IOLITE R8/R12 
ETHERCAT Data Acquisition and Real-Time Control System

Data acquisition and real-time control front-end system with dual EtherCAT buses for industrial testing applications. All-in-one solution for real-time control and feedback monitoring. Watch the IOLITE presentation video.

Voltage
Voltage
Strain and Stress
Strain and Stress
Quarter Bridge
Quarter Bridge
Half Bridge
Half Bridge
Full Bridge
Full Bridge
Thermocouple
Thermocouple
Digital IO
Digital IO
IEPE
IEPE
Charge
Charge
Current
Current
LVDT
LVDT
RTD
RTD
Resistance
Resistance
DSI compatible
DSI compatible
TEDS compatible
TEDS compatible
EtherCAT
EtherCAT
IP40
IP40
-10°C to +50°C
-10°C to +50°C

Main Features

  • DUAL ETHERCAT BUS: IOLITE is equipped with two EtherCAT buses in parallel. The primary bus is used for full-speed buffered data acquisition to a PC computer hard-drive. The secondary bus is mainly used for the real-time low-latency data feed to any 3rd party EtherCAT-based control system.
  • HIGH-END SIGNAL CONDITIONING: IOLITE features high-quality analog and digital amplifiers that offer excellent signal quality and up to 20 kHz sampling rate. 
  • REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY: Integrated redundant power supply provides maximum system reliability. 
  • MULTIPLE CHASSIS OPTION: IOLITE R12 aluminum chassis compatible with 19'' rack cabinets. It can fit up to 12 IOLITE I/O amplifier modules. IOLITE R8 and R8R are rugged aluminum compatible chassis for field-use and can fit up to 8 IOLITE DAQ slots.
  • WIDE OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE: While IOLITE DAQ systems are labeled to run at -10℃ .. 50℃, certain configurations can operate in the -40℃ .. +85℃ temperature range.
  • GREAT PRICE/PERFORMANCE: IOLITE offers a great price/performance ratio and is suitable for testbed integration and various industrial applications.
  • SOFTWARE INCLUDED WITH FREE LIFETIME UPGRADES: Easy to use, yet very robust in functionality, award-winning DewesoftX data acquisition software is included. The software comes with lifetime free upgrades and no hidden costs, bringing you intuitive configuration, smart sensors, advanced storage, and analysis capabilities.


Redundant EtherCAT Bus Systems

IOLITE data acquisition system is equipped with two fully independent EtherCAT bus systems that work in parallel. 

The Primary EtherCAT Bus

The primary bus is used for perfectly timed and synchronized data acquisition via DewesoftX data acquisition software. It connects via EtherCAT RJ45 cable to any PC running DewesoftX DAQ software and is able to stream any number of input and output channels at high-speed to the PC's hard drive. 

The Secondary EtherCAT Bus

The  secondary IOLITE EtherCAT bus can be used in two ways:

  1. Low latency front-end interface for any 3rd party EtherCAT compatible real-time controllers.
  2. Redundant data acquisition system bus for critical DAQ applications.
Redundant EtherCAT Bus Systems

Merging Data Acquisition and Real-Time Control

Until the IOLITE system, the worlds of data acquisition and control were completely disconnected. Controller and PLC systems are dedicated to reacting to events as fast as possible, and recording data is a secondary concern. On the other hand, the data acquisition systems are made to acquire data as fast as possible, and doing real-time control is secondary or simply unavailable in many of them.

Very often test benches require both precise signal conditioning and processing, and real-time control. In the past, DAQ and PLCs were often connected by using an analog connection - one cable for each signal.

This is where the IOLITE system shines with the dual independent EtherCAT buses. Only one EtherCAT line is required between the PLC and DAQ. This greatly reduces cabling and eliminates redundant analog-to-digital conversion of the same signals. The worlds of control and data acquisition are combined in one elegant system.

The Endless Possibilities

IOLITE - a perfect solution for your data acquisition and control applications. And this is just the start.

