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Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

How to Measure Pressure?

Pressure measurement, essential in various industries, involves monitoring processes and is defined as force per unit area. Key types include absolute, gauge, and differential pressure, measured in units like Pascal and psi. Understanding the principles, sensors, and technologies behind pressure measurement is essential for selecting the appropriate method for specific applications.

Grant Maloy Smith

6/21/2024

Product Updates

DewesoftX 2024.3 Released - Improved Navigation in the Sequencer, Polygon, Modal Geometry, GigE PTP Sync, and LIN Improvements

The DewesoftX 2024.3 release includes significant updates like improved Sequencer navigation, enhanced Polygon module settings, new Modal Geometry features, and PTP synchronization for GigE cameras. Additionally, it offers LIN plugin improvements and various other updates for better automation and data visualization. This free upgrade is compatible with all Dewesoft systems and available for download.

Eva Kalšek

6/18/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

Formula One vs. IndyCar Racing

Formula One (F1) and IndyCar are prestigious motorsport series with unique histories and rules. F1, from Europe, is known for its high-tech, hybrid engines and global fan base. IndyCar, rooted in the US, emphasizes speed and versatility on various tracks with simpler, cost-effective cars. F1 highlights technological innovation, while IndyCar offers accessible, diverse racing. Both provide thrilling high-speed competition with distinct appeals.

Grant Maloy Smith

6/13/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

A New Tool for Maximizing Hybrid and Electric Motor Efficiency

Dewesoft's Motor Analysis software module, integrated with the DewesoftX Power module, provides a robust solution for optimizing electric and hybrid motor efficiency. This tool combines electrical power and mechanical torque measurements, allowing synchronized and detailed analysis with 2D/3D efficiency mapping. Key features include Clarke and Park transformations for efficiency calculations, compatibility with various sensors and data interfaces, and high sample rate data acquisition.

Grant Maloy Smith

6/13/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What is OPC UA?

OPC UA is an open-source, cross-platform data exchange standard developed by the OPC Foundation, enhancing secure and reliable communication among devices and systems. It supports various protocols and is widely used in industries like automation, energy, and pharmaceuticals for its interoperability, security, and scalability. Released in 2006, it represents a significant advancement over the Windows-only OPC Classic.

Grant Maloy Smith

6/12/2024

Product Updates

Introducing IOLITEir-8xRTDp

The IOLITEir-8xRTDp is an 8-channel temperature module for cryogenic environments using resistance temperature detectors (RTD). Through pulsed excitation and AC coupling, it eliminates DC offset errors caused by the Seebeck effect, ensuring accurate temperature readings. The module supports up to 100 S/s per channel, integrates with DewesoftX and real-time control systems via dual EtherCAT buses, and is compatible with standard IOLITE rack chassis.

Matic Lebar

6/5/2024

Product Updates

Discover the New IOLITEi 4xCAN-FD

The IOLITEi 4xCAN-FD, Dewesoft’s first multi-channel CAN FD device, supports up to 5 Mbit/s on one bus or 2 Mbit/s across four, and is compatible with CAN 2.0, SAE J1939, OBDII, and XCP/CCP protocols. It features isolated communication lines and sensor supplies, integrates with DewesoftX and real-time control systems via dual EtherCAT buses, and fits standard IOLITE racks. Modular and watertight versions are also available.

Matic Lebar

6/5/2024

Application Notes

The Effects of Different Accelerometer Adhesives for Vibration Measurement on Steel Structures

This application note explores how adhesives impact accelerometer-based vibration measurements in steel structures. Two-component epoxies are effective but slow and costly. Single-component adhesives are faster and cheaper but may distort data due to their elasticity. Tests revealed that single-component adhesives can cause phase shifts and signal attenuation, highlighting the need for careful adhesive selection to ensure accurate measurements.

Emanuele Burgognoni

5/16/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What is a PID Controller?

PID controllers are essential in automation, using Proportional (P), Integral (I), and Derivative (D) terms to minimize errors and stabilize systems. They adjust outputs based on the difference between a desired setpoint and a measured value. Widely used in manufacturing, robotics, and automotive industries, they control processes such as temperature and pressure. Future advancements include IoT integration, adaptive tuning, and AI, enhancing efficiency and functionality.

Grant Maloy Smith

5/15/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What is Sensor Fusion?

Sensor fusion combines data from multiple sensors to create a detailed understanding of an environment, enhancing advanced machines like self-driving cars, drones, and robots. By integrating inputs from RADAR, LiDAR, cameras, GNSS, and IMUs and using advanced processing techniques such as Kalman filtering and neural networks, sensor fusion improves decision-making and functionality.

Grant Maloy Smith

5/15/2024

Product Updates

Introducing Next Generation Data Acquisition: IOLITE® X

Introducing IOLITE® X, a next-gen data acquisition system ideal for industrial use. It features fast sampling rates of up to 200 kS/s, a durable fanless aluminium chassis, and easy operation via DewesoftX software. It supports versatile system integration and advanced signal conditioning for accurate data collection across various applications, backed by a 7-year warranty.

