- What is a DAQ system?
- What services does it provide?
- What are the functions and significance of its components
- Which major approaches for realization can be distinguished
- What different role does the PC play within these concepts
- The system bus as a crucial component
- Flexibility has many aspects
- imc ARGUSfit as an example for a DAQ-System with ultimate flexibility
- Operation, software and open extensions
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imc ARGUSfit - The new, five times faster and ultra-flexible measurement system
The new imc ARGUSfit DAQ is providing ultimate flexibility in vehicle and machine testing and monitoring, as the imc ARGUSfit base unit and additional amplifier and fieldbus interface modules, such as CAN FD, can simply be clicked together. With this modularity, the imc ARGUSfit can be perfectly tailored to changing test environments, and the extremely compact size makes it ideal for applications in confined spaces. For distributed measurements, modules can also be connected via fiber optic cable which allows flexible and robust instrumentation. In this way, measurement modules can be placed close to the sensor, to reduce noise and interferences and spare expensive cabling. Both in centralized and distributed measurements, the small module size allows instrumentation close to the sensors and the unique ARGUSfit system bus supports aggregated system data rates of up to 5 Mbps. This is maintained even in distributed data acquisition setups thanks to optical fiber connection. This proves most robust against any possible electromagnetic interference across distances up to 250 m, pioneering applications on buildings, bridges, trains and ships. But also in test stand environments this concept ensures pristine signal quality and reduced cabling costs.
imc ARGUSfit is imc's most powerful data acquisition system to date: it is universal as it connects to all common sensors, it is fast with a total data rate of 5 Msps, channel counts up to 1000, and sampling rates of up to 500 kS/s per channel. And it provides intelligent real time data analysis with im Online FAMOS, which is integrated in the platform. In combination with the measurement software imc STUDIO and the post-processing software imc FAMOS, imc ARGUSfit forms a complete solution from sensor to report.
Imc’s product launch included the imc ARGUSfit ICPU-6, a measurement module for ICP type transducers such as accelerometers and microphones, and the universal imc ARGUSfit voltage amplifier UTI-6 as part of the new data acquisition series. An integrated microSD card slot provides data storage capabilities in stand-alone mode while an additional UPS unit can buffer short-term power failures. imc ARGUSfit modules can be seamlessly integrated with modules from the imc CANSASfit series, expanding measurement possibilities beyond the new system's boundaries. And as usual with imc, imc ARGUSfit can be synchronized with all other imc systems in one measurement.
The new ARGUSfit data acquisition system is launched in conjunction with the sensor data base imc SIMPLEX, consisting in a mobile app and a 24/7 cloud service, allowing users to organize sensors online identify them via RFID/NFC or QR codes and to directly assign these to measuring channels within the data acquisition software imc STUDIO. This helps the user in saving time, avoid possible errors and assure reliable and well documented results.
Read more on the imc ARGUSfit website.