The PSC24-USB can measure up to 24 pressure channels. The reference pressure sensor lines all join up as a single pressure port. There are several pressure ranges to choose from, all channels are equipped with the same sensor types. In this version measurement data can be read via USB (standard) or CAN-bus. If data is transmitted via CAN bus nearly any number of modules can be connected in series. Thus, experimental scenarios with an extremely high number of pressure tapping points are realisable.

Moreover, there is a special version where each pressure port has its own reference port.

The device has the following properties:

  • The data is transmitted as ASCII text in the unit Pascal [Pa]. Through a simple protocol, the transmission rate can be adjusted in the range between 1 and 50Hz.
  • A TARE function (PSC24) can be triggered either by pressing the TARE button on the front panel or via a software command.
  • The 8-channel model (PSC8-MV) is optionally available with built-in magnetic valves with an automatic zero calibration of the sensors while the pressure is attached.
  • The power supply of the pressure scanner is provided via the USB port. For the variant with megnetic valves (PSC8-MV) an external power supply is necessary.
  • Since the pressure scanner logs as a virtual COM port in the system, any software can be used, which supports the RS232 protocol. A sample program for use with LabVIEW is included.