Elsys Instruments has released new transient recorder technology in a portable, ruggedized system for in-the-field measurements. Available with up to 24 channels and sample rates up to 240 MS/s, the TraNET PPC enables precise data acquisition from multiple points simultaneously.
The new system combines Elsys' high-speed, LAN-controlled instruments with an industrial PC for flexible data acquisition in a number of harsh and mission critical environments, including power plant maintenance, electric traction engine testing, ballistics and explosive testing, the company says.
Channel configurations of 4, 8 and 12 are available in addition to the 24, depending on application needs. Each channel provides up to 128 MB of acquisition memory.
The unit offers several different recording modes. Scope mode, similar to an oscilloscope, enables quick configuration of acquisition parameters for simply visualizing and analyzing single-shot events. Continuous mode acquires and writes data onto the internal hard disk at a high speed with no loss of data or dead times between events.
Block mode divides the available onboard data acquisition memory into absolute or relative time-stamped blocks. Dead time between blocks is in the range of a few sample intervals. Event Controlled Recording (ECR) provides "intelligent streaming" for troubleshooting and long-term monitoring applications. ECR uses smart trigger logic that allows adjacent channels to overlap, ensuring all relevant data is captured and eliminating dead time between triggers.
The device is equipped with a 17-in. LCD display, a full keyboard and touch pad as well as device drivers for Windows and Linux, with the ability to be remotely controlled over Gbit Ethernet. The PC also includes an Intel Core2 Duo processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 500 GB SATA hard drive.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.