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iba modular system

Modular system used for capturing and processing measurement signals

iba modular system

  • Modular system for acquiring and processing measurement signals
  • Suitable for measurement and control applications
  • Central units (CPUs) for interfacing to ibaPDA and ibaLogic
  • Application-specific central units with integrated special functions
  • Intelligent signal processing
  • I/O modules for input and output of analog and digital signals
  • Modules with special functions, e. g. counter modules
  • Up to 4 I/O modules that can be combined as required

Modular concept

Modular concept

The iba modular system acquires and processes measurement signals and is - with the appropriate signal output modules- also suited for control applications. The modular concept is based on a module rack with backplane bus for one central unit and up to 4 input and output modules.

With user-specific central units, various applications can be implemented.

Central units (CPU) for each application

Central units (CPU) for each application

  • ibaPADU-S-CM is a pure communication unit for the input and output of different signals.
  • ibaPADU-S-IT has an integrated processor and an internal memory and is suitable not only for the fast acquisition of measurement values but also for intelligent processing of signals and system controls.
  • ibaCMU-S is the metrological core for Condition Monitoring applications.
  • ibaPQU-S is a Power Quality Unit for monitoring the network quality with the highest precision.

Moreover, the central units offer 8 digital inputs with an input signal range of ±24 V.

Broad range of modules

Broad range of modules

The system includes several I/O modules for analog and digital inputs and outputs as well as for SSI and pulse transmitters. All I/O modules work with sam­pl­­ing rates of up to 40 kHz absolutely time-synchronously. Due to the modular technology and the broad range of I/O modules, the iba modular system can be flexibly adapted to the respective require­ments.

Areas of application

Areas of application

The areas of application depend on the central unit that is used, the plugged modules and the used iba-applications.

Typical examples are:

  • Acquisition of measurement values with and without pre-processing
  • Signal management
  • Controlling
  • Fast drive and position control
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Data logger (Transient Fault Recorder)
  • Mill chatter monitoring and excentricity analysis
  • Power Quality Monitoring

Easy configuration

Easy configuration

The I/O modules are detected automatically by the central unit. The iba modular system can be config­ured by means of the I/O Manager in the ibaPDA application or the I/O Configurator in the ibaLogic application.

The central unit requires a power supply of 24 V DC. The power supply of I/O devices is provided internally by the backplane bus.

A synchronization channel on the backplane guarantees isochronous sampling of all I/O modules.
The following table gives an overview over the current I/O modules and how they may be combined with the different central units.

ibaNet protocols

ibaNet protocols

Ring connection of up to 15 ibaPADU-S modular systems with 32Mbit FlexAll central units can send and receive the ibaNet protocol 32Mbit Flex bidirectionally. The signal acquisition can be done with up to 40 kHz and can be selected variably for each modular system. More­over, some central units support the previous 3Mbit and 32Mbit ibaNet protocols.

32Mbit Flex protocol

With 32Mbit Flex, the measurement data and the configuration data are transferred bidirectionally via 2 FO cables. A LAN connection for transferring the configuration data  - as for the previous ibaNet protocols - is not required.

32Mbit Flex works with a data transfer rate of 32 Mbit/s and supports up to 15 "flex-capable" devices connected in a ring topology. The size of the data telegrams is flexible, as long as the overall data volume of 4060 Byte is not exceeded.

The sampling rate can be set flexibly for the modular systems at up to 40 kHz. Every system can work with its own sampling rate. The sampling rates only have to be a multiple of the basic sampling rate and the whole volume in the FO conductor must not be exceeded. In principle, the following rule applies: The less data is transmitted, the higher the possible sampling rate.

