Vibration Controllers

The Data Physics 900 Series Platform Brings Vibration Control and Signal Analysis Into the 21st Century

The 900 Series vibration controllers incorporate Data Physics’ renowned shaker control algorithms with a modern software interface and new hardware. The 900 Series controller can quickly be set up to control any shaker – while the 900 series platform offers advanced features such as auto-aggregation of data from all test stands, custom Word-based reporting, unlimited expandability, concurrent data recording and signal analysis, intrinsic safety, and more.

900 Series Vibration Controller Hardware

The Abacus 900 Series hardware platform is a distributed digital signal processing system. The Ethernet network architecture allows the systems to be used independently or combined to create larger systems (1,000+ channels). 

Abacus 901 vibration controller by Data Physics
The Data Physics 901 Analyzer/Controller is trusted by leading vibration test laboratories around the world.

The Abacus 901 is an ultra-portable system well-suited for both laboratory and field use.  Multiple systems can be combined for larger tests.

  • Six channels (input/output/tach)
  • Passive cooling for silent operation
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Remote and autonomous operation
The Data Physics 906 Analyzer/Controller is trusted by leading vibration test laboratories around the world.

The Abacus 906 is a portable system well-suited for both laboratory and field use.  Multiple systems can be combined for larger tests. 

The Abacus 912 is the Latest Data Physics Analyzer/Controller that can be Expanded to Accommodate Any Size Test
912 vibration controller

The Abacus 912 is a high channel count system for laboratory use. Multiple systems can be combined for larger tests.

  • 6-72 channels per chassis
  • Many systems can be combined for thousands of channels in a test
  • On-board solid state memory
900 Series 3 year hardware warranty

Industry Leading Hardware

900 Series hardware couples high quality measurement devices with processing power. Each 6 channel card includes multiple CPU cores, allowing the hardware itself to perform all processing for the measurement at hand. Constant improvements have allowed the hardware warranty to be extended from 1 year to 3 years with the purchase of any new 900 Series system.

  • Up to 216 kSamples/s for 80 kHz of alias-free bandwidth
  • 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion with up to 140 dB dynamic range
  • Channel-to-channel phase accuracy of better than 0.5 deg at 40 kHz
  • Multiple 901 and 906 chassis can be combined for higher channel count testing
  • Six channels per card 
  • Passive cooling for silent operation
  • Power over Ethernet
  • On-board processing and storage
  • Remote and autonomous operation
Data Physics 901 and 906 Signal Analyzers and Vibration Controllers combined

Modern Vibration Controller Software Built for Today's PCs

SignalCalc 900 Series is and takes use of today’s high resolution monitors for a graphical, streamlined test setup. Enter the test profile, and control and measurement parameters are automatically chosen. 

All setup information and test images are saved along with measurement data in the test database – and can be recalled via search keywords.

Test Archiving and Data Storage

  • A searchable, sortable test database of all test profiles is managed by the 900 Series software
  • Multiple controllers can share the same database, aggregating all data into one location
  • Anyone on the network can install the 900 Series software and access live/past test data and generate reports – no additional licenses required

Attach Images/Media to Your Test

  • Images of test setups can be archived with test data. Images can be taken within the SignalCalc software
  • Attached images can automatically printed in any reports generated from the data

Create Templates in Word and Automatically Export Data

Fully Customizable Plots

Include readouts including test parameters, customer and test article name, operator, test time, etc

Overlay Data

Data from one or more runs can be overlaid in Review Mode within seconds.  The overlaid plots can be placed in a report.

Data Export

Test data can be exported automatically at the end of a test.

Create Custom Report Templates in Word

Create a report template in Microsoft Word and have SignalCalc 900 populate the report parameters, plots, and images automatically after each test (DP900-68)

Images and Media

Attach images of the test article or setup and have them printed in the report

Generate Reports Anywhere

Generate Reports on the PC that conducted the test, or on any networked PC

Post Processing - without the "Post"

The 900 Series Controller has the unique ability to run signal analysis measurements during a vibration control test. For example, an order tracking measurement that visualizes harmonic distortion on a waterfall plot can be run in parallel with a shaker Sine sweep; or a frequency response function with Zoom analysis can monitor minor shifts in resonant frequency during a random vibration test. 

Post processing is a thing of the past. Analysis that is traditionally performed by recording time histories and processing post-test can now be performed live during the vibration test itself – and all results can be incorporated on the same plots and in the same report as the vibration test results. Learn how to evaluate the quality of a vibration control system.

Channel and Signal Math

SignalCalc 900 Series includes the ability for users to define custom signals and math channels. These computed signals can be viewed and saved just as any other signal – and Math channels can even be used as control or limit channels in the control loop. 

Channel Math – “Virtual” channels computed from other input (or other Math) channels.  Mathematical operations include: Integration, Differentiation, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Matrix multiplication, Low/High/Band Pass Filtering, and more.

Signal Math – Creation of “User Signals” using mathematical operations on processed time and frequency domain signals: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, FFT, IFFT, CFFT, ICFFT.

Vibration Controller Solutions for Test Facilities with Multiple Shakers

Multiple workstations can connect and disconnect to a test in process. Users can remotely connect, configure, run, transfer control, and monitor any test running on any of their controllers.

With the Data Physics 900 Series, users can remotely connect, configure, run, transfer control, and monitor multiple tests.

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