Yokogawa rolls out new ScopeCorder models
Tokyo, May 19, 2010
Yokogawa Meters and Instruments Corporation, a leader in industrial automation and control, test and measurement information systems, has announced the launch of DL850 ScopeCorder and DL850V ScopeCorder vehicle edition models.
The standard DL850 ScopeCorder model succeeds the DL750 ScopeCorder released in 2002 and features a number of significant enhancements, according to a statement from the company.
The major feature of the ScopeCorder is its ability to observe physical signal outputs over extended periods of time, and it is particularly useful in mechatronics related development activities, where a great emphasis is placed on noise-proof performance, said the statement.
The ScopeCorder is both an oscilloscope that can capture rapid events and a data recorder that can record trends with high resolution and over extended periods of time.
The DL850V is a special model that includes added functions for use in automotive research and development, the company said.
'With the ability to capture high-speed signals, both of these new models can accurately measure the signal waveforms from inverters, which play a key role in reducing energy consumption,' it added.
Both are capable of performing multi-channel waveform recording over extended periods, increasing efficiency in such product development applications as the analysis of signals from electrical and control systems in today’s increasingly computerized automobiles.
The company is exhibiting these two new models at this year’s Automotive Engineering Exposition, which begins today (Wednesday) at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center, said the statement.
With the rising awareness of the importance of energy and resource conservation, manufacturers of home appliances and other products are seeking to optimize their designs to reduce energy consumption.
Motor-driven appliances such as refrigerators and air-conditioners rely on inverters that can reduce power consumption by closely controlling the motor speed.
Accordingly, manufacturers are developing more efficient inverter designs by increasing their conversion frequency, which requires the ability to measure high-speed signals.
Furthermore, with the accelerating pace of development of electronic control systems, hybrid vehicles, and electric vehicles by the automotive industry, the number of items that must be measured and evaluated is increasing and they are becoming more complex.
To meet these market requirements, Yokogawa has developed the DL850 and DL850V ScopeCorders, the statement added.-TradeArabia News Service