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  • Nimbus IoT Edge Processing Interface, 2x 4–20ma inputs (non-isolated), 4 digital inputs

    Nimbus IoT Edge Processing Interface

    CUSTOMIZABLE PRODUCT: This product is available in custom configurations for OEMs and high volume orders (over 100 pieces). If you have a difficult application that requires our engineering input, please call 1-888-652-4757 so we can assist you.

    Power Supply
    Wireless comms
    Serial comms

    What it does: collates signals from sensors for processing and publishing to the Cloud. Can perform calculations prior to transmitting this data. Requires Bridge Key for programming. Part of the Define Instruments IoT machine monitoring solution

    Data visibility for better machine performance

    The Nimbus IoT collates signals from industrial equipment for processing and publishing to the Cloud. Designed for monitoring small machines and automation systems it enables data visibility for determining machine health or process efficiency. It features industrial grade digital inputs, relay contacts and analog process (4–20mA) input channels to easily link process sensor inputs and standalone machinery to Industrial IoT cloud services.

    Collect field operating data from your machine

    The Nimbus IoT built-in cloud interface sends data from your machine directly to the Cloud – useful for facilities maintenance monitoring, replenishing consumables and remote diagnostic monitoring.

    Direct wireless interface to field process inputs

    Nimbus IoT converts, conditions and processes analog signals directly to wireless WiFi (801.11) or (eMTC) LTE Cat M1. No additional wireless modem required.

    Easily integrates with your existing automation equipment

    The Nimbus IoT natively supports MQTT Industrial IoT communications protocol. ModBus RTU master/slave communication port directly interfaces to metering and control automation. Application use cases include AMR (automatic meter reading), monitoring of remote asset productivity, energy consumption, and consumable supply tank levels. Nimbus onboard logic engine allows customization tailored to specific measurement and monitoring requirements.

    Extra cloud interface security and Store and Forward data integrity

    Connection and data security are paramount so the Nimbus IoT provides peace of mind with Transport Layer Secu- rity (TLS 1.2) protocol. In the event of a network communications failure the Nimbus IoT Store and Forward function buffers data locally, forwarding to the cloud server once network communications are reinstated, securely monitor- ing and recording with total data integrity.


    Nimbus IoT Datasheet A4 Nimbus IoT Datasheet A4 19V01 A4, 26-Sep-2019 | (752 KB)

    CUSTOMIZABLE PRODUCT: This product is available in custom configurations for OEMs and high volume orders (over 100 pieces). If you have a difficult application that requires our engineering input, please call 1-888-652-4757 so we can assist you.

    In addition to this software a Bridge Key is required for the configuration of this product. You must order one unless you already have one from a previous product purchase.

    Number of input channels
    Input configuration
    2x 4-20mA
    Input isolation
    Not isolated to pwer supply or digital inputs
    24V DC @ 200mA maximum. Total on all +24V output pins.
    Sampling rate
    12 bits
    <±1.0% fso (unless otherwise dd>
    Power supply
    85-265V AC/DC (HV) 10–30V DC (LV)
    General Specifications
    Noise immunity
    (CMRR) 160dB tested at 300V RMS 50Hz
    RF immunity
    <±1% effect fso dd>
    Permanent memory
    (E²ROM) 100,000 writes per input parameter
    Linearity & repeatability
    <±0.1% dd>
    Current Input
    0–20mA, 4–20mA
    Input impedance
    Max over-range
    Protected by PTC to 24V DC
    Linearity & repeatability
    0.1% FSO max
    0.1% FSO max
    Channel separation
    0.001% max
    Ambient drift
    0.003%/°C FSO typical
    Digital Pulse Input
    Relay Output
    Number of relay outputs
    Relay output type
    1x Change over Form C Relay (15A 250V AC or 15A 30V DC), 2x Form A Realys (3A 250V AC or 3A 30V DC)
    Comm Port(s)
    Number of comm ports
    Modbus RTU, RS485, RS232 or Define ASCII, EIA485 compliant
    Port 1
    Default comm port
    RS485 / RS232 auto-select. Selectable baud rate 2400–230000 baud. Format 8 bit, no parity, 1 stop bit
    RS485/422 isolation
    Digital Inputs
    Number of digital inputs
    Digital input type
    Open collector (NPN, PNP), Clean Contact, Voltage 2–30V DC
    Input types
    NPN, PNP, Clean Contact, Voltage 2–30V DC
    Status, up counter, up/ down counter with direction, debounced counter, frequency, gated frequency
    Counter register output
    32 bit
    Frequency range
    (Reduced to 0–1,000Hz in Sleep Mode)
    Debounce counter range
    Not isolated to power supply or analog inputs
    Data Logging
    Real-time clock
    RTC time base UTC. Local time in device with automatic daylight savings adjustment
    Data logging
    31,774 Samples with up to 30 parameters plus time stamp per sample. 32MB capacity.
    Datalog retrieval
    Simple data log retrieval and visualization, using Define WorkBench
    USB programmable
    Via 'PC Setup' port using Bridge Key USB programmer (sold separately)
    Define WorkBench
    Simple configuration and datalog retrieval using Define WorkBench
    DIN 35 rail mounting; Material: ABS inflammability V0 (UL94). Phoenix type removable screw connectors.
    Dimensions (H x W x D)
    3.98 x 0.91 x 4.72" (101 x 23 x 120mm) Excludes antenna and connectors
    Environmental Conditions
    Operating temperature
    –40 to 176°F (–40 to 80°C)
    Storage temperature
    –40 to 176°F (–40 to 80°C)
    Operating humidity
    5–85% RH max, non-condensing
    Certifications & Compliances
    EN 61326-1
    UL listed
    Emissions EN 61326-1 2006 Class A; Immunity EN 613265-1 2006 Industrial Locations; EN50581: 2012 RoHS; Safety EN 61010, 1:2010

    Nimbus IoT Manual (Nim2) Nimbus IoT Manual (Nim2) 19v1, 04-Nov-2019 | (1661 KB)

    Nimbus IoT Datasheet A4 Nimbus IoT Datasheet A4 19V01 A4, 26-Sep-2019 | (752 KB)

    Nimbus IoT Datasheet US Letter Nimbus IoT Datasheet US Letter 19V01 US Letter, 26-Sep-2019 | (752 KB)

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    RS232/485 Comms
    -RS 2 x RS485 / RS232
    -  No RS232/485 communications
    Power supply
    85–265V AC/DC 
    10–32V DC 
    Wireless Comms
    -CM1 Cellular modem (eMTC) LTE Cat-M1
    -WIF WiFi (801.11)
    Sample order code: NIM2-RS-HV-CM1
    Bridge Key USB Bridge Key and communications kit (Sold separately)
    Define WorkBench Simple utility for setting up your Nimbus

    Nimbus IoT Edge Processing Interface

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