PICAS-Touch

PICAS-Touch: In Touch with Precision

  • Intuitive operation using a high intensity 18cm TFT touch screen
  • Ethernet and USB interface
  • Use as a datalogger with SD card
  • A choice of four types of cards for optimal price/performance ratio
    • CA3520: 2-channel carrier frequency measuring card
    • CA3460: 6-channel measuring card
    • CM3410: Multiplexer card
    • CD3733: Multi-channel digital I/O card
  • Universal measuring inputs per card with individually adjustable channels (scanning speed, sensor type, voltage level, ...)
  • Synchronous data collection with 1 kHz/channel
  • Carrier Frequency measurements up to 5 kHz/channel
  • Delivery incl. ActiveX-controls for linking to standard measuring software package
  • Logging, capturing and visualization software Autosoft 3000
  • PICAS Touch folder: In Touch with Precision
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The latest generation of manual and PC controlled measurement technology. The PICAS-Touch combines the classic (CF-) measuring amplifier with a universal data acquisition solution. A high intensity 18 cm TFT touch screen display with intuitive operation makes it easy to configure your measurement without the need for a PC. The housing offer rooms for several different different measurement cards. There is a choice of analog measurement cards with carrier frequency or direct current measurement, a multiplexer card and a digital I/O card.

Features of CA3520 Carrier Frequency card

  • 2 separate measuring-amplifiers
  • 2 A/D converters (working in parallel) each 5 kHz @ 16 bits
  • suitable for 2-, 3-, 4- or 6-wire connections
  • typical accuracy class 0.1% (for bridge loads up to 1000 Ohms)
  • band width (-3 dB) 2000 Hz
  • bridge supply 0 ... 5 Volts
  • load 60 ... 3000 Ohms
  • internal bridge completion 1/2 and 1/4 bridge, 120 Ohms, 350 Ohms
Analog output (BNC) +/- 10 Volts

Features of CA3460 measuring card

  • 6 separate measuring-amplifiers
  • 6 A/D converters (working in parallel) each 1 kHz @ 24 bits
  • Resolution of 0.1 µV/V
  • Full-bridge straingauges
  • Thermocouples (alle common types: B, E, J, K, N, R, S, T)
  • Resistance thermometers (Pt-100, Pt-1000)
  • Potentiometric transducers
  • A variety of DC input ranges
  • Future use of TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) is prepared.

CA3460 Option 1 (for strain gauges)

  • High-precision complementary resistors for:
    • ½ bridges
    • ¼ bridges (120, 350 and 1000 Ohms)
  • Bridge supply adjustable between 0.5 and 5.0 Volts
  • Shunt measurement to check the sensor cables
  • Resolution of 0.2 µm/m

CA3460 Option 2 (CF for inductive transducers)

  • 5 kHz carrier frequency
  • 2 Veff supply voltage
  • Bandwidth: 200 Hz (-3 dB)

Features of CM3410 multiplexer card

  • 1 common measuring amplifier
  • 1 analog-to-digital converter (24 bits @1 kHz)
  • 1 multiplexer with 72 input lines, for:
    • 9 x 8-wire channels (incl. 2 for TEDS)
    • 2 x 6-wire (e.g. load cells)
    • 18 x 4-wire (e.g. Pt-100)
    • 36 x 2-wire (e.g. thermocouples)

Data-acquisition and presentation software

  • ActiveX-Controls: AUTOLOG 3000 includes ActiveX drivers, which enable communication with third-party programs that support this Windows standard, such as Microsoft Excel, DIAdem, Labview, DASYlab, Matlab, etc.
  • Autosoft 3000: With this software it is very easy to configure your hardware, create your measurement channels, and start you measurement. It is based on specifications discussed with various large customers, of whom some are already using the older AUTOLOG2100 measurement system.

Download PICAS-Touch documentation and software