Reliable data acquisition under extreme conditions
Siemens Industry Software (SISW)
Simcenter SCADAS RS
npk design and Siemens have a decades-long partnership with a clear assignment of roles: we provide mechanical solutions and housings, and Siemens provides electronics and software.
Simcenter SCADAS RS is the most recent result of that collaboration. This robust data acquisition and measuring system is specially designed to perform reliable and accurate testing under extreme conditions and in harsh environments.
The requirements for the Simcenter SCADAS RS were a tough design challenge. The housing needed to offer full protection against dust, water, vibrations, and shocks. Furthermore, the dual requirements of waterproofing and dealing with the software-generated heat added an extra challenge. The housing itself plays an important role in this, serving as a heat conductor.
Images: Siemens Industry Software taken with courtesy of VDAB Belgium
In order to facilitate on-premises testing, assembly of the Simcenter SCADAS RS needs to be an agile and easy process. Our modular structure has made this possible. The separate units can be stacked without the use of tools, thanks to their built-in slide-and-lock mechanism. Our design takes into account different configurations, and the units can be mounted vertically or back-to-back. The power and data connections are available in various lengths, so that Simcenter SCADAS RS units can be distributed across the full machine or vehicle.
Extreme testing conditions should not affect the data. To further rule out any vibrations or shocks, we designed several accessories (e.g. tire and mounting brackets) that allow for mounting units to any machine or vehicle.
Images: Siemens Industry Software
Our graphic design team developed the front-side user interface, to have the overall appearance seamlessly blend in with the Siemens brand and its supreme and accurate measuring devices. Everything is exactly as it should be, down to the tiniest details. Both our companies are experts in their fields, and we strive for accuracy. We complement each other, and the fruits of our collaboration are products of recognisable quality that perfectly suit the needs of the user.
Simcenter SCADAS RS allows for significant improvements for operational processes, efficiency, and accuracy when it comes to testing in harsh environments.