Data Acquisition System Upgrades

Data Acquisition System Upgrades

SOFTWARE AND CONTROL SYSTEM ADDITION / UPGRADE

Some old testing machines have no electronic control unit that is suitable for current applications or some old testing machines have inadequate electronic control unit for current test applications.
Retrofitmach offers new electronic control panel (with all required electrical components) and a new software system to meet fulfill requirement of new system.
Our specialists integrate a new electric control panel that consists of electronic control unit to old testing machine and new test system works with a PC software to control the existing testing machine.
According to situation of existing system that is required to upgrade, servo motor addition, inverter addition, soft starter system integration, usage of new drivers could be stages of the existing test machine modernisation.
Electronic control system is chosen by test type to be applied such as dynamic tests, static tests, biaxial tests etc.

Retrofitmach uses Doli EDCi Controllers (Made in Germany) and Doli Test & Motion softwares to upgrade the test machines.

  • EDCi10 control systems: 1000 Hz system clock, load and position measurement channels are available.
  • EDCi20 control systems : 2500 Hz System clock, generally used for static test systems.

 

  • EDCi70, EDCi50 control systems : 10000 Hz System clock, generally used for static and dynamic test systems.

 

The EDCi series were developed for controlling static as well as dynamic testing instruments. It is available with keyboard and diplay screen optionally. Eight general purpose I4-Bus-Extension-Slots are "on board".   

  • Interface and control processor Vortex 86DX CPU 800MHz
  • Control frequency 2.5 kHz or 10 kHz.
  • RS485-Interface for external keyboard/display, supports a maximum of four devices
  • Drive Interface ±10V (16Bit) analogoue command output, 
    digital command output and safety functions
  • PC-communication via USB or Ethernet
  • Eight I4-Bus-Extension-Slots
  • Internal female plug for serial sensors (COM 1)
  • Internal female plug for debug (COM 2)
  • Internal female plug for synchronising several EDCs
  • Internal female plug for servo valve amplifier, 160 and 320 Watt DC-drive amplifier

 

SOFTWARE SYSTEM INTEGRATION

The Intelligent Solution for User Test Applications

A test software should be able to:

1. Display everything I want to

2. Evaluate everything I need to

3. Give everything out the way I like it

DOLI combined these tasks in the Test&Motion PlusSoftware. Different informations are shown in different windows at the same time.

Test&Motion Plus was developed in a modular design. It consists of the basic software containing a simple but adaptable tension/compression test and different modules for almost all kinds of testing applications. The special module Free Programming offers the possibility to design tests individually.

All sorts of signal sources can be displayed. Load, position and strain are standards, moreover, other transducers or calculated results can also be displayed.

Variables are shown as a curve in X- or Y-direction or listed digitally. Furtheron, users have the possibility to: change the names of the variables (e.g. load or F), zoom in on the graphic several times and store remarks within the graphic. If a bigger view of the curve is needed, the graphic window can be drawn up to screen size. Due to the organization in single window, user does have the possibility to move important values to a specific point where user can still see them. T&M is able to process several EDCis in a multiaxial manner. EDCis can be cascaded and - what is even more important - synchronized, resulting in an absolute identical signals for all channels. T&M can communicate with several EDCis at the same time.

  •  Possible X- and Y-axis quantities: load, stress, X-head travel, strain, technical strain, time (from test start), true strain, nominal strain, time and defined signal input Determination of five values on the X- or Y-axis, maximum, breach as X- and Y-value. Corresponding determination of values for compression tests.
  • Statistic functions: mean value, min/max value, range, median, standard deviation, practical limit of error, aso.
  • Display of all the data sent by the instrument: load, X-head travel, strain and defined signal input.
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