Building a precision instrument that can survive real-world punishment requires masterful engineering. This is where Dillon's experience shines through. The engineers assigned to the EDXtreme drew on a depth of industrial application knowledge and conducted exhaustive materials testing to achieve the highest structural integrity.
One of the foremost reasons for choosing an electronic dynamometer is added functionality. The radio or hardwired options available with the EDXtreme offer the convenience and safety of remote operation. Additionally, data from the dynamometer(s) can be downloaded to a PC via an RS-232 connection for compilation and analysis or to generate hard-copy printouts.
The optional Communicator is an extremely powerful hand-held remote that can define the function and manage the operation of one or more EDXtreme dynamometers using wired or radio technologies. Through the programmable SOFTKEY interface, one or more Communicators can monitor multiple dynamometers within the same airspace. In multiple-link lifting arrays, the Communicator can display readings at any or all lift points and calculate the total load.
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Models available in capacities from 2500 to 550,000 lbf (1000 to 250,000 kgf).Uncompromising on Safety – adaptable to the need
The EDxtreme exemplifies the trademark precision and rugged construction of Dillon dynamometers. Its highly refined design draws on the inherent strengths of premium-grade materials to achieve a 5:1 minimum factor of safety.
While the EDxtreme may be configured for something as simple as a digital hanging scale, it offers a higher level of intelligence. With user-defined functions and sophisticated communication options, the EDxtreme readily adapts to multi-tasking operations or multilink systems capable of monitoring a series of critical stress points from a single location — it is the definition of application versatility.
Signature features of the EDxtremeXtreme engineering
Building a precision instrument that can survive real-world punishment requires masterful engineering. This is where Dillon’s experience shines through. The engineers assigned to the EDxtreme drew on a depth of industrial application knowledge and conducted exhaustive materials testing to achieve the highest structural integrity.
High resolution and accurate repeatable readings are essential to proper weighing. The higher standards set for the EDxtreme meant taking the time to ensure that material characteristics, load element design and strain gage meshed perfectly. The result of that effort is a typical accuracy of 0.1% of full scale capacity. The enhanced resolution mode of 1 part in 5000 provides the level of readability needed for refined weighing.Xtreme ease
A basic stand-alone model can be easily upgraded “in-the-field” to accommodate changing needs. Remote configuration, data acquisition and single point monitoring of multiple links are all possible with the hardwired or radio communication options available with the EDxtreme.Typical Configurations
Communications unlock the full potential of the EDxtreme
One of the foremost reasons for choosing an electronic dynamometer is added functionality. The radio or hardwired options available with the EDxtreme offer the convenience and safety of remote operation. Additionally, data from the dynamometer(s) can be downloaded to a PC via an RS-232 connection for compilation and analysis or to generate hardcopy printouts.
Remote control and radio communications are not new to the Dillon product line. In fact, it is the depth of Dillon’s experience in this area that led to meaningful innovations in the design of the EDxtreme and its optional remote Communicator.Improved radio performance
Unlike the single-frequency products on the market today, the EDxtreme radio dynamometer utilizes leading-edge 2.4Ghz radio frequency technology to eliminate common interference. This technology will automatically “hop” from frequency to frequency to establish and maintain the strongest, most reliable communications.Dynamic monitoring and control
The optional Communicator is an extremely powerful handheld remote that can define the function and manage the operation of one or more EDxtreme dynamometers using wired or radio technologies. Through the programmable SOFTKEY interface, one Communicator can monitor multiple dynamometers within the same airspace. In multiple-link lifting arrays, the Communicator can display readings at any or all lift points and calculate the total load.
Dynamometer SpecificationsEnclosure: Designed to NEMA4X/IP55. Suitable for continuous outdoor use.
Accuracy: 0.1% of capacity up to EDx-50T.* 0.3% of capacity for EDx-75T and above.*
Repeatability: 0.1% of capacityup to EDx-50T.* 0.3% of capacity for EDx-75T and above.*
* Normal resolution mode with Dillon provided shackles.
Proof load: 150% of capacity up to EDx-75T. 110% of capcity Edx-100T and above.
Ultimate overload: See table on reverse. Safe overload: 200% of capacity
Body protection: Aluminum capacities are anodized. Alloy steel capacities are electroless-nickel plated.
Bearings: Unmatched repeatability attained by needle bearings in shackle pin holes up to EDx-5T. Shackle pin acts as inner race.
Shackles: Forged industry standard anchor shackles. Models up to EDx-5T use precision machined shackle pin. Higher capacities use bar stock pin.
Display: 128 x 64 dot-graphic LCD display shows up to 6 digits 1.0” (26 mm) high plus annunciators and softkeys. Digits are .11 inches (3 mm) thick for unmatched readability.
Display update rate: 2 times per second.
Connector: Recessed sealed connector may be used for serial communications or connection to a Communicator remote.
RS-232 / RS-485 communication: Print or extract data easily. Continuous output can drive a scoreboard. Confi gurable poll character.
Calibration: Traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Certifi cate included with curve of readings. Passes only with three consecutive confi rming runs, with all points in specifi cation.
Battery life: 320 hours typical use with two C-cell alkaline batteries. 40 hours typical with Radio Link system.
Operating temperature: -4° F to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)
Included with instrument: All include certificate of calibration, manual and batteries. Plastic carry case included for EDx-1T to EDx-50T. Higher capacities include rugged plywood storage crate. Instruments with shackles include centering spacers (EDx-20T & up) and shackle storage crate (EDx-20T to EDx-75T). Display backlight.
Options: Shackles. Radio communications.
Communicator SpecificationsEnclosure: Designed to NEMA 3 / IP44 with optional sleeve. Suitable for protected outdoor use.
Instrument size: 9.0 x 4.6 x 1.8 inch (228 x 117 x 45mm).
Accuracy: Not applicable. Only sends and receives digital information.
Display: 128 x 64 dot-graphic LCD display can show full readings up to 5 instruments.
Battery life: 40 hours radio or 45 wireline using four AA alkaline batteries under typical use.
Operating temperature: -4° F to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)
Connectors: Sealed connectors may be used for serial communications and wired connection to an EDxtreme dynamometer.
RS-232 communication: Print or extract data easily. Continuous output can drive a scoreboard. Confi gurable poll character.
Included with remote: Carry case and batteries.
Accessories: Rubberized case protector sleeve. Remote wall mount bracket. Serial and remote cable assemblies.
Radio SpecificationsFCC Certified: For unlicensed low power devices. No radio licensing or permits required for normal operation.* (In the US and Canada. Check local ordinances in other countries.)
Frequency: 2.4 GHz spread-spectrum operates between 2.402 – 2.478 GHz. Continuously and automatically changes frequencies many times per second for consistent, reliable communications.
Output level: 10 mW (10 dBm)
Display update rate: 2 times per second with single dynamometer. Multi-instrument networks result in reduced updates.
Number of networks: 63 remotes can operate independently in the same airspace with unique channels.
Number of links remote can control: Up to 15 addresses are available per network channel.
Configuration: Address and network channels are front-panel confi gurable.
Antenna: Integral antenna.
Range: Open-air – Up to 300 feet, line-of-sight. Indoors – Dependent upon environment with 150 feet common.
Approval: FCC ID: KQL-PKLR2400 CAN ID: CAN2268391158A
CE: EMC 89/336 Machinery Safety 98/37
Low power radio systems are dependent upon interference levels from other radio systems and environmental conditions. Radio devices are not suitable for all applications.
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