Measurement under harsh environmental conditions such as extremes of heat and cold water spray, and intense vibration requires appropriately protected measurement equipment.
This applies especially to long-duration measurements outdoors or testing on board moving vehicles.
imc CRONOS-SL is a highly compact, super-robust mobile measurement system, for applications in tough environments. Conforming to MIL STD810F, one of the highest standards for temperature, environmental contaminants, and shock resistance, the signal conditioning, AD-conversion, online processing and data storage are integral components of the measurement system. This makes imc CRONOS-SL ideal for measurement tasks involving longduration testing and monitoring tasks e.g. on board vehicles, machinery or in outdoor measurement sites, where regular measurement equipment often fails to meet the environmental conditions.
Settings for the devices are made via PC, Ethernet TCP/IP or Wireless connections, using the operating software imcDevices. The PC is unnecessary during the measurement, only serving the purposes of device configuration and visualization of the captured data, if desired.
imc CRONOS-SL Works without a PC
CRONOS-SL works independently of the PC. Captured data are stored within the device on ruggedized IDE hard drive or removable solid state CF-cards. The data carriers ensure seamless storage of measured data and provide the maximum safety for data. If direct live display of measured data is desired, the PC is not the only option: the robust and bright TFT graphical terminal is an excellent alternative. A variety of different setups, and graphical data display modes are available at the push of a button.
Remote Control and Data Transfer
Wireless access to CRONOS-SL is possible via WLAN, UMTS or GPRS data links. An internal modem allows long-term monitoring and notification of, for instance, value limit violations, by SMS or E-Mail. This can be extended with constant online monitoring and remote parameterization via the Internet.
Universal, Network-Capable Intelligence
With its freely configurable measurement amplifier design, CRONOS-SL allows direct connection of any desired signals and sensors, and provides both power and conditioning.
This enables ideal system adaptation to a wide variety of measurement tasks. Besides the acquisition of raw data, freely defined processing of channel signals can be performed in real time. All analog or digital channels, as well as computed data streams, are available for use in openand closed-loop control tasks, or for value limit monitoring. Meanwhile, measurement channels carried on the CAN/LIN-Bus, and encoded in a variety of protocols, can be acquired in synchronization with the others and processed in the same way as the analog measurement channels.