The Q.series has been designed for the high speed, high accuracy measurements found in today’s most demanding performance testing environments. The scalability of product range makes it the ideal choice – whether using a single setup for stand alone control or several hundred modules in a large distributed and synchronized measurement system, Data exchange between the measurement modules, the controller, and the automation system can be accomplished in a number of different ways from a simple serial interface (e.g. Modbus), Ethernet TCP/IP or UDP, or a number of industrial fieldbus systems (e.g. EtherCAT, Profibus DP, CANopen).
The flexibility of this approach ensures that the Q.series will always be able to adapt to current and future communication interface requirements. The modular concept of the Q.series allows the design of a system that exactly meets the needs of the application at hand. Q.bloxx modules can be selected based on individual sensor measurement requirements including acquisition rate (from 100 Hz to 100 kHz per channel), input/output type (dedicated, universal, multifunction, ICP and IEPE sensor support, TEDS support, etc.).
All modules are ‘Hot Swappable’ with auto-loading configurations and addressing, making system scalability and serviceability extremely efficient and effective – at system start up or several years down the road.