Power Test, Inc.

Engine Data Acquisition – PowerNet Workstation

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Description

PowerNet is a two-computer system incorporating the latest in engine data acquisition technology. The system consists of the Commander Computer which is a modified desktop PC, as well as the Workstation, a touch-screen unit housed in a rugged industrial enclosure. Both systems communicate with each other through an Ethernet cable while providing rapid data transfer speeds, wiring simplicity, and LAN connections. Power Test’s PowerNet data acquisition and control system changes the perceptions of engine testing by design. PowerNet provides a highly flexible platform that is adaptable to your changing needs.
Remote engine control and data acquisition are taken to a new level because of PowerNet. The Commander Computer combines control, engine data acquisition, test report generation, test pattern management, and data storage into a desktop package residing in the control area. The PowerNet Workstation stands up to the harsh environments inside the test cell due to its durable build. The unit accepts all sensor inputs and controls the load and throttle systems. The Workstation’s sealed enclosure houses a 10.4″ color touchscreen, and front-mounted temperature and pressure input jacks. Plus, rotate up to 350° for viewing at any angle on the display due to the rotating pedestal mount.
The design of PowerNet’s user interface offers a wide range of configuration options while remaining easy-to-use. You will achieve easy sensor configuration through an on-screen menu system that provides a visual representation of each sensor input. Each gauge’s display can show test ranges, have alarm conditions assigned to them, and be customized to desired units. Once an operator has set PowerNet’s gauges to the desired ranges, all testing configurations can be saved to the system’s hard drive and recalled as needed.

Features
  • The system includes PowerNet WorkStation plus the PowerNet Commander PC.
  • Included flat screen monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer, eight temperature sensors, four pressure sensors, and a Barometric pressure transducer.
  • Programmable averaging on each channel
  • High-speed control loop capabilities (freq. cycle time 100 Hz)
  • Higher rates of engine data acquisition and control.
  • All channels easily configured for sensor name, units, and alarm values because of pull-down menus.
  • Windows-based software allows for reliable, repeatable testing for even the most novice of users.
Benefits
  • Quickly create and run fully automated test patterns, easy to save displays, and export results in flexible reports.
  • Windows-based software allows for reliable, repeatable testing for even the most novice of users.
  • PowerNet system includes eight (8) temperature sensors, four (4) pressure sensors, and a Barometric pressure transducer.