Sigma Controls, Inc.
217 S. 5th St. Perkasie, Pa 18944
phone 215.257.3412 - fax 215.257.3416

Sigma Controls

Sigma Myriad Lc1 Level Controller

Engineering Specification

The following specification covers a comprehensive, programmable, fully automatic Level Control and Monitoring Instrument for continuous level operation.

The Controller shall be panel mounted or wall mounted in a Nema 4X, waterproof, non-metallic enclosure with a clear Lexan viewing window.

The Controller shall be microprocessor based with 24 bit signed integer variables and fully user configurable through five front of panel user keys. The Controller shall display all level and alarm information on its graphical, backlit, LCD display with a resolution of 128 x 32 pixels in bitmap form. Process variables and set point information shall be displayed in digital, alpha, bargraph and trend formats.

All programmable parameters shall be password protected to prevent unauthorized changes. The password shall be user programmable. An ‘on-board’ alarm horn shall be user selectable to activate upon alarm conditions and shall be silenced with any key.

The following operational parameters shall be user programmable.
  1. Level Display – 4/20mA, 0-5 VDC, 1-5 VDC, 1-10 VDC shall be settable for any numeric value in the input range, six full digits, selectable decimal point, engineering units and update time (filter).
  2. Analog Output – An analog output shall be provided for retransmission of the input signal and shall be user programmable for its range.
  3. Set Points – Two form ‘C’, 5 amp relay outputs shall be provided which can be programmed independently for both set and reset values over the full input range and be inverted for reverse operation.
  4. Peak/Valley Values – shall be continuously monitored and available for operator viewing. These retained values shall be resettable from the keypad.
  5. Digital Input/Output – 4 digital opto/isolated inputs and 4 solid-state digital outputs shall be available. When an input is active, its opposite digital output shall become active.
  6. Input Linearization – A 20-point user configurable linearizer shall be available to permit the level display to be linear with respect to a non-linear input signal.

The Myriad LC1 shall monitor the input signal and display the preprogrammed values in engineering units and vertical bargraph format. Two form ‘C’, 5 amp relay outputs for control or alarm shall be provided and be fully user programmable.

A retransmit analog output for remote monitoring shall be standard and be scaleable with respect to the input. An integral audible alarm shall be provided which is user programmable to actuate when a digital set point is reached.

The Controller shall be powered from 230/110 VAC or 24 VDC and will provide 100mA of DC excitation output for the level sensor and other external loads.

All inputs and outputs shall be optically isolated with common negative. Analog inputs and outputs shall be user selectable for 4/20mA, 0-5 VDC, 1-5 VDC and 0-10 VDC. Output relays shall be single pole double throw (SPDT) rated at 5 amps.

A comprehensive diagnostic screen shall be standard, which allows the operator to view the status of all analog and digital outputs in real time.

For SCADA and communication purposes the Controller shall contain two RS485 data ports. Controllers shall be able to be connected in a Network and communicate with each other in true peer-to-peer form, with up to 4,000 feet between nodes.

If used in the panel mount format the controller chassis should be removable without tools or removal of any wiring. Withdrawal shall be through the front of the Din case.

It is the intent of this specification that a standard device be supplied that requires no special software, programming or specialized knowledge.

The Level Controller shall be a Sigma Myriad LC1.