SW-2X Force vs. Displacement Data Acquisition Software

Force vs. Displacement Data Acquisition

SW-2X Data Acquisition Software has the capability to graph force vs. displacement readings in real time (2 data per second maximum). SW-2X is a highly customized Excel spreadsheet specifically designed for capturing and analyzing real-time data from Imada gauges with an RS-232C port. An Imada test stand with distance meter (type S) is required for measuring displacement. The software requires an Imada force gauge, as well as an Imada test stand with standard distance meter (-S). SW-2X allows real time data from RS-232C instruments to be input directly into any Windows program – including Microsoft Excel.

Complete control of the gauge is provided through a set of buttons on the spreadsheet that enable easy editing of the sampling rate, and force measurement units. All data is entered directly into a standard Excel spreadsheet, so 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 digital force gauge, Imada test stand with digital distance meter (type S), CB-203/204/208 cable, #905691 distance meter output cable, DB-2X Data Button, RA-USB Serial to USB adapter, an Intel Core2Duo 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.

DB-2X is a simple, compact, two channel interface that enables the user to send measurement data to a PC running SW-2X Imada data acquisition software. Use of DB-2X requires an Imada test stand with -S distance meter, #905691 distance meter cable, Imada force gauge, force gauge RS-232 output cable and a Windows PC with SW-2X 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.

Timer acquisition mode

allows users to select a variable timer from 0.5 seconds to 999 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 correct cable for your force gauge and the computer to the data button with a 6′ DB9 serial cable (included with DB-2X).

DB-2X can also be initiated with a remote switch.

Force Gauge - Cable Chart

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