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R8rt

High channel count DAQ system with high-end signal conditioning, powerful computer, data logger, and real-time data output capability to EtherCAT real-time controller.

IEPE
IEPE
Charge
Charge
Voltage
Voltage
High Voltage
High Voltage
Current
Current
Strain / Stress
Strain / Stress
Full Bridge
Full Bridge
Half Bridge
Half Bridge
Quarter Bridge
Quarter Bridge
LVDT
LVDT
Thermocouple
Thermocouple
RTD
RTD
Resistance
Resistance
Counter/Encoder
Counter/Encoder
Digital
Digital
DSI compatible
DSI compatible
TEDS compatible
TEDS compatible
CAN bus
CAN bus
OBDII
OBDII
J1939
J1939
GPS/GLONASS
GPS/GLONASS
RTK
RTK
SSD
SSD
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0
DVI
DVI
LAN
LAN
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
EtherCAT
EtherCAT
IP50
IP50
-10°C to +50°C
-10°C to +50°C

Main Features

  • DAQ AND CONTROL: R8rt instrument is an upgrade of the R8 DAQ system. It uses same DAQ technology, data logging, and data processing capabilities, but includes an additional EtherCAT slave port that can send the real-time data feed to any 3rd party EtherCAT master controller. 
  • DUAL MODE: EtherCAT slave interface can be used to provide real-time data to a 3rd party control system while the Internal bus allows full-speed data recording to Dewesoft X software in parallel, serving both worlds of data acquisition and control which have been so far separated.
  • HIGH-END SIGNAL CONDITIONING: R8 data acquisition systems are built around SIRIUS DAQ technology and feature the same versatile and powerful amplifiers for world-leading signal conditioning. Visit SIRIUS product page for detailed SIRIUS DAQ technology overview.
  • ALL-IN-ONE INSTRUMENT: R8 instruments are high channel count, standalone DAQ systems with a built-in powerful data processing computer and SSD data logging capabilities. 
  • UP TO 128 ANALOG INPUTS: Systems can be configured with up to eight SIRIUS DAQ slices for a total of 128 analog inputs for virtually any sensor.
  • UP TO 64 COUNTER/ENCODER INPUTS: R8 DAQ system can be configured with up to 16 counter/encoder or 192 digital input channels, all equipped with our patented SUPERCOUNTER® technology. 
  • ETHERCAT MASTER PORT: R8 DAQ systems include EtherCAT master port with built-in synchronization for easy connection and extension of any of our EtherCAT based DAQ system like KRYPTON DAQ modules or SIRIUSe DAQ system.
  • ALL INTERFACES: Interfaces for Wireless LAN, dual GLAN, 4x USB 3.0, GPS, HDMI, 2x synchronization are available.
  • 100 Hz GPS WITH RTK: Optional 10Hz or 100Hz GPS receiver with additional RTK support can be built straight into R8rt DAQ system.
  • SOFTWARE INCLUDED WITH FREE LIFETIME UPGRADES: Easy to use, yet very robust in functionality, award-winning DEWESoft X3 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.

Full technical specifications | More about DEWESoft X3 software

Best of Both Worlds

R8rt is the new member of R8 DAQ systems. It features the same SIRIUS data acquisition technologies, high-end and most precision signal conditioning, built-in SSD data logging, and data processing capabilities.

Along with this, the R8rt DAQ system includes an additional EtherCAT slave port which enables R8rt to do two things at the same time:

  1. acquire, store, and process data from virtually any sensor with its high-end signal conditioning hardware to an internal computer with solid state drive

  2. send the real-time data feed through additional EtherCAT slave port to any 3rd party EtherCAT master, completely bypassing built-in SBOX computer.

Integration to real-time test bench controllers

Traditionally you need to purchase and configure additional control system I/O's to bring data from analog sensors to the test bench controllers. With R8rt DAQ system this is done faster, cheaper, and also much more accurate.

You can feed the data to the controller in real-time with only one cable over the EtherCAT slave port. This completely removes the need for traditional control system I/O's. No clumsy analog cabling and complex configurations needed.

This solution is unique on the market and will bring many improvements to your test routines. Slide right to see why this solution will save you lots of time and money.

1. Save Money

R8rt is an all-in-one data acquisition system with all the bells and whistles of the R8 DAQ system with additional ability to send the real-time data feed to the controller. This allows the same instrument to be used for two different tests:

  • As a DAQ system for vehicle road load data acquisition on proving ground and
  • as a DAQ system and real-time front-end for the controller on the test bench like MTS road simulator.


Thanks to the EtherCAT real-time interface, no analog input stage is needed on a 3rd party controller. This means no additional analog I/O hardware and much much fewer cables.

