Real-Life Application Example - Durability Testing
Automotive durability test benches require hundreds of input channels for very precise data acquisition. They need to record force, torque, linear or angular motion, and more. Everything must be acquired with high precision and fast sample rates.
Typically, the data acquisition devices are connected to PLCs which control the tests via analog outputs. Each analog output from signal conditioning is connected to the PLC inputs. Hundreds of signals … hundreds of cables … long set-up times and lots of work to connect everything.
With the IOLITE DAQ and control system, only a single EtherCAT digital interface is required to capture all of this data in real-time and then perform actions via its analog, digital, or CAN outputs.
As a final touch, DewesoftX DAQ software monitors the performance of the real-time controller, making sure that the controller and actuators are working flawlessly.
IOLITE is perfect for Industry 4.0 automation, automotive test benches, aerospace component testing, structural monitoring, and alarming - just to name a few applications.
The dual bus technology is already recognized and used in the testing of the most advanced systems in the world, including testing a new rocket propulsion engine for the most powerful European rocket ever built.