Processing Magazine

Data Acquisition Package for Attritors

August 19, 2010
The company is offering an optional data acquisition package with real-time data that will be helpful in monitoring conditions in the mill as well as improving quality control. The software package is designed to interface with the variable frequency drive, which is standard on most the company’s attritors sold in the United States. The optional data acquisition software package can monitor the following parameters: Voltage to the motor; Motor current in amps; Motor absolute speed in rpm; Reference speed in Hertz; Torque in Newton-meters; Actual motor rpm; Agitator rpm; and Kilowatts. Using Modbus TCP/IP protocol, the data is then displayed on any personal computer. The data can be logged to a text file or an excel spreadsheet and then saved for future reference. The complete package includes the expansion board, crossover cable and proprietary software program. The software is pre-programmed and includes a printout of all of the parameters as programmed by the company.