- DB-1: one
channel mode -- collects force or torque data
- DB-2: two
channel model -- collects both force and displacement data (use
with test stands equipped with digital distance meters)
- SW-1: Data
- Send data to the PC spread sheet with the touch of a button
- Zero the gauge
- Select different acquisition rates
DB buttons work with Imada SW software to automate data collection
from Imada force or torque gauges. Enter peak measurements into
the spreadsheet and "zero" the gauge with a touch of
the button. Minimize computer time and mouse useage.
Imada DB Data Input Button
Button -- Single Channel
DB-1 is a simple, compact, one channel interface that enables
the user to send measurement data to a PC running SW-1, Imada data acquisition
software, or other software.
Single data mode simplifies
peak measuring tests because it also ‘zeros’ the gauge after
sending the data to the computer, thus eliminating the need to reset
manually for each test.
Automatic acquisition mode allows
users to select different acquisition rates from 20 data/second to 1
data/999.9 seconds. Start data acquisition by clicking the button, then
click again to stop, which simplifies start/stop functions by eliminating
the need to use computer mouse and screen to control testing. This allows
users to focus on the testing rather than the PC and the data acquisition
As a visual confirmation, the LED lamp will light up for
both single data and automatic acquisition modes when data is being sent
to the computer.
No external power supply is needed as power is supplied
through the PC. Connect Imada gauges to the data input button with cable
CB203 and the computer to the data button with a 6' DB9 serial cable
(included with DB-1).
Button -- double channel
Collect both force and displacement data for analysis with
the SW-2 Imada data acquisition software and DB-2 data button.
SPC and graphing capabilities
- Designed for Imada gauges
- Automates your data collection
SW-1 Imada data acquisition software is a highly customized
Excel spreadsheet specifically designed for capturing and analyzing real-time
data from Imada gauges with a RS-232 port. SW-1 allows real time data
from RS-232 instruments to be input directly into any Windows program – including
Microsoft Excel. SW-1 inputs gauge readings in real time and provide
a running log of all force measurements along with a chart of the data
as well as statistical information including Min, Max, Mean, Median,
Standard Deviation, Average Deviation and Variance. Complete control
of the gauge is provided through a set of “buttons" on the
spreadsheet that enable easy editing of the sampling rate, force measurement
units, peak/real time, tare and power off.
Other features include a memory download option for AXT, AXT-DPU and DPXH gauges
only. If desired, the entire stack can be saved to disk, analyzed or cleared.
Because all data is entered directly into a standard Excel spreadsheet, you
are virtually unlimited in your ability to analyze your force gauge data using
all of the powerful tools available in Excel.
Hardware Requirements: Imada
Gauge with RS-232 serial port, CB-203 cable, a Pentium or equivalent
with 32MB RAM or better, a mouse and approximately 1 MB hard disk space.
Windows PC Requirements: Windows
95 or later, Windows NT and Excel ‘97 or later.