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Integrated Conditioning Acquisition & Control Systems
An innovative and fully integrated modular transducer conditioning, acquisition and control system, the Series 6000 has unparalleled performance and accuracy. From two to many thousands of channels, high & low speed, analog & digital, Series 6000 acquires measurement data from virtually all types of sensors and is fully customizable to fit the needs of any test facility. Large & small, AC & DC powered enclosures are available for nearly any test environment. Analog and digital I/O modules condition, amplify, filter and digitize signals from transducers. Turnkey and/or API software is available, helping facilities get up and running quickly.
Configuring the Series 6000 system begins with selecting Enclosures, I/O Modules & Software.
Four enclosures are available as part of the Series 6000 System: Large, Small and two DC powered portables.
Common Enclosure Features
Any number or combination of racks
Over 6 MS/s, simultaneous sampling per system
Multiple, distributed system support
On-board storage for data redundancy
Distributed Sample Clock, Alarm & Calibration Bus
IRIG A, B or G
Supports any I/O module in any slot
The native interface for the enclosure is USB 2.0 and can be configured for Ethernet. There are many ways to configure a system. Multiple racks can be combined to provide a single larger system or used individually to create smaller, lower channel count installations. The systems can be run locally (near a test cell) or remotely from a control room. This allows the test operators to setup, configure and calibrate the system locally near the test article and remotely while a test is in progress.
An Operator’s Workstation is the primary control and data recording point for the Series 6000 System. Typically installed in the control room, the Operator’s Workstation runs PI660 Data Acquisition Software for system setup, calibration, display, recording, distribution and export. Multiple, distributed systems are supported and controlled through a single Operator’s Workstation. A system can even be configured and used over wireless technology, allowing even greater control over the system. For example, a technician can change gain and filter settings on a touch screen tablet style PC while performing system checkouts and test readiness.
Data redundancy is optionally available and mounts on the controller board in each Series 6000 enclosure, creating a redundant recording point for the system. In the unlikely event the Operator’s Workstation or application software fails, data will continue to record in each enclosure and can be recovered from the system post-test.
Many I/O modules are available as part of the 6000 product line. Series 6000 input/output modules condition, amplify, filter and digitize signals from analog and digital measurements for data display and recording. I/O modules are available for strain gage and bridge transducers, ICP/IEPE, temperature, displacement, position, digital measurements, etc. Many analog modules even provide a buffered analog output in addition to the digitized output, allowing easy access to analog systems for redundant recording.
All modules can be mixed and matched to meet test requirements and are easily changed as testing requirements change. Many of the Series 6000 I/O Modules can be used with more than one measurement type and are able to be reconfigured or custom designed to fit any application.
PI660 is the choice of most Series 6000 users for test management, data acquisition, and data display. It is a turnkey application that runs on Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. PI660 provides all the tools for test definition, setup & tracking, transducer calibration, data acquisition, display, distribution, plotting, replay, export, and quality validation.
PI660 also has an application programmer’s interface (API). The API encapsulates the real time core of PI660 and allows the user/programmer to modify the appearance and functionality of PI660 without needing to decipher its internals. Examples of its use include making PI660 look exactly like a legacy data acquisition system, adding control applications to PI660 based on real time measurement data, adding third-party hardware and software code and integrating system control and data acquisition into third party applications such as LabView.