Data Acqusition Systems

L.A.B offers professional grade data acquisition (DAQ) systems with all of our test equipment. We use the latest advancements in accelerometer and signal conditioning hardware and combine it with robust software to provide the perfect tool for acquiring your shock and vibration test data. And since we offer a full line of data acquisition systems, you'll always have options in selecting a system with the features and price you need.

 

Shock and Vibration Event DAQ Systems

DAS105

TLP Vibration

data recorder STP3Dv2
8-ch Full-Featured Drop/Shock Data Acquisition with SRS & FFT 4-ch Standard-Featured Drop/Shock Data Acquisition 4-ch Standard-Featured Vibration Data Acquisition EDR-3C and EDR-3D (our most popular model) a new, low cost Shock Recorder for transportation monitoring

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DAS-105 Version 4

Data Acquisition System with SRS and NOW available with DBC!

Introducing the DAS-105 drop and shock Data Acquisition and Analysis System with Shock Response Spectrum (SRS) and Fast Fourier Transform capabilities (FFT). The DAS-105 represents the latest advancement in shock event detection technology. With a high speed, low noise hardware design and an easy-to-use software based graphical interface, the DAS-105 is the perfect blend of performance and user convenience.

All DAS systems come standard with a Triax Accelerometer!

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TestLab Professional™ Drop/Shock v6 - USB

  • 4-channel USB quick connect hand-held device
  • 24 Bit A /D Dual Converter
  • Samples Data at 128 times the Data Rate on all Channels Simultaneously
  • Date Rate of 50Ks/sec to 2ks/sec (adjusts automatically)
  • Amplitude resolution better than: 0.024% FS
  • TEDS (Read/Write)

TLP Operation

  • Fast and easy set up. Connect your accelerometer and USB cable to the hand-held acquisition device, plug the USB cable to your PC. Then add the accelerometer information to the TLP database, configure a test profile, and acquire a shock pulse. Then perform a drop with your drop or shock tester and view the acquired shock pulse.

TestLab Professional (TLP) for Drop/ShockTLP Drop/Shock Features

  • Measure and capture acceleration (g), pulse duration (ms) and velocity change (delta-V)
  • Sufficient to acquire 0.1 msec half-sine pulses with 6% theoretical error on 4 channels simultaneously
  • Input ranges: ±10V, ±5V (default), ±0.5V, ±0.05V
  • Triggering: manual or automatic (per axis or triaxial)
  • Data window: manual or automatic duration
  • Low pass data filtering: none, automatic, or user-specified cutoff frequencies
  • Auto-analyze for standard views
  • Auto-calculate change in velocity and pulse duration
  • Supports Test Protocol sequences

 

Package Includes the Following:

  • (1) 4-Channel Signal Acquisition Device
  • (1) TLP™ Drop/Shock v6 Software & License
  • (1) Single axis accelerometer (standard 1000g)
  • (2) Accelerometer Cables
  • 12 Months of software upgrades & technical support
  • Optional tri-axial accelerometers of your choice

Upgrade your current TLP Drop/Shock system with these features & benefits:

  • Increased sampling rate enhances short duration pulse resolution
  • Use any current laptop or PC tower with no special requirements (4 channel USB version)
  • Increase filtering levels from 0-4999 Hz to 0-99,999Hz (single channel)

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TestLab Professional™ Vibration v6 - USB

Windows Compatible Data Acquisition & Analysis System for Vibration testing applications

TestLab Professional (TLP) VibrationTLP Vibration Features

  • Data window: one second duration, updated every second
  • Low pass data filtering: none, or user-specified (discrete waveform only) cutoff frequencies
  • Multiple waveform analyses:
    All waveforms:           Peak G, Frequency
    Discrete waveform:    Peak G, Transmissibility
    Random waveform:    PSD, PSD Transmissibility
  • View raw data and analysis simultaneously

Package Includes the Following:

  • (1) 4-Channel Signal Acquisition Device
  • (1) TLP™ Vibration v5  Software & License
  • (1) Single axis accelerometer (standard 50g)
  • (2) Accelerometer Cables
  • 12 Months of software upgrades & technical support
  • Optional tri-axial accelerometers of your choice

Upgrade your current TLP Vibration system with these features & benefits:

  • Increased sampling rate enhances high frequency vibration resolution
  • Use any current laptop or PC tower with no special requirements (4 channel USB version)
  • Increase filtering levels from 0-4999 Hz to 0-99,999Hz (1 ch. discrete waveform)
  • Improved, easy-to-use user interface.