With its outputs, the IOLITE data acquisition and control system totally eliminates the need for the PLC hardware. Any PLC software can fully control the outputs of an IOLITE DAQ system.

Only your preferred EtherCAT based real-time controller software is needed, and the IOLITE system can drive the actuators.

There is no longer a need for two independent systems. One system can perform everything - Dewesoft IOLITE.

Merging Data Acquisition and Real-Time Control

Perfect Signal Conditioning

IOLITE offers great signal conditioning. With its range of input and output slots, you can measure voltage, current, strain, stress, vibration, sound, temperature, digital, counters and so much more.

Proven high-quality data acquisition hardware combined with award-winning DewesoftX software performs data collection without losing even a single sample. It also provides great data visualization and processing capabilities.

Data can be stored in a time-series database, and served to SCADA systems using standard interfaces such as OPC UA or XCP to truly support Industry 4.0 applications.

Off-the-shelf DewesoftX data acquisition software with a series of supported industry-standard interfaces makes IOLITE the perfect choice for even the most price-sensitive measurement and control tasks.

Perfect Signal Conditioning

IOLITE I/O DAQ Modules

IOLITE R12 chassis can be configured with 12 amplifier modules and IOLITE R8 chassis with 8. The following high-quality amplifiers are available:

  • 6xSTG: Universal analog and strain gauge amplifiers. Compatible with DSI adapters for IEPE, Thermocouple, RTD, LVDT, current measurements.
  • 8xSTGS: 8-channel strain gauge module. Supports full, half, quarter bridge, and potentiometer configurations.
  • 8xLV: Isolated 8-channel voltage module. General-purpose voltage input with high accuracy and high channel-to-channel and channel-to-ground isolation.
  • 16xLV: 16-channel voltage input module with a terminal block connector and channel to ground isolation.
  • 8xLA: 8-channel isolated current input module with BNC or terminal block connector and.
  • 8xTH: Isolated universal thermocouple amplifier. Supports any thermocouple type sensors.
  • 8xRTD: Isolated universal PTx temperature, resistance, and voltage input module.
  • 16xAO: 16-channel analog output module for industrial applications with ±10 V voltage output channels.

  • 32xDI: 32 channel digital input module.
  • 32xDO: 32 channel digital output module with the watchdog functionality.
  • 8xDI 4xDO: Digital input and output modiule.
  • 4xCNT: 4 channel digital counter input with SuperCounter® technology.

IOLITEr-6xSTG
Universal Strain Gage Amplifier

The IOLITEr-6xSTG is a 6-channel strain gauge amplifier and universal analog input. The module offers support for all bridge-type sensors with a 20 kHz/s sampling rate per channel.

Main highlights:

  • 24-bit 24-bit SAR ADC with an anti-aliasing filter.
  • Simultaneous 20 kS/sec per channel (software-selectable).
  • Analog voltage up to 50 V.
  • Full-, half-, and quarter bridge strain gauge sensors.
  • Potentiometer.
  • Compatible with IEPE, Charge, Thermocouple, RTD, Current, and LVDT sensor using DSI adapters.
  • Features a channel-independent programmable power supply to power sensors.


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IOLITEr-8xSTGS
Universal Strain Gage Amplifier

IOLITE-8xSTGS is an 8-channel strain gauge module that supports full, half, and quarter bridge configurations as well as potentiometer mode. The module features long-term stability and low power consumption.

Main highlights:

  • Predefined bridge ranges are 2 mV/V, 20 mV/V, 200 mV/V (free programmable between 2 mV/V and 1000 mV/V).
  • User-selectable excitation voltage of 1 V, 2 V, or 5 V.
  • New 24-bit oversampled sigma-delta analog-to-digital converter which features an option for low latency Sinc5 filter - perfect solution for control applications.
  • Software selectable internal 100 kΩ shunt resistor which can be used in the positive or negative leg.
  • Dewesoft X software enables shunting, shorting, sensor balancing, and lead wire compensation.
  • TEDS is supported.
  • Available with two different input connector types: Terminal block and D-SUB37.


