HI 4060 Rate Controller

HI 4060 is a compact, single-feeder, closed-loop rate controller for use in a variety of applications, including auger, belt and vibratory-based feeders, converting them from volumetric to gravimetric.

HI 4060 Rate Controller

Loss-In-Weight Closed Loop Rate Control

Hardy's HI 4060 is a compact, single-feeder, closed-loop rate controller for use in a variety of applications, including auger, belt and vibratory-based feeders, converting them from volumetric to gravimetric.

Access a Live Demo of the HI 4060.
 
After supplying excitation to the load sensors and digitizing the weight signal, the rate controller provides an analog output to control the feeder speed and adjusts this signal based on the required rate at which the feeder is losing weight. The HI 4060 can communicate this information real-time to a PLC or a PC to control the entire process.
 
The HI 4060 loss-in-weight rate controller features:

  • Automatic closed loop control: continuously adjusts the feeder to deliver the desired feed rate
  • True five-point automatic rate calibration: produces high feed accuracy for a wide range of feed rates
  • Multiple configuration storage: stores hundreds of different system configurations
  • Automatic feeder refill: starts and stops refilling without interrupting the feeding of material
  • Convenient manual mode: allows manual speed control, with switch to automatic control at the touch of a button
  • Various alarms, including rate tolerance and disturbance
  • Embedded web server for remote access
  • Communications: optional DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Remote I/O, Profibus, Modbus TCP/IP, and Analog


The HI 4060 is a powerful building block when it comes to multiple feeder systems. It can act as a master to multiple controllers or as a slave to other HI 4060s, HI 4050s or other process inputs. 

The HI 4060 rate controller features the Hardy Process Toolbox, a set of productivity tools that support process weighing functions. Each tool saves time, increases accuracy, improves efficiency or reduces risk in process weighing applications.

  • WAVERSAVER® to eliminate the effects of surrounding vibration for fast, stable weight display
  • C2® electronic calibration without test weights
  • A Secure Digital (SD) Memory Module card for fast transfer of configuration data
  • INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN® for system diagnostics and troubleshooting

Visit our Case Studies or Application Notes on feeder control to learn more. Hardy’s process weighing solutions are easy-to-install, configure, commission and operate. They are easy-to-maintain and save you time, money, raw materials and/or finished product. Contact a Hardy rep today!

To order an HI 4060, use our Ordering the HI 4050 or HI 4060 Made Easy Guide and the worksheet in the Documentation tab above.

Specifications

Display
• 64x128 LCD display with backlight
Averaging
• Sliding in single unit increments
Totalizer
• Keeps track of the amount of ingredient dispensed
Standard Interfaces
• Ethernet: 10/100base T; embedded web server
• Serial RS 232: simplex to printer or to remote scoreboard
Stable Weight Reading
• WAVERSAVER® 0.25Hz minimum
Calibration Techniques
• C2® electronic calibration
• Traditional calibration with test weights
Time Units
• Seconds, minutes and hours
Units of Measure
• lb, oz, ton, kg, g, mt
Mode
• Batch, continuous, manual, automatic
Load Point Excitation
• 5VDC power drives up to eight 350-ohm load cells
Digital Inputs
• Eight configurable, non-isolated
Analog Input
• Allows rate setpoint to be adjusted by an external analog input
• 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC or 0-10VDC
Control Output (1)
• User selectable
• 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC or 0-10VDC
Analog Outputs (3)
• Transmits weight or actual rate
• 4-20mA, 0-5VDC or 0-10VDC
Power Requirement
• AC: 110-240VAC, 47-63Hz
• DC: 24VDC
• 10 watts max
Operating Temperature
• -10° to +40°C (14° to 104°F)
Storage Temperature
• PM: -30° to +70°C (-22° to 158°F)
• DR: -40° to +85°C (-40° to 185°F)
Enclosure
• Panel/remote mount
• DIN mount (blind)
• Wall mount
Dimensions
• Front panel: 4”h x 7”w x .725”d
(101.6h x 177.8w x 18.4d mm)
• Housing: 4.00”h x 5.65”w x 3.13”d
(101.6h x 143.5w x 79.4d mm)
• Wall mount: 11.50”h x 8.28”w x 5.54”d
(292.1h x 210.3w x 140.6d mm)
Approvals
• UL/CUL
• EtherNet/IP (ODVA)
• DeviceNet (ODVA)
• RIO Allen-Bradley Remote I/O
Warranty
• Two-year warranty against defects in workmanship

All specifications subject to change without notice. Please contact
the Hardy factory or visit our website for the latest specifications.

Options

HI 4060
-PM Panel or remote mount
-PMWS Stainless steel wall mount with display
-DR DIN rail (blind)
-DRWS Stainless steel blind wall mount
-AC AC power
-DC DC power

Network Options
-DN DeviceNet
-EIP Ethernet/IP
-RIO Allen-Bradley Remote I/O
-MD Modbus TCP/IP
-PB Profibus DP

To order an HI 4060, use our Ordering the HI 4050 or HI 4060 Made Easy guide and the worksheet in the Documentation section. 

Hardy Process ToolboxHardy Process Toolbox

The Hardy Process Toolbox is a set of productivity tools that support industrial weighing functions. Each tool saves time, increases accuracy, improves efficiency or reduces risk in process weighing applications, including WAVERSAVER® to eliminate vibration, C2® electronic calibration and Integrated Technician® to name just a few.

The HI 4060 features the following Toolbox technologies:

WAVERSAVER® Vibration Eliminator
Hardy's WAVERSAVER core technology eliminates the effects that surrounding vibration has on the scale weight signal, providing only true data for fast, accurate weight reading.

INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN® Operator Diagnostics
Hardy's INTEGRATED TECHNICIAN (IT) core feature helps you troubleshoot your weighing system and diagnose problems from the front of the instrument or via the PLC. These tests display system weights, voltages, and pass/fail displays to help isolate a problem to the instrument, cabling, or sensors, helping to reduce maintenance costs.

Embedded Web Server
Access your instrument from any computer browser, easing setup and making diagnostics fast and easy.  Use the Embedded Web Server to set up all parameters from anywhere on the Ethernet network.

Secure Memory Module Stores Configuration Data
Hardy's Secure Memory Module (SMM) uses a standard SD card to automatically back up critical weighing system data, and allowing you to transfer it to another like controller in a few minutes.  You can also use the card to easily back up your controller data onto a PC.

WAVERSAVER+ Noise Suppression
WAVERSAVER+ allows a systems operator to apply a filter to eliminate the effects of noise on a weighing system.

FEED-MASTER
FEED-MASTER is a set of software controls designed to control volumetric and gravimetric feeders.