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DATA RECORDERS

EDR-3C and EDR-3D (our most popular model)

Our portable impact, shock and vibration logger, recorder and detector has a built-in triaxial accelerometer along with many other features including easy setup and use and can be battery powered for up to thirty days, onboard memory and more.

EDR-4 Series

The PANTHER Model EDR -4 series shock & vibration data loggers, monitors and recorders are self-contained, user-programmable acceleration sensor/recorders. The compact, 5lb. Package is designed for remote, stand-alone shock and vibration measurement and recording over extended time periods ranging from several hours to several weeks.

ShockTimer Plus 3Dv2

ShockTimer-Plus 3Dv2tm, (STP3Dv2) is a new, low cost Shock Recorder for transportation monitoring. The device can be attached to your shipment or vehicle and will record the exact time it was abused in transport and even tell the level of shock it was subjected to.


EDR-3C and EDR-3D

Data Recorder and Logger edr3Shock, Vibration & Environmental Recorders

Highlights:

- Measures Shock, Vibration & Temperature
- Options for Humidity, Pressure, Strain, Load and More
- New Download via serial & USB.
- Built-in PR Triaxial Accelerometer
- On-board Memory up to 4MB for EDR-3C, 8 MB for EDR-3D
- New Sliding Window Overwrite Mode
- New Event Type Memory Partition
- Up to 6 High-Speed Accel Channels
- Precision Low Noise True 10 Bit A/D
- Selectable Sampling Frequency to 3.2 kHz/CH
- Programmable Trigger Schemes
- Automatic Offset Correction (for DC accelerations, Bridge Balancing)
- Vibration Controller Compatibility for Field Data Replication, PSD Profiles
- Battery Powered, up to 30+ Days , 60 Days with New "Powersave" feature
- Small Size: 37 cu in, 2.2 lb.
- Powerful Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP Software Included
- Easy to Set Up and Use


Description

The EDR-3C is a portable impact, shock and vibration logger, recorder and detector combo unit and has a built-in triaxial accelerometer that’s designed to measure shock, vibration, temperature and (as an option) humidity, pressure, or resistance-bridge devices. The programmable unit tags all acceleration events with a time and date to provide a time history of the dynamic environment experienced during a recording session.
The EDR-3C series impact, shock and vibration combo recorders offer you a time-tested reputation for proven performance and reliability with hundreds of successful installations since 1989. The EDR-3C series operates similarly and differs only in programmability features, on-board memory and channel capacities. Each impact, shock and vibration combo recorder is powered by a specially designed C-Cell battery pack (9 Volt optional.)

The EDR-3C impact, shock and vibration combo recorder is used in conjunction with DynaMax programs and downloads the EDR-3C's memory via an IBM compatible personal computer using serial & USB. Together, the EDR-3C and the DynaMax software program provide a powerful tool for accurately recording and analyzing dynamic environments.

Operation of the Instrument

During recording acceleration, with the built-in triaxial accelerometer, signals are digitized to 10 bits and stored in on-board memory. The choice of a 10-bit A/D allows for precision, low noise measurements while still making effective use of available data memory and battery power in comparison to 8 or 12-bit systems. The EDR-3C series impact, shock and vibration combo recorders are capable of recording nearly 3 hours of equivalent real-time data over a typical 100 Hz vibration analysis bandwidth for typical ground applications. If you're interested in getting a handy spreadsheet for use in calculating memory usage based on your own specifications, contact us and we're happy to e-mail it to you.

EDR3 Memory

Triggering

Advanced data management capabilities of the EDR-3C impact, shock and vibration recorder, detector and logger combo unit allow the unit to measure and record over 5,000 separate 3 or 6-channel waveform sets consisting of transient shock events and/or continuous vibration time samples. IST's unique "Event Type Partitioning" of separate time-triggered and event-triggered data may also be performed during recording. This feature makes post-collection data reduction and indicator analysis easier. The length of each event is also selectable between event types, enabling the unit to be optimized for capture of both shock and vibration data during a single recording session.

