VGM5 series

Multifunctionality and Various Display Modes to Step into a New Realm

Graphical Digital Panel Meter
VGM5 series

  • Process input
    A/Bch

    VGM5-1

  • Straingauge input A/Bch
    Process input A/Bch

    VGM5-3

Graphical presentation with bar and trend graphs, portrait and landscape modes of screen orientation, and intuitive status indication with 3 colors (R/Y/G). VGM5 series, full of these features required on site, creates a new realm of panel meters.

Selectable Input Modes and Highly Expressive Display,
Stemmed from Pursuit of the Ideal Panel Meter.

Two models: VGM5-1 and VGM5-3 are available. The former enables 2-channel (A/B) process input, and the latter supports 2-channel (A/B) strain gauge and process inputs.
VGM5-3 flexibly supports measurement system from load cell (strain gauge).
Besides multiple input, the VGM5 series supports graphs, waveforms, and color presentation on a large and clear display that can be set in portrait and landscape orientations.

Sampling rate:
Max. 4000times/sec (1ch product)
Max. 2000times/sec (2ch product)
  • Display Rotation Function

    Standard feature includes the rotation of the screen by 90 degrees. You can choose between landscape and portrait modes. For example, addition of digital panel meter that was unexpected at the system development stage, can become another option.

    Orientation selectable to
    suit the on-site needs

    Display Rotation Function
  • Trend (Line Graph) Display

    This graph allows you to grasp the trend in measurement (for example, any problem in press-fit or variations in multiple press).

    Trend (Line Graph) Display
  • Level (Bar Graph) Display

    Shows the percentage of the measured value in the whole, allowing it to be expressed relatively.

    Level (Bar Graph) Display
  • Easy-to-Identify Color Presentation

    Background color that changes automatically when outputting alarms is selectable from red, yellow and green. Highly identifiable universal color design adopted.

    Easy-to-Identify Color Presentation
  • Arithmetic Function (2-channel Input)

    Measured values for each channel simultaneously show 1~3 results of arithmetic operations that can be chosen from 10 formulas respectively.

    Arithmetic Function (2-channel Input)

    Formulas available for 2-channel input arithmetic function

    Arithmetic operation Calculation formula
    Addition ((A+B)+C)×K
    Subtraction ((B−A)+C)×K
    Multiplication ((A×B)+C)×K
    Division ((B/A)+C)×K
    Average (((A+B)/2)+C)×K
    High selector ((A or B, whichever is greater)+C)×K
    Low selector ((A or B, whichever is smaller)+C)×K
    Absolute difference ((Absolute value of the difference (B−A))+C)×K
    Error ratio ((A/B)−1)×K
    Concentration (B/(A+B))×K
  • Self-diagnosis Function

    This function is incorporated in order to prevent possible accidents with the connected equipment. It enables you to confirm safety before starting operation or inspection.

    Self-diagnosis Function
  • Waveform Comparison Function [VGM5-3 only]

    Alarm output and waveform log are enabled by comparing measured waveform and reference waveform. (2-channel simultaneous comparison available)

    Waveform Comparison Function
  • Multi-Hold Mode [VGM5-3 only]

    Comparative output is made by comparing the hold value and the preset reference value for each section. This enables judgment section by section in caulking process, etc.

    Multi-Hold Mode
  • Wealth of Optional Functions

    Communication/output functions are available from RS-485 (Modbus RTU), RS-232C, analog output and BCD output.

    Wealth of Optional Functions
  • Language Switching (English/Japanese)

    Display language can be easily switched between English and Japanese in the Language setting menu.

    Language Switching (English/Japanese)
  • Key Lock Function

    This function disables buttons to prevent possible accidents due to careless operation.

    Key Lock Function

Basic Specifications

Number of input channel 1 or 2 (According to model codes)
Display 2.4 inch TFT liquid crystal display
Used in 1ch input: A ch. measurement result
Used in 2ch inputs: A ch. measurement result, B ch. measurement result, calculation result, A ch. and B ch. measurement results, A ch. or B ch. measurement result and calculation result
Over warning By exceeding the range of display, displays OVER or − OVER
External controls
  • VGM5-1

    5 functions of the followings can be assigned to control terminals (user-configurable).

