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The TC-Link® -6CH -LXRS® is a specialized node designed for synchronous, lossless data acquisition from up to six standard thermocouples.

Product Highlights

  • Six standard mini thermocouple inputs, an embedded cold junction temperature compensation sensor, and optional integrated relative humidity sensor
  • On-board linearization algorithms are software programmable to support a wide range of thermocouple types, including J, K, N, R, S, T, E, and B
  • High resolution data with 24-bit A/D converter
  • Simultaneously transmit real-time data and log to memory.
  • IP65/66 environmental enclosures available
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The V-Link® -LXRS® is a versatile seven channel analog wireless sensor node with high sample rates and datalogging capability.

Product Highlights

  • Four differential and three single-ended analog input channels and an internal temperature sensor
  • Ideal for remote and long term measurement of many Wheatstone bridge and analog-type sensors including: strain, force, torque, pressure, acceleration, vibration, magnetic field, displacement and geophones
  • Supports continuous, burst, and event-triggered sampling and datalogging to internal memory
  • l User-programmable sample rates up to 10 KHz
  • l IP65/66 environmental enclosures available
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Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Node-to-node synchronization up to ±32 microseconds
  • Support for hundreds of simultaneous sampling wireless sensor nodes
  • Lossless data throughput under most operating conditions
  • Extended wireless communication range to 2km

Ease of Use

  • Rapid deployment with wireless framework
  • Standard miniature thermocouple blade connectors
  • Remotely configure nodes, acquire and view sensor data with Node Commander®.
  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK

Cost Effective

  • Reduction of costs associated with wiring
  • Low-cost per channel with six thermocouples per node
  • Volume discounts

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Node-to-node synchronization up to ±32 microseconds
  • High resolution data with 16-bit A/D converter
  • Scalable, long range wireless sensor networks up to 2 km
  • Lossless data throughput under most operating conditions

Ease of Use

  • Rapid deployment with wireless framework
  • Event driven triggers for efficient monitoring
  • Remotely configure nodes, acquire and view sensor data with Node Commander®.
  • Optional web-based SensorCloud™ interface optimizes data storage, viewing, and analysis.
  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK

Cost Effective

  • Reduction of costs associated with wiring
  • Low-cost per channel with 7 input channels per node

General

Sensor input channels

Thermocouple input, 6 channels

Integrated sensors

Temperature CJC, 1 channel

Relative humidity (optional), 1 channel

Data storage capacity

2 Megabytes (up to 500,000 data points)

Thermocouple Input

Measurement range

-210 °C to 1820 °C (depending on the thermocouple type)

Accuracy

± 0.1 % of full scale or ± 2 °C, whichever is greater

(does not include error from sensor or wire)

Resolution

0.0625 °C, 24 bit

Repeatability

± 0.1 °C (does not include error from sensor or wire)

Integrated Temperature Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) Channel

Compensation range

-40 °C to 85 °C

Accuracy and resolution

± 0.5 °C (from 0 to 70 °C), 12 bit resolution

Integrated Relative Humidity Channel (optional)

Measurement range

0 to 100 %

Accuracy

± 2 % (10 to 90 % RH), ± 4 % ( 0 to 10% RH and 90 to 100% RH)

Repeatability

± 0.1 %

Sampling

Sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, datalogging

Sampling rates

Continuous sampling: 1 sample/hour to 8 Hz

Datalogging: 1 sample/hour to 8 Hz

Sample rate stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Synchronization between nodes

± 32 μsec

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); low power option available for use outside the U.S.- limited to 10dBm (10mW)

Range for bi-directional RF link

70 m to 2 km line of sight with RF power setting

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Power source

Embedded internal: 3.7 V dc, 650 mAh rechargeable Li-poly battery

Replaceable internal (not included): 3.6 V dc type AA Lithium-thionyl chloride (LiSOCI2)

External: 3.2 V dc to 9 V dc

Power consumption

See power profile : http://files.microstrain.com/TC-Link-6CH- LXRS-Power-Profile-1.pdf

Operating temperature

-20 ˚C to + 60 ˚C (extended temperature range available with custom battery/enclosure, -40 ˚C to + 85 ˚C electronics only)

Acceleration limit

500 g standard (high g option available)

MTBF 1,500,000 hours (Telcordia method, SR332)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

129 mm x 73 mm x 28 mm excluding switch

Weight

151 grams

Enclosure material

ABS plastic

Environmental rating

Indoor use (IP65/66 enclosures available)

Integration

Compatible gateways

All WSDA® base stations and gateways

Compatible sensors

Type J, K, N, R, S, T, E and B thermocouples

Connectors

Type-1 standard mini (SM) connectors for flat pin thermocouples

Software

SensorCloud™, SensorConnect™, Node Commander®, Windows 7 (or newer)

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), ROHS

 

General
 

Sensor input channels

Differential analog, 4 channels

Single-ended analog, 3 channels

Integrated sensors

Internal temperature, 1 channel

Data storage capacity

4 M bytes (up to 2,000,000 data points, data type dependent)

Analog Input Channels

Measurement range

Differential: full-bridge, 350 Ω (factory configurable) Single-ended: 0 to 3 V dc

Accuracy

± 0.1% full scale typical

Resolution

16 bit

Anti-aliasing filter bandwidth

Single-pole Butterworth

-3 dB cutoff @ 250 Hz (factory configurable)

Bridge excitation voltage

+3 V dc, 50 mA total for all channels

(pulsed @ sample rates 16 Hz to conserve power)

Measurement gain and offset

User-selectable in software on differential channels gain values from 21 to 13074

Integrated Temperature Channel

Measurement range

-40 °C to 85 °C

Accuracy

± 2 °C (at 25 °C) typical

Resolution

16 bit

Sampling

Sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, datalogging, event-triggered

Sampling rates

Continuous sampling: 1 sample/hour to 512 Hz Periodic burst sampling: 32 Hz to 10 KHz Datalogging: 32 Hz to 10 KHz

Sample rate stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Synchronization between nodes

± 32 μsec

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); low power option available for use outside the U.S.- limited to 10dBm (10mW)

Range for bi-directional RF link

Outdoor/line-of-sight: 2 km (ideal) *, 800 m (typical)**

Indoor/obstructions: 50 m (typical)**

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Power source

Internal: 3.7 V dc, 650 mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery

External: +3.2 to +9.0 V dc

Power consumption

See power profile :

http://files.microstrain.com/V-Link-LXRS-Power-Profile.pdf

Operating temperature

-20 ˚C to + 60 ˚C (extended temperature range available with custom battery/enclosure, -40 ˚C to + 85 ˚C electronics only)

Acceleration limit

500 g standard (high g option available)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

74 mm x 79 mm x 21 mm

Weight

141 grams

Environmental rating

Indoor use (IP65/66 enclosures available)

Enclosure material

Anodized aluminum

Integration

Compatible gateways

All WSDA® base stations and gateways

Compatible sensors

Bridge type analog sensors, 0 to 3 V dc analog sensors

Connectors

Screw terminal block

Shunt calibration

Internal shunt calibration resistor 499 KΩ, differential channels

Software

SensorCloud™, Node Commander®, Windows XP/Vista/7

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), CE, ROHS

*Measured with antennas elevated, no obstructions, and no RF interferers.

**Actual range varies depending on conditions such as obstructions, RF interference, antenna height, & antenna orientation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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