imc data acquisition system, based on the imc CRONOS platform - amongst others imc CRONOScompact, SPARTAN, imc CRONOSflex, imc Busdaq - can now be equipped with a new interface for the Modbus Fieldbus. This interface seamlessly integrates any external sensor, device, or data source with a Modbus link. As we know from our users, devices communicating via Modbus are often involved in monitoring and testing applications. If you are already relying on a comprehensive testing solution based on an imc DAQ system and the imc STUDIO test and measurement software, you can can now integrate additional devices when you need them.This could be power meters, weather stations, special sensors (e.g., pyrometers), or even climate chambers that communicate temperature or humidity data via Modbus.
The Modbus interface adds to a fully integrated DAQ solution and avoids issues with external gateway devices or software hurdles. Based entirely on the imc CRONOS DAQ system, it can exploit the functionality of the imc CRONOS DAQ system platform: stand-alone capabilities, robustness, live data analysis, including the application as a complete real-time test automation platform. The interface features a dedicated processor, is independent of the system’s resources, and neither limits the performance nor the scalability of the entire system. The interface works with both Modbus standards: Modbus TCP (Ethernet) and Modbus RTU (serial Port) which can be operated parallel and at the same time. The configuration of the Modbus data transfer parameters is facilitated by an easy-to-use assistant GUI in the test software imc STUDIO that allows it to be fully operational in just a few minutes.
The new Modbus Fieldbus interface proves that the imc CRONOS platform is one of the single most comprehensive data acquisition systems that integrate measurement and control, creating productive testing solutions.
For further information on the connectivity of the imc data acquisition system:s, please visit the websites of imc CRONOScompact, imc SPARTAN, imc CRONOSflex or imc Busdaq.