It is possible to enable audio playback to listen to audible frequencies while recording or monitoring when using a P8000 and the V4 Acquisition software.
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When using an analogue channel input channel of a P8000, with a tachometer sensor, is it possible to utilise the tachometer processing functions as you would if you were using a tachometer input of the P8000?
For example could you display an RPM on an analogue channel?
When using an analogue channel it is possible to select, from the signal setup matrix, ‘Trigger Type’, with this option set to ‘Tacho’ and the ‘Trigger Level’ set to the voltage crossing threshold several features become available in terms of tachometer processing.
By selecting the above options the user will be able to use the ‘Digital Panel’ display type from the signal display and thus by selecting the ‘Speed’ option in the ‘Display Type’ drop down list an RPM will be available.3496class="post-3496 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-p8000 tag-data-acquisition tag-distortion tag-earth tag-ground tag-noise tag-p8000"
The ground connection should be used if an issue has been observed in measured data, such as significant electricity supply (50Hz or 60Hz) distortion or significant noise.
It must be attached it to a very good earth point (like a steel pipe or foundation)
It should be noted that sometimes connecting the ground cable to earth can actually make matters worse. It depends on the situation.3381class="post-3381 post type-post status-publish format-video hentry category-p8000 category-tutorial category-video tag-acoustic tag-data-acquisition tag-data-capture tag-noise tag-p8000 tag-scheduler tag-scheduling tag-sound tag-vibration post_format-post-format-video"
A video that explains how to set up the DATS Data Acquisition software to perform captures at specific, scheduled times.
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Case Study: What can I do if the transducer I am using has a non-linear sensitivity over its measuring range?
Recently a PROSIG user wanted to measure a specific temperature parameter on a running engine. The transducer being used was one of the engine sensors built into the engine operating system to minimize engine emissions and maximize fuel economy. Unfortunately, the sensitivity of this transducer was not constant over the desired temperature range. The question then became, how can the output from this non-linear transducer be used to accurately measure the desired temperature parameter? Continue reading Creating calculated signals with DATS Acquisition3246class="post-3246 post type-post status-publish format-video hentry category-p8000 category-tutorial category-video tag-audio tag-cooling tag-cooling-fans tag-data-acquisition tag-data-capture tag-noise tag-p8000 post_format-post-format-video"
Justin Foster (Prosig UK) explains how to set up the DATS software to switch off the P8000’s cooling fans during data capture. This can be important to reduce noise during capture of audio data.
Here are two videos on a relatively simple, but sometimes misunderstood procedure – how to calibrate microphones & accelerometers Continue reading [Video] How To Calibrate Microphones & Accelerometers2078class="post-2078 post type-post status-publish format-video has-post-thumbnail hentry category-tutorial category-video tag-data-acquisition tag-dats tag-noise tag-p8000 tag-realtime tag-thermocouple tag-vibration tag-video tag-videos post_format-post-format-video"
Part two of the four tutorials showing a simple setup to capture, analyze and produce a report using Prosig’s DATS software and P8000 hardware. This part deals with setting up realtime displays in the data capture.
Part three to follow soon2067class="post-2067 post type-post status-publish format-video has-post-thumbnail hentry category-tutorial category-video tag-data-acquisition tag-dats tag-noise tag-p8000 tag-vibration tag-video post_format-post-format-video"
The first part of a series of four tutorials showing a simple setup to capture, analyze and produce a report using Prosig’s DATS software and P8000 hardware.
Part 2 coming soon…1491class="post-1491 post type-post status-publish format-standard has-post-thumbnail hentry category-p8000 category-tutorial tag-data-acquisition tag-dats tag-p8000 tag-realtime"
Nowadays it is easy to attach extra screens to most computers. It is not uncommon to have a two or even three monitor setups. Even with laptops it is fairly easy to attach either a full size extra monitor or maybe a small screen via USB. To make full use of this extra screen ‘real estate’ one needs software applications that allow parts of the interface to be moved into separate windows. This process is often known as ‘floating’. The following article outlines how to use floating tabs in DATS Acquisition. This feature has always been important in automotive testing, but is now becoming more useful in other applications.
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