KRYPTON - Rugged IP67 EtherCAT DAQ Modules

Rugged and distributed EtherCAT data acquisition system for field measurement in extreme and harsh environments. KRYPTON DAQ systems offer IP67 degree of protection and can operate in the extreme temperature range from -40 to +85°C and offer high shock protection.

KRYPTON data acquisition system
Strain / Stress
Strain / Stress
Full Bridge
Full Bridge
Half Bridge
Half Bridge
Quarter Bridge
Quarter Bridge
DSI compatible
DSI compatible
TEDS compatible
TEDS compatible
Shock rating 100g
Shock rating 100g
-40°C to +85°C
-40°C to +85°C

Main Features

  • DISTRIBUTED DAQ: KRYPTON DAQ modules were designed for distributed measurements to bring data acquisition closer to sensors. This introduces many advantages as opposed to traditional DAQ systems. KRYPTON allows distributing DAQ modules down to a single input channel.
  • EtherCAT DAQ: EtherCAT protocol with 100Mb bus speed is used for data transmission, data synchronization, and power supply. KRYPTON units are connected with a single cable for data, power, and synchronization.   
  • UP TO 100m BETWEEN UNITS: KRYPTON units can be distributed over the large area with the distances up to 100 meters between DAQ nodes.  
  • RUGGED IP67: All KRYPTON modules are rugged with the IP67 degree of protection and ready for testing in extreme weather and harsh environments. 
  • 1, 3, 4, 8 and 16 CHANNEL UNITS: KRYPTON DAQ modules are available in various configurations spanning from tiny single-channel units up to bigger 16-channel units. Instruments can be distributed down to the single channel.
  • UP TO 20 kHz/CH SAMPLING RATE: Multi-channel KRYPTON DAQ modules can achieve a sampling rate of up to 20 kS/second and KRYPTON ONE single channel up to 40 kS/second. 
  • UNIVERSAL ANALOG INPUTS: Universal analog inputs are available that can accept voltage and full/half/quarter bridge signals natively as well as IEPE, charge, thermocouples, RTD, current, resistance and LVDT signals with the use of DSI adapters.
  • 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.

EtherCAT Distributed Data Acquisition

KRYPTON data acquisition systems are using 100 Mbit datalink based on EtherCAT protocol technology. Fast data bus allows many of the KRYPTON units to be daisy-chained together in the single measurement chain. At the end of the chain, RJ45 cable is used to plug into the Ethernet port of your PC computer or special, more rugged 8-pin LEMO connector to connect to our robust, powerful computers like KRYPTON CPUSBOXR2DB, R4 or R8.

EtherCAT brings another big advantage - zero configuration. KRYPTON devices do not require any complex IP setup. Simply connect them together into PC and Dewesoft X software will recognize and setup devices automatically.

There is the single cable required for data, power, and synchronization which can run up to 100 meters (300 feet) from module to module connecting amplifiers together.

Small and Flexible Data Acquisition

KRYPTON data acquisition modules are designed to be small, rugged and modular especially made perfect for field measurements in any environment. The small size of KRYPTON modules allows them to fit perfectly in tight places and can be placed very near the sensors.

Traditional data acquisition systems are big boxes with many input channels, which means long and expensive sensor cabling is needed in order to perform data acquisition. 

KRYPTON takes the opposite approach. We kept the same advantages of other Dewesoft DAQ devices like plug and play and sensor auto-detection), but with KRYPTON we are bringing data acquisition system closer to the origin of data - near the sensors. This greatly reduces the cost of the sensor cabling, chances of wiring errors and greatly improves the signal quality.

Robust and Rugged Data Acquisition

KRYPTON DAQ modules are extremely robust. We machine each one out of aluminum bricks and install industrial-grade electronics. Units are then sealed with thermally conductive and electrically isolative rubber. As a final touch, we add rubber band around KRYPTON chassis to further protect the unit from the shocks. The result is an IP67 degree of protection. Units are waterproof, shockproof, and can withstand shocks up to 100G

KRYPTON can operate in extremely harsh environments and is rated to work in temperature span from -40°C to +85°C.

Extensive testing in our laboratories ensures bulletproof quality and worry-free testing under extreme conditions.


