RTC9001-S (standard) and RTC9001-P (pro) controllers are designed for easy and comprehensible control of structural mechanical tests, with full control of an actuator, a force channel, a displacement channel and an auxiliary ±10V channel. RTC9000 controllers have been proved to be ideal for static, dynamic and fatigue testing.
The controllers are developed and fabricated entirely by EnginLAB in order to render strength and fatigue testing easy to run, even for companies and laboratories with little or no experience in this area. The controller enables the actuator to easily run angle or torque controlled tests, with the option to concatenate load ramps or execute sine, triangle and square waves.
The controller is equipped with a very high speed FPGA board, to acquire signals from the sensors and close the PID control loop with a frequency of 1KHz. The integrated Real Time processor generates the wave forms applied by the actuator. The controller connects with a network connector to a PC running a user friendly user interface for managing settings and test parameters, including: set point or arrival point, load/displacement speed, cycle amplitude, cycle frequency, waveform, safety limits and PID control loop coefficients.
The RTC9000 controller family can control Brushless or Torque actuators with drives with ±10V analogue input for running torsional tests in both direct drive and gearmotor configurations.