ME5IC-5 : INTERFACE CARD (1 to 5 channels)


The ME5IC 5 channel interface card provides interfacing of ManuFlo preset Batch Controllers (fitted with the –5P 5 pin interface plug) with many PLC / computer system I/Os. (designed 1995).
The card is primarily designed for interfacing and incorporation/retaining the ManuFlo ME995 batch controllers & their safety systems / manual batch facility with the COMMAND-batch, Alcon & Jonel/Archer industrial computer batching systems. The ME5IC card, via relays and optos, will enable PLC/computer systems to control START/RESET the ManuFlo controllers and the MES20 flowmeters (1ml/1pulse output) via opto voltage isolation to computer input in divided pulse form. The card has onboard DIP switches to divide and scale down output pulses to 10, 20, 50 or 100 millilitres per pulse output for admixtures, all with a 50% duty cycle pulse duration as this is necessary with slow counting/scanning PLC inputs.

The card can be fitted with 24-240vac Optos for switching AC pulse inputs or 5-24VDC Optos for DC pulse inputs. Start and Master reset relays on card can be 24,110 or 240vac, or 12 or 24VDC. (240vac start and master reset relays are standard).

The interface card is ideal where PLC systems do not have a STOP signal facility. Here the card provides an “artificial” stop signal to the ManuFlo ME995 at the end of duration when the Start drive latches off at completion of batch cycle target.


  • Channels: (from 1 to 5) 5 is standard.
  • Pulse divider options:
    • for Admix: 10, 20, 50, 100 (10, 20, 50 or 100 millilitres per pulse to computer)
    • for water: 2, 4, 10, 20 (2, 4, 10 or 20 Litres/pulse to computer). Note: channels 1 & 2 can be water via a link jumper. • All pulses 50% duty cycle, and indicated by LEDs.
  • Power Commands: 24, 110, 240 vac or 12, 24 VDC from computer line. (Note: The card is powered from the +12VDC of the ME995’s).
  • Pulse isolation:  24 to 240vac via Crydom AO241 triac opto or 5 to 24VDC via 4N33 Opto.
  • Relays: 24, 110, 240vac or 12, 24 VDC starts and master reset.
  • Connection to Manu’s: 3 metre 5-core shielded cables wired to – pin interface plug (mates to 5-pin socket on ManuFlo).
  • Dimensions: 225 L x 180 W x 90 D for IP55 housing enclosure (full 5-channel model).