SHOW NEWS: Latest rugged data acquisition system from DTS

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DTS (Diversified Technical Systems) will introduce the Slice Nano IEPE rugged data acquisition system at Automotive Testing Expo Europe in May. With a footprint of only 26 x 46mm, the Slice Nano IEPE can be embedded in virtually any test article. Offering powerful performance in a compact package, it withstands impacts up to 500g, meets MIL-STD-810-E, and does this all on standard batteries.

Configurable from three channels to 24 per stack, Slice can be daisy-chained for large test setups. Slice records for hours, samples from 10 to 500,000 sps/channel, and data direct-writes to 16GB flash memory. In addition to supporting IEPE (piezoelectric) sensors, Slice also works with bridge, MEMS, strain, load and temperature sensors.

It is a completely autonomous system with excellent thermal characteristics that enable the user to ’embed it and forget it’. Slice can even be mounted directly on wings, drive shafts, rotors, wheel hubs or other test articles, eliminating complicated cable runs which can affect data fidelity.

Long sensor cable runs can often cause unintended issues including under-powering the transducers, signal drop between the transducer and the data acquisition system, noise from cable motion and even electrical interference.

Slice easily handles applications where onboard power access is not available as it can easily be powered using standard battery packs. With an extremely low power draw and a 9-15 VDC input range, Slice is a top pick for applications like in-vehicle, durability, handling, inflight, and crash and blast testing that may last for hours to days.

Head to booth 1902 at Automotive Testing Expo Europe on May 31-June 2, at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, where the experts will be on hand with details of this system and more.

March 30, 2016

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