Data Acquisition Systems for All Types of Applications
In addition to data loggers, we have Data Acquisition Systems for applications where the data will be sent to a computer for display, analysis and storage. These systems are used in a range of applications including basic R&D, industrial process and equipment monitoring, machine control, quality control, manufacturing, reliability testing and fault diagnosis. Some examples of applications we have supplied equipment for include:
- Control of metal fatigue testing equipment
- Collection of temperature data from fire burn test simulations
- Monitoring operation of industrial gas turbines
- Vibration monitoring of hydro turbines and generators
- Control of magneto-optical traps for quantum physics experiments
- Long-term automotive equipment environmental tests
- Production test of power tool switches.
The product range covers a range from simple general purpose data logger/data acquisition systems like the dataTaker 8x product family to ADwin real-time DAQ systems. When selecting which system is best for your application there are several factors to consider:
- How many and what type of inputs are required?
- How fast do the inputs need to be sampled?
- Is there any special triggering required including pre or post triggers?
- Are control outputs needed?
- What is the interface between the data acquisition hardware and the computer?
- What software is need to view, process and store the data?
For many projects, general-purpose data acquisition systems with universal inputs like the Delphin Expert Key provide an easy to use cost-effective solution. These systems can be configured to accept voltage or current signals as well as the output from many types of sensors to capture temperature, pressure, flow or other parameters. There are also specialized DAQ systems like the Delphin Expert Vibro and Expert Transient for measurement of things like vibration or transient events. At the high end of our product offering, ADwin Pro-II real-time systems offer deterministic response times in the microsecond range with the ability to mix and match a variety of I/O card types to allow up to 480 channels in one 19” rack. In addition to just data collection, ADwin systems offer analog and digital outputs, to allow control of external equipment and automate tasks such as product testing or to provide closed-loop control of parameters such as temperature, pressure, flow, force, etc.
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Data Acquisition System Families:
Jager’s sophisticated ADwin DAQ systems support parallel, individually-controlled, real-time processes while running independently of a PC’s operating system to provide deterministic operation with response times of 1 usec. or less.
Delphin Technology’s high-powered data acquisition devices measure temperature, pressure, flow, voltage and vibration in a wide variety of research, testing and process control applications. These high-speed systems feature different analog and digital input and output modules that can be used with a wide range of signal types including 4-20 mA current, thermocouples, RTDs, and resistance.
dataTaker Universal Input, Intelligent data logging/data acquisition systems provide an incredible amount of functionality in a compact, stand-alone system. They provide signal conditioning for virtually any type of sensor, digital inputs and outputs, high-speed counters, flexible RS-232/422/485 serial interface for connection to other devices and sensors.
Grant Instruments Squirrel data loggers are famous for their ruggedness and reliability. The Squirrel 2020/2040 loggers feature 24-bit ADCs for precise measurements. These data loggers feature a built-in display and keypad allowing them to be used in applications where portability and stand-alone operation are required.
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