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VR-06 Paperless Chart Recorder

6 Channel Paperless Chart Recorder

Product Overview
  • 6.4" VGA Color LCD display
  • Up to 6 input channels for voltage, current, thermocouple or RTD
  • 6 Plug and Play I/O card slots
  • Standard Ethernet and optional RS-232/RS-422/RS485 communication
  • Removable Compact Flash data storage
  • Multiple display formats
  • Panel mount and bench top/portable configurations
  • Save Data via Flash ROM, Compact Flash Card or PC
  • High Accuracy
  • Fast Sampling Rate
  • Mathematical & Programmable Capabilities
  • Ideal for replacing old paper chart recorders
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Brainchild VR-06 Paperless Chart Recorder with LCD Display

Manufacturer - Brainchild Paperless Chart Recorders

Model Number - VR-06

Product Spec Sheet

Paperless Recorder

Low-cost paperless chart recorder with built-in high resolution display (6.4", 640x480 pixels VGA TFT), an infrared detector, maximum of 6 channels, plug & play IO cards, and removable Flash memory storage. The VR06 can be used to monitor, record, and evaluate processes in plants and processes, for environmental monitoring, or in the laboratory.

Users can access data on the screen as well as on site from a remote location via RS-232, RS-485, RS-422 serial interface or Ethernet networking. Historical data can be stored in flash ROM, Compact Flash Card, or collected in a remote host PC for data evaluation and print-out.


6.4"Color TFT LCD with 640X480 pixels resolution
The Maximum Channels :
6 isolated analog input channels
Plug & Play Supported I / O card, 6 Slots
The High Flexibility :
User configurable l / O card
Expandable modular architecture
Flexible screen configuration
Soft keys coupled with interactive dialog simplify
setup & operation procedures
Easy - to - access function keys
Infrared Detector:
Shut off LCD automatically to prolong LCD life
and save power while nobody near by
Save Space:
Only 174 mm (6.9") depth behind panel
Various Display Formats:
Vertical trend , Horizontal trend,
Bar Graph, Numerical or mixed
Save Data in Flash ROM,
Compact Flash Card or PC
Communication :
Standard Ethernet and optional RS-232 / 422 / 485
The Highest Accuracy
18 - bit A -D analog input, 15-bit D-A analog output.
Fast Sampling Rate:
Within 200 msec for all channels,
Programmable Filter or Moving Average Sampling Method
Statistics with Instant , Average , Min./ Max. Values
Programmable Alarms and Messages available
Portable / Bench Top Assembly Kit available
90-250VAC, 47-63Hz, 60VA, 30W maximum
11-18VDC or 18-36 VDC, 60VA, 30W maximum

6.4?TFT LCD, 640X480 pixel resolution, 256 colors

8MB storage memory on board
Storage media: 128, 512 MB, 1 GB CF (Compact Flash) cards

Analog Input Cards (AI181, AI182, AI183)
Channels: AI181 ~ 1 channel, AI182 ~ 2 channels, AI183 ~ 3 channels
Resolution: 18 bits
Sampling Rate: 5 times/ second
Maximum Rating: -2 VDC minimum, 12 VDC maximum (1 minute for mA input)
Temperature Effect: 1.5 V/ C for all inputs except mA 3.0 V/ C for mA input
Sensor Lead Resistance Effect:
T/C: 0.2 V/ohm
3-wire RTD: 2.6 C /ohm of resistance difference of two leads
2-wire RTD: 2.6 C /ohm of resistance sum of two leads
Burn-out Current: 200nA
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR): 120dB
Normal Mode Rejection Ratio (NMRR): 55dB
Isolation Breakdown Voltage between channels: 430VAC min.
Sensor Break Detection:
Sensor opened for TC, RTD and mV inputs,
below 1 mA for 4-20mA input, below 0.25V for 1-5V inputs,
unavailable for other inputs.
Sensor Break Responding Time:
Within 10 seconds for TC, RTD and mV inputs,
0.1 second for 4-20 mA and 1-5V inputs.

Type Range Accuracy@ 25 C Input Impedance
J -120 ~ 1000 C
(-184 ~ 1832 F)
1 C 2.2MΩ
K -200 ~ 1370 C
(-328 ~ 2498F)
1 C 2.2MΩ
T -250 ~ 400C
(-418 ~ 752F)
1 C 2.2MΩ
E -100 ~ 900 C
(-148 ~ 1652 F)
1C 2.2MΩ
B 0 ~ 1820 C
(32 ~ 3308 F)
2C 2.2MΩ
R 0 ~ 1768 C
(32 ~ 3214 F)
2C 2.2MΩ
S 0 ~ 1768 C
(32 ~ 3214 F)
2C 2.2MΩ
N -250 ~ 1300 C
(-418 ~ 2372 F)
1 C 2.2MΩ
L -200 ~ 900 C
(-328 ~ 1652 F)
1 C 2.2MΩ
-210 ~ 700 C
(-346 ~ 1292 F)
0.4C 1.3KΩ
-200 ~ 600 C
(-328 ~ 1112 F)
0.4C 1.3KΩ
mV -8 ~ 70mV 0.05% 2.2MΩ
mA -3 ~ 27mA 0.05% 70.5Ω
0~1V -0.12 ~ 1.15V 0.05% 32KΩ
0~5V -1.3 ~ 11.5V 0.05% 332KΩ
1~5V -1.3 ~ 11.5V 0.05% 332KΩ
0~10V -1.3 ~ 11.5V 0.05% 332KΩ

