Corvus Packages

We have put together a series of packages for Corvus. These are intended as a guide, as Corvus supports a wide range of National Instruments hardware you can configure your system to exactly suite your measurement requirements.

A system where up to 8 processes can be defined in a single data acquisition station situated remotely (over the Ethernet) up to 100m away from the workstation running Corvus. The channel count is limited only by the capability of the hardware. The data acquisition station can be positioned close to the measurement points reducing cable lengths and thus improving the signal quality.

Data Acquisition hardware: National Instruments PXIe-1082 portable 8 Slot rack with PXIe-8840 controller. A combination of up to 8 different Data Acquisition card types. Analog channel count 128.

Computer: Any PC running Windows 7 SP1 or above. 

Single rack Model- PXIe-1082, Controller PXIe-8840. Number of processes 7

Card Position  Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3   Slot 4 Slot 5  Slot 6  Slot 7  Slot 8 
Measurement Type Fixed Frequency FFT Fixed Frequency FFT  Machine condition variables Order Tracking FFT  Temperature 

 Speed

Telemetry

(UDP)

Dynamic Strain  
Card Model PXIe-4497 PXIe-4497  PXIe-4302B  PXIe-4497 PXIe-4353  PXIe-6612  Datatel  HBM Quantum X 
I/P Channels 16  16  32  16  32  8    8
Frequency Range (where Applicable)  100kHz  100kHz  5kHz  Speed locked up to100kHz        20kHz 
Signal Amplitude Range  (where Applicable)  10v  10v  10v/4-20mA 10v  90S/s TTL     
 Display update  Real time  Real time   Real time   Real time   Real time   Real time    Real time  Real time 
Direct to disk recording Block /Streaming Block /Streaming   Block /Streaming Block /Streaming  Block /Streaming      Block /Streaming 

A system where up to 6 remote data acquisition stations each running up to 8 processes can be defined. Each data acquisition station can be situated remotely (over the Ethernet) up to 100m away from the workstation running Corvus. The channel count is limited only by the capability of the hardware. The data acquisition stations can be positioned close to the measurement points reducing signal cable lengths and thus improving the signal quality.

Data Acquisition hardware: 6 x National Instruments PXIe-1082 portable 8 Slot racks with PXIe-8840 controller. A combination of up to 8 different Data Acquisition card types per rack. Analog signal channel count 768

Computer: Any PC running Windows 7 SP1 or above. 

 6 x Rack Model- PXIe-1082, each with Controller PXIe-8840. Number of processes 42

Card Position  Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3   Slot 4 Slot 5  Slot 6  Slot 7  Slot 8 
Measurement Type Fixed Frequency FFT Fixed Frequency FFT  Machine condition variables Order Tracking FFT  Temperature 

 Speed

Telemetry

(UDP)

Dynamic Strain  
Card Model PXIe-4497 PXIe-4497  PXIe-4302B  PXIe-4497 PXIe-4353  PXIe-6612  Datatel  HBM Quantum X 
I/P Channels 16  16  32  16  32  8    8
Frequency Range (where Applicable)  100kHz  100kHz  5kHz  Speed locked up to100kHz        20kHz 
Signal Amplitude Range  (where Applicable)  10v  10v  10v/4-20mA 10v  90S/s TTL     
 Display update  Real time  Real time   Real time   Real time   Real time   Real time    Real time  Real time 
Direct to disk recording Block /Streaming Block /Streaming   Block /Streaming Block /Streaming  Block /Streaming      Block /Streaming 

This is a highly portable entry level system.You just need Corvus Lite,a Notebook PC and a compact National instruments USB-9234 4 channel data acquisition module and your ready to start measuring.

The USB-9234 has a switchable IEPE constant current supply built in which enables you to connect a wide range of sensors eg. Dytran Accelerometers, directly to the BNC inputs.

This is a very powerfull analyser with recording direct to disk whils displaying real time data in a wide range of plot formats.

Data Acquisition hardware: National Instruments USB-9234.

