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SmartConnex offers a choice of three operator interfaces: KSU II Single Unit Display, K Vision Line Control Display, and KSC Smart Commander for multiple line control. These display and data entry units can be employed individually or in combination as demanded by the application.

KSU-II Single Unit Display
The KSU-II is an economical user interface for single feeders with KCM. It can also be used as a portable display for maintenance or configuration in larger systems where the feeder's primary display point is a higher level unit. The KSU-II can be dedicated to a single feeder or it can network to multiple KCMs. The KSU-II will only view one feeder at a time, but the user can switch between feeders. Up to three KSU-II operator interfaces can be linked to a network of up to 31 KCM's. Each KSU-II can be programmed to access a different KCM.

  • Simple installation
  • Mounted within 100m (330ft) of KCM
  • Signal lamps
  • 4-band LCD display
  • Key touchpad for entry & programming

K VisionTM Single Line Controller

K Vision is a feeder operator interface for controlling up to 16 feeders in a single process line. K-Vision uses a 10.4-inch color LCD display together with a touch screen as the primary operator input mechanism. It offers a quad screen display mode for viewing multiple pages on one feeder or a single page on multiple feeders. Support for multiple languages, including Chinese and Japanese, is included. Designed for simple operation and fast and easy start-up, K Vision offers graphic visualization of process information, utilizing flexible, easy to use trend graphs. This feeder interface offers event logging and supports all of the different feeding control types for both continuous and batch operation (additional info).

  • Controls and configures all current K-Tron feeders
  • Supports up to 16 feeders
  • Simple process visualization of operator related information
  • Single line operation
  • Improved language support 
  • Flexible, easy-to-use trend graphs
  • Event logging
  • Fast and easy commissioning
  • Can serve as an operator interface for self-contained or single K-Tron Pneumatic Conveying vacuum receivers under KCM control

KSC Smart Commander Multi-Line Controller

Single Unit Display II
K-Vision Single Line Controller
Smart Commander

The KSC is a PC-based interface able to control up to 30 units in multiple process lines. Feeder, line and systemwide data is graphically displayed and includes historical trends, statistical control, recipe commands, diagnostics, help, and much more. An industrial PC with KSC software inside the SmartConnex™ control system reliably controls up to 30 feeders including weigh belt and loss-in-weight feeders or batch feeders as well as PID, in both continuous and batch modes according to registered setpoint values (additional info).


  • Controls up to 30 feeders
  • Controls up to 8 independent feeder lines
  • Extensive analytical capabilities including history / trending, alarm history / trending, event logging, SPC, SQC, and more.
  • Realistic, animated graphics display feeder operation, refill, etc.
  • Virtually unlimited storage of recipe and material data


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