Kenda upgrades machinery data-acquisition systems for Royal Navy fleet
Kenda Electronic Systems Ltd has unveiled a new family of portable data acquisition multianalysers that are suitable for use in a variety of equipment-monitoring applications in the military, aerospace and maritime sectors.
The multianalyser family initially consists of two models - the PDA-32 and the PDA-96 - both of which feature rugged, weather-sealed housings to enable them to withstand the rigours of the most demanding environments.
Designed to record analogue signals from multiple sensors on to a hard disk, the new units are equipped with a 16-bit ADC capable of a sampling frequency of up to 180kHz, together with optional 4-channel 12-bit DAC outputs.
The PDA-32 is the smaller of the two units, with overall dimensions of 206 x 158 x 138mm and a weight of just 3kg. Housed in an injection-moulded glass-loaded ABS case, it provides 32 analogue input channels, a removable hard disk drive and a 4in. touch-screen TFT display offering 640 x 480 pixel resolution.
Its 96-channel stablemate, the PDA-96, measures 470 x 370 x 200mm and weighs 12.5kg. This model features a detachable full-size keyboard with built-in trackerball and a 1024 x 768 pixel 10.4in. TFT display, which is hinged to allow wide adjustment of the viewing angle.
The software also enables the units to be pre-programmed to start recording or to initiate other activities at specified times or in response to a range of trigger criteria based on signal behaviour.
17th September 2003 Ref. KE173A