Computer: Any Portable PC running Windows 7 SP1 or above (Must support at least 1 USB port, Ethernet or Wireless). 

Input Channels  4
Amplitude Resolution  24Bit
Maximum Sample Rate 51.2kS/s/ch
Connectivity  BNC
Signal Amplitude Range +/- 5v
Number of Processes available 1
Direct to disk recording Block (Streaming option available)
PC Connection USB
Operating System   Windows 7 or Higher
Real time and post processing available? Yes

An extremely flexible portable system. You can add up to 32 channels as required to suite your measurement task, or you can mix 2 module types in one compaq Daq chassis as Corvus Lite supports 2 Processes.

Data Acquisition hardware: National Instruments cDAQ-9178 for USB control or cDAQ-9189 for Ethernet control. Up to 8 NI-9234 4 channel modules or a second type of CDAQ module.

Computer: Any Portable PC running Windows 7 SP1 or above (Must support at least 1 USB port, Ethernet or Wireless). 

Input Channels  Up to 32
Amplitude Resolution  24Bit
Maximum Sample Rate 51.2kS/s/ch
Connectivity  BNC
Signal Amplitude Range +/- 5v
Number of Processes available 2
Direct to disk recording Block (Streaming option available)
PC Connection USB
Operating System   Windows 7 or Higher
Real time and post processing available? Yes

A powerful rotating machinery analysis system that you can take to site and attach up to 32 dynamic channels or split into two processes and measure dynamic signals such as vibration and a second process for slow changing machine condition signals. Machine runups and rundown can be analysed and at the same time streamed direct to disk so that no data is lost and the data replayed for re-analysis later.

Data Acquisition hardware: National Instruments cDAQ-9178 for USB control or cDAQ-9189 for Ethernet control. Up to 8 NI-9234 4 channel modules or a second type of CDAQ module.

Computer: Any Portable PC running Windows 7 SP1 or above (Must support at least 1 USB port, Ethernet or Wireless). 

Corvus options: Option 1- Ring BufferOption 3- Streamed Data Storage,  Option 18-Rotor Analysis Toolkit

 

Input Channels  Up to 32
Amplitude Resolution  24Bit
Maximum Sample Rate 51.2kS/s/ch
Connectivity  BNC
Signal Amplitude Range +/- 5v
Number of Processes available 2
Direct to disk recording Streaming
PC Connection USB or Ethernet
Operating System   Windows 7 or Higher
Real time and post processing available? Yes
Ring Buffer Storage Yes
Process Variable Module NI-8207 (8 Channels)

This is a special version which allows you to remotely station the data acquisition hardware and perform analysis, carry out setting up procedures over the internet. This allows you to leave the Corvus data aquisition hardware next to a machine, visualise and store signal data from your office. This example uses a single slot chassis, but a multi-slot chassis could also be utillised for a higher channel count.

Data Acquisition hardware: National Instruments cDAQ-9181 for Ethernet control. One NI-9239 4 channel modules connected to a Shuttle bare bones PC.

Computer: Any Portable PC running Windows 7 SP1 or above connected to the Internet. 

Corvus options: Will operate with any of the standard Corvus options 

Input Channels  4
Amplitude Resolution  24Bit
Maximum Sample Rate 51.2kS/s/ch
Connectivity  BNC
Signal Amplitude Range +/- 5v
Number of Processes available 2
Direct to disk recording Blocked or Streaming
Shuttle PC Connection Ethernet
Operating System   Windows 7 or Higher
Real time and post processing available? Yes
   

There are several powerful options available for Corvus to assist you in achieving your measurement task.

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Corvus Supported Hardware

Please click Corvus-7-Supported-Hardware.pdf to download list of hardware supported by Corvus.

Corvus supports a wide range of National Instruments Signal sources as well as:

  • Digital interface to Datatel telemetry systems thus eliminating the need for converting data from Digital to Anallog and then back to Digital format.
  • Interface to HBM QuantumX amplifier.
  • Argus data aquisition System.