SW-1X Force Data Acquisition Software

Force Data Acquisition

SW-1X Force Data Acquisition Software is a highly customized Excel spreadsheet specifically designed for capturing and analyzing real-time data from Imada gauges with an RS-232C port.

SW-1X allows real time data from RS-232C instruments to be input directly into any Windows program – including Microsoft Excel. SW-1X inputs gauge readings in real time and provides 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 ZTS and ZTA 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-232C serial port, CB-208 cable, a Pentium 4 or equivalent with 1GB RAM or better, and approximately 100 MB hard disk space.

Software Requirements: Windows XP or later and Excel 2003 or later.

Optional DB-1 Data Button

  • Send data to the PC spread sheet with the touch of a button
  • Zero the gauge
  • Select different acquisition rates
  • See tab below for more information

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

This 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 spreadsheet.

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).

DB-1 can also be initiated with a remote switch.
DB-4 data button is available for Digimatic output.

Force Gauge - Cable Chart

ModelCable (10')
DS2CB-203
DTX2CB-204
HTG2CB-204
ZTSCB-208
ZTACB-208