2. Save Time

R8rt DAQ system removes the clumsy and time-consuming configuration of additional analog I/O's required by the test bench controllers. Only one ethernet cable is needed between the R8rt instrument and the real-time controller.

The included Dewesoft X data acquisition software can send the channel EtherCAT configuration to the controller with a single click. This is not just fast and easy but also greatly reduces human errors.

The image on the right shows the amount of the I/O cables removed with the R8rt solution at one of our automotive customers.

3. Improve Signal Quality

As previously mentioned, the R8rt data acquisition system includes high-end signal conditioning amplifiers based on world-class SIRIUS DAQ technology.

In practice, this means that perfectly conditioned signals are transmitted to the test bench controller digitally via single EtherCAT cable instead of in the old analog way, where hundreds of meters of cables were needed.

This greatly removes the chance of catching any noise and other unwanted frequencies. 

Dewesoft Dual Mode

R8rt DAQ can use USB and EtherCAT data interfaces to provide real-time data to a 3rd party control system and full-speed data recording to an internal computer running Dewesoft X software in parallel.

We call this capability Dual Mode and it makes our DAQ systems unique on the market. They can be used in the control loop and as a DAQ recording device at the same time, saving enormous cost for the customer and providing detailed insight into the process data. Typical dual mode applications include:

  • Analog-to-EtherCAT interface on a test bench with 3rd party EtherCAT master and DAQ device for recording the data in Dewesofrt X software.

  • Analog-to-EtherCAT interface in a PLC configuration and condition monitoring device with the high-frequency dynamic analysis in Dewesoft X software.


SIRIUS Technology

R8rt data acquisition system is a high channel count, all-in-one data acquisition system built around SIRIUS data acquisition technology.

The system can be equipped with SIRIUS high-dynamic analog inputs featuring DualCoreADC technology with 160 dB dynamic range and acquisition speeds of 200 kHz per channel or SIRIUS high-speed amplifiers with speeds up to 1 MHz per channel. 

R8 chassis can hold up to 8 SIRIUS DAQ slices with the total of 128 analog channels, 64 counter/encoder channel, 192 digital channels and up to 8 high-speed CAN bus ports. An array of different amplifiers are available for virtually any signal and sensor. 

Learn more about SIRIUS DAQ system and it's technology.


EtherCAT Expansion

The R8rt data acquisition system is also equipped with an EtherCAT master port which can be used to easily expand and distribute additional DAQ channels with any of our EtherCAT based DAQ units like SIRIUS and/or KRYPTON.

EtherCAT master port is also equipped with hardware synchronization hub to synchronize all connected EtherCAT DAQ channels with internal R8rt DAQ channels. 

The EtherCAT devices can be distributed with the single cable which provides power, data, and synchronization to all the connected devices. This cable can span up to 100 meters between the connected nodes.


Extreme Ruggedness

R8rt DAQ system is built in the extremely rugged aluminum chassis and tested to work in all sorts of scenarios. It is even possible to optionally upgrade the base R8 chassis to withstand 3 gRMS random vibrations for 10 minutes in each direction, suitable for applications like rocket launch pad installation.

R8rt has been installed in test beds, rocket launch platforms, vehicles on proving grounds and ships. 

If you need a rugged, high channel count all-in-one DAQ system, R8 instruments are the best option on the market. Period.

GPS/GNSS and RTK Positioning

SBOX computer inside R8 instruments can be configured with optional 10 Hz or 100 Hz GPS receiver with optional Real-Time Kinematics (RTK) support for the most precise (down to 1cm) position-based test and measurement applications.

GPS and RTK option will transform R8 system into powerful automotive data logger for an advanced position based test and measurement applications like pass-by-noise, vehicle dynamics, brake testing, road load data, ADAS, and more.

For more information about position measurement also see GPS and IMU devices and GPS PRO training course.

Data acquisition software

All Dewesoft data acquisition systems are bundled with award winning Dewesoft X Professional - world's most advanced and easy-to-use data acquisition and analysis software. With power of DEWESoft X you can unleash DAQ system to it's full potentials. It gives you many advantages over other DAQ systems. Functionalities like plug-and-play, hardware auto detection, smart sensors, advanced storing and data analysis features will elevate your measurement and analysis skills to a whole new level.

Plug and Play

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

  • hardware auto-detection,
  • smart sensors,
  • sensor database,
  • advanced TEDS 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

Powerful storing capabilities with more than 500 MB/s sustained stream rates means you can always store data at full speed and never again worry about losing data that could compromise your tests. DEWESoft X 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 a blink of an eye.

Analyse and Publish

From Vehicle Dynamics, NVH to Power analysis and much more. Forget about using several and complex software solutions just to analyze and visualize your data. DEWESoft X offers 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.


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

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