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ADLINK Introduced MCM-204 Edge DAQ Systems in India

ADLINK Technology has finally introduced its new MCM-204 edge Data Acquisition Systems (DAQ) for machine condition monitoring (MCM). The MCM-204 is powered by the ARM Cortex-A9 processor and invented like a standalone DAQ device without the need for the host computer but provides dual Ethernet ports to transmit data back to the backend server and enable daisy-chain connection of multiple devices. Also, the MCM-204 allows flexible support for various data access options, providing worry-free remote management and firmware/algorithm update within the built-in web console. All these features make the MCM-204 ideally suited for remote real-time monitoring, analysis, and control.

ADLINK’s MCM-204 highlights a 24-bit high-resolution ADC and captures high-frequency signals at 128kS/s. All channels have a built-in IEPE 4mA excitation current source, eliminating the need for additional signal conditioning to trigger sensors to capture signals. Also, the MCM-204 can support digital tachometer, digital temperature sensor, and voltage output load current sensor functions for acquiring rotating speed, temperature, and load current of the machine, thus giving a wide range of options for equipment monitoring tasks. With MCM-204, users can efficiently build a complete and powerful real-time monitoring system without having to expend effort on programming development.

“Conventionally, in order to provide constant machine monitoring, a DAQ system consisting of an embedded host computer and DAQ card is deployed at remote machine sites. However, when remote machines are numerous and spread out geographically, the deployment of DAQ systems at each site becomes prohibitive,” said Tim Juan, Director of ADLINK’s IoT Solutions & Technology. “The MCM-204 standalone edge system can be easily integrated at field sites, and perform the task of filtering raw data without the need for a host computer, significantly reducing the required data bandwidth, and ultimately allowing manufacturers and machinery suppliers reduce TCO by up to 70% and improve their ROI.”

To enable a decentralized structure, the ADLINK MCM-204 allows an exclusive Custom Filtering Algorithm import mechanism that will allow users to modify the filter or pre-processing algorithms in C/C++ and compile under Linux. The MCM-204 grants the ability to migrate domain-knowhow filtering algorithms to the edge in a secure manner. Besides, the MCM-204’s built-in web console enables convenient remote configuration, making it simple to manage machine condition monitoring operations and eliminate the necessity for application-specific programming. Settings for relevant parameters and data types are presented in an intuitive web UI. The MCM-204 edge DAQ system makes it quick and straightforward to set up a machine condition monitoring environment.


Key Features

  • Standalone Ethernet DAQ enabling edge computing
  • RESTful API reports machine condition to IT system
  • Supports C/C++ API for streaming data
  • Built-in web console for easy configuration and use as portable DAQ
  • Supports custom algorithms to filter data at the edge
  • Supports IEPE 4mA excitation current output on each analog input to drive accelerometer
  • Two 1Gb Ethernet port for cascade
  • Supports TCP socket (client mode) to transmit data actively

For more information, Kindly headover to official ALINK website.

Written by Shintu Dhang