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

ibaPADU-S-IT

ibaPADU-S-IT

  • Modular data acquisition and control system
  • Graphical programming by the user (IEC61131)
  • Stand-alone system with ibaLogic onboard
  • Optional acquisition of raw data and values calculated with ibaPDA
  • Control system, Soft PLC
  • Time-synchronization possible (NTP, DCF77)
  • Data are stored on the device (110 GB SSD)

Autonomous central unit with a cycle of up to 1 ms

Autonomous central unit with a cycle of up to 1 ms

Due to the integrated processor and the large RAM, the ibaLogic control programs can be loaded in
ibaPADU-S-IT and executed in a temporally deterministic way with a cycle of 1 ms. After having been programmed with ibaLogic, an iba modular system with ibaPADU-S-IT as central unit can work autonomously without a connection to the ibaLogic development computer. In case of an autonomous measure­ment data acquisition, the measurement data can be stored as files in the .dat format on the local hard disk and then downloaded via the network.

Online calculation of characteristic values

Online calculation of characteristic values

ibaPADU-S-IT as fast on-site controller in hierarchic automation systemsMoreover, ibaPADU-S-IT can transfer in parallel raw data and characteristic values calculated from the measurement data in real-time to the ibaPDA system. Thus, e.g. a local pre-processing of the signals like e.g. digital filtering or FFT calculations can be done with an ibaLogic application in the central unit.

Universal system interfaces

Universal system interfaces

In addition to the ibaMS-modules, a huge number of different peripherals can be connected and acquired and processed with ibaPADU-S-IT. This includes process data from external systems, that are fed in e.g. with ibaNet periphery over FO cable. The internal ibaLogic application allows the selection of all raw data and user-specific processing of these data with freely programmable function blocks.

Moreover, an Ethernet connection provides access to internal signals and allows control applications to run.

Measuring system with ibaPDA

Measuring system with ibaPDA

  • Messsystem mit ibaPDAMeasuring application (capturing, recording, analyzing)
  • Signal recording with ibaPDA

Measuring system with ibaPDA along with pre-processing of all process data

Measuring system with ibaPDA along with pre-processing of all process data

  • Measuring system with ibaPDA along with pre-processing of all process dataSignal pre-processing with ibaLogic (e. g. filtering of interferences)
  • Generating characteristic values from raw data
  • Signal recording with ibaPDA:
    • measured signals from I/O modules
    • pre-processed signals
  • Further applications: control function with parallel data measuring

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

ibaPADU-S-CM

ibaPADU-S-CM

  • Modular data acquisition system
  • Data acquisition with ibaPDA
  • FO connection to ibaPDA required
  • No pre-processing of signals

Sample-synchronous acquisition
In an iba modular system, the signals of all connect­ed modules are acquired absolutely time synchronously. If several systems are connected in an FO ring topology, the run time is taken into account in the FO conductor and the data are acquired sample-precisely on the ibaFOB card in the ibaPDA system.

This means that all channels which are acquired by means of an ibaFOB card, are also recorded sample-synchronously in ibaPDA. A prerequisite for the data acquisition in the ring topology is the ibaNet protocol 32Mbit Flex.

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

ibaCMU-S

ibaCMU-S: Modular Condition Monitoring Unit (CMU)

  • Modular Condition Monitoring unit (CMU) with integrated calculation of CM characteristic values
  • Cross-plant solution with decentralized CMUs and centralized Condition Monitoring Centre ibaCMC for configuration, long term trends and alarms
  • All CMUs have identical complex spectrum analysis functions that can be configured particularly for the measurement location and the part of the plant that has to be monitored
  • Configuration with ibaCMC (Condition Monitoring Center) or Website download
  • Optional acquisition of raw data with ibaPDA via FO outputs  
  • Data storage in the device (110 GB SSD)

Flexible, decentralized measuring units

Flexible, decentralized measuring units

ibaCMU-S is the metrological core of an iba modular system for Condition Monitoring applications. The central unit is extended by I/O modules which are suited for Condition Monitoring purposes, especially with analog current and voltage inputs and modules for IEPE sensors.

