The ability to remotely regulate a measurement system is essential for some applications. Thanks to the remote control function of our measurement systems, that is possible. However, several options of remote control exist, all of which offer different functionalities to use your system from a distance.
There are several applications where remote control is required. To give you some examples, we prepared two different scenarios that portray the importance of remote control:
An air blast test is a particular testing procedure that finds a use for instance in the aerospace and defense sector. During blast tests, the explosion is an integral part to ensure the structural integrity of the DUT. For this application, the remote control enables you to maintain the highest safety standards during the entire measurement without making compromises on the quality of your data. Some time ago, we especially devoted an own article to blast tests. You can find it here.
Distributed measurements with several sub-systems
Some data acquisition tasks require measurements at several different locations. To accomplish that, the complete system needs to be controlled by one master device. Therefore, a remote control is needed. If you want to find out more how to connect several devices, you might like our article about OXYGEN-NET – another DEWETRON product. Moreover, we published an article about redundant DAQ systems for signal monitoring that you might like as well.
When it comes to regulating your measurement systems remotely, the emphasis rather lies on the ability to control the devices itself, than on the data transfer. Hence, there are some actions that are particularly useful:
Figure 1: Schematic representation of a remote control
The interface selection heavily depends on your requirements. Some interfaces are more complex and enable many functions from far away while the use of others is simpler yet limited. DEWETRON supports a plurality of interfaces – you can find some of them in the list below:
Although many of these options do not enable direct access or manipulation of the channel properties, it is possible to bypass this issue by loading different setup files with the needed channel configuration.