Laurel

Modbus & Serial Output RTD Temperature Transmitter

(Exceptional linearity & accuracy at high update rates. DIN Rail mounted, digitally programmable.)
Features
Upscale or downscale open sensor indication Factory calibrated for 100Ω platinum, 10Ω copper & 120Ω nickel RTDs
Switching power supply for 85-264 Vac 2, 3 or 4-wire RTD connection with lead resistance compensation
DIN rail mount housing only 22.5 mm wide RS232 or RS485 serial communications, half or full duplex, isolated
Easy setup with PC-based Instrument Setup Software Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII or Laurel ASCII protocol
Priced at only $290 (basic load cell transmitter) Output update rate to 60/sec
User selectable spans from entire RTD range down to 15.0° Detachable screw-clamp connectors
Isolated analog output, 4-20 mA or 0-10V, 16-bit resolution Dual solid state relays for alarm or control, isolated
Options
Low voltage power, 10-48 Vdc or 12-32 Vac
Description
The Laureate Modbus and serial output RTD temperature transmitter provides a linearized, highly accurate, stable and repeatable transmitter output for 100 ohm platinum, 10 ohm copper and 120 ohm nickel RTDs. Pt 100 platinum RTDs can have a DIN alpha of 0.00385 or ANSI alpha of 0.00392. The RTD type and temperature range, specified in °C or °F, are user-selectable.

Digital calibration of all RTD ranges is performed the factory, with calibration data stored in EEPROM on the signal conditioner board. This allows signal conditioner boards and ranges to be changed in the field with no need for recalibration. Open sensor indication is standard and may be set up to indicate either upscale or downscale. RTD excitation is provided by the transmitter. RTD connections can be of the 2-, 3- or 4-wire type. With 3- and 4-wire connections, the transmitter automatically compensates for lead resistance of the sensor.

Fast read rate at up to 50 or 60 conversions per second while integrating the signal over a full power line cycle is provided by Concurrent Slope (Pat 5,262,780) analog-to-digital conversion. High read rate is ideal for peak or valley capture and for real-time computer interface and control.

LTM Series serial output transmitters send data via an isolated serial port, which is user configurable for RS232 or RS485 and full or half duplex operation. Three protocols are user selectable: Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, or Laurel ASCII. Modbus operation is fully compliant with Modbus Over Serial Line Specification V1.0 (2002). The Laurel ASCII protocol allows up to 31 Laureate devices to be addressed on the same RS485 data line. It is simpler than the Modbus protocol and is recommended when all devices are Laureates. It also allows use of Laurel Datalogging Software.

Standard features of Laureate transmitters include:

Analog transmitter output, 16-bit, user scalable and isolated. User selectable 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA or 0-10V levels.

Serial communications, isolated. User selectable RS232 or RS485, half or full duplex, Modbus or Laurel ASCII protocol.

Dual solid state relays for control or alarm, isolated. Rated 120 mA at 130 Vac or 170 Vdc.

Transducer excitation output, isolated. User selectable 5V@100 mA, 10V@120 mA or 24V@50 mA.

Universal AC power supply for 85-264 Vac.

Easy Transmitter programming is via Laurel's Instrument Setup Software, which runs on a PC under MS Windows. This software can be downloaded from this website at no charge. The required transmitter-to-PC interface cable is available from Laurel (P/N CBL04).
Hookup
RTD hookup can be via 2, 3 or 4 wires to the J5 connector. The transmitter applies an excitation current of 196 µA (Pt 100 and Ni 120) or 5 mA (Cu 10)

In 4-wire hookup, different pairs of leads are used to apply the excitation current and sense the voltage drop across the RTD, so that the IR drop across the excitation leads is not a factor.

In 3-wire hookup, the transmitter senses the combined voltage drop across the RTD plus two excitation leads. It also senses the voltage drop across one excitation lead, and then subtracts twice this voltage from the combined total. This technique effectively subtracts all lead resistance and compensates for ambient temperature changes if the two excitation leads are identical.

In 2-wire hookup, the transmitter senses the combined voltage drop across the RTD and both lead wires. The voltage drop across the lead wires can be measured by shorting out the RTD during transmitter setup, and this voltage is then automatically subtracted from the combined total. However, changing resistance of the lead wires due to ambient temperature changes will not be compensated.

Operation as a Fast ON/OFF Controller or Supervisory Monitor
With the optional dual solid state relay output option, which has a typical response time of only 17 ms, Laureate temperature meters and transmitters can serve as extremely fast and accurate ON/OFF controllers for closed-loop temperature control. They can also serve as supervisory process monitors and provide alarms or shutoffs when processes exceed normal limits.

