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TMX®

Ease of use is a given

TMX®

Ease of use is a given

With the TMX®, ease of use is a given. There’s no need for complicated configurations. The TMX features a high resolution 17″ touch screen display, with pre-defined set up options, making test setup a breeze. With the TMX, you will be up and running in no time!

  • 17″ LCD High-Resolution Touch Screen Display
  • Up to 96 Channels
  • Dedicated 1 TByte Removeable Data Capture Hard Drive (Solid State Drives optional)
  • 800 kHz Sample Rate/Channel
  • 100 kHz Bandwidth

The TMX accepts a wide variety of inputs within one system. Whatever your test requirements, the TMX offers a configuration to meet your needs.

Quick & Easy Setup: With the TMX’s modular inputs, there’s no need to purchase extra signal conditioners or struggle with set-ups. The TMX accepts a variety of inputs, letting you mix and match different sensors within one test. You can connect pressure sensors, strain gauges, thermocouples, high voltage and other signals all for one application. Best of all, the TMX automatically converts data to Engineering units, giving you your data in units of pressure, strain, temperature, voltage, and more.

Should your requirements change later, the TMX allows for growth, allowing you to add more channels by simply installing input modules or adding an expansion unit.

Precisely Synchronized Data Capture: Whether your test runs for 100 milliseconds or 100 hours, the TMX won’t miss a glitch. With its dedicated, 1 TByte hard drive for data capture, the TMX is ideal for long-term trending and high-speed event detection. Powerful Embedded Scope Capture and intelligent triggering provide low speed trending while simultaneously monitoring and storing highly sampled, time-synchronized events.

AstroNova’s powerful BackChannel technology ensures precise synchronization of analog, audio, video and data bus inputs. We do not rely on Windows® to synchronize your data.

Embedded Scope Captures: Using the powerful embedded scope capture and intelligent triggering, the TMX provides low speed trending while simultaneously monitoring and storing highly sampled time synchronized transients or events. The TMX will time stamp and embed that important data into the trend recording, assuring that you capture details of critical data.

Multiple Sample Rates: Up to four sample rates can be used per TMX data capture. This allows you to manage file size by assigning higher sample rates to critical signals and lower sample rates to trending signals.

Triggering: The TMX contains advanced triggering capabilities that allow you to start and/or stop a recording based on changes in your input signals. The circular data buffer of the TMX allows you to set and record large amounts of pre-trigger data. Window, level and slew triggering let you set up trigger conditions precisely for your application, while ensuring that you trigger only on events that are important to you.

Dedicated Hard Drive: Unlike Windows-based systems, the TMX features a 1 TByte hard drive dedicated solely for capturing data. Removable drives allow your data to be easily transferred and stored securely, leaving no proprietary data on the machine.

Flexible Inputs & Data Processing: The modular, field-configurable TMX accepts all of your inputs, including analog, video, audio, IRIG, GPS, and CAN bus. The TMX has many optional analog input modules including Voltage, High-Voltage, Thermocouple, Bridge, and others.

Video: Don’t waste time and money on a separate video record of your important tests. The TMX records 30 frame per second video, synchronizing perfectly with your analog data. Each frame is linked to a sample point giving you amazing detail of any test.

Audio Notes: Save audio annotation into your data capture giving you a verbal account of your test.

Bus Input: The TMX CAN bus input options allow your critical bus data to be displayed and recorded with great precision along with your analog signals.

Hardware Counters: The TMX analog input modules all contain hardware counters that provide Frequency to Voltage (time and cycle based), Pulse Counter, Duty Cycle, Pulse Width, Quadrature and Period Detector measurements.

Filtering: The TMX provides the most flexible data filtering options available. The raw unfiltered data is stored to the hard drive, allowing you the choice of pre- or post- data acquisition, low pass, high pass, band pass, and band stop filtering using Bessel, Butterworth or Chebyshev topologies.

DISPLAY

Real-time Viewing & Setup: The TMX has a large 17″ color display for viewing the data in real-time and post capture. Operation of the TMX is quick and easy with the intuitive touch-screen display. Interface icons and menus provide for straightforward setup and operation.

All e operations are accessed through the touch-screen. Placing cursors on the screen allows quick measurements of Time, Sample Point, Average, Min/Max & Peak-Peak Slope, RMS, Sum, Sum of Squares, Variance, Standard Deviation & Area. It can easily be customized to fit your exact needs.