Central configuration and analysis with ibaCMC

Central configuration and analysis with ibaCMC

The system is configured by means of the Condi­tion Monitoring Center ibaCMC. ibaCMC is a Web-based application which serves as analysis and configuration backend for ibaCMU-S systems. In ibaCMC, the user can configure the plant that is to be monitored, specify analyses and define alarm functions as well as report generation. For larger plants or a cross-plant solution, several CMUs can be used, that are configured in a centralized Condition Monitoring Center.

Scalable through decentralized calculation of characteristic values

Scalable through decentralized calculation of characteristic values

Connecting process signals via ibaNet750 modulesibaCMU-S acquires the raw data of the connected sensors time synchronously with up to 40 kHz and processes them in real-time. The central unit ex­changes data with the automation environment and carries out internally a major part of the signal analysis. The calculation results and raw data are stored in the internal memory and optionally transferred to an ibaPDA system via FO conductor. The outputs can be used for warning and alarm messages, but also for an automatic adaptation of parameters in the plant control.

Autonomous operation

Autonomous operation

ibaCMU-S can also be operated without an ibaPDA system. On the central unit, a Web interface is avail­able which offers comprehensive diagnostic functions.

Optionally, slower process signals can be interfaced using ibaNet750 modules.

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

ibaPQU-S

ibaPQU-S: Modular Power Quality Monitoring System

  • Modular Power Quality Monitoring System for monitoring the network quality at the highest precision
  • Net-synchronous measurement   
  • Internal calculation of network quality parameters according to e. g. IEC61000-4-30, class A (RMS, maximum values, FFT, THD, power and phase values, characteristic values for 3-phase networks, Flicker)
  • Supports modules for current and voltage measurement  
  • Data acquisition and calculation of statistical and long-term network quality parameters with ibaPDA (via FO)
  • FO connection to ibaPDA required

The device is available from the 2nd quarter 2016.

Acquire and prove power quality according to standards

Acquire and prove power quality according to standards

An essential basis for improving the network quality and the availability of the networks is the precise knowledge and analysis of all decisive quality parameters. ibaPQU-S is a compact system for monitoring the network quality and for analyzing failures, it realizes all measurement tasks that are relevant therefore. By means of the determined characteris­tic values, the network failures can be analyzed in detail and the network operation can be organized more efficiently.

ibaPQU-S is suited for DC networks, for networks with 50 Hz and 60 Hz as well as for special networks like e.g. the railway network with 16.7 Hz.

The system measures raw values like current and volt­age net-synchronously and calculates internally the characteristic values which are relevant for the net quality according to IEC 61000-4-30 (class A).

For the Power Quality function, selected input modules are suitable:

  • ibaMS3xAI-1A
  • ibaMS3xAI-5A
  • ibaMS3xAI-1A/100A
  • ibaMS4xAI-380VAC
  • ibaMS8xAI-110VAC
  • ibaMS16xAI-10V

Power quality analysis and transient fault recording in one system

Power quality analysis and transient fault recording in one system

In ibaPDA, any triggers can be configured for trig­ger­ing event-related measurements and acquiring failures. For a detailed analysis, the data are ac­quired at a high resolution with an appropriate lead-time or follow-up. Moreover, failures can be indi­cated by means of an alarm function.

With ibaAnalyzer, long-term trendings and comprehensive reports can be created, that prove e.g. the compliance with the EN 50160 standard.

