It offers direct connection of many sensor types, as well as multi-channel data acquisition and vast capabilities of real-time data processing, all within one handy device structure. The measurement devices accomplishes the measurement independently. That means: the PC only configures with the operating software imcDevices the experiment. With this concept it is possible to start the measurement automatically after turning on the device.
imc CRONOS-PL/-SL/compact units can be outfitted in adaptation to their intended application. For analog signal conditioning , there are channels for voltage/current, temperature, bridge measurement, displacement or rotation speed etc., as well as inputs for current-fed sensors (ICP – inputs). The isolated digital inputs complete the range of connector types offered.
DSUB - connector
For the output of alarm signals or for controlling external devices in response to measurements, there are also digital outputs with up to 1 A driver strength.
The connections for the inputs and outputs take the form of DSUB connectors located on the device's back panel and ordered by sensor types and channels. To simplify the handling of the signal lines, the system comes with special screw terminals to which the lines can be directly connected.
Real-time calculations with Online FAMOS
Online FAMOS enables calculation of various measurement quantities by the device. The extensive functions library additionally enables the creation of test procedures with open and closed-loop control functions.
imc CRONOS-compact can use threshold values, etc., to detect a digital event on any measurement channel, making measurement data monitoring easily possible.
The digital events defined can be directly assigned to a digital output and/or combined with each other to form trigger events. Up to 48 independent triggers are available, so that complex measurement tasks can be solved without needing very many steps. Triggers can be defined and assigned to any channel.
There are different field busses (CAN, FlexRay, Profibus, ...) possible to connect with imc CRONOS PL/- SL/compact. To expand via the CAN Bus even more it is also possible to connect imc CANSAS modules.