Automatic gage Identification.
Gage- Port NT can automatically identify most common gages,
determining their type and model. Each gage is then assigned
a 2-digit ID number which is sent with the reading and used
by the host to identify individual gages. You do not have to
bother with visual identification or manually setting switches.
Gage selection is also downloadable into the GagePort NT memory
so you can add support for new gages with simple software updates.
RS-232 Support. It also supports all RS-232 gages such
as scales and balances. Function enhancements include variable
Baud rate, Search and Send characters, Dynamic and Multiple
Characteristic modes. New built-in diagnostics help you quickly
troubleshoot communications between gages and computers.
2 Models now available. Both two and four-channel gage
models are available, allowing you to connect either two or
four gages to each GagePort NT. Up to 8 Gageports can be ganged
together, allowing a maximum of 32 simultaneous instruments
into a single PC communications (COM) port.
Two modes for flexible data collection. In the dynamic
mode, GagePort NT reports 3 types of measurements over time:
minimum (MIN) readings, maximum (MAX) readings and TIR (Total
Indicator Runout). Once the part is in place, the operator
presses the footswitch once to initiate sampling, then a second
time to end sampling and send the readings to the host. Two
internal buffers capture MIN and MAX readings as quickly as
the gages can send them.
In the static
mode, the operator takes single gage readings, sending data
to the host by pressing the footswitch or the gage's Send
button. GagePort NT's built-in counter sequentially numbers
the readings for easier identification.
Compatible with any host computer. GagePort NT converts
electronic gage output into standard ASCII format for data
collection or analysis on any host computer, including PCs,
mainframes, and mini-computers that use either GageTalker
or third-party software. Our Software
Wedge, Fowler's new universal interface software, allows
GagePorts to send readings directly into existing DOS and
Windows programs, without modification,