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IOLITEir-8xLV
8-Channel Isolated Low Voltage Module

Isolated 8-channel low voltage module. IOLITEi-8xLV is the perfect choice for a general-purpose voltage input data acquisition due to high accuracy and high channel-to-channel and channel-to-ground galvanic isolation.

Main highlights of IOLITEi-8xLV DAQ module:

  • 24-bit oversampled SAR ADC.
  • Simultaneous 20k, 10k, 5k, 2k, 1k, 500, 200, 100 S/s (software-selectable) sampling.
  • Two input ranges: ±100 V and ±10 V. Optionally it is also available with the input ranges of ±10 V and ±1 V.
  • Data is acquired simultaneously from all 8 channels with a sampling rate of up to 20 kS/sec.
  • It includes an analog anti-aliasing filter with a 26 kHz cut-off frequency (3rd order, Butterworth).
  • Available with BNC or terminal block input connectors.


Complete technical specifications.

IOLITEr-16xLV
16-channel Voltage Input Module

16-channel voltage module. IOLITE-16xLV is the perfect choice for a general-purpose voltage measurement module.

Main highlights of IOLITE-16xLV DAQ module:

  • 16 simultaneously sampled channels
  • Terminal block connector
  • Input voltage ranges: ±200V/±10V (IOLITE-16xLV) or ±20V/±1V (IOLITE-16xLV-20V - on request)
  • 24bit delta-sigma ADC
  • Channel to ground isolation
  • Common mode voltage: 200V
  • Input impedance: 1 MOhm
  • Noise floor: -100dB


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IOLITEir-8xLA
8-channel Current Input Module

8-channel current input module with the built-in shunt resistor. IOLITEir-8xLA is the perfect choice for current measurements.

Main highlights of IOLITEir-8xLA current input module:

  • 24-bit oversampled SAR ADC.
  • 8 simultaneously sampled channels - 20k, 10k, 5k, 2k, 1k, 500, 200, 100 S/s (software-selectable).
  • BNC or terminal block connector.
  • Input current ranges: ±20 mA/±2 mA.
  • Channel-to-channel galvanic isolation.
  • Input impedance: 50 Ohm.
  • Noise floor: -100dB.


Complete technical specifications.

IOLITEir-8xTH
Universal Thermocouple Module

Isolated universal thermocouple module. IOLITEir-8xTH can acquire data from any thermocouple type - Type K, J, T, R, S, N, E, C, U, B.

Main highlights:

  • 24-bit delta-sigma ADC.
  • 8 simultaneous sampled channels @ 100 S/sec.
  • Voltage ranges: ±1 V nad ±100 mV.
  • Mini Thermocouple connector.
  • The module offers software sensor break detection as well as using a hardware LED indicator.


Complete technical specifications.

IOLITEir-8xRTD
Universal Resistance Thermometer (PTx) Module

8 isolated universal PTx temperature, resistance, and voltage input channels for PT-types: PT100, PT200, PT500, PT1000, and PT2000.

Main highlights:

  • 24-bit delta-sigma ADC.
  • 8 simultaneous sampled channels @ 100 S/sec.
  • Voltage ranges: ±1 V nad ±100 mV.
  • Resistance 0…10 kΩ and 0…1 kΩ.
  • 3-wire or 4-wire input connection.
  • Lemo 0B 6pin or terminal block connector.
  • It offers software sensor break detection as well as using hardware LED indicators.


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IOLITE-16xAO
Analog Output Module

IOLITE-16xAO is a 16-channel Analog Output module designed for industrial applications. It is a perfect tool for signal conditioning.

The module offers 16 analog voltage output channels in the range of ±10 V. Outputs are galvanically isolated from the main power supply ground.

Additionally, non-isolated supply voltage with a current limit of 2 A can be used from PWR OUT pins.

