Simcenter Testing Solutions Simcenter SCADAS Mobile and SCADAS Recorder

2024-05-16T23:17:12.000-0400
Simcenter SCADAS

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The Simcenter SCADAS Mobile and SCADAS Recorder (formerly called LMS SCADAS) are part of a family of modular data acquisition devices used for capturing dynamic signals at a rate up to 204.8 kHz sampling rate per data channel.

The systems can read a variety of transducers, including strain gauges, accelerometers, microphones, thermocouples, speed encoders, GPS, digital CAN-bus, and more…

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The Simcenter SCADAS Mobile and Recorder are modular, and consist of a combination of:

  • Frame: Housing unit which contains all cards, controllers, and power supply. Comes in variety of sizes.
  • Connector Module: Option used to combine or link multiple SCADAS frames together.
  • Power Supply: Contains battery for autonomous operation, also accepts external AC or DC power.
  • Mobile OR Recorder Controller Card:
    • The controller card is referred to as a XSI or Syscon card. It is included with all SCADAS frames with the exception of slave frames.
    • Mobile: Ethernet interface for linking to control PC with Test.Lab software, two source outputs, two tachometer/encoder inputs.
    • Recorder: Same as Mobile with addition of Compact Flash for un-attended data acquisition, WiFi or Bluetooth for remote control, GPS/IRIG-B, and CAN-bus inputs.
  • Data Acquisition cards: Typically 8 or 24 input channels per card; see variety of card options in table below.

SCADAS is an acronym for Signal Conditioning and Data Acquisition System.

This Simcenter SCADAS Mobile and SCADAS Recorder article covers:

  1. Features
  2. Frames
  3. Acquisition Cards
  4. Accessories
  5. Applications and Case Studies
  6. Reference Material

Continue reading to learn more about the SCADAS Mobile and Recorder solutions!

1. Features
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General:

  • Fanless cooling system allows for quiet acoustic measurements.
  • Temperature
    • Operating: -20 degrees Celsius to +55 degrees Celsius, -4 degrees Fahrenheit to +131 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Storage: -20 degrees Celsius to +70 degrees Celsius, -4 degrees Fahrenheit to +158 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Military-standard (MIL-STD)-810F qualified for shock and vibration:
    • 20-2000 Hz random vibration at 7.7 G rms.
    • 60 G peak sawtooth shock pulse, 11 milliseconds, 3 shocks per direction.
  • Power automatically switches as needed between:
    • Internal Battery: Depending on number of channels active, up to 2.5 hours of battery-only operation.
    • AC Power – External mains adaptor for wall outlets.
    • DC Power – 10.8 to 42 Volts with inverse voltage protection.
  • Annual hardware calibration fully compliant with ISO9001-2015 standards.

Inputs:

  • Accommodates 8 to 216 channels (multiples of 8 channels) in a single frame, depending on measurement cards used.
  • Up to 204.8 kHz sampling rate per channel and throughput up to 14 MSamples/s with a 150-dB dynamic range, with 24-bit delta-sigma ADC technology.
  • Includes CAN Bus, IRIG-B, dual tachometer and signal generator support, with optional GPS.

Interfaces:

  • High-speed Ethernet host interface.
  • Optional Recorder model can work autonomously as a blind recorder with Compact Flash, tablet-operated recorder, or frontend system for laptop or PC (GPS standard with recorder model only)
  • Fiber-optic connection module for expandability with fully synchronized data saved to one file

Size and Weight:

  • Ranges from 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) to 23 lbs (10.5 kg) based on frame size and number of cards

2. Frames:

Each SCADAS Mobile or SCADAS Recorder can be configured to customer-specific testing preferences:

  • SCADAS frames include either a SCADAS Mobile or SCADAS Recorder controller card, unless ordered as a slave frame. Any frame size can be ordered either as a Mobile or as a Recorder.
  • Empty slots are allowed. Expansion slots do not need to immediately be filled with a data acquisition card, since they can be installed later. Additions will be automatically recognized with no additional software configuration, etc.
  • Frames can be daisy-chained or linked through main-secondary option (models 02-09 only).
  • For Vibration Control applications, the SCADAS can be ordered with a modified source. The modified source has shutdown capability to avoid unintended test article and shaker system damage.

Pictured below are SCADAS hardware models with distinct inputs and features:

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Simcenter SCADAS Mobile 01

  • Accommodates 8 or 24 channels through 1 card expansion slot
  • 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg), 203 x 58 x 260 mm
  • Nominal 2.5 hour battery
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Simcenter SCADAS Recorder 02

  • Modular system for 8, 16, 24, or 48 input channels through 2 card expansion slots
  • 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg), 216 x 76 x 271 mm
  • Connector expansion slot available for daisychaining additional frames
  • Nominal 1.5 hour battery
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Simcenter SCADAS Mobile 05

  • Accommodates 8-120 channels (multiple of 8 or 24) via 5 expansion slots
  • 13.7 lbs (6.2 kg), 340 x 78 x 295 mm (Laptop-sized frame)
  • Connector expansion slot available for daisychaining additional frames
  • Nominal 1 hour battery
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Simcenter SCADAS Recorder 09

