Timers & Counters

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Timers, counters and process control components convert incoming signals to a display readout. They can be used as a straightforward process display or can signal other devices upon reaching a preset value to control an event.

Timed events are measured using time counters. Timed events, in most cases, are displayed on a mechanical figure wheel, a timing hand, or can be viewed on an LCD or LED display. Programmable time formats include hours, minutes and seconds; they can be adding or subtracting, or adding only (totalising).

Counters register pulsed input signals and translate them to a digital readout. Totalising counters accumulate a count value in one direction only (adding); they are generally non-scaleable and do not signal other devices. Preset counters come with at least one output; the output provides a signal to other devices on reaching a preset value.

Preset counters, in most cases, are bi-directional (adding and subtracting) and feature programmable scaling where incoming pulses are multiplied to represent a comparison between the sensing device, measured material or speed, and the display readout.

There are several counter types included within this range, some with and some without a preset function.

Counters can be mechanical without power, electrically powered, or can be self-powered by a lithium battery.

Products shown in this section include mechanical, electrical and electronic timers or counters, process indicators, rate meters, revolution counters, stroke counters and length measurement devices.