Many facilities have updated the A/D hardware and application software yet are still using 20+ year old conditioners, amplifiers and filters. Series 6100, an innovative and modular transducer conditioning system, has unparalleled performance and accuracy. From two to many thousands of channels, high & low bandwidth, Series 6100 conditions and outputs analog signals from nearly any transducer and is fully customizable to fit the needs of any test facility. Pacific has solutions to update legacy Neff, Dynamics, Preston, Ektron and even Pacific Instruments systems.
Series 6100 and 6000 Enclosures are common between the two product lines. Integrated A/D and data rates noted in enclosure specifications apply only to the Series 6000 systems, as 6100 signal conditioning systems are typically used with external A/D. Enclosures are available in a variety of sizes and a selection of AC and DC powered versions to meet the needs of laboratory and portable field applications, accommodating any combination of Series 6100 I/O Modules. With USB 2.0 and Ethernet interfaces available, facility integration couldn’t be easier.
Common Enclosure Features
Any number or combination of racks
Multiple, distributed system support
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 PI610 Signal Conditioning 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.
I/O modules configure the 6100 to your specific needs. Pacific offers a broad selection of modules providing a high degree of flexibility, accuracy and performance. Series 6100 I/O Modules condition, amplify, filter and output high level signals to external data acquisition systems. Modules are selected according to functional and performance requirements for your application.
PI610 is fully configured and ready to use. It provides on screen programming of operating parameters or can download parameters from an Access compatible database file. It includes a window that graphically displays amplifier excitation and output.
Additionally, users can integrate programming functions inside existing application software using an SDK or high-level instruction set.