slide-in module digital output, 4 active outputs
LZ-AKM12 Cover cap for M12 sockets

Serial Interfaces

Serial interfaces may be provided both on an AS and on an OS. Simple laboratory apparatus, such as dosing pumps and balances are usually connected directly to an AS so that they may be easily integrated into control loops. Laboratory apparatus with more complex functions, such as analysers or titration devices should be connected directly to an OS.

Serial RS-232 Interfaces

The slide-in module provides four 9-pin serial interfaces.

The devices connected to a serial interface can communicate in various ways with the automation unit:

  • Standard drivers for "known" laboratory apparatus
  • NAMUR drivers for "unknown" laboratory apparatus

The channels are potential separated (insulation voltage 35 V) and are allocated in accordance with the DTE configuration.

  • Independent SIO channels with FIFO storage, supports RTS/CTS hardware handshake.
  • Parallel processing of all channels, resulting in a reduction in delay
  • Max. transfer rate of 38,400 Baud (per channel)
Product code Description
LM-RS232 Slide-in module for 4 serial RS-232 interfaces
LZ-AKRS9 Cover cap for RS-232 interface

Serial RS-485 Interfaces

The slide-in module provides four 9-pin serial interfaces.

The devices connected to a serial interface can communicate in various ways with the automation unit:

  • Standard drivers for "known" laboratory apparatus
  • NAMUR drivers for "unknown" laboratory apparatus

The channels are potential separated (insulation voltage 35 V).

  • Independent SIO channels with FIFO storage, supports RTS/CTS hardware handshake.
  • Parallel processing of all channels, resulting in a reduction in delay
  • Max. transfer rate of 38,400 Baud (per channel)
Product code Description
LM-RS485 Slide-in module for 4 serial RS-485 interfaces
LZ-AKRS9 Cover cap for RS-485/RS-422 interface

Serial RS-422 Interfaces

The slide-in module provides four 9-pin serial interfaces.

The devices connected to a serial interface can communicate in various ways with the automation unit:

  • Standard drivers for "known" laboratory apparatus
  • NAMUR drivers for "unknown" laboratory apparatus

The channels are potential separated (insulation voltage 35 V).

  • Independent SIO channels with FIFO storage
  • Parallel processing of all channels, resulting in a reduction in delay
  • Max. transfer rate of 38,400 Baud (per channel)
Product code Description
LM-RS422 Slide-in module for 4 serial RS-422 interfaces
LZ-AKRS9 Cover cap for RS-485/RS-422 interface

Various bus coupling units are available for this purpose. If it is simply intended to expand the number of available slots, while retaining the LabManager® and sub-stations at the same location, an LM-BCUSO slide-in module in the LabManager® and an LM-BCUI slide-in module in the sub-station will be sufficient.

If it is intended to connect several sub-stations or if the length of cable between the LabManager® and sub-stations should be longer than 1 m, an LM-BCUO slide-in module should be used in the LabManager® and an LM-BCUI slide-in module in each of the substations.

The HiBus™ system is self-configurating, i.e. no rack addresses etc. have to be set.

HiBus™ Bus Coupler Outputs for LabManager®, Channels 2 to 4

This slide-in module is used for connecting the sub-stations 2 to 4 to a LabManager® AS by HiBus™. In addition, a diagnosis interface (D) is integrated.

Product code Description
LM-BCUO1 Slide-in module bus coupler outputs for LabManager®, channels 2…4, diagnosis output
LZ-AKRS9 Cover cap for HiBus™ interface

HiBus™ Bus Coupler Outputs for LabManager®, Channels 5 to 8

This slide-in module is used for connecting the sub-stations 5 to 8 to a LabManager® AS by HiBus™.

Product code Description
LM-BCUO2 Slide-in module bus coupler outputs for LabManager®, channels 5…8
LZ-AKRS9 Cover cap for HiBus™ interface

Note

Both the LM-BCUO1 slide-in module and the LM-BCUO2 slide-in module will be required in order to connect up to 7 sub-stations.

HiBus™ Bus Coupler Output, passive

Passive bus coupler for the connection of a sub-station to a LabManager® by HiBus™.

If more slide-in modules are required than a LabManager® module rack can accept, then a sub-station can be connected as an expansion using the economical LM-BCUI and LM-BCUSO bus coupler. The maximum length of cable between the bus couplers for this is 1 m.

An LM-BCUSO slide-in module is required for the LabManager® and an LM-BCUI slide-in module for the sub-station.

Product code Description
LM-BCUSO Bus coupler slide-in module for LabManager®, 1 x HiBus™ passive output, point-to-point connection
LZ-AKRS9 Cover cap for HiBus™ interface

HiBus™ Bus Coupler Input

Bus coupler input slide-in module for the connection of a sub-station to a LabManager® by HiBus™.

An LM-BCUO slide-in module is required for the LabManager® and an LM-BCUI slide-in module for the sub-station.

Product code Description
LM-BCUI Bus coupler slide-in module for sub-station, HiBus™ input
LZ-AKRS9 Cover cap for HiBus™ interface

HiBus™ Bus Coupler Input for SoftManager™

An LM-BCUE slide-in module is required when using a sub-station in conjunction with a SoftManager™.

Additional sub-stations may be connected using LM-BCUO or LM-BCUSO slide-in modules and LM-BCUI slide-in modules.

Product code Description
LM-BCUE Bus coupler slide-in module for sub-station to SoftManager™, Ethernet

Miscellaneous Slide-In Modules

Fan Slide-In Module

The fan module extends the LabManager cooling system and achieves lower temperatures through air circulation. The average lifetime of a LabManager is increased as a result and permit a higher power output.

  • Redundant design for higher reliability
  • Barely audible, thanks to a demand-based control system
  • A status LED displays any fan failure
  • Does not require any ventilation slots
Product code Description
LM-FAN Fan slide-in module for LabManager® module rack

Note

The fan module must be installed in the last slot on the right-hand side of the housing.

Slide-In Cover Plate

Cover plate for unused LabManager® module slots.

Product code Description
LM-BLENDE Slide-in cover plate for LabManager® module rack