HALswitch R8 Relay/Digital Interface Board

The HALswitch R8 board is an easy and quick solution to integrate a scanner controller card into a machine. It makes use of 24V and even 250V directly.
This digital interface board is designed in a way to allow fast installation: connection to the used scanner controller card requires a 1:1 cable only. After applying 24V power to the board, it is fully functional and all the digital inputs and outputs can be used with the higher voltages that appear within a machine typically.
The HALswitch R8 board provides the following features:

  • 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs, fully galvanically insulated
  • a second HALswitch board can be connected to offer additional 2/8 digital inputs and additional 2/8 digital outputs (dependent on used controller card)
  • inputs can be operated with 12..24V directly
  • outputs can switch up to 250VAC/30VDC and 7A permanent/12A peak
  • all outputs act on relays directly with a normally opened and a normally closed contact each
  • can be connected to DigiI/O extension board of E1701A / E1701C / E1701D controller card via simple 1:1 cable
  • can be connected to digital interface of E1803D scanner controller card via simple 1:1 cable
  • can be connected to Intelli-IO extension board of E1803D scanner controller card via simple 1:1 cable
  • can be connected to EXTENSION interface of SCAPS™ USC-2™ or USC-3™ control card via simple 1:1 cable
  • can be connected to EXTENSION1 interface of Scanlab™ RTC5™ or RTC6™ control card via simple 1:1 cable
  • can be connected to GPIO header of a Raspberry Pi™ single-board computer via simple 1:1 cable
  • compatible with E1803base for easy mechanical installation

HALswitch R8 mounting example:

  • E1803base (in vertical direction and upper mounting position) used to clamp the whole stack onto a DIN/C45 rail
  • HALswitch R8 on top allowing to thread the 24V and 250V wires from lower side

Attention: mounting of the HALswitch board has to be done via non-metallic and non-conductive screws/bolts in order to not to break the galvanic insulation the HALswitch board provides!

HALswitch R8 mounting example:

  • E1803base (in vertical direction and upper mounting position) used to clamp the whole stack onto a DIN/C45 rail
  • E1803D controller card which connects via digital interface to HALSwitch board
  • E1803base to insulate E1803D controller from HALswitch board
  • HALswitch R8 on top connected via flat-belt cable to E1803D and allowing to thread the 24V and 250V wires from lower side

Attention: mounting of the HALswitch board has to be done via non-metallic and non-conductive screws/bolts in order to not to break the galvanic insulation the HALswitch board provides!

The optional RASPIbase Mounting Kit completes the set of mounting kits and gives the possibility to use a Raspberry Pi™ (all non-Zero and non-module variants). It comes with integrated shielding to suppress electromagnetic interferences when it is used to stack different controllers on each other. With this kit a RasPi can be mounted

  • Directly on a DIN/C45 rail using the integrated clamps (using horizontal or vertical orientation/four different mounting positions, see example below)
  • On top of an E1803D controller card using some hex stands/distance bolts
  • On top of a HALswitch relay board using some insulating hex stands/distance bolts

RASPIbase mounting example:

  • Raspberry Pi™ mounted on a RASPIbase
  • RASPIbase equipped with clamps on upper position for DIN/C45 rail mounting in vertical orientation

Resources

HALswitch manual containing hardware and usage description as well as full pinout: halswitch_manual.pdf

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