Analog Input Cards (AI183V)
Type Range Accuracy@ 25 C Input Impedance
-60~60mV -62~62mV 0.1% 2.2 MΩ
-2~2V -2.2~2.2V 0.3% 332KΩ
-20~20 V -22~22 V 0.1% 332KΩ
-20~20 mA -22~22 mA 0.1% 70.5OΩ

Digital Input Card (DI181)
Channels: 6 per card Logic
Low: -5V minimum, 0.8V maximum
Logic High: 2V minimum, 5V maximum
External pull-down Resistance: 1KΩ maximum
External pull-up Resistance: 1.5MΩ minimum

Digital Output Card (DO181)
Channels: 6 per card
Contact Form: N.O. (form A)
Relay Rating: 5A/240 VAC, life cycles 200,000 for resistive load

Analog Output Card (AO183I, AO183V)
Channels: 3 per card Output signal: AO183I: 4-20mA, 0-20mA, AO183V: 0-5V, 1-5V, 0-10V
Resolution: 15 bits
Accuracy: 0.05% of Span 0.0025% /C
Load Resistance: 0-500 ohms (current), 10K ohms minimum (voltage)
Output Regulation: 0.01% for full load change
Output Setting Time: 0.1 second (stable to 99.9%)
Isolation Breakdown Voltage: 1000VAC min.
Integral Linearity Error: 0.005% of Span
Temperature Effect: 0.0025% of Span /C

24VDC Auxiliary Power Supply Card (AP181)
Channels: to be used for 6 transmitters
Output Rating: 24 1 VDC, 180mA in maximum, 30mA / each channel

COMM Module (CM181)
Interface: RS-232 (1 unit), RS-485 or RS-422 (up to 247 units)
Protocol: Modbus Protocol RTU mode
Address: 1-247
Baud Rate: 0.3~38.4 Kbits/sec.
Measured data Bits: 7 or 8 bits
Parity Bit: None, Even or Odd
Stop Bit: 1 or 2 bits

Standard Ethernet Communication
Protocol: Modbus TCP/IP, 10 Base T
Ports: AUI (Attachment Unit Interface) and RJ-45, Auto- detect capability

Infrared Detector
Distance: Detect moving human body in distance around 2 meters
Time delayed: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 minutes to be defined
Real time clock accuracy vs. temperature inside of housing
Temperature inside housing typical error per month
10 ~ 40 C 18 seconds
0 C or 50 C 52 seconds
-10C or 60 C 107 seconds

Environmental & Physical
Operating Temperature: 5 ~ 50 C
Storage Temperature: -25 ~ 60 C
Humidity: 20 to 80% RH (non-condensing), maximum relative humidity 80% for temperature up to 31C decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40C
Altitude: 2000 M maximum
Insulation Resistance: 20 M ohms min. (at 500 VDC)
Dielectric Strength: 1350 VAC, 50/60 Hz for 1 minute
Vibration Resistance: 10-55 Hz, 10m/ s2 for 2 hours
Shock Resistance: 30m/ s2 (3g) for operation, 100g for transportation
Operation Position: no inclined restriction
Dimensions: Panel Mount style: 166(W) x 144(H) x 174mm(D)
Bench Top style: 166 (W) x 192 (H) x 194mm (D)
Standard Panel Cutout: DIN size in 138 x 138mm

Approval Standards
Safety: UL61010C-1,
CSA C22.2 No. 24-93
CE: EN61010-1 (IEC1010-1)
over voltage category II, Pollution degree 2
Protective Class:
IP 30 front panel for indoor use,
IP 20 housing and terminals
Emission: EN61326 (EN55022 class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
Immunity: EN61326 (EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4,
EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-8, EN61000-4-11)

Mixed Mode

  • View max. 6 mixed real time data trends horizontally.
  • Display data in "Bars and "Digits" together with mixed "Trends".
  • Recognie data trends easily by different colors and tag names.
  • Switch to other configured pages easily by "Page" function key.
  • Display current "Time/Data" information.
  • Remind the user of "Alarm" or "Memory Full".

Trend Mode

  • View max. 6 real time data trends vertically.
  • Recognize data trends easily by different colors and tag names.
  • Switch to other configured pages easily by "Page" function key.
  • Display current "Time/Data" information.
  • Remind the user of "Alarm" or "Memory Full"

Historical Mode

  • Display max. 6 sets of historical data simultaneously.
  • View desired data section by the up and down function keys
  • Access precise data value at a point selected by moving the "ruler".
  • "Zoom" to expand/contract the display time span.
  • View historical data trends and their respective data values
  • Recognize trends easily by different colors and indivdual tag names.

Bar Graph Mode

  • View max. 6 real time data in bar graphs.
  • Scale individually by user in "configuration".
  • Display data value and tag name in different colors together with each bar graph.
  • Mark "Hi/Lo" alarm limits.
  • Display current "Time/Data" information.
  • Remind the user of the "Alarm" or "Memory Full".

Alarm List

  • List all the alarm records clearly with useful information.
  • Browse through the alarm list or "ackknowledge" alarm easily by function keys on the vertical bar.
  • Remind the user of the alarm status in different colors.

Numerical Mode

  • View max. 6 real time data in numbers.
  • Display data value and tag name in different color.
  • Mark "Hi/Lo" alarm limits.
  • Display current "Time/Date" information.
  • Remind the user of the "Alarm" or "Memory Full".

Configuration Mode

  • Configure pen (input/output, pen name, event, job...)
  • Configure page (color, pen, decimal, pen width...)
  • Configure timer.
  • Configure instrument (storage media, display, communication, time/data..)

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