Kistler has expanded the capacity of its digital transducer interface (DTI) datalogger technology and added a network function for several devices.
The move enables efficient test setups with a variety of practical benefits, such as automatic sensor detection. For car makers with limited resources for the necessary testing, DTI offers an efficient option of speeding up their processes without compromising on precision, reliability and safety, according to Kistler.
Kistler provides users with an end-to-end measuring chain from sensors and the DTI logger to the user interface with KiCenter software – to perform, for instance, the vehicle dynamics straight-line braking test to DIN 70028 standards. The complex setup for configuring the sensors, transferring and synchronizing measurement data and supplying the power requires just a single cable, ensuring efficient, time-saving routines and letting the user focus on their measuring tasks.
The new DTI logger comes with eight DTI ports with 12 channels, so that a total of 96 sensors can be connected per logger. It offers sampling rates of 500 to 20,000Hz and a power supply up to 240W. It is also now possible to link up three DTI loggers to a network with the new SyncSwitch, raising the connection capacity to a total of 288 sensors. All transducers connected to the DTI network are also automatically synchronized.
Kistler’s update of the DTI logger and the advanced network capability provide customers with an integrated system for efficient test setups and a variety of sensors that are easy to integrate, configure and put into operation. The measurement technology can be further optimized in close cooperation with the customer and provided as an all-in-one solution package for specific applications.
The smaller selection of DTI-enabled sensors, which frequently resulted in the use of a CAN-to-DTI converters, is now past history thanks to Kistler’s updating of its entire vehicle dynamics sensor portfolio for direct DTI integration. Third-party products can also already be equipped with a DTI interface and thus included in the synchronized digital network.