Meters/Gauges/Bar Graphs: The advanced channel meters provide a variety of ways to visually display channel activity. View your data numerically or in other visual formats such as a gage or horizontal/vertical bar, needle and LED readouts.

Scope Mode: Scope mode acts like a digital storage oscilloscope, providing high time-base resolution for viewing high-frequency signals. Scope mode is useful for timing and synchronization analysis, transient capture, and high-speed testing. It can be used while continuously capturing data and monitoring signals on the display.

Compressed Capture: For long-term recording of data using a min/max method which keeps the file size small. It fully records the input signal amplitude at the full bandwidth of the system (glitch capture). Compressed Capture has real-time digitizing sample rates up to 800 kHz (input module dependent) and selectable capture rates for a wide variety of applications. It can be combined with Scope captures for capturing transient signals. Glitches are clearly seen when reviewing the data.

Alarms: Provides a visual indicator when signals extend below or above specified boundaries. These boundaries are defined by setting up low and high alarm levels. The utility / DIO port provides an alarm output pin that can be used to trigger an external process when alarm conditions for selected signals occur.

Automation & Stimulation: Test stimulation and automation is possible with the analog outputs, digital outputs, relays and counters found on the DIOC-16 when coupled with a background program running on the TMX. Quick creation of temporary or unique test cells and even report files is possible with programs as simple as script files and as large as third party graphical programming packages.

REVIEW & POST PROCESSING

QuickLook: The innovative QuickLook feature calculates compression and expansion factors while recording data allowing you to review GB of data in seconds and scan through large data files quickly and easily.

LookBack: The TMX’s unique LookBack feature allows you to review data during a capture and also allows the user to transfer previously recorded data without interruption to the active trend capture –an immense time saving benefit.

Exporting Data: The TMX offers a number of ways to archive and export captured data. Data can be exported in our packed binary format, minimizing file size, or a generic ASCII format which is compatible with most analysis packages. For applications requiring transportable media, the TMX provides eight USB 2.0 ports that open up a world of possibilities. Connect an external hard drive or USB flash drive and archive GBytes of data all at once.

The TMX has an integral 1000BaseT Ethernet port to make exporting data to your PC or network as easy as ever. Simply connect your TMX to a network and upload only the data of interest. The Ethernet connection also provides the capability to control a TMX from a remote location using a suite of host commands.

SOFTWARE

AstroVIEW® X: Each TMX includes free AstroVIEW X PC based data review and analysis program. AstroVIEW X runs on any Windows PC and lets you upload and review data captured on your recorder. AstroVIEW X has built-in analysis and easily converts data into ASCII, Excel®, Mathcad®, DADiSP® and other popular formats.

TMX Offline: With the TMX Offline software, you have the ability to create setups as well as review data on your PC. Running under Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, the TMX Offline software gives you all the tools necessary to quickly configure the system, transfer files, review and analyze your data.

LabVIEW®: With the capacity to support LabVIEW graphical programming software via the latest version of its device drivers, the TMX will allow engineers, scientists and other test developers to increase their productivity by communicating host control commands via LabVIEW for test cells and automated development platforms.

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HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS

TMX Portable Data Acquisition System: The TMX has three module slots and is designed to go anywhere your testing sends you. The tough, MIL-STD-810 tested industrial grade package gives you the freedom to use it on the production floor or a remote site.

TMX-E Expansion Box: The TMX-E Expansion box provides three additional module slots for increased channel count. The TMX-E requires the TMX base system for operation.

TMX-R Rackmount: If you’re looking for a high speed data acquisition system to integrate into your test stand, the TMX-R is a rackmount version of the TMX data acquisition system with all the same features and capabilities. The TMX-R is configured for installation in a standard nineteen-inch rack and includes six module slots.

AstroDock PC Docking Station

The AstroDock is a two-drive docking station that accepts the removable hard drive cartridges from any TMX recorder. The docking station connects to your PC via USB 2.0 and provides immediate review capability as well as direct transfer of data capture files to your computer.

With the optional AstroDock, you can transfer all of your data to your PC immediately by removing the drive cartridges from your TMX and installing them in the AstroDock which connects directly to your PC. The AstroDock totally eliminates data transfer time. You can begin reviewing the data on your PC in seconds.

Insert a new capture drive in your TMX recorder and continue to record data while you review and archive on your PC. Working with large data files has never been this fast and easy!

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