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July 9, 2010
By DE Editors
Kistler Instrument Corporation has announced the North American debut of Type 5697-DAQ, a piezoelectric force measurement data acquisition system controlled by Kistler’s own proprietary DynoWare software. The system is designed to capture and analyze data in applications such as cutting forces, general R&D and test laboratory environments in which single or multi-component force sensors and dynamometers are in use.
With basic components that include a connection box and the accompanying Kistler Type 2825A DynoWare software, Type 5697-DAQ incorporates a 16-bit analog-to-digital converter and a trigger function. It can acquire and evaluate up to 28 channels at a sampling frequency rate of 125 kS/s per channel with eight channels. Units are designed for interface and control of up to two multi-channel charge amplifiers or measurement chains and associated signal conditioning. The Type 5697-DAQ can be installed via a USB 2.0 port, making the system independent of PCI and PCMCIA interfaces, and can be connected to a PC, with charge amplifier or signal conditioner remotely controlled via an RS-232C cable.
The connection box contains the HASP key (dongle), runtime license and software. Measurements can be started remotely via the D-sub connector that is incorporated into the acquisition box, with power supplied via a Binder connector.
The accompanying Type 2825A DynoWare software captures the signals from piezoelectric force sensors and dynamometers, converts them into readable information and outputs the results into a presentable format. It is compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems and includes several different functions for online visualization, signal evaluation and calculation, as well as individual documentation and saving of configuration and measurement data.
For more information, visit Kistler Instrument Corporation.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additionalinformation gleaned from the company's website.