Edmunds Gages has introduced the advanced data analysis measurement monitor (ADAMM) that provides air-to-electronic and LVDT-based signal conditioning, data gathering, analysis and storage in one unit.
According to the company, the amplifier is designed to bridge the gap between “stop light” single element amplifiers with virtually no data retention and personal computers being used on the shop floor. This eliminates the need for individual amplifiers with separate data collectors to display, record, analyze and store measurement information.
The amplifier displays measurement data in real-time, in a variety of numerical and graphical formats. It can also display the data in statistical process control (SPC) formats such as X-bar and R charts, histograms, scatter charts and more. Detailed process control information can be obtained about part conformance, including range, mean and deviation or process performance, or performance ration results.
The amplifier’s programming and operational software is menu-driven, prompting users step-by-step through the procedures. Setup data may be stored for multiple part programs and is password protected, if desired, to avoid inadvertent changes. Measurement results or stored information can be communicated to the outside world via numerous serial, LPT or Ethernet ports.
The amplifier is compact in size (13” × 8” × 19”). Its cabinet is NEMA-rated for shopfloor use, and it features a standard 15” commercial monitor. The amplifier uses a “flash” plug-in memory card to drive the program and store the collected data instead of conventional rotating disk drives that might become unreliable in manufacturing environments, the company says.
Offered in four- or eight-input models, the amplifier can be used with the company’s gage probes and transducers within a number of scale ranges and resolutions including millionths of an inch. Multi-Gage software allows as many as eight individual gages with auto-recognition of the gage in use.