Universal I/O module with analog output for closed-loop control applications
You can acquire data and control your testing operations with Q.series X systems. With the introduction of our new Q.series X A142, we have extended our capabilities for force and motion control applications. The Q.series X A142 is a universal input and output module designed with closed-loop control applications in the field of automotive, aerospace, and mechanical testing in mind. It features all sensor interfaces typically found on a hydraulic, pneumatic, or electric test actuator. By combining with an onboard 10 VDC analog output and test.con’s PID controller functionality, you can turn your Q.series X system into an integrated data acquisition and control solution for any force or motion control application.
The A142 comes with three 18-Bit, 20 kHz analog inputs (SAR ADC). You can use two inputs for LVDT/RVDT sensors or strain gage-based transducers, allowing you to use dual-bridge load cells for critical force control applications. The third analog input is a 10 VDC voltage input that can be freely configured for, for example, a potentiometric sensor or an external function generator as input for the PID controller. An additional Synchronous Serial Interface (SSI) makes the A142 unique. SSI is a point-to-point serial communication standard for digital data transmission between a master and a slave. SSI is commonly used with absolute encoders, as well as with Temposonics position sensors from MTS Sensors.