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VTI Delivers Synchronized Dynamic Strain DAQ System
for Harsh Test Cell Environments

 
  Irvine, CA, March 25th, 2015 - VTI Instruments announced the release of its RX0124 today, a high performance rugged bridge/strain measurement instrument that can be distributed near test articles via LAN with precise synchronization of acquired data. This allows users to realize highly accurate fatigue and strain measurements on large structures in harsh environments such as engine test cells, with the simplicity and low cost infrastructure of Ethernet.

The VTI RX series family of instruments delivers rapid integration and precise synchronization of multiple devices through the IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol standard. All measurement data is returned with IEEE-1588 timestamps with typical accuracies of <100 ns ensuring that acquired data is tightly correlated across the measurement system. Its rugged design enables placement extremely close to the measurement points of interest reducing the run length of analog cable and minimizing errors induced by noisy environments.

The RX0124 gives end users the ability to address a wide range of strain gage measurement capabilities with a single instrument. It can be configured via the LAN interface 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.

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

Other key features include:
  • 24 simultaneous sampling 24-bit ADC's with sample rates up to 128 kSa/s per channel
  • Bridge completion selections of 120 Ohms, 350 Ohms, and 1000 Ohms
  • Scalable architecture via LAN for low-to-high channel count requirements

To find out more about the RX0124 please visit our website, or speak directly to an applications engineer.
 
 


About VTI Instruments
 
  VTI Instruments delivers precision modular instrumentation and systems for electronic signal distribution, acquisition, and monitoring, used in the world's most demanding test applications. The company's products and systems are used to monitor and record data that characterizes the physical integrity and performance of aircraft, engines, and other large structures, as well as automate the functional testing of complex electronic systems.

VTI is recognized as an industry leader with a reputation of providing reliable data, first time, every time. A sustained focus on innovation and technology enables VTIs customers to optimize their capital investment through product longevity, while ensuring unmatched measurement integrity and data reliability.

VTI Instruments is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

 
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VTI Sales sales@vtiinstruments.com, (949)955-1894


 

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