    • ①Comparative output reset function
    • ②Hold reset function A/B/A&B
    • ③Display value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ④Maximum value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑤Minimum value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑥Amplitude value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑦Deviation value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑧Average value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑨Digital zero function A/B/A&B
    • ⑩Monitor change function
    • ⑪Trend rog function
    • ⑫Pattern select function 1/2/3

    The following are only for shortcut functions.

    • ⑬CompareList
  • VGM5-3

    5 functions of the followings can be assigned to control terminals (user-configurable).

    • ①Comparative output reset function
    • ②Hold reset function A/B/A&B
    • ③Display value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ④Maximum value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑤Minimum value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑥Amplitude value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑦Deviation value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑧Average value holding function A/B/A&B
    • ⑨Digital zero function A/B/A&B
    • ⑩Monitor change function
    • ⑪Trend rog function
    • ⑫Pattern select function 1/2/3
    • ⑬Wave compare function A/B
    • ⑭Multi hold function A/B

    The following are only for shortcut functions.

    • ⑮ManuAdjust A/B
    • ⑯AutoAdjust A/B
    • ⑰CompareList
Ambient temperature range −5 to 50°C, 35 to 85%RH(Non condensing)
Storage temperature range −10 to 70°C up to 60%RH
Supply power
  • AC power 7 AC100 to 240V±10%, 50/60Hz
    DC power 5 DC12V±10%
    DC power 8 DC24 to 48V±10%
Power consumption
  • AC power 7 At AC100V: 11VA max
    At AC240V: 15VA max
    DC power 5 At DC12V: 6.5W max
    DC power 8 At DC24V: 6.5W max
    At DC48V: 7W max
External dimension's 96mm(W)×52mm(H)×145mm(D)
Weight Approx. 350g
Withstand voltage
AC power 7 Between Power terminals and inputs/external controls/comparative outputs/other outputs AC3000V for 1 minute
DC power 5 or 8 Between Power terminals and inputs/external controls/comparative outputs/other outputs AC1500V for 1 minute
AC power and DC power Between input terminals and external controls/comparative outputs/other outputs AC1500V for 1 minute
Between enclosures and each terminals AC3000V for 1 minute
Insulation resistance Between terminals mentioned above, at DC500V 100MΩ or higher
Vibration tolerance 10 to 55Hz half amplitude 0.15mm in X, Y, Z directions for 30 minutes
Protective structure IP66(front)
Installation environment indoor use
Rated altitude up to 2000m
Transient overvoltage II
Pollution degree 2
Conformed EN standard EN61326-1(EMS: industrial electromagnetic environment/EMI: Class A) (Applicable to line length only under 30m)
EN61010-1, EN50581
Material of enclosure polycarbonate(PC), black UL94V-0

Process input

Measurement range ±5V, 0 to 5V, 1 to 5V, ±10V, 0 to 10V, ±20mA, 0 to 20mA, 4 to 20mA
Input resistance Approx. 1MΩ(±5V, 0 to 5V, 1 to 5V, ±10V, 0 to 10V)
Approx. 10Ω(±20mA, 0 to 20mA, 4 to 20mA)
Maximum arrowable input ±100V(±5V, 0 to 5V, 1 to 5V, ±10V, 0 to 10V)
±50mA(±20mA, 0 to 20mA, 4 to 20mA)
Accuracy
(at 23±5°C 35 to 85%RH)
±(0.05% of FS+1digit)

* It is possible to measure up to ±10% FS range on each range. (Limited with ±10% FS by internal processing.)
In the bipolar input setting, the full scale is set to be ±separately, and for ±10V input, for example, limit processing is performed up to ±11V. (20V is not treated as FS.)
Also, in the accuracy of ±10V input, it is prescribed as one side FS handling and accuracy is calculated as 5mV (0.05%) ±1 digit.