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EDR-4 Series

The Panther - Shock & Vibration Sensor / Recorder / Logger / Monitor

  • Data Recorder and Logger EDR4Triggered waveform recording
  • 3 and 6 channel configurations
  • 12-bit A/D, 74dB Dynamic Range
  • Programmable Digitization to 15 KHz/CH Adjustment throughout the 2-5 Hz Range
  • Three Single-Ended Inputs
  • Three Differential Inputs
  • Internal PR Triaxial Accelerometer (Rentals Offered)
  • Constant-Current Excitation For Low-Bias PE Accels
  • User Adjustable (DC) Offset Correction
  • Programmable Time or Event-Based Triggering
  • Programmable Anti-Alias Filter From 10Hz to 2+kHz
  • Programmable Gain Adjust
  • 6 MB Onboard Memory, Expandable to 108 MB
  • Programmable Data Memory Partitioning
  • Sliding Window Overwrite Memory Management
  • High Speed Parallel or Serial Port Data Communications
  • Precision Synchronization to 1 USEC
  • Battery Powered for 30 - 60 Days

Description

The PANTHER Model EDR -4 series shock & vibration data loggers, monitors and recorders are self-contained, user-programmable acceleration sensor/recorders. The compact, 5lb. Package is designed for remote, stand-alone shock and vibration measurement and recording over extended time periods ranging from several hours to several weeks.

The EDR-4 shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder is a precision field measurement instrument offering major improvements in recording speed, onboard data storage, dynamic range, data management, and programmability features.

The PANTHER shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder is programmed for test using a standard PC serial or parallel port, along with IST's DynaMax DM-1 software module. After Field recording data is transferred back to the host computer for processing and analysis.

Each PANTHER shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder is powered by a specially designed, user serviceable D-cell battery pack. The PANTHER's recording function is controlled by a custom designed recording and data management engine. The design is highly optimized for minimal power consumption while running at high, multi-channel digitization rates, and extremely large data memory storage capacities.

During active recording acceleration signals are digitized to 12 bit resolution and stored in digital memory onboard the unit.

The PANTHER shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder offers from 6 MB up to 108 MB of onboard data memory for wave-form recording.

For airborne applications the PANTHER shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder is capable of recording upwards of 90 minutes of data while providing a 2kHz analysis bandwidth. For lower frequency ground transportation applications the unit is capable of recording continuously for several days before filing its memory.

Data management in the PANTHER shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder allows the unit to measure and record up to 32,000 individual 3-channel waveform sets comprising transient shock events or continuous vibration.

The length of each event is user configurable enabling the unit to be tailored to particular measurement tasks. Acceleration recording can be configured for measurement from either the three internal(triaxial) accelerometer channels, or from up to three optional external accelerometer channel inputs.

The PANTHER EDR-4M6 shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder model offers recording capability from six input channels simultaneously.

The PANTHER shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder also measures and records environment temperature using sensors built into the instrument.

Optional external temperature and relative humidity sensors are also available.

Signal Conditioning

The PANTHER model EDR-4 shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder is supplied with three or six high speed input channels: three differential inputs or three single-ended inputs. Recording may be selected from either channel set for any given recording session. On the standard PANTHER EDR-4 the three differential channels are connected to an internally mounted, triaxial PR accelerometer.

Single-ended channels are available as an option for external connection and use with voltage mode, piezoelectric accelerometers. The single-ended channels incorporate their own constant current excitation for powering voltage mode accelerometers. Other input signal conditioning configurations can be supplied on special order for any of our shock & vibration data monitor, logger and recorder.

The PANTHER model EDR-4M1 accelerometer logger and shock & vibration data recorder is supplied with three external single-ended accelerometer input channels only and no internal accelerometers. The PANTHER model EDR-4M4 accelerometer logger and shock & vibration data recorder is supplied with three external differential input channels only and no internal accelerometers. The EDR-4M4 accelerometer logger and shock & vibration data recorder may be used with external piezoresistive accelerometers as well as strain gauges, load cells, and other types of bridge-type transducers.

User adjustable gain and analog low-pass filtering are also available on the input signal conditioning circuits. The unit employs 4th order Bessel LPFs with tunable 3dB cut-off frequencies from 10Hz to over 2kHz. The recorder also provides user adjustable auto-zero offset correction which is tunable from a rate of no correction, ( ie. Absolute DC response ) to a fast correction rate of 1% of full scale per second.

