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The QBE Controller platform features:

  • Controls STANLEY Assembly Technologies tools to 2000 Nm
  • All controllers have an Ingress Protection rating of 54 (IP 54)
  • Connectivity options include 24V I/O, USB, Ethernet, Serial and Fieldbus
  • QBE Expert, Advanced and Standard controllers can be setup from the front panel or from a computer's web browser using the Alpha Toolbox Ethernet connection
  • Alpha Toolbox, included in every QBE Controller, is used to program strategies, collect fastening c.ycle and trace data, and perform online diagnostics of the tool and controller
  • The Wizard provides an easy method to control programming directly from the keypad on the controller or with Alpha Toolbox software
  • The QBE Controller is designed to power for the complete STANLEY Assembly Technologies tool product line:
    • EB-Series Corded tools
    • EB-Series Corded Fixtured Tools
    • B-Series Cordless Tools
    • E-Series Corded and Fixtured tools
    • And previous generations, the EA-Series and EC-Series tools.

 

The QBE Controller platform includes an option based on customer requirements:

  • QBE Expert Controller is the premier Multi-Spindle Controller and Wireless Controller
    • Large touchscreen color display and on-screen keypad
    • Operates as a standalone controller or as the lead controller of a multiple (fixtured) system and manages up to 24 trailing spindles (Advanced or Nodes)
    • An 802.11 b/g/n wireless access point for B-Series Cordless tools to connect as trailing spindles
    • Stores Trace Data for 30,000 Fastening Cycles
    • 99 jobs, 99 tasks, 12 steps including smart steps and all advanced strategies
    • Include a USB port, a plant network Ethernet port, a Spindle network Ethernet port, a Serial port, fieldbus options, an integrated PLC
    • 24V DC I/O, 8 Inputs / 8 Outputs, assignable
  • QBE Advanced Controller is a Single Spindle Controller or a Lead Controller for a Dual-Spindle System
    • Two Line Color Display and on-screen keypad
    • Operates as a standalone controller or as part of a multiple (fixtured) system.
    • The Advanced controller can control up to 2 spindles including its own (typically Nodes or Advanced controllers can be used)
    • Stores Trace Data for 30,000 Fastening Cycles
    • 99 jobs, 99 tasks, 12 steps including smart steps and all advanced strategies
    • Includes a USB port, a plant network Ethernet port, a Spindle network Ethernet port, a Serial port, fieldbus options, an integrated PLC
    • 24V DC I/O, 8 Inputs / 8 Outputs, assignable
  • QBE Standard Controller is a Single Spindle Controller
    • Single Line, Monochrome LCD Display and keypad
    • Operates as a standalone controller
    • Stores Data for 1,000 Fastening Cycles and Traces
    • 16 Jobs and 16 Tasks with 8 Steps
    • Includes a USB port and a Serial port
    • 24V DC I/O, 8 Inputs / 8 Outputs, assignable
  • QBE Node Controller is a Single Spindle Controller used for trailing spindles in Multiple Tool (Fixtured) Applications
    • No onscreen display, Red, Green, Yellow LEDs for Limits Evaluation, Tool Ready and Faults
    • Operates as part of a multiple (fixtured) system
    • Stores Trace Data for 30,000 Fastening Cycles
    • 255 Jobs and 99 Tasks with 12 Steps
    • 2 Serial ports and Ethernet Port for Spindle Network Connections
  • QBE Network Node Controller is a Cordless Tool Controller for up to 6 B-Series Cordless Tools
    • No onscreen display, Red, Green, Yellow LEDs for Limits Evaluation, Tool Ready and Faults
    • Operates as an interface between the B-Series Cordless tools and customers’ Error Proofing or Data Collection system
    • Node controllers include an Ethernet port and a Serial port
    • 24V DC I/O, 8 Inputs / 8 Outputs, assignable

Specifications for QBE Controllers:

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 15 cm x 36 cm x 26 cm (6in x 14 in x 10 in)
  • Weight: 7.6 kg (16.7 lb)
  • I/O Power Supply: 24V DC, 1A Internal, Ready for External Power Supply
  • AC Power Source: Auto Detect 100 - 126.5V or 200 - 253V AC, 50 or 60 Hz
  • Humidity: 0 to 95 % non-condensing
  • Temperature: 32-122 ºF (0-50 ºC)

Alpha Toolbox Software for QBE Controllers

Alpha Tool Box Software

Alpha Toolbox, included in every QBE Controller, is used to program strategies, collect fastening cycle and trace data, and perform online diagnostics of the tool and controller. This powerful software utility enables tool configuration, tool diagnostics, data collection and maintenance intervals. No set-up is required, this browser based software is executed from a serial connection to the controller or wirelessly on a tablet, PC or phone.

QBE Controllers include a dedicated Alpha Toolbox port, Assignable 24V DC I/O, a 24V DC mating connector, a power cord and an optional plinth. The Wizard provides an easy method to control programming directly from the keypad on the controller or with Alpha Toolbox. Users can also take advantage of advanced programming using Alpha Toolbox or Alpha Gateway software with a computer. For advanced, multiple tool systems, Alpha Toolbox includes a PLC Editor for easy integration.

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