Conversion method ΔΣconversion method
Input signal Single ended
Sampling rate Max. 4000times/sec (1ch product) Max. 2000times/sec (2ch product)
Display updating period 10sps, 1sps
Display resolution 1/99999
Zero display Reading zero suppress
Decimal point Settable freely
Display range −99999 to 99999
Sensor power supply DC12V±10% 100mA max./DC24V±10% 50mA max.
* Allowable current of 2 ch input is the above current together with A ch. and B ch.
* When used with a combination of DC12V and DC24V, power consumption is 1.2W max.
* When used in combination with strain gauge input, power consumption is 1.2W max in total. (VGM5-3 only)

Straingauge input (VGM5-3 only)

Bridge power supply 5V, 10V, 2.5V
Adjustment range of gain 1mV/V to 3.5mV/V
Measurement range −3.5mV/V to 3.5mV/V
Calibration accuracy
(at 23±5°C 35 to 85%RH)
±(0.1% of FS+1digit)
Nonlinearity
(at 23±5°C 35 to 85%RH)
±(0.02% of FS+1digit)
Conversion method ΔΣconversion method
Applicable bridge resistance 350Ω
Bridge voltage DC5V±10% 60mA
* Four 350Ω load cells can be connected
DC10V±10% 30mA
DC2.5V±10% 30mA
* When used in combination with process input, please use up to 1.2W in combination with the power consumption of the sensor power supply.
Temperature characteristic 100ppm/°C
Input signal Single ended
Sampling rate Max. 4000times/sec (1ch product), Max. 2000times/sec (2ch product)
Display updating period 10sps, 1sps
Display resolution 1/99999
Zero display Leading zero suppress
Decimal point Settable freely
Display range −99999 to 99999

Comparison output

Open collector output [Output rating] NPN: Sink current 50mA MAX. / PNP: Source current 50mA MAX
[Applied voltage] 30V MAX.
[Output saturation voltage] ≤ 1.2V at 50mA
[Number of outputs] 4 transistor outputs
Relay output [Contact rating] AC250V 2A, DC30V 2A
[Mechanical life] 20 million times
[Electrical life] 100 thousand times or more
4 A contacts, AL1 and AL2, AL3 and AL4 share common
Control method Microcomputer calculating method
Judgement value settable range −99999 to 99999
Hysteresis Settable within the range of 1-99999 digits for each judgement value independently
Comparison action According to sampling rate (circulate period).
Setting condition

Condition of comparison can be set to AL1 to AL4 independently

Level judgement mode

The alarm is ON when display value exceeds judgement value (over alarm)
The alarm is ON when display value underruns judgement value (under alarm)

Over alarm (upper limit judgement)
Condition of comparison Judgement result
display value>AL1 judgement value AL1
display value>AL2 judgement value AL2
display value>AL3 judgement value AL3
display value>AL4 judgement value AL4
Under alarm (lower limit judgement)
Condition of comparison Judgement result
AL1 judgement value>display value AL1
AL2 judgement value>display value AL2
AL3 judgement value>display value AL3
AL4 judgement value>display value AL4

Zone judgement mode

The alarm is ON when display value between upper and lower judgement values (inside of zone alarm)
The alarm is ON when display value out of upper and lower judgement values (outside of zone alarm)

Inside of zone alarm
Condition of comparison Judgement result
AL1 zone upper limit≥display value≥AL1 zone lower limit AL1
AL2 zone upper limit≥display value≥AL2 zone lower limit AL2
AL3 zone upper limit≥display value≥AL3 zone lower limit AL3
AL4 zone upper limit≥display value≥AL4 zone lower limit AL4
Outside of zone alarm
Condition of comparison Judgement result
display value>AL1 zone upper limit
or AL1 zone lower limit>display value
AL1
display value>AL2 zone upper limit
or AL2 zone lower limit>display value
AL2
display value>AL3 zone upper limit
orAL3 zone lower limit>display value
AL3
display value>AL4 zone upper limit
or AL4 zone lower limit>display value
AL4

Difference judgement mode

When the (maximum - minimum) during the fixed time exceeds the judgement value, alarm ON

Condition of comparison Judgement result
(maximum − minimum) during the fixed time≥AL1 Judgement value AL1
(maximum − minimum) during the fixed time≥AL2 Judgement value AL2
(maximum − minimum) during the fixed time≥AL3 Judgement value AL3
(maximum − minimum) during the fixed time≥AL4 Judgement value AL4
Comparison formula memory 8 pattern memory

