Multi-Input Data Collection Device Integrates Acquistion With Motion Control

7th February 2013
Posted By : ES Admin
Multi-Input Data Collection Device Integrates Acquistion With Motion Control
Sensor Fusion, a new 3U data acquisition device from Aerotech, provides precise time alignment of motion and data acquisition functions in electronics and other industries. Integrating data acquisition into the motion control platform is a cost-effective data acquisition solution. It provides quick and easy configuration and setup for shorter development time.
The Sensor Fusion is applicable in any test, measurement, or inspection situation where sensor data must be precisely aligned with position. Major application areas include semiconductor, display, automotive and medical device manufacturing. It is available in desktop, rack mount and panel mount configurations.

Applications include:

• Aerospace • Automation • Automotive • Data Storage • Display/Flat Panel • Electronics • Laser Processing • Machine Tools • Medical Devices • MEMS • Nano technology • Semiconductor • Test & Inspection

Coupled with Aerotech’s Automation 3200 (A3200) motion control software, the device accepts input from up to four different cards. Collection is synchronized in real time so there is no need for an additional alignment process. Cards are available for digital input and output, analog input and output, encoder input and PSO output.

Setup, data recording and data playback can be done through .NET, C, LabVIEW, MATLAB or Aerotech’s own AeroBasic programming language. All inputs and outputs can be managed graphically through the I/O Manager utility that is part of the Motion Composer in the A3200 software suite. By managing data acquisition directly from the same library or interface used to program motion control, less time is spent managing separate environments.

Coupling data playback with Aerotech’s traditional PSO functionality allows precision control of multiple devices -- up to 96 digital outputs or 48 analog outputs – from one positioning system.
Aerotech is a leading global supplier of positioning and motion control products for industry, government, science and research institutions. Its products provide critical performance for demanding applications requiring high precision, high-throughput motion control solutions.

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