We have a SCADAS recorder we have never used in several years. Want to makes some measurements on a bike, but don’t have room for a laptop, a mouse, etc to run LMS Test.Lab.
How do I set this up? Have some stuff that came with the recorder: a compact flash, compact flash reader, an Android Tablet, and some other bits and ends.
Also, can the recorder be setup to trigger on an event, like a voltage going high on a channel?
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To save a recorder template, go into Testlab Signature Acquisition or Spectral Testing (Signature Acquisition has more setup options). Setup the test using Channel Setup, Tracking Setup, Acquisition Setup or Test Setup. You can set a start condition to be speed or a trigger on any channel. If you need GPS or CANBus channels, make sure those are setup.
Then go to the Navigator worksheet and go to File, Save Standalone Recording Template. You can verify the settings there as shown here.
This will create some files, a *.rdf recorder template, and some boot files (BOOT.DSP and BOOTSYS.DSP). Move those 3 files onto the compact flash card, it's best to make sure those are the only files on it.
Then Shut the Scadas OFF, insert the compact flash card, unplug Ethernet and turn the Scadas ON and it will boot from the compact flash card. Depending on version of Scadas a light near the compact flash card either below it or the left of it will turn ON indicating it has booted from the Compact flash card. Then use Start / Stop or Record button to record data.
You can also use the Smartcontrol App on a tablet to control the test, see data and choose which template to use.
Afterwards, browse to the compact flash card in Testlab and right click on the *.trp files to Import into the active project with the Add-In for Standalone Recording turned on.
There are some good FAQs installed with Testlab rev 17 and 18 and also on the GTAC site:
To add a little more detail to Kevin's reply:
The SCADAS Recorder and Android Tablet can be used to do these standalone measurements. The following items are needed:
To set it up and use it, the following will be done:
Here are the steps in more detail:
Step 1 - Create Standalone Template
Goal is to make a template from Simcenter Testlab that can be used in Standalone recording mode.
Looking through Windows explorer, the template file should be on the compact flash. It is the name that was entered with a *.rdf extension. There will also be two files; one called BOOT.DSP and another called BOOTSYS.DSP. These files need to stay on the compact flash.
If there is only one template on the Compact Flash, when the SCADAS boots up in standalone mode, it will automatically activate that template. If there is more than one template written on the frontend (different names) then the template that comes first alphabetically will be automatically be used. If Smart Control App is being used, then the template can be changed/selected via the tablet interface.
Step 2 - Record Standalone with Tablet
Using the Smart Control App on the android tablet, the acquisition can be started and stopped. Data can also be viewed, and gains adjusted (in case of overload or underload).
To setup a trigger on a data channel, exit to the main screen, highlight the template, and press “Edit” in the upper right.
Acquire as many runs as needed. They will be stored on the compact flash. If the name of the template was “brake”, run names will be called “brake001.trp”, “brake002.trp”, etc
Step 3 – Import data from Compact Flash into Simcenter Testlab
The trp time files on the compact flash can be imported into Simcenter Testlab as runs:
You are done.
Thanks for the helpful guides!
I have two more questions:
1. When I try to make the bluetooth connection from the tablet to ScadasRecorder, it wants a pin/code. What is the pin?
2. I have a 16 Gb Compact Flash. Can I get a bigger one?
The pin is "scadas".
Here are a list of recommended compact flash card:
How old is your scadas recorder? If it's first generation you can only use the 16GB, or you can get a hardware update from our office which allow you to use higher capacity CF. The easiest way to check which scadas recorder you have is run a scadas diagnostic report, then check HV(hardware version) of the SYSCPB is >= 2 as shown in the image below:
If SYSCPB is >= 2 then you can use the higher capacity CF.