Featuring up to 8 channels and hot-swappable functionality, the Advantech APAX-5080 counter module for use in automated systems is capable of simultaneously taking counts from multiple sources using any of its 5 operating modes (Up, Up/Down, Frequency, Pulse/Direction and A/B Phase). Four digital input counter gates define when the counter is enabled; 4 digital output alarm channels are triggered when certain criteria are met. The counter is configured using Microsoft Windows CE, Linux and SoftLogic.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group; 800-205-7940; www.advantech.com