New data recorder handles harsh test environments

06 December 2018

When it comes to field testing trucks and other heavy equipment, inclement weather often poses a road block to collecting reliable data. The new SLICE IP68 data acquisition system from Diversified Technical Systems (DTS) is designed to gather physical measurements in extreme environments. The rugged enclosure features special sealed layers and IP68-rated connectors, making it impervious to shock, water and dust from -30° to 80 C° temperatures.

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DTS miniature SLICE IP68 data acquisition systems are designed to embed on or in test articles near the point of interest, eliminating long cable runs, as well as the need for waterproof enclosures or slip rings.

With a footprint of only 60 x 60 millimeter, SLICE IP68 is designed to embed on or in test articles, like a wheel or rotating shaft, without the need for waterproof enclosures or slip rings.

SLICE IP68 supports a variety of external sensors including bridge and IEPE transducers for gathering measurements including acceleration, displacement, strain, pressure, temperature, voltage and more.

The modular system is user-configurable based on required sensor support, sampling rates and channel count. The

3-channel sensor input layers can support up to 24 channels per stack, which can be daisy-chained for higher channel count tests. The new SLICE GPS Accessory Kit adds GPS time and location capabilities to the system. Data writes directly to 16GB internal flash memory and supports extended recording times up to months.

The standalone system features onboard signal conditioning, filtering and samples up to 500k sps/channel. In addition to trucking and heavy equipment applications, SLICE IP68 is ideal for off-road, agricultural and marine applications

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