Weidmuller's Wave TTA (Transmitter/Trip Amplifier) is a
single channel, DIN-rail mounted, universal input signal isolator, converter,
transmitter, linearizer and trip-amplifier. It is extremely accurate and
suitable for a wide range of process applications. In a single electronics package, supplied
with free configuration software. It takes the complexity out of the
potentially demanding issues regarding input/output scalability. TTA's
feature-set supports all common temperature sensors, accepts frequency and dc
inputs, and can be user-customized allowing for custom linearization. Featuring both analog and relay outputs, with
operating temperatures from -40 and 158F, and universal ac/dc powering means
the Wave TTA can be installed almost anywhere. TTA functionality simplifies the
designers job by reducing the variety of conditioning devices needed for a
project, and reduces installation costs because it does not need to be powered
from a dc power supply. Easily accessible testing points help simplify and
reduce commissioning time/cost by allowing input/output signal current testing
without cable removal. For the plant engineer, one Wave TTA will cover many
conditioning needs, so inventory is minimized. In the event of an intelligent
transmitter/actuator failure, this one device allows the engineer to use a
standard field device which can be easily replaced rather than specially
reconfiguring the transmitter/actuator.
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