Siemens PLM Software Launches LMS SCADAS XS, a Powerful, Portable Solution for In-Lab and In-Field Noise and Vibration Testing

(April 2014) - Siemens PLM Software has launched its new LMS SCADAS XS, a powerful and portable noise and vibration data acquisition system, which combines the productivity and measurement quality typical of the LMS SCADAS family with the autonomy and flexibility of a pocket-sized solution. The LMS SCADAS XS is specifically designed for easy in-vehicle or in-field measurements, delivering testing productivity and securing data quality

There