The input connector of IOLITE-16xAO is a terminal block OMNIMATE Signal SL Series. The IOLITE-16xAO module has 9-pin terminal block connectors with a 2.50 mm pitch for analog output. 8 pins on a 9-pin connector bank are used for digital inputs and pin 9 for common GND.

Additionally, there is a 2-pin terminal block connector with a 2.50 mm pitch for the PWR OUT function.

Complete technical specifications.

IOLITEr-32xDI
Digital Input Module

Digital input module with screw terminal and power supply is perfect for high channel count  data acquisition and control applications. Highlights:

  • 32 simultaneous sampled DI channels @ 40 kS/sec.
  • Terminal block connector


IOLITEr-32xDO

Digital Output Module

Digital output module with screw terminal and power supply is great for control application with feedback monitoring. The module also includes watchdog function. Highlights:

  • Solid-state relay.
  • Terminal block connector

IOLITEr-8xDI-4xDO
Digital Input/Output Module

IOLITEr-8xDI-4xDO is a perfect digital input/output combo module for industrial applications. The module offers 8 digital input and 4 digital output channels. Digital IN and OUT banks are isolated from each other and can be powered by separate external power supplies.

Additionally, non-isolated supply voltage with a current limit of 2 A can be used from PWR OUT pins.

The input connector of IOLITEr-8xDI-4xDO is a terminal block OMNIMATE Signal SL Series.

IOLITEr-8xDI-4xDO is your choice for more demanding industrial applications such as valve control, with a maximum sink current of 0.5 A and maximum switching voltage of 50 V.

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IOLITEr-4xCNT
Digital Counter DAQ Module

IOLITEr-4xCNT is a 4-channel counter module. Each channel is capable of 3x digital inputs, 1x event counter, encoder, period, pulse-width, duty-cycle, and precise frequency and angle measurement using patented SuperCounter® technology

Supported counter modes are counting, waveform timing, encoder, and gear-tooth sensor. IOLITEr-4xCNT also offers a sensor power supply (+5 V/100 mA, +12 V/50 mA).

The input connector is a Lemo 1B 7-pin or optionally terminal block input connector.

Counter inputs are a perfect choice for applications like balancing, order tracking, and torsional vibrations.

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IOLITE I/O DAQ Modules

IOLITE R12
19-inch Rack Cabinet Mount Chassis

IOLITE R12 aluminum chassis is compatible and can be mounted in any standard 19-inch rack cabinet. This is perfect for test-bed installations and high-channel-count data acquisition applications.

The IOLITE R12 chassis height is 4U and can host up to 12 IOLITE I/O modules.

The chassis offers IP30 environmental protection and can operate at -10 to 50 °C temperature. Some configuration variations allow operating from -40°C to 85°C. Please contact our local representative for the wide temperature option.

IOLITE R12
19-inch Rack Cabinet Mount Chassis

IOLITE R8
Rugged Boxed Chassis

In addition to a 19-inch rack cabinet compatible chassis, the IOLITE DAQ system is also available in standalone closed aluminum chassis compatible with SIRIUS data acquisition instruments. IOLITE R8 offers IP40 environmental protection.

The IOLITE R8 chassis provides 8 slots for IOLITE input and output modules.

The IOLITE R8 chassis offers IP40 environmental protection and can operate at -10°C to 50 temperature. Some configuration variations allow operating from -40°C to 85°C. Please contact our local representative for the wide temperature option.

IOLITE R8
Rugged Boxed Chassis

IOLITE R8r
Rugged Fanless Boxed Chassis

IOLITE R8r chassis is even more ruggedized with passive cooling (fanless). It offers 8 slots for IOLITE rack DAQ modules. IOLITE R8r is designed for use in harsh, dusty environments. It can withstand high shock and vibration conditions.

The IOLITE R8r chassis is rated with IP50 environmental protection and can operate at -10°C to 50 temperature. Some configuration variations allow operating from -40°C to 85°C. Please contact our local representative for the wide temperature option.

