Introducing FAC-R™ Frequency to Analog Converter with Bluetooth for Easy Programming from a Smart Phone

Oak Creek, Wisconsin-November 1, 2017AW-LAKE COMPANY introduces the FAC-R™ Frequency to Analog Converter that changes incoming sensor frequency to both current and voltage analog output.  FAC-R interfaces with a variety of frequency output sensors and instrumentation, including flow meters, tachometers, pumps, motors, and linear/rotational encoders.  An economical alternative to a high-speed PLC counter card, the Frequency to Analog Signal Converter is ideal for use in process monitoring, data acquisition and virtually any application when sending an analog signal to a PLC or other control system.

A Bluetooth communication interface supports both basic scaling and advanced functions using a tablet or smartphone, such as linearization table programming that helps improve output of non-linear devices or extend the range of a flow meter beyond its linear range.  With the Bluetooth mobile application on a smartphone, users have a wireless flow monitor in their hands. Operators can utilize the Bluetooth capability on a mobile device for remote setup, troubleshooting, and reconfiguration, eliminating the need to talk from the device to monitoring equipment when fine-tuning adjustments. (The mobile app is currently only available on Androids; an Apple version is scheduled 2018.)

FAC-R Frequency to Analog Converter - with BluetoothThe FAC-R Frequency to Analog Converter features a large input range from 0.25Hz to 5 KHz with five user-selectable outputs including 4-20mA, 0-5V, 1-5V, 0-10V, and 2-10V.  FAC-R offers excellent temperature stability over a -40°F to +185°F (-40°C to +85°C) operating range.  A DIN-Rail mount allows for easy panel installation.  AW-Lake will introduce a local mount model with an integrated sensor in 2018.

For more information on the Frequency to Analog Module, refer to the website at http://aw-lake.com/software/or contact Marcia Reiff, Marketing Manager, at 800-850-6110, e-mail mreiff@aw-lake.com.