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A typical data acquisition system consists of a weatherproof lockable enclosure in which all electronic components are housed. The heart of the data acquisition system is the data logger itself, motherboard multiplexer determines the maximum amount of sensors that can be connected. All data acquisition systems are custom built to requirements of the project and equipped with either a GSM modem, Converter serial to fiber, TCP/IP interface, RS485 network interface or a direct RS232 connection to the computer or local network. The data logger has to be programmed in order to read all sensors correctly. The data are stored in the loggers' internal memory and retrieved by a PC running the datalogger interrogation software. The measurement data will be stored in ASCII files on the PC, which can be processed by other applications. Upon request additional software such as “Contech data acquisition” monitoring software is available to process and display the data on the internet or local office network.


 

 

VW recording readout data logger

Use and applications :

Recording readout for pluck-type vibrating wire sensors (Gallileo, Maihak, Interfels etc, ..) including temperature sensor (thermistor or RTD). Simple to operate, the recorder stores the readings and can transfer them to a PC for processing with a spreadsheet.

Functionality :
- Coil resistance measurement through current injection
- Measuring the frequency of free oscillation of the VW

Technical characteristics :

- Ambient temperature range : 5 ;+ 40 Celsius degrees
- Input voltage 10V - 14V c.c. , max 120 mA
- Local screen LCD 2 x 16 caracters
- RS 232 built in
- Data Storage: Stores the readings with date and time in a secure, nonvolatile memory.
- - Real time clock
- Numerical analog conversion on 16 bit precision 1 / 16000
- Resolution and precision measuring resistance: 0.01 ohms (range 25 -35 ohm)
- Resolution and precision measuring frequency: 0.01 Hz (range 100 to 2000 Hz)
- Maintenance free battery: 12V, 1.2 Ah

The kit supplied consists of:
- Measuring device
- Calibrating measuring resistor
- RS232 cable
- Battery Charger

Software under Windows data acquisition and storage

Outdoor Warning systems - (Civil Defence)

Functionality:
Audio alarming system for civilian population with standard
Civil Defence's sound patterns for:
  • aerial attack
  • chemical catastrophe
  • natural catastrophe
  • alarm end
  • test tone (non-audio frequency domain)
Supplementary voice messages broadcasting (a.k.a. Public Addressing) facilities:
  • preregistered messages following audio pattern
    (4 messages, one per each standard audio pattern)
  • live voice messages broadcasting using local microphones or
    from Command Room using telecomm support
System is designed to permit easy upgrade of already installed legacy systems.
Flexible system control for:
  • audio alarming
  • local status incl. power supply & back-up jelly batteries status
  • test tone (non-audio frequency domain)
  • local log file handling
Both local and remote control:
  • local control (using security password) via:
    • electric board
    • operator keyboard
  • remote control (optional combinations allowed) via:
    • radio modem
    • telephony (leased or PSTN line, ISDN, etc.)
    • wireless LAN
    • wireless telephony (GSM, GPRS, W-CDMA, including SMS over
      previous mentioned technologies)
(please check also module links for specific detailed functionality)

Main characteristics:
Modular system composed of:
  • hardware modules:
    • closed panel (contains most of other components) with full front door access
    • power supply
    • digital control unit
    • amplifier block
    • modem and radio station (and / or optional wireless devices)
    • horns & mounting system
      • Note 1: optional for legacy system upgrade
    • Command Room computer (see Notes bellow)
      • Note 1: min. 1 computer per alarm systems cluster
      • Note 2: mandatory minimal configuration P II / Windows 98
      • Note 3: provided by Contech Group SA on request
  • software modules (Contech Group SA TM)
    • field equipment software modules
    • Command Room software
(please check also module links for specific characterics)

Mechanical characteristics:
see panel photo for overview
please check also module links for specific mechanical characterics


Electrical characteristics:
TBC (To Be Completed)

