Yokogawa Added High-Voltage Analog Input Module to OpreX Data Acquisition Lineup

By Shin Kai

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Company and Product News

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the development of the GX90XA-10-V1 high-voltage analog input module.  This new product was released as part of the OpreX Data Acquisition family of data collection and control solutions.

The GX90XA-10-V1 module enables Yokogawa recorders and data loggers to be used in performance evaluation tests for the development and production of electric vehicles (EVs), fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) as well as the on-board batteries used in such vehicles.  Such tests typically require the measurement of multiple channels under high-voltage conditions.

The GX90XA-10-V1 analog input module can be mounted on the following OpreX Data Acquisition products: GX series touchscreen paperless recorders, GP series portable paperless recorders, and GM10 scalable modular data loggers.

High voltage, multiple channels

The GX90XA-10-V1 has two layers of insulation and can withstand a common mode voltage of up to 600 V ACrms or 600 V DC, and is capable of sampling data at intervals as short as 100 ms.  With the GX and GP series recorders, the module can accept up to 450 inputs; with the GM10 data loggers it can accept up to 420.  With capabilities such as these, the GX90XA-10-V1 is ideal for use in tests on production lines and at development facilities that evaluate the performance of vehicle batteries with multiple channels and under high-voltage conditions.  The module is also ideal for evaluating the high voltage levels used in the electrolysis process in electrolysis tanks.

Open network

The GX and GP series recorders and the GM10 data loggers are all compatible with the Ethernet LAN standard and the Modbus communications protocol, which are both widely used in industrial networks, and thus can connect and communicate with upper-level control systems and third-party products.  When the GX90XA-10-V1 is mounted on a GX or GP series recorder or on a GM10 data logger, voltage measurement data can be monitored from a host system, and the collected data can be uploaded to a database for sharing.

 

Major target markets include; developers and manufacturers of EVs, FCVs, and PHVs, developers and manufacturers of on-board rechargeable batteries, including those that are used with fuel cells, and users of electrolysis tanks.

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