Analog output

Conversion method D/A conversion method
Resolution capability Equivalent of 13bit
Scaling Digital scaling
Output objective An item can be selected from source displayable values
Circuit response Up to 300µs (0→90% response)
Output type 0 to 10V, −10V to 10V, 1 to 5V, 0 to 20mA, 4 to 20mA
Load resistance ≥2kΩ(0 to 10V, −10V to 10V, 1 to 5V), ≤550Ω(0 to 20mA, 4 to 20mA)
Accuracy
(23±5°C 35 to 85%RH)
±(0.1% of FS)
Ripple ±50mVp-p(0 to 10V, −10V to 10V, 1 to 5V)
±25mVp-p(0 to 20mA, 4 to 20mA) *Ripple is at load resistance 250Ω, 20mA output.

BCD output

Output type Open collector output NPN/PNP type
Measurement data Negative logic transistor is ON at logical "1"
Polarity signal Negative logic transistor is ON at minus display
Over signal Negative logic transistor is ON at over display
Synchronized signal (PC) Transistor is ON for a fixed period every time data becomes valid.
Transistor output capability Voltage 30V max. Current 10mA max.
Output saturation voltage up to 1.2V at 10mA
Enable By shorting the enable terminal to −D.COM or bringing to same voltage level, the BCD output transistors become OFF.

RS-232C

Communication protocol Modbus-RTU, OriginalCommand, OriginalOutput
Synchronization method Asynchronous
Communication method Full duplex
Baud rate 9600bps, 19200bps, 38400bps
Data length 7bit, 8bit
Start bit 1bit
Parity bit None, Odd, Even
Stop bit 1bit, 2bit
Delimiter CR LF, CR
Character code Code ASCII
Transmission control procedure No control sequence
Used signal names TXD, RXD, SG
Number of connectable units 1
Cable length Max. 15m

RS-485 Modbus

Communication protocol Modbus RTU
Synchronization method Asynchronous
Communication method 2-wire half- duplex
Baud rate 9600bps, 19200bps, 38400bps
Data length 8bit
Start bit 1bit
Parity bit None, Odd, Even
Stop bit 1bit
Used signal names : Non-inverting (+), Inverting (−)
Number of connectable units 31
Cable length Max.1.2km (total) *Conforming CE mark, less than 30m

Model Selection

Example
  • ①Model

  • ②Supply power

  • ③Input Ach.

  • ④Input Bch.

  • ⑤Output

  • ⑥Comparative
    output

  • ⑦Test report

  • ⑧Additional
    code

Selection Cheak Model Specifications
①Model   VGM5-1 DC Voltage / DC Current measurement
  VGM5-3 Straingauge meter, DC Voltage / DC Current measurement
②Supply power   7 Supply power: AC100 to 240V
  5 Supply power: DC12V
  8 Supply power: DC24 to 48V
③Input Ach.   N Process input
  GV Straingauge input *Only VGM5-3 can be selected.
④Input Bch.   X No B ch. input
  N Process input
  GV Straingauge input *Only VGM5-3 can be selected.
⑤Output   D Display only (No output)
  A Analog output
  B4 BCD output (open collector NPN)
  B5 BCD output (open collector PNP)
  RS RS-232C
  R2 RS-485(Modbus RTU)
⑥Comparative output   ON Open collector NPN
  OP Open collector PNP
  SA Relay output (Normally open)
⑦Test report   X Without test report
  T With test report
⑧Additional code   OO Standard (Initial language: Japanese)
  EO Initial language setting: English

Dimensions [Unit: mm]

Dimensions

VVGM5 Series Application Examples

The VGM5-3 series supports both process input and strain gauge input, adding another step toward broader measurement range.

  • Differential pressure control for two-part adhesive dispensing system

    Recommended pressure sensors

    VPRF, VF, VFM, VESIM□□A

  • For Press fit machines

    Recommended load cell

    VLC-E344, VLC-H400, VLC-G811, VLC-G510A, VU93

  • For Hydraulic press machines

    Recommended pressure sensors

    VESV/VESI, VPVT(F)/VPVQ(F)

  • Hydraulic control for Coating machines or dispensers

    Recommended pressure sensors

    VPRF, VF, VFM, VESIM□□A

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