NI cDAQ-9188XT NI CompactDAQ Rugged 8-Slot Ethernet Chassis

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  • Use in rugged environments with -40 to 70 °C temperature range, up to 50 g shock, and 5 g vibration
  • Configure a fail-safe mechanism using the watchdog timer for output types to react appropriately
  • Choose from more than 50 hot-swappable I/O modules with integrated signal conditioning
  • Stream continuous waveform measurements with patented NI Signal Streaming technology
  • Simplify setup with zero configuration networking and a built-in web-based configuration utility
  • Measure in minutes with NI-DAQmx software and automatic code generation using the DAQ Assistant
  • Configure Complete NI CompactDAQ System
The NI cDAQ-9188XT is an 8-slot NI CompactDAQ Ethernet chassis designed for distributed or remote measurements in rugged environments. With a temperature range of -40 to 70 °C, 50 g shock, 5 g vibration operating specifications, and Class 1 Division 2 and Ex hazardous location certifications, you can take any measurement anywhere. A single NI CompactDAQ chassis can measure up to 256 channels of electrical, physical, mechanical, or acoustic signals. By combining more than 50 sensor-specific NI C Series I/O modules with patented NI Signal Streaming technology, the NI CompactDAQ platform delivers high-speed data and ease of use in a flexible, mixed-measurement system.

With the cDAQ-9188XT, you can configure a watchdog timer for any of the output channels (analog, digital, or counter) used on the chassis. This feature provides a fail-safe mechanism to adjust specified output channels to user-preconfigured voltage levels or logic states if the user does not reset the watchdog timer or if an undesired event occurs such as the Ethernet cable becoming disconnected.

NI CompactDAQ systems combine sensor measurements with voltage, current, and digital signals to create custom, mixed-measurement systems with a single Ethernet interface back to a host PC or laptop. Modules are available for a variety of sensor measurements including thermocouples, RTDs, strain gages, load and pressure transducers, torque cells, accelerometers, flow meters, and microphones. Additionally by using a digital C Series module, such as the NI 9401, you can access the four built-in 32-bit counter/timers for applications such as PWM, event counting, and period or frequency measurement.

The cDAQ-9188XT chassis is shipped with the following:
-NI-DAQmx driver DVD
-NI screwdriver (flat and Phillips head)
-NI cDAQ-9188XT Quick Start document

Power supply and cord sold separately.

The NI-DAQmx driver is shipped with every chassis and includes the following:
-Programming support for NI LabVIEW, ANSI C/C++, C#, and Visual Basic .NET
-DAQ Assistant code generation for LabVIEW, NI LabWindows™/CVI, and NI Measurement Studio
-Example programs for all supported languages
-NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) for system configuration and test

The mark LabWindows is used under a license from Microsoft Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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NI cDAQ-9188XT Packages

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NI cDAQ-9188XT and Accessories Only
NI cDAQ-9188XT - 782824-01 Qty $ 1,810 each
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Qty $ 221 each
Ethernet/Wireless Accessory -
CAT-5E Ethernet Cable (2m) - 151733-02
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Qty $ 9 each
Qty $ 31 each
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