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RX0124

24 Channel High Performance Bridge Measurements

    • 24 Channel Bridge/Strain gage measurements
    • Designed to support both Dynamic and Static bridge measurements
    • 128 Ksa/Sec with 24 bit ADC per channel for high resolution data and wide dynamic range
    • Precise synchronization of measurements in a distributed environment through IEEE-1588
    • Rugged design; -20°C to +60°C operating range
    • IP66 rated
    • GigE Ethernet connectivity via LXI industry standard
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The RX0124 is part of VTI's RX series family of rugged instruments with built in sensor signal conditioning. The RX0124 is designed to address all strain/bridge measurement requirements for use in a harsh test cell environment. All connections and operations are designed for rugged operation by using Mil-Grade connections for all inputs.

The RX0124 is capable of:

  • 24 simultaneous sampling ADC's and Bridge signal conditioning
  • Bridge Completion Selections of 120Ω, 350Ω, and 1000Ω
  • Ethernet interface for simplified scalability and distributability of measurements
  • 24-bit A/D converters per channel with selectable sample rate of up to 128Ksa/s.

 

The unit has an IP66 rating, protecting against dust, spills, humidity, and water jets from every direction. All connections are designed for rugged operation through the incorporation of Mil-Grade connections for all inputs. The unit also has an extended operating temperature range of -20°C to +60°C and a compact, light-weight design. Using thermal conduction cooling techniques, the RX0124 is able to dissipate heat without the use of a fan.


SELF-TEST DIAGNOSTICS

The RX0124 has built in health monitoring capability. This allows for close monitoring of functions, including:

  • Signal conditioning and ADC – Voltage excitation, current excitation, and bridge completion
  • Input Voltage Ranges
  • Volatile and Non-volatile memory of the system
  • Internal TEDS memory
  • Closed loop end-to-end self-calibration to help ensure maximum accuracy over time and temperature
  • Loop/lead wire resistance
  • Open and short circuit self-test diagnosis
  • Gage integrity verification

BUILT-IN SIGNAL PROCESSING

The RX0124 leverages its internal FPGA for all necessary signal processing and digitally filters all signals to output alias free data for maximum data reliability.

ADC data can be corrected in real time and scaled to engineering units. Digital filtering and average are examples of digital signal processing that can be applied real time to the ADC data. DSP (Digital Signal Processing) allows for the user to change filter characteristics without changing hardware.


TEMPERATURE MONITOR

The RX0124 can monitor its own internal temperature and airflow and provide over-temperature warning and temperature readings over Ethernet interfaces.


SCALABLE FOR HIGH-SPEED SYNCHRONIZED DATA ACQUISITION

The VTI RX series family of instruments supports easy integration and synchronization of multiple devices through the IEEE-1588 synchronization standard. Multiple instruments can be easily distributed extremely close to the measurement points of interest reducing the run length of analog cable, minimizing errors induced by noisy environments. All measurement data is returned with IEEE-1588 timestamp values with typical accuracies of <100 ns ensuring that acquired data is tightly correlated across the test article.

When multiple instruments are connected on a local network, the instruments with the most accurate clock source will automatically become the master, and other instruments will derive the clock from the master - simplifying data synchronization across multiple units.


ONE INSTRUMENT WITH SOFTWARE CONFIGURED PERSONALITIES

The RX0124 gives users the ability to address a wide range of strain gage measurement capabilities with a single instrument. The RX0124 can be configured to provide highly accurate static strain measurements using constant voltage bridge excitation at a wide range of sample rates.

For 2 wire dynamic strain gage measurements, the instrument can be configured to provide constant current excitation with AC coupling to capture data at rates of up to 128Ksa/sec to properly capture dynamic strain responses. This gives the RX0124 the ability to work in a wide range of applications simplifying setup and reducing multiple measurement configurations. All of this is configured and controlled via the LXI/Ethernet interface.


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Accessories
.2456 Power Cable, rugged power cable for RX0124 to (for Accessory)
70-0629-000ACDC Power Supply, with Power Cord, Cable Assy, Power Adaptor (for RX0124, RX0224)