Multiple setpoint operating modes are individually selectable for each relay, as explained in the dual-setpoint controller page. Relay duty cycles and chatter can be minimized with programmable hysteresis and time delays. A band deviation operating mode can be selected for each relay, where an alarm is generated whenever the reading is a selected number of counts above or below the setpoint. With Modbus, relay operation can be non-latching or latching, with reset provided by digital commands.

Specifications

Laureate Modbus & Serial Output RTD Temperature Transmitter
RTD
Metal
Alpha R at 
0°C
R at top
of range
Excitation
Current
Range Conformity Error
Platinum 0.003850
(DIN)
100Ω 390.48Ω
at 850°C
256 µA -200°C to +850°C
-328°F to +1562°F
±0.03°C
±0.05°F
Platinum 0.003902
(ANSI)
100Ω 394.36Ω
at 850°C
256 µA -200°C to +850°C
-328°F to +1168°F
±0.04°C
±0.07°F
Nickel 0.00672 120Ω 380.31Ω
at 850°C
256 µA -80°C to +260°C
-112°F to +500°F
±0.05°C
±0.09°F
Copper 0.00427 9.035Ω 19.116Ω
at 850°C
5.0 mA -97°C to +260°C
-143°F to +500°F
±0.05°C
±0.09°F
RTD Input
Calibration, Pt 100 DIN IEC 751 (IPTS-68)
Calibration, Pt 100 ANSI NIST Monograph 126
Configuration 2, 3 or 4-wire connection
Excitation current 0.2 mA
Overall accuracy ±0.01 of full scale ±2 counts
Span tempco ±0.003% of reading/°C
Zero tempco ±0.03 deg/deg
Sensor lead resistance 2-wire, 10 mdeg/W/deg up to 10 W
tempco per conductor 3 & 4-wire, 10 mdeg/W/deg up to 100 W
Over-voltage protection 125 Vac
Open sensor indication 0 mA or > 20mA output, selectable
Serial Data Output (standard)
Signal Types RS232 or RS485 (half or full duplex)
Data Rates 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 baud
Output Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Serial Protocols Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, Laurel ASCII
Modbus Modes RTU or ASCII
Modbus Compliance Modbus over Serial Line Specification V1.0 (2002)
Digital Addressing 247 Modbus addresses.
  Up to 32 devices on an RS485 line w/o a repeater.
Analog Output (standard)
Output Levels 4-20 mA, 0-20 mA, 0-10 Vdc (jumper selectable)
Compliance, 4-20 mA 10V ( 0-500 ohm load )
Compliance, 0-10V 2 mA ( 5 kOhm load or higher)
Output Resolution 16 bits (65,536 steps)
Output Accuracy 0.02% of output span plus conversion accuracy
Output Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 minute test
Dual Relay Output (standard)
Relay Type Two solid state relays, SPST, normally open, Form A
Load Rating 130 mA at 140 Vac or 180 Vdc
Power Input
Standard Power 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc (DC operation not UL approved)
Low Power Option 10-48 Vdc or 12-32 Vac
Power Frequency DC or 47-63 Hz
Power Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Power Consumption 2W typical
Mechanical
Dimensions 129 x 104 x 22.5 mm case
Mounting 35 mm rail per DIN EN 50022
Electrical Connections Plug-in screw-clamp connectors
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C
Relative Humidity 95% at 40°C, non-condensing
Cooling Required Mount transmitters with ventilation holes at top and bottom.
  Leave 6 mm (1/4") between transmitters, or force air with a fan.
Transducer Excitation Output (standard)
Output Levels 5V@100 mA, 10 @120 mA, 24V@50 mA (jumper selectable)
Output Isolation 50V from signal ground
Dual Relay Output (standard)
Relay Type Two solid state relays, SPST, normally open, Form A
Load Rating 130 mA at 140 Vac or 180 Vdc
Serial Communications (standard)
Signal Types RS232 or RS485 (half or full duplex)
Data Rates 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 baud
Output Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Serial Protocols Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, Laurel ASCII
Modbus Modes RTU or ASCII
Modbus Compliance Modbus over Serial Line Specification V1.0 (2002)
Digital Addressing 247 Modbus addresses.
  Up to 32 devices on an RS485 line w/o a repeater.
Power Input
Standard Power 85-264 Vac or 90-300 Vdc (DC operation not UL approved)
Low Power Option 10-48 Vdc or 12-32 Vac
Power Frequency DC or 47-63 Hz
Power Isolation 250V rms working, 2.3 kV rms per 1 min test
Power Consumption 2Watts
Mechanical
Dimensions 129 x 104 x 22.5 mm case
Mounting 35 mm rail per DIN EN 50022
Electrical Connections Plug-in screw-clamp connectors
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 55°C
Storage Temperature -40°C to 85°C
Relative Humidity 95% at 40°C, non-condensing
Cooling Required Mount transmitters with ventilation holes at top and bottom.
  Leave 6 mm (1/4") between transmitters, or force air with a fan.

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