6000U 8U Rack Mount Enclosure

The 6000U 8U Rack Mount Enclosure is an enclosure for 16 I/O modules.  It has 16 slots for Series 6000 input and output modules and comes with a Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0) computer interface for programming, control and data output.  Users that require larger systems can combine 32 enclosures using USB 2.0 hubs or a computer with multiple USB 2.0 ports.

The enclosures on the 6000U 8U Rack Mount Enclosure are 8U 19-inch rack mount. These enclosures also come with integral fans for air circulation.  Additionally, an internal cable tray routes the input and output cables from the front of the modules to the rear of the enclosure.

A sample clock bus is also provided for multi-rack installations.  Furthermore, the control and data transfer interface provides high data transfer rates with low predictable latency.  This is readily available on most PC computers, including laptops.  Please note that the maximum length of the interface cable is 3 meters.  That being said, the interface extends further when paired with ethernet with the Control & Data Processor (CDP) option or a USB to Fiber/Ethernet extender.

Data Redundancy Option

A data redundancy option is also available.  For example, a 2.5″ HD (Module 6095) mounts on a USB controller board in each 6000U enclosure thus providing a redundant recording point for the DAS. Furthermore, in the unlikely event that the operators workstation or DAS software fails, data will continue to record in each enclosure. Data is then recoverable from the system post-test as a result.

Control and Data Processor Interfaces

The Control & Data Processor (CDP) interfaces multiple 6000U enclosures to gigabit Ethernet.  This provides remote and/or distributed operation.  This is because the CDP is typically installed with the Series 6000 DAS.  As a result, it provides an Ethernet interface to the Operators Workstation. The CDP also includes a high-speed processor and software that performs low-level operations.  Therefore resulting in more resources available on the Operators Workstation computer for data display, storage, distribution and reduction.

The Operators Workstation

Finally, the Operators Workstation (PCCOWU-DHD) is the primary control and data recording point for the series. The PCCOWU-DHD typically installs in the control room and runs PI660 Data Acquisition Software for system setup, calibration, display, recording, distribution and export. In installations where the DAS is not remote from the Operators Workstation, the PCCOWU-DHD connects directly to enclosure without the need of the CDP.

6000U 8U Rack Mount Enclosure Key Features:

  • Enclosure for 16 I/O modules
  • USB 2.0 Interface provides up to 4.8 MS/s aggregate data rate
  • Calibration voltage distribution
  • Alarm busses for control external equipment
  • Optional remote operation using gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional on-board data storage
  • Built-in fans and cable tray

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