Versatile Base (VB) series of controllers is rated for 8 to 32 Vdc input power and temperatures from –40° to 80°C. Based on PLC on a Chip technology, it suits standard and custom I/O expander boards and is programmed with EZ Ladder software which supports ladder diagram with function block programming. Model VB-1000 features 12 8-32 Vdc inputs and eight digital outputs rated to 4 A with automatic over-current protection. Outputs may be configured as PWM with 1.5 Hz to 1 KHz frequency modulation. Seven analog input channels with 10 bit resolution can be field configured individually to 0-20 mA dc, 0 - 10 Vdc, or 0-5 Vdc as required. Networking includes two CAN ports configurable as OptiCAN or SAE J1939 in addition to Modbus Slave functionality.
Expansion connector provides connection to the processor’s SPI port. Functions can include: quadrature counting, D-A and A-D conversion, motor or fan drives. Two pre-engineered expander modules are currently available in the series. Model VBEX-4K provides input of four Type K Thermocouples with 12 bit input resolution. The second is Model VBEX-4K4DOT which provides four  digital outputs in addition to four Type K Thermocouple inputs.
Typical industrial use includes electro-hydraulic control, control of engine driven pumps and compressors, mobile asset management and tracking, intelligent mining or oil field equipment, and marine application.
Divelbiss Corp., (800) 245-2327