FLUKE Australia has introduced the Fluke 2680A data acquisition system (DAQ) designed for small to large multi-channel applications requiring reliable Ethernet communications.
The front-end chassis style system has six slots, allowing users to custom build a complete data-logging system.
Five of these slots can accommodate any combination of 20-channel universal input modules compatible to the new 2680 Series -- doing away with the need for, and the added expense of, external signal conditioning.
The sixth slot may be used for an additional analog input module or for an available digital I/O relay module that adds an additional element of control to the system.
The Fluke 2680A's flexible 10 BaseT and 100 BaseT compatibility means it will communicate with older networks as well as newer 100 BaseT installations, distributing data anywhere its needed.
Utilising Ethernet TCP/IP protocols and network interfaces for 10/100 BaseT, each analog module features the Fluke-patented universal input module (UIM) that lets users connect and measure virtually any electrical or physical parameter without requiring external signal conditioning.
Input types that are compatible with the 2680A units are: V dc, V ac, resistance, current, 4-wire ohms, RTD, thermocouples, thermistors, frequency, and totaliser inputs. Compatible outputs include digital I/O and alarm relay contacts.