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MTS FlexDAC 20: new 24- and 48-channel B24 units with Excitation Sense

MTS FlexDAC™ 20 Offering Expands

The MTS FlexDAC 20 family comprises a selection of highly accurate and scalable data acquisition units used in the testing of materials, components and structures for aircraft, autos and trucks, rail vehicles, civil structures, wind turbines and more. Recently, MTS expanded the MTS FlexDAC 20 family to include new 24- and 48-channel (B24) data acquisition units with signal conditioning technology optimized for supporting larger structural tests.

Like the original A32 (32- and 64-channel) units, the new MTS FlexDAC 20 B24 supports quarter, half and full bridge strain gages, as well as a variety of high-level sensing devices. In contrast to A32 units, however, new B24 units provide full and half-bridge excitation sense (Remote Sensing/Regulation of Excitation), which is especially useful for mitigating measurement errors caused by the very long sensor cables typically deployed in large aerospace and civil structural tests.

Each MTS FlexDAC 20 B24 unit is capable of supporting up to eight independent test stations (data acquisition groups) simultaneously, and can be readily integrated into a mix of MTS FlexDAC 20 A32 units or data acquisition systems from suppliers such as HBM or VTI.

New MTS FlexDAC 20 B24 units employ the same internal clock as FlexTest® controllers, enabling the seamless integration of the two platforms and truly synchronized control and data acquisition streams. This synchronization allows test labs to generate accurate, actionable test results, without having to devote precious time and critical lab talent to compensating for the data skew and jitter that are inevitable when data acquisition and control systems use different clocks.

MTS FlexDAC 20 B24 units are compatible with AeroPro™ software, MTS TestSuite™ software and MTS Data Display, which enables test engineers to display plots, charts, readings, view limits and more for all data acquisition channels, plus control channels, in a single convenient window.

Contact MTS today and learn how new MTS FlexDAC 20 B24 units can enhance the measurement accuracy of your large structural tests and augment the overall flexibility of your test laboratory.

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