This feature is designed to correct for transducer drift and DC offsets resulting from temperature variations, orientation changes, etc.

Applications

The PANTHER accelerometer logger and shock & vibration data recorder has been designed for applications requiring remote, unattended recording of high speed dynamic phenomenon over relatively long periods of time.

The rugged, shock hardened unit is ideal for conducting unattended recording sessions in harsh environments. Features available in the PANTHER accelerometer logger and shock & vibration data recorder make it an ideal instrument for applications ranging from in-depth transportation studies and laboratory simulations, to aircraft and spacecraft flight vibration recording to vehicular crash recording.

Certifications

The EDR-4 series has several certifications allowing it to be used in many useful applications. Contact IST if you've got a specification, chances are we have equipment to meet your specs:

Meets MIL-STD-810F, most test methods
Non-incendive environments (intrinsic safety)
Flight Qualified (MIL-STD-461 RE02)
Manned Space Flight Qualified by NASA
Use the Panther for.

Flight Vibration Recording
Crash Recording
In-Depth Transportation Monitoring
Random Vibration Test Spec Development
Launch Vehicle Vibration
Seismic Measurements
Blast Recording
Any Dynamic Measurement Project Requiring High-Speed, Large-Memory, Stand-Alone Measurement and Digital Recording

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Shock Timer Plus 3Dv2

ShockTimer-Plus 3Dv2tm, (STP3Dv2) is a new, low cost Shock Recorder for transportation monitoring. The device can be attached to your shipment or vehicle and will record the exact time it was abused in transport and even tell the level of shock it was subjected to.

  • 3-Axis g-Shock Logging, x, y, z
  • Temperature and Humidity Logging
  • +/- 16g Full Scale Measurement Range
  • Logs Date, Time & Peak-g levels of Shocks & Impacts
  • Selectable Trip Levels from 1.5g to 10g
  • Real Time Trigger Flash LED Once Tripped
  • 10,000 Event non-volatile memory
  • Six month+  Battery Life, User Replaceable
  • Wireless Blue Tooth PC Communications
  • Data Imports to Excel
  • Simple to Setup, Install and Use
  • Small Size and Weight
  • Low Cost, Quantity Discounts 

The New ShockTimer-Plus 3Dv2 is a low cost, low g, 3-axis shock recorder with time stamp. The device measures and logs whenever shocks occur that exceed the user selectable trip level and records the peak-g level & date/time of occurrence. The unit is re-settable and re-usable via wireless blue-tooth interface to a PC. A simple Windows software setup and analysis GUI package is available for purchase along with one or more units as well as a blue-tooth transceiver. Data from the STP-3Dv2 software GUI may be opened in MS Excel for review and analysis.

Applications

  • Carrier Handling Quality Evaluation and Comparison
  • Shipment Monitoring
  • Pallets, Ocean Containers, ISO Containers, Crates
  • Rail Cars
  • Lift Truck/Fork Truck Driver Surveys
  • Fleet Monitoring
  • Vehicular Ride Quality Surveys
  • Transformers, Large Machines, Fuel Cells, Semiconductor Fab Machines
  • Medical Imaging Equipment
  • Aircraft Turbulence, Hard Landings
  • Ordnance & Munitions

 

 

Product Specifications

Trip Threshold User selectable from 1.5g to 10g
Full Scale Range

+/-16g

Measurement resolution 0.04g
Trip Accuracy 5%
Memory Capacity

10,000 shock readings
40,000 temp/hum readings

Memory Type

Non-volatile flash

Tem/Hum Logging user selectable from 1 to 12 hours
Active Indicator real time 6-second LED active flash
Trip Indicator real time 3-second red/green flash once tripped
Frequency Response DC to 40 Hz
Time Resolution 10 msec
Data Communications wireless blue tooth
Switches REC/COM
ON/OFF
Temperature Range -40 to +160 deg F
Operational Battery Life 6+ months
Size 4.9" x 2.9" x 0.9"  mechanical drawings on request
Weight 5.6 oz
Enclosure Injection molded plastic
Batteries Four lithium AA cells, DOT compliant
Mounting Three in-built mounting holes
Options

Mag-Mount-STP  Magnetic Mounting base 

Blue-Tooth-STP  Wireless USB for PC

STP-Windows-GUI  Windows Software and GUI  

Case:STP   Weather/water proof case

     


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