  • Accommodates 8-216 channels (multiples of 8 or 24) through 9 expansion slots
  • 23 lbs (10.5 kg), 345 x 140 x 300 mm
  • Connector expansion slot available for daisychaining additional frames
  • Nominal 1 hour battery

 

3. Cards:


Direct YouTube link: https://youtu.be/nFO8urAX57k
 

Below is a list of cards available for the SCADAS frames. Some key points:

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  • Cards need to be placed in either an existing SCADAS frame or new SCADAS frame to function.
  • Cards typically consist of either 8 or 24 input channels.
  • Base codes in table below (e.g., VB8). Cards when ordered will have extensions, for example "E" for Enhanced, or "-II" or "-III" for 2nd or 3rd generation (e.g., VB8-II).
  • Cards often have cable adaptors included. For example, LEMO to BNC adaptors, etc. Check with your sales representative to understand which cables are included when purchasing a specific card.
  • Some cards can have options for connector type, for example D-Shell connector instead of individual inputs.
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V4/V8/VS8

 

4 or 8-channel voltage/ICP input module; suitable for ICP accels and microphones.

 

VS8 module version also supports SPDIF digital audio sources.

 

24-bit ADC with up to 204.8 kHz sampling frequency.

 

Alias free bandwidth of 92 kHz with 150 dB dynamic range.

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VB8

 

8-channel universal input module supports signal conditioning for voltage, ICP (suitable for ICP accels and microphones), DC-bridge, AC-bridge, active sensors, and potentiometers.

 

Bridge completion resistors 120 Ω and 350 Ω with internal shunts for calibration.

 

24-bit ADC with up to 204.8 kHz sampling frequency.

 

Alias free bandwidth of 92 kHz with 150 dB dynamic range.

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V24

 

24-channel voltage/ICP input module; suitable for ICP accels and microphones.

 

Ideal support for data acquisition in X, Y, and Z directions using tri-axial accelerometers.

 

Single-ended input via 9-pole lemo (V24) or 68 pin HD D-SUB connector (V24M).

 

24-bit ADC with up to 51.2 kHz sampling frequency.

 

Alias-free bandwidth of 23 kHz and 150 dB dynamic range.

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RV4

 

4-channel input module for rotational vibration measurement.

 

Conditions, acquires, and processes tachometer signals to produce angular position and rotational speed data.

 

Supports any combination of analog tacho, digital tacho, and incremental encoder.

 

Correction for missing pulses or double pulses.

 

Ultra-high speed 820 MHz counter for 1.2 nsec tacho resolution.

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T8

 

8-channel temperature module with on-board linearization for B, E, J, K, N, R, S and T thermocouples.

 

Onboard linearization in accordance with the ITS-90 standard, offering an accuracy of 0.1degC or better.

 

Galvanic isolation up to 70 V.

 

More on measuring temperature with the T8 card

 

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DAC4

 

4-channel general output module runs at max signal rate of 204.8 kHz with useful bandwidth of up to 40 kHz

 

For the generation of sine, sweep, random, or user-defined signals.

 

±10 V output voltage.

 

Smooth transition algorithm for transient free amplitude control.

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VC8

 

8-channel input module supports signal conditioning for voltage inputs, charge, and piezoelectric ICP sensors.

 

Maximum input range of +/- 10,000 pC.

 

More about charge accelerometers

 

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VM8

 

8-channel microphone input module supports voltage input, piezoelectric ICP sensors, and polarized or pre-polarized microphones.

 

Supplies 28V power supply and 200V polarization voltage for externally polarized microphones.

 

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DB8

 

8-channel input module supporting voltage, ICP, DC-bridge, AC-bridge, AC-LVDT, active sensors, transmitters, and potentiometers.

 

Bridge completion resistors 120 Ω and 350 Ω with internal shunts for calibration.

 

24-bit ADC with up to 51.2 kHz sampling frequency.

 

Alias free bandwidth of 5 kHz with 150 dB dynamic range.

 

More on measuring strain with Simcenter Testlab.

 

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CIM2

 

Dual video camera input module connected through LAN interface. Synchronous acquisition of video signals with dynamic data.camera.png

 

Support for 720p HD and VGA resolution. Frame rates up to 30 fps.

 

Rugged connection through LEMO connectors. Camera power using Power-on-Ethernet.

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A016

 

16-channel analog output module provides conditioned and calibrated analog output of any captured input signal.

 

Accurate reproduction up to 5 kHz bandwidth with onboard gain and offset calibration.

 

Normalized signal output level of ±10 V with >97 dB signal to noise ratio.

 

Steady latency better than 10ms.

 

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ESO64

 

64-channel EtherCAT output module streams in real time to the EtherCAT network.
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CN4

 

Quad CAN-bus interface module for synchronous acquisition of up to 4 independent CAN-buses.

 

Uses DB9 shield connectors in parallel with dynamic signals from the input channels.