High-End Signal Conditioning

KRYPTON is not just small and rugged but also has quality analog amplifiers for precise signal measurement. An array of different modules are available for almost any sensor:

  • STG: Universal differential voltage and Full/Half/Quarter bridge input. Available in 13 and 6 channel configurations. Compatible with DSI adapters.
  • TH: Universal isolated thermocouple input module. Accepts all thermocouple types. Available in 8 and 16 channel configurations and as a single channel for high voltage thermocouple measurements.
  • RTD: Universal differential PTx temperature, resistance and voltage. Available in 8 and 16 channel configurations.
  • LV: Isolated voltage input module. Available in 1, 4 and 8 channel configurations.
  • LA: Isolated low current measurement module. Available in 8 channel configuration.
  • ACC - IEPE accelerometer and microphone input unit in 1, 4 and 8 channel configuration
  • DI / DO - Digital I/O module. Available in 4xDI, 4xDO16xDI, 16xDO or 8xDI/8xDO channel configurations.
  • AO - analog output is available in single-channel configurations
  • CNT - a single channel DEWESoft SUPERCOUNTER® module

For complete specifications please see KRYPTON tech specs.

KRYPTON ONE - Single-channel Data Acquisition

KRYPTON ONE is the latest addition of rugged DAQ modules in the KRYPTON family line. KRYPTON ONE is the smallest IP67 DAQ module in the world. The pocket-size allows the modules to be mounted in tight places, right next to the sensors. Units are highly distributable, connected with a single cable for power, data, and synchronization.

KRYPTON ONE data acquisition modules are completely compatible with every other KRYPTON, SIRIUS and other data acquisition systems from Dewesoft.


Available KRYPTON ONE modules

  • ACC: isolated IEPE and voltage input
  • STG: isolated universal and strain gage input
  • LV: isolated universal voltage input
  • DI: digital input
  • DO: digital output
  • AO: analog output
  • CNT: counter/encode/digital input
  • CAN: CAN bus input
  • HV: isolated high-voltage input up to ±1000V
  • TH-HV: thermocouple input for high-voltage potentials

Main characteristics of KRYPTON ONE modules

  • The fastest KRYPTON: single-channel architecture allows a maximum sample rate of 40 kS/s.
  • Isolation: all analog KRYPTON 1 modules are fully isolated.
  • Current input: 1xSTG includes internal shunt for two current input ranges (20 mA, 2 mA).
  • High current drive: 4xDO is capable of sinking 2A current to drive high loads.
  • Easy stacking: modules can be stacked and tightened together with M4 hex key screws.

DAQ Synchronization

KRYPTON data acquisition hardware is capable to acquire different signals like voltage, bridge, IEPE, thermocouple, digital, and more. With included Dewesoft X3 software, you can easily acquire data from additional interfaces like GPS, Flexray, Ethernet, Serial, PCM telemetry, and many more. 

Even though each data source can have different sampling rates (software selectable for each channel), all data is always perfectly synchronized down to microsecond accuracy. The synchronization between KRYPTON modules run through the same cable as power and data.

KRYPTON DAQ modules can also be combined and synchronized with our fast USB DAQ devices like SIRIUS, MINITAURs or DEWE-43A. For this we have small accessory called EtherCAT Sync Junction. This box will provide clock source for syncronization. External timing source like GPS or IRIG can be connected and used.

Works with 3rd-party Real-Time EtherCAT Masters

The entire KRYPTON product line can be used with any 3rd-party real-time EtherCAT master for real-time data acquisition and control applications.

Because KRYPTON offers perfect signal conditioning and offers very rugged distributed units it is a perfect device that can be used in most demanding real-time test and control applications.

Data Acquisition Software Included for Free

All Dewesoft data acquisition systems are bundled with award-winning Dewesoft X Professional DAQ software. Dewesoft X is the world's most advanced and easy-to-use data acquisition and analysis software. Dewesoft X's flexibility and power will help you unleash the DAQ system to its full potentials and gives you many advantages over other DAQ systems. Functionalities like plug-and-play, hardware auto-detection, smart TEDS sensors, advanced storing and data analysis features will take your measurement and analysis needs 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 the 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 analogue, 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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