Burger & Brown Engineering is pleased to announce the re-branding of the Smartlink TracerVM Interface, formerly called TracerVM Bluetooth® Interface. The new name more accurately describes the most commonly used application of the product to “link” with PC-based proprietary Data Logger software to collect, transmit, and store injection mold cooling data from TracerVM Base units. This data is used to confirm injection molded part processing conditions commonly required by medical, military or aerospace manufacturing of critical components.
The Smartlink TracerVM Interface supplies power and receives voltage temperature and flow rate data from up to eight TracerVM Base flowmeters at one time. Data Logger software at the PC monitors up to 10 Smartlink Interface units simultaneously, providing real-time graphs, Turbulent Flow indication, out-of-limit alarm data and file management. A dry contact switch is available for connection to a peripheral or machine control to signal the alarm condition when data collection is active. Configuration files containing alarm settings can be saved and retrieved as needed for specific molds and machine combinations.
The Smartlink TracerVM Interface also wirelessly transmits flow rate and temperature to display on a mobile device up to 20 meters away. The mobile app displays data from up to 30 interface units at one time. Flow condition data log files can be created using the mobile app and saved onto USB flash drive located on the interface unit.
The Smartlink TracerVM Interface housing is a (NEMA 4X compliant) gasketed, water-resistant, plastic enclosure designed to protect internal circuitry from occasional water spray. Ethernet and USB ports are located on the housing. USB port may be used to charge mobile devices or connect USB flash drive for temporary data storage. Operating temperature is 0 to 52°C (32 to 125°F). The unit requires 8 to 28VDC external power supply with Earth Ground. Cord grips are included to maintain water resistance.
Processors can save money with the Smartlink TracerVM Interface by installing economical non-display flowmeters in the cooling water line vs. flowmeters that include individual displays. Scientific injection molders use temperature and flow rate data from TracerVM Base units to confirm cooling water condition requirements, optimize cycle times and cooling water efficiency.
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