7 Segment or Alphanumeric Displays


Tiger 320 Series meters provide the users with static display text messaging. Display text can be easliy edited to suit your application. Scrolling display text messaging requires a simple compiler generated macro.

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Bag Filling Machine using Load Cell Input


Our customer manufactures machines for loading produce into bags at preset weights. A conveyor carries the produce to the bag. The conveyor speed controller slows the conveyor when the bag nears the required weight. The bag is hung from a load cell which feeds the weight to the Tiger 320 meter controller. When the bag is near the required weight, a setpoint in the meter slows the conveyor. When the bag reaches the required weight, the meter automatically compensates for produce inertia and determines when to stop the conveyor and close the conveyor feed gate. The display flashes between "BAGFUL" and "WEIGHT". The operator unclamps the bag, and the meter counts and totalizes the bag number from the bag clamp microswitch pulse. The operator fits a new bag and the clamp closes after a 1 second delay to stabalize the load cell.

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Dual Tank Level Annunciator-Controller


A bakery customer has two tanks containing a release agent that is sprayed into the baking trays. If the release agent runs out, the bread sticks to the trays. Two release agent drums, TANK 1 and TANK 2 are placed onto two independent load-cell platforms and both load cell outputs are connected to a dual load-cell input module installed in a DI-60AT controller. 1. On start up, TANK 1 valve is open. 2. When TANK 1 low level (set-point 1) operates, TANK 1 valve closes and TANK 2 valve opens. 3. The system is now operating from TANK 2. 4. TANK 1 is replaced, TANK 1 low level alarm is now OFF. 5. When TANK 2 low level alarm operates, TANK 2 valve is closed and TANK 1 valve is opened. 6. The sequence is repeated.

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Filling Application using Load Cell Input


**Avoid costly motor and speed controllers for filling applications by using precise digital setpoint tracking.** The combination of a DI-60A programmable meter controller fitted with a smart load cell input module does just this, delivering accurate and reliable digital process control. The container is placed under the tank outlet. The start button is pressed, the display is reset to zero (Tared), the valve opens and the motor starts running until setpoint 1 is reached. The motor switches off and before the motor and pump stop completely (due to the motor inertia), the fill weight is reached and setpoint 2 is then deactivated at the fill weight and the valve closes.

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Flow Rate and Total Flow Measurement


Paddlewheel and turbine flow sensors are similar in operation as they rely on the energy in the flow stream to spin the rotor. The spinning rotor generates either a sinusoidal or square wave output.

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Frost Protection Controller


The Frost Protection Controller is an integrated, low cost frost risk management system that reduces the risk of frost damage to an orchardist's crop. The system constantly monitors the orchard temperature using a Pt100 RTD sensor. When frost damage is imminent, the controller automatically initiates the timely delivery of water spray to the area at risk, raising the humidity level. Water delivery is maintained in a continuous cycle to the affected zones until the frost conditions have abated, ensuring better crop protection and conserving resources such as water and power.

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Frostmate Frost Risk Management System


Frostmate is an integrated frost risk management system that reduces the risk of frost damage to an orchardist's crop. A sophisticated control and monitoring system constantly monitors the orchard environment combining both temperature and humidity to deliver a reliable prediction of frost conditions. When frost damage is imminent, the Frostmate automatically initiates the timely delivery of water spray to the area at risk, raising the humidity level. Water delivery is maintained in a continuous cycle to the affected zones until the frost conditions have abated, ensuring better crop protection and conserving resources such as water and power.

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Fruit Weighing Application


Our customer operates a fruit packhouse. His customers deliver their fruit in large bins for grading, packing and distribution. The full bins are loaded onto a conveyer and then transferred to a load cell weighing platform. The bin raises to a weigh position and then stops. After a 1 second delay (load cell to stabilize) the full bin is weighed. The bin then raises and tips the produce onto a second grading conveyer. The bin then returns to the load cell weigh position and stops. After a 1 second delay the empty bin is weighed.

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Heat Exchanger with Heating / Cooling Cycle Control


Our customer requires an energy efficient method of gently heating and cooling viscous solutions to assist the mixing process in the food and cosmetic industries.

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Irrigation Scheduling Controller


Our customer requires water balance studies of water resource allocation for crop management to maximize crop yeild and reduce irrigation costs. A weather station with a Tiger 320 Series controller is set up in a vineyard to measure solar radiation, wind speed, rainfall, and air temperature. A macro installed in the meter and generated by the Texmate Development Software program calculates daily evapotranspiration.

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Manual / Auto Station


In many industrial applications it is necessary to be able to control a device manually. Often a potentiometer or rotary switch is used, but this method can be too coarse and not easily repeatable. Texmate have developed a versatile and easy-to-use selection of manual stations, using their Tiger 320 Series controller, that produce an accurate, digitally controlled and scaled 4 to 20 mA or 0 to 10 V output.

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Oxygen Measurement Using a Zirconia Sensor


O2 is an important parameter to measure and control in kilns and furnaces. The diagram below shows the Tiger 320 Series DI-50 controller connected to a Zirconia O2 sensor with a built-in thermocouple. The controller calculates the O2 level from the temperature and mV level of the sensor. The result is then displayed on the controller.

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Resin to Roving Ratio and Progress Monitoring System for the Composite/Fibreglass Industry


Our customer requires the amount of resin and roving used during their manufacturing operation to be calculated, monitored, and recorded on a job-by-job basis, providing them with accurate costing and stock information. Texmate installed a Tiger 320 Series controller and connected it to the resin feedline flow transducer and the roving weighing platform pressure transducer.

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Single-phase Measurement and Control


It is no longer necessary to use combinations of transducers to achieve a power measurement and control system. A Texmate Tiger 320 Series DI-503 meter, installed with a single-phase power input module, calculates and displays volts, amps, Hz, watts, watt hours, and power factor from a single-phase 2 or 3-wire voltage and current input.

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Smart Rain Monitor and Irrigation Controller


Outdoor growers in intermittent or low rainfall areas require irrigation controllers. The controller input is usually from a tipping bucket rain gauge or a flow sensor. Control requirements: If more than X amount of rain falls within a programmed time, the irrigation cycle is interrupted. If Y amount more rain falls within the programmed Off-time, the irrigation cycle is interrupted for a longer time.

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Test Rigs for Quality Control Applications


As a programmable meter controller (PMC), the Tiger 320 Series is adaptable to one-off final assembly and quality control test jigs. The modular design of the PMC and the vast choice of input signal conditioning modules, allows production engineers to overcome many quality control challenges.

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Text Messaging and Tank Level Application


Our customer has a semi-automated mixing tank and uses a level sensor to detect the tank level. The tank is filled with a primary solution to a reconfigurable percentage of the full tank, controlled by a setpoint. A secondary solution is then added by hand. Texmate installed a Tiger 320 Series DI-60AT programmable meter controller (PMC). The controller is calibrated to display the percentage in hundredths of a percent (000.00%). When the pump fills the primary solution to the selected percentage, the setpoint relay stops the pump and the controller scrolls the

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Wet and Dry Bulb Humidity Measurement and Control


Wet and dry bulb humidity measurement, using two temperature sensor probes, is perhaps the most reliable method of accurately calculating humidity for low temperature applications in industry today. Both sensors are mounted close together, with one designated the dry bulb sensor and the other the wet bulb sensor. The wet bulb is kept wet using a moistened cotton wick. The wet bulb is cooled relative to the dry bulb by heat loss due to moisture evaporation from the wet bulb wick. The rate of evaporation is dependent on the ambient temperature and humidity.

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