 

Full galvanic isolation for each bus.

 

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SAT1

 

Enables acquisition of synchronized time signals through Ethernet interface, outside of the mobile frame.

 

More on the satellite SCADAS measurements.

 

Requires a SCADAS conditioning box (SCS-V12, SCS-B12, etc).

 

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SCS-B12

 

12-channel bridge satellite supports full, half, or quarter-bridge strain gauges or piezo-resistive sensors.

 

More on the satellite SCADAS measurements.

 

Requires a SAT1 card to plug into SCADAS frame.

 

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SCS-V12

 

12-channel V/ICP/TEDS sensor satellite supports voltage inputs, piezoelectric ICP sensors or sensors that require an external voltage supply.

 

More on the satellite SCADAS measurements.

 

Requires a SAT1 card to plug into SCADAS frame.

 

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DCH4

 

4-channel differential charge input module

 

Supports signal conditioning to measure signals from differential and single-ended sensors.

 

24-bit ADC with up to 51.2 kHz sampling frequency. 138 dB dynamic range.

 

Ultra-low noise charge amplifiers with an input range of 10 pC to 10,000 pC.

 

Cable and sensor check through charge injection for day-to-day calibration.

 

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TCK8

 

8-channel IP67-certified temperature device acquires high number of K-type thermocouple signals.

 

In couple with a CN4, up to 4 TCK8 cards can be connected to SCADAS to support up to 32 thermocouple channels.

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More on using TCK8 card

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VBDS4

 

4-channel bridge and dynamic strain module is a piezoelectric ICP sensor and dynamic strain amplifier.

 

Supports full, half, and quarter bridge configurations.

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VC8-ER

 

8-channel input module supports signal conditioning for voltage inputs, charge, and piezoelectric ICP sensors.

 

Maximum input range of +/- 100,000 pC.

 

More about charge accelerometers

 

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WFI2

 

Wheel force interface module is a dual-channel digital interface used with the KITSLER RoaDyn 2000 wheel force transducer system.

 

Through an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) connection, a synchronous acquisition of all relevant wheel-force signals is supported.

 

Measures three directions of forces and moments, angle and angular speed, temperature and power.

 

Sample rates up to 1280 kHZ.

 

Access up to 10 channels per wheel-forces sensor. Supports 8 wheel-forces sensors.

 

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VCF4

 

4-channel input module supports signal conditioning for piezoelectric ICP and charge sensors.

 

Each channel offers combination of floating input and analog monitoring output.

 

24-bit analog to digital conversion with up to 204.8 kHz sample frequency and up to 46 kHz bandwidth.

 

Voltage range from ±100mV to ±10V.

 

Charge range from ±100pC to ±316,000pC.

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VC8-QS

 

8-channel input module supports signal conditioning and processing for voltage inputs, charge, and piezoelectric ICP sensors.

 

For measuring both static pressure offsets and dynamic fluctuating pressures simultaneously.

Suitable for combustion analysis pressure measurements.

 

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VD8

 

8-channel module has differential and single-ended inputs supporting voltage inputs and piezoelectric ICP sensors.

 

Pictured with optional D-Shell connector.

 

VD8MO version additionally offers monitoring output.

 


4. Accessories

Standard

  • Power Cables included with SCADAS:
    • AC Wall Outlet (SCM-AC/DC-II): External mains adaptor for wall outlets for SCADAS frames.
    • DC Auxiliary Plug (SCM-DPC05): For use with mobile power adapter for SCM05 frame or smaller.
    • DC Auxiliary Plug (SCM-DPC09): For use with mobile power adapter for SCM09 frame or larger
  • Grounding Cable
  • Ground Cable (SCM-CAGND): For grounding SCADAS chassis

Optional

  • Wireless Android Tablet (SCX-TAB) and Simcenter Testlab Control App software (SM-SCR.01):
    • For wireless remote startup and viewing of data with SCADAS Recorder.
    • Data is stored to Compact Flash on SCADAS Recorder.
  • SCADAS Card Puller (SCM-MODXTR): For proper removal of input cards from SCADAS frames.
  • DAC Shutdown: The DAC shutdown unit (SCX-DSCU-II) is a manual override for users to shutdown a closed loop vibration control test while in progress.
Card Puller (SCM-MODXTR)DC Auxiliary Plug (SCM-DPC05)

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AC Wall Outlet (SCM-AC/DC-II)

DAC Shutdown (SCX-DSCU-II)

 

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5. Applications and Case Studies

Applications

SCADAS hardware requires Simcenter Testlab software to setup, acquire, and analyze digitized data. Simcenter Testlab token licensing is a popular option.

Structural Testing:

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Acoustic Testing:

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Transfer Path Analysis:

Rotating Machinery Testing:

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Durability Testing:

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Vibration Control and Environmental Testing:

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High-Speed Throughput Testing:

5. Reference Material

 

Questions? Contact peter.schaldenbrand@siemens.com or Siemens Support Center.

 

*** Note: All information and specifications in this document are subject to change. ***

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