DTS has expanded capabilities for the TSR Data Logger line to include a new ±20 g sensor range. With built-in XYZ accelerometers that eliminate the need for time-consuming sensor hook-up, an internal battery and simple software, the TSR makes it easy to set it, forget it and start collecting data.
The TSR can capture up to 2,000 transient shock events or run as a continuous data recorder for seconds to days. Data writes directly to 1 GB flash memory and is downloaded via USB. DTS offers several bandwidth options and sensor ranges from ±20 to 6000 g full scale.
The TSR was developed as an incident data recorder and has been mounted in all of NASCAR’s National Touring Series race vehicles since 2011. The resulting data has aided in continued improvements in driver safety. With its compact size, the TSR recorders mount easily on the test article or may be discretely embedded inside the test device. The rugged TSR is ideally suited for high impact applications such as sled testing, blast measurement, drop testing and roller coasters. Plus there’s an advanced motion detection mode that saves battery life and makes the TSR also ideal for unattended monitoring of high value equipment like satellites, delicate lasers or aircraft parts as they are transported across country.
Sampling rates are user-adjustable from 1000 to 20000 sps/channel and the aluminum enclosure is IP67 rated and shock-rated to 500 g. There’s even a heavy-duty vehicle blast version that is survivable up to 10000 g and capable of sampling 75000 sps/channel.
“When we developed the TSR, we wanted to make it very easy to use,” says DTS co-founder and company President, Steve Pruitt. “The TSR recorder connects to your PC via USB and simple software allows you to arm it. With internal batteries and large memory, it runs completely standalone for up to six months. Then download and view the data – it’s really that simple.”
For more information on the TSR Data Loggers, contact www.dtsweb.com, [email protected].
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