Characteristic values calculated in ibaPQU-S

Characteristic values calculated in ibaPQU-S

The following characteristic values are determined:

  • Voltage, current (raw values)
  • Frequency (all times complying with standards)
  • RMS and maximum value, rectified value, form factor, crest factor (all times complying with  standards)
  • FFT (Harmonics up to 50, Interharmonics up to 50, beginning with 200 ms all times complying with standards)
  • THD (harmonic distortion, beginning with 200 ms all times complying with standards)
  • Phase values (V/I phase angle to the reference voltage)
  • Power values (active power, apparent power, reactive power, electric energy, power factor for single conductors and also the whole network)
  • Symmetric components of three-phase-systems (Positive sequence, negative sequence, zero sequence) and voltage balance
  • Flicker (short-term, long-term)

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

ibaDAQ-S

ibaDAQ-S: Stand-alone Data Acquisition

  • Intelligent central unit for stand-alone data acquisition
  • Integrated, complete ibaPDA system
  • Can be combined with I/O modules from the iba modular system
  • Data are stored on the device
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system
  • More iba devices can be connected via FO
  • DisplayPort for connecting a monitor
  • USB interfaces for USB devices like mouse, keyboard, WLAN stick, etc.
  • ibaPDA basic license for 64 signals included in delivery, can be upgraded

Measuring with high precision - in an autonomous and flexible way

Measuring with high precision - in an autonomous and flexible way

ibaDAQ-S is the new, intelligent central unit in the iba modular system that allows the user to acquire data with ibaPDA functionality, independently of an external PC.

ibaDAQ-S has a complete integrated ibaPDA system and an internal Solid State Disk (SSD) with a suffi cient storage capacity.

Thus, it can acquire and record data as stand-alone device. ibaDAQ-S is perfect for the use in the ibaMbox measurement case.

This combination provides an autonomous, powerful measurement system that can be easily transported and can be used as mobile solution for commissioning purposes and troubleshooting. Another field of application is the data acquisition on cranes, test stands, etc.

ibaDAQ-S can be extended by up to 4 I/O modules from the iba modular system. Thus, it offers the customary comprehensive flexibility for measuring purposes.

All channels are acquired time-synchronously with a sampling rate of up to 40 kHz.

Operation and configuration as on the PC

Operation and configuration as on the PC

Monitor, mouse, and keyboard can be connected to ibaDAQ-S. The system can be operated as conveniently as an ibaPDA system running on a PC.

Moreover, it can also be operated with an ibaPDA client that is connected via network. The users can configure the measurement tasks the way they are used to.

The whole ibaPDA functionality is available. External devices are not required for data acquisition. The measurement process can start automatically after the confi guration or can be controlled by a trigger signal.

In case a notebook or tablet is used, it can be connected to ibaDAQ-S by using an USB-WLAN stick.

Individual status displays

Individual status displays

The user is informed about the status of the device and the status of the data recording by several LEDs.

Moreover, individual signals can be assigned to two colored LEDs.

These LEDs show a status that has been defined by the user.

Storing data on the device

Storing data on the device

An internal SSD with a capacity of 128 GB offers sufficient space for the measurement data.

The storage capacity can be extended with an external hard disk on the USB interface, if required. After the measurement process, the measurement data can be collected via an Ethernet connection or WLAN.

The data can be processed and analyzed as usual in ibaAnalyzer.

Time synchronization

Time synchronization

All time sources supported by ibaPDA (DCF77, PTP, ibaClock) can be used for synchronizing the time.

The time is buffered with an internal battery.

Monitoring and alarm

Monitoring and alarm

Two digital inputs and two digital outputs, which can be configured for userspecific functions, are available on the central unit.

If the Watchdog function is configured in ibaPDA, one output can function as alarm output.

In case a trigger signal reports an interruption of the voltage supply on a digital input, the device will be shut down and switched off in a save way.

Connection via ibaNet

Connection via ibaNet

The FO input and output offers the functionality of an ibaFOB-io card and supports the ibaNet protocols 32Mbit Flex, 32Mbit, 5Mbit, and 3Mbit.

Here, more iba devices can be connected, like e.g. the ibaPADU family, iba bus monitors, or system connections.

Basic license

Basic license

ibaDAQ-S is available by default with the ibaPDA basic license for up to 64 signals.

If required, the license can be extended anytime by more signals, additional data stores, or Ethernet based interfaces.

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

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