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Data acquisition card EtherCAT

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  • Data acquisiton directly from the network
  • No modification of PLC necessary
  • Process documentation
  • Visualization
  • Diagnosis

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Process data acquisition is used in many application segments. Especially for machine condition monitoring and process documentation the precise capture of the process value trend is a key task. National Instruments LabVIEW provides a mighty and comprehensive solution for these applications. Using the netSCOPE data acquisition card allows an easy capture of measurement values for further processing within LabVIEW.

Measurement values are captured directly from the transmitted process data frames. This also allows the cost-effective extension of existing plants because the PLC software need not be adapted. Implementing the measurement application with a netSCOPE device is easy and fast to realize. The device is plugged into the automation network as a passive device. Within a LabVIEW program, only a few steps are necessary to acquire process data in a format commonly used in such applications.

In principle, all transported data is recorded from the network and provided with a time-stamp to indicate the exact moment of acquisition. Data is sampled precisely in harmony with the communication cycle. A complete and gap-less process data image with history is thus always available.

Technical Details

ProductProduct nameNSCP-C100-RE\50
Part number7330.100
Brief descriptionnetSCOPE data aquistion card PCI for Real-Time Ethernet
FunctionData acquisition card for Real-Time Ethernet
Communication controllerTypenetX 500
Integrated MemoryRAM8 MB SDRAM
FLASH4 MB serial Flash EPROM
Power supplySupply voltage+3.3 V DC ±5 %
Maximum current at 3,3 V (typically)650 mA
Connectorvia PCI Bus
System interfaceBus typePCI
Data accessDPM
Dual-port memory size64 KByte
Data width32-Bit
Transmission rate33 MHz
Communication interfaceCommunication standardEthernet
Interface type100BASE-TX, isolated
Connector2 x RJ45 socket, passive TAP, additional external TAP with zero-delay possible
Isolation voltage1000 V DC (tested for 1 minute)
DelayEthernet delay < 1 µs
DisplaysLED displaySYS, System status LED
STA0, LED Status 0 (duo LED)
STA1, LED Status 1 (duo LED)
LED yellow, Ethernet Link Status
LED green, Ethernet RX/TX Status
Permitted ambient conditionsOperating temperature range0 °C ... +55 °C (Air flow during measurment: 0,5 m/s)
Storage temperature range0 °C ... +70 °C
Humidity10 % … 95 % relative humidity, no condensation permitted
DeviceDimensions (L x W x H)120,0 x 86 x 18,5 mm (from hardware revision 3)
Mounting/InstallationPCI slot (3,3 V)
Conformance with EMC directivesCE signYes
EmissionEN 55011:2009 + A1:2010, CISPR 11:2009, Class A (Radio disturbance characteristics - Limits and methods of measurement)
ImmunityEN 61000-4-2:2009 (Electrostatic discharge test)
EN 61000-4-3:2006 + A1:2008 + A2:2010 (Radiated, radio-frequency, electromagnetic field test)
EN 61000-4-4:2004 + A1:2010 (Burst Electrical fast transients/burst test)
EN 61000-4-5:2006 (Surge test)
EN 61000-4-6:2009 (to conducted disturbances, induced by radio- frequency fields)
EN 61000-4-8:2010 (power frequency magnetic field test)
EN 61000-6-2:2005 + B1:2011 (for industrial environments)

Ordering information

Product namePart numberBrief description
NSCP-C100-RE\507330.100Data acquisition card EtherCAT

With netSCOPE for LabVIEW input and output process data of the PLC are recorded directly from the automation network and provided to LabVIEW for further processing. These additional metrics provide new interesting possibilities for condition monitoring, automated testing and visualization systems.