Climatic characteristics:
operating temperature:
  • -30 ÷ +50 Celsius degrees
protection:
  • IP54

Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

 

Parts and special components:

Repeaters

Functionality:
radio repeaters around Motorola mobile radio
station (e.g. model GM 340 / 350)

Main characteristics:
RF power:   25W (or custom demand)
RF frequency:      on custom demand
Mechanical characteristics:
case with ventilation system and / or automatic
temperature control (variants)
Electrical characteristics:
radio power:  25W
power supply voltage:220V a.c. (±20%)
  • any other different constructive variants available on demand
automatic fuse protection
rechargeable battery buffer: 12V d.c.
power consumption:
  • 150W /220V a.c. max., radio broadcast power (50% radio broadcast duty factor)
  • 40W / 12 V d.c. avg., recharge power ( 7Ah/30A max. during buffering regime)
lightning surge protection
in-case automatic temperature control
antennae and interconnection cables included
  • Contech antennae colinear dipoles area
    • 4 dipoles: 2 Tx + 2 Rx with 2 cables
    • 4 dipoles: Tx / Rx with 50 Ohms bidirectional coupler element and one cable
  • Contech Yagi antennae (with dipoles number in accordance with required repeater's gain)
filters (or duplexors = filters + bidirectional coupler) included
  • Contech band-pass filters (attenuation 30 dB at center frecquency ± 1%)


Climatic characteristics:
Temperature:  -25 +40 Celsius
Protection:    IP54

Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Radio filters

filtru radio  contech

Functionality:
passive lambda / 2 filters (silvered brass)

Main characteristics:
adjustable (capacitor variance)

Mechanical characteristics:
3 cell pack constructive form
silvered brass

Electrical characteristics:
passive lambda / 2 filters (silvered brass)
adjustment range:
  • pass-band center frequency ± 10%
adjustment setting:
  • via capacitor variance
center frequency attenuation:
  • 1dB (max)
center frequency ± 1% attenuation:
  • 30dB (min)
maximal continous RF power:
  • 100W


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -25 +40 Celsius
protection:
  • IP54


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Bidirectional coupler

Functionality:
bidirectional coupler

Main characteristics:
see electrical and mechanical characterics

Mechanical characteristics:
2-way or 4-way type

Electrical characteristics:
2-way or 4-way type
center frequency ± 5% maximum attenuation:
  • 0.2dB (min)
maximal continous RF power:
  • 100W


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -45 +55 Celsius
protection:
  • IP65


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Antennae (Ground plane - 0 dB)

 

Functionality:
ground plane (o dB) antennae

Main characteristics:
see Electrical characteristics

Mechanical characteristics:



Electrical characteristics:
gain:
  • 0 dB
maximal continous RF power:
  • 150W


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -45 +55 Celsius
protection:
  • IP65
max. wind speed:
  • 150km/hr (aprox. 100 mph)
hoar frost conditions functionality:
  • yes


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Antennae Yagi

Functionality:
Yagi antennae

Main characteristics:
see Electrical characteristics

Mechanical characteristics:
7 or 12 elements

Electrical characteristics:
gain:
  • 7 elements:  9dB
  • 10 elements: 12dB
maximal continous RF power:
  • 150W


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -45 +55 Celsius
protection:
  • IP65
max. wind speed:
  • 150km/hr (aprox. 100 mph)
hoar frost conditions functionality:
  • yes


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Antennae omnidirectional colinear dipoles

Functionality:
omnidirectional colinear dipoles area antennae

Main characteristics:
omnidirectional

Mechanical characteristics:



Electrical characteristics:
gain:
  • 6 dB
maximal continous RF power:
  • 150W


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -45 +55 Celsius
protection:
  • IP65
max. wind speed:
  • 150km/hr (aprox. 100 mph)
hoar frost conditions functionality:
  • yes


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Lightning surge protection

Functionality:
lightning surge protection w. dielectrode surge arrester

Main characteristics:
I max :
  • 10 kA (Ud.c. breakdown= 72 ÷ 113 V)