IOLITE R8r
Rugged Fanless Boxed Chassis

High-Channel-Count Applications

IOLITE data acquisition and control systems offer perfect and cost-efficient installation for high-channel-count applications. Systems can be daisy-chained together and can reach hundreds or even thousands of I/O channels. The channel count is only limited by the bandwidth limit. 

With Dewesoft NET configuration, systems can even be dislocated and distributed into several locations and act as one DAQ system controlled from the central control room.

With 19'' cabinet compatibility, IOLITE R12 systems can easily be installed in your existing cabinet infrastructure. 

High-Channel-Count Applications

Redundant Power Supply

IOLITE data acquisition systems are equipped with a redundant power supply completing the feature set for the ideal and reliable front-end system. 

If the primary power supply fails, the system will be powered by a secondary power supply without any interruption or system shutdown/restart.

Redundant Power Supply

Feedback Monitoring

What is really amazing is that the IOLITE DAQ system gives the operator the capability to acquire and monitor the data in daily operation as well as while tuning the control systems.

Apart from monitoring the input channels on the data acquisition bus, the system can also monitor the outputs from the controller. Let's say we regulate the switch-off valve by monitoring the pressure. Dewesoft can easily show the pressure signal as well as digital output signal coming from the controller, all fully synchronized.

This allows the operator to prove that the control system is operating correctly every time.

Feedback Monitoring

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.

Real-Life Application Example - Durability Testing

Data Acquisition Software Included for Free

All Dewesoft data acquisition systems are bundled with award-winning DewesoftX data acquisition software. DewesoftX is the world's most advanced and easy-to-use data acquisition and signal processing software. Its flexibility and endless functionality for signal processing will help you solve all your test and measurement needs. Our DAQ software gives you many advantages over other DAQ systems. Functionalities like plug-and-play, hardware auto-detection, smart TEDS sensors, advanced storing, real-time displays, and a never-ending math library will elevate your measurement and analysis capabilities to a whole new level.

And the best part? DewesoftX DAQ software offers lifetime FREE software updates and technical support to all users. Software is evolving all the time. New major releases are released every 3 months constantly adding new features, optimization, and other improvements. No hidden upgrade costs.


Data Acquisition Software Included for Free

Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Connecting the DAQ system and sensors could not be faster or easier. DewesoftX software will automatically detect the connected DAQ systems and TEDS-equipped sensors and will configure the entire channel configuration for you. Features like:

  • hardware auto-detection,
  • smart sensors,
  • sensor database,
  • advanced TEDS sensor support,
  • automatic unit conversion,
  • real-time signal preview,
  • store setup files


will make you ready for measurement in seconds. Spend less time configuring your DAQ systems and be more productive. Time is money!

Measure and Store

Measure and Store

Powerful storing capabilities with more than 500 MB/s sustained stream rates mean you can always store data at full speed and never again worry about losing data that could compromise your tests. DewesoftX software features:

  • real-time data acquisition,
  • synchronized acquisition of analog, counter, video, GPS, CAN bus, and many other sources,
  • advanced triggering and alarms,
  • single or multi-file storage,
  • remote and distributed network storing,
  • automated test sequences.


Even if you store gigabytes of data, our innovative data file format​​​​​​​ will ensure you can load and analyze your data as fast as in a blink of an eye.

Analyse and Publish

Analyse and Publish

From NVH to Power Analysis and much more. Forget about using several and complex software solutions just to record, store, analyze, and visualize your data. DewesoftX offers all-in-one advanced data visualization, analysis, and reporting tools:

  • online and offline mathematics,
  • flexible real-time visual displays,
  • synchronized video support,
  • PDF reporting tools,
  • data export to many standard file formats,
  • unlimited FREE licenses to view and analyze stored data files.


DewesoftX is designed with the mindset of a test engineer and offers a complete testing solution in a single software package that is a joy to use.

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