Jaka Ogorevc

5/15/2024

Product Updates

Introducing a Game-Changer in Data Acquisition Systems: SIRIUS® X

Introducing SIRIUS® X designed for demanding industrial and monitoring tasks. It features up to 32 channels, high-speed dual GigaBit LAN and CAN-FD interfaces, and efficient Power over Ethernet connectivity. SIRIUS X supports customizable signal conditioners for diverse applications and is future-ready with openDAQ™ compatibility and upcoming system integration.

Jaka Ogorevc

5/15/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What Is a Data Logger (Datalogger) - The Ultimate Guide

Data logger is a small and relatively inexpensive stand-alone recorder that monitors and records real-time data such as voltage, temperature, and current.

Grant Maloy Smith

5/10/2024

Case Studies

Dynamic Characterization of a Two-Span Pedestrian Bridge

At Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Sweden, a project with Strusoft and Dewesoft analyzed a two-span pedestrian bridge to enhance student learning. Using advanced monitoring tools like accelerometers, the project assessed the bridge's response to environmental and operational conditions, aiding in finite element model tuning and proactive maintenance. This initiative also supports the creation of an open-source bridge database for further research and education.

Rok Mesar

5/8/2024

Case Studies

Monitoring Flow-Induced Vibration (FIV) in a Nuclear Pin Bundle

The article describes a study on monitoring flow-induced vibrations (FIV) in nuclear pin bundles using Dewesoft's technology, highlighting its importance for reactor safety and performance. Strain gauges were used to measure vibrations from liquid lead flow in a prototype core, processed by DAQ systems to improve reactor design and stability through better vibration management.

5/8/2024

Case Studies

Monitoring and Recording Current and Fault Parameters in a DC-AC Conversion Station

The case study highlights the importance of updating monitoring and recording systems in DC-AC conversion power stations for enhanced power efficiency, safety, and stability. An outdated system at a 1960 380kV HVDC power station was replaced by LEANE with Dewesoft's advanced data acquisition technology. This upgrade improved reliability, reduced system intrusion with custom hardware, and integrated new software with the station's SCADA systems.

5/8/2024

Case Studies

Modal Analysis of the Crotone Cathedral

The Crotone Cathedral in Calabria, Italy, subject to seismic risks, is protected through structural monitoring and modal analysis by engineering firms 2MG and Co.Ma.Te.C. Using Dewesoft's solutions, they track vibrations that could compromise the cathedral's integrity. Having undergone significant transformations, the cathedral today relies on modal analysis for its preservation and public safety, aiding in maintenance and improvement designs to protect this vital cultural heritage.

Emanuele Burgognoni

5/7/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What Are Destructive and Nondestructive Testing?

Destructive testing (DT) and nondestructive testing (NDT) are critical for evaluating material quality and structure integrity, differing mainly in their testing approaches. DT tests materials to failure to gauge their maximum capacity, essential for stringent safety standards, while NDT assesses without damage, allowing for repeated testing, crucial for industries where safety is paramount. Both methods are vital across various sectors, ensuring component safety, performance, and reliability.

Grant Maloy Smith

5/7/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What is a Test Bench?

Test benches are critical for evaluating electronic and software systems across various industries, ensuring that products meet quality standards before market release. This article outlines their role in simulating real-world conditions to detect defects early, thus minimizing costly recalls and enhancing product safety. Utilizing hardware like oscilloscopes and software like DewesoftX, test benches are essential in sectors ranging from electronics to aerospace.

Grant Maloy Smith

5/7/2024

Case Studies

Tractor ADAS Testing - Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Detection

The article details tests by CREA aimed at improving the detection of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) in agricultural tractors using Dewesoft’s DAQ tools. These tests evaluated various ADAS configurations across different driving scenarios to enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists facing higher risks in agricultural settings. This initiative is part of a broader effort by manufacturers and stakeholders to advance safety technologies in agricultural machinery.

5/7/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What Is ADC Converter (Analog-to-Digital Converter)?

The ultimate guide to ADC converters (Analog-to-Digital converters). Learn what do they do and which types are best for data acquisition applications.

Grant Maloy Smith

5/6/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

The List of Data Acquisition Companies [UPDATED 2024]

We gathered the complete list of data acquisition companies on all markets and applications. See what are the leading brands in the DAQ market in 2022.

Primož Rome

5/2/2024

Data Acquisition Knowledge Base

What Are the Types of Data Acquisition Systems?

In this article you will learn about the different types of Data Acquisition Systems, see the major variants and understand how and where they can be used.

Grant Maloy Smith

5/1/2024

Case Studies

Using Data Acquisition to Ensure Safe and Reliable Nuclear Plant Operation

The article discusses the implementation of Data Acquisition systems at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, India, focusing on how Commissioning Measurement Systems equipped with Dewesoft’s instruments ensure the safety and reliability of nuclear reactors.

Grant Maloy Smith

4/29/2024