Mechanical characteristics:
surge arrester case: SO239


Electrical characteristics:
attenuation (max):
  • 0.2 dB
frequency range:
  • 0 ÷ 1 GHz
I max :
  • 10 kA (Ud.c. breakdown= 72 ÷ 113 V)
maximal continous RF power:
  • 150W
capacity 1pF/1MHz

Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -25 ÷ +40 Celsius
protection:
  • IP65


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Linear power supply

Functionality:
power supply

Main characteristics:
linear power supply

Mechanical characteristics:
metal case
150 x 130 x 103 mm (L x W x H)
3,400 g (aprox.)


Electrical characteristics:
input data:
  • voltage:
    • 220 V a.c. ± 20%
  • power consumption:
    • 250 VA
output data:
  • voltage:
    • 13.6 V d.c.
  • current:
    • 7 A normal duty / continous functioning
    • 10 A heavy duty (max. 5 minutes)
  • voltage ripple (max)
    • 50mA (I output= 10 A)
protections:
  • input overvoltage protections (with continous monitoring of input voltage)
    • >265 V a.c. (automatic switch on/off) ;
    • >350 V a.c. overshot (varistors protection)
  • output:
    • short circuit protection
    • thermal protection
signaling relay output for presence of input voltage
rechargeable buffer battery with:
  • continous monitoring of input voltage
  • continous monitoring of battery during
    • buffering battery operating mode (0 V input voltage)
    • recharge of battery (during normal operating mode)
  • automatic switch between battery and normal operating mode


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -25 ÷ +40 Celsius
protection:
  • IP42


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Switch power supply

Functionality:
switch power supply

Main characteristics:
see Electrical characteristics

Mechanical characteristics:
metal case
100 x 120 x 140 mm (L x W x H)
1,100 g (aprox.)


Electrical characteristics:
input data:
  • voltage:
    • 220 V a.c. +10% ÷ -20%
  • max. power consumption:
    • 250 VA
output data:
  • voltage:
    • 13.6 ± 0.5 V (output Rload and
      input voltage within range limits)
  • current:
    • 10 A normal duty / continous functioning
    • 15 A heavy duty (max. 5 minutes)
  • Voltage ripple (max)
    • 250mV
protections:
  • short circuit protection
signaling relay output for presence of input voltage
forced (fan) controlled ventilation
rechargeable buffer battery with:
  • continous monitoring of input voltage
  • continous monitoring of battery during
    • buffering battery operating mode (0 V input voltage)
    • recharge of battery (during normal operating mode)
  • automatic switch between battery and normal operating mode


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -25 ÷ +40 Celsius
protection:
  • IP42


Other specific characterics:

Level meter

 

Functionality:
level transducer using resistive measurement principle
potentiometer's cursor is actuated with floating magnetic coupling
4 ÷20 mA electronics incorporated
useable in:
  • reservoirs
  • canals or channels, large drains, etc.
  • calibration basis for liquids, etc.


Main characteristics (available in constructive variants):
explosive environment hazard certification
measurement range:
  • 0.5 ÷ 3 m (or anyother requested value within this range)
precision class:
  • 0.1%
  • 0.25 mm hysterezis
life cycles:
  • 2.000.000 (min) measurement cycles


Mechanical characteristics:
materials used for contact parts with liquid to be measured:
  • stainless steel & PVC (polyvinylchloride) for non-explosive environment
  • brass for explosive environment hazard



Electrical characteristics:
input data:  voltage
output data: current loop

Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
protection:

Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Rain gauge

Functionality:
meteorological (rain quantity) measurement
tip-up auto-emptying calibrated balance (weighing machine)
auto-emptying process triggers one-shot reed relay closing

Main characteristics:
(please check also Mechanical & Electrical characteristics)
measurement resolution:
  • 0.2 l/m**2 (sq. m.)
precision class:
  • 1%
collecting area:
  • 200 cm**2 (sq. cen.)
optional heating element for snow melting

Mechanical characteristics:
materials used:
  • case
    • UV protected glass fiber with polyesther mixage
  • balance
    • stainless steel
    • brass with nickel coverage
air bubble system for verticality control
"3 points" verticality adjustement system


Electrical characteristics:
input data:

Climatic characteristics:
temperature:

Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Temperature sensor (air environment)

Functionality:
air (environment) temperature measurement
usability in meteorology (outdoor conditions) or indoor measurements
built around PT100 element with 4 -20 mA conversion adapter

Main characteristics:
(please check also Mechanical & Electrical characteristics)
measured temperature domain:
  • -50 ÷ +50 Celsius degrees
precision class:
  • 0.3%
max. humidity:
  • 98%
PT100 sensor

Mechanical characteristics:
case (with natural ventilation):
  • UV protected glass fiber with polyesther mixage
    (very good thermal properties)
  • white outside exposed surface
  • black inside surface
  • diameter: 120 mm
  • height:     250 mm
  • weight:     0.5 kgs



Electrical characteristics (of adapter):
input data :
output data:
special notes about adapter:

Climatic characteristics:
operating temperature:
protection:

Other specific characterics:
on custom demand


    PT 100 (Platinum) temperature sensor
    temperature coefficient
    • Tc=3850 ppm/K
    temperature range:
    • -70 ÷ +500 C degrees
    stability:
    • 0.04% drift (after 1000 hrs at 500 C degrees)
    selfheating
    • 0.2k/mW (0 C degrees)
    response time (1 m/s air speed):
    • t(0.5) =4.2 sec. ; t(0.9) = 12.7 sec
    measure current
    • 1mA
    stainless steel protection

Temperature sensor (water)

Functionality:
water(environment) temperature measurement
usability in meteorology (outdoor conditions) or indoor measurements
built around PT100 element with 4 -20 mA conversion adapter

Main characteristics:
(please check also Mechanical & Electrical characteristics)
precision class:
* 0.3%
PT100 sensor

Mechanical characteristics:
materials used:
* case- UV protected glass fiber with polyesther mixage

Electrical characteristics:
input data :
* 15 ÷ 30V (2 wires)
output data:
* 4 ÷ 20 mA d.c (current loop).

Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
* -50 ÷ +50 Celsius degrees

protection:
* IP65

Other specific characterics:
on custom demand recision

pH

Senzor Schott Geraete

Functionality:
pH-meter transducer ( w. Blue Line 11/ Schott-Geraete sensor)

Main characteristics:
( please check also Mechanical & Electrical characteristics)
range:
  • 0 ÷ 14 pH
combined pH electrode with internal pH buffer:
  • 7,0 ± 0.25 pH
temperature compensated (with PT100 element)
silamide reference
4 ÷20 mA adapter electronics incorporated

Mechanical characteristics:
body glass
connector element


Electrical characteristics (of 4 ÷20 mA adapter):
input data :
output data:
special notes about adapter:

Climatic characteristics:
temperature domain for pH measurement:
operating temperature (electronic parts only):
protection:

Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Lighting surge protection for transducers signal lines

With trielectrode surge arrester

Functionality:
analogic or digital signal line lightning surge in-steps protection with
  • trielectrode surge arrester
  • varistor barrier
  • suppressor diode


Main characteristics:
I max. breakdown :
  • 5 kA


Mechanical characteristics:



Electrical characteristics:
I max breakdown
  • 5 kA
I max loop(normal operating mode)
  • 100 mA
Output voltage
  • 33 ÷ -0.8 V
Rmax aditional loop resistance
  • 1 Ohm


Climatic characteristics:
temperature:
  • -40 ÷ +45 Celsius
protection:
  • IP54


Other specific characterics:
on custom demand

Switched and linear power supplies for transducers - on custom demand