Dataforth MAQ 20 System enhancements
Among the latest additions to Dataforth’s MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System include the MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage module, which offers 4 input channels and can interface to full, half and quarter bridge sensors using 4-wire or 6-wire connections. All channels are individually configurable for range, alarm limits and averaging; in addition, sampling rate, resolution, bandwidth, excitation voltage and choice of shunt calibration resistors are user settable parameters.
The MAQ20 frequency input module accepts zero-crossing and TTL signals with frequencies from 1Hz to 1MHz plus State Change and provides a DC stimulus for contact sensors. The module has 8 input channels which are individually configurable for range and alarm limits. Four controllable outputs can be used for sensor excitation or as 5V logic compatible outputs.
Other MAQ20 analog input modules are voltage, current and thermocouple modules and RTD and potentiometer modules. The system also includes analog output voltage and current modules and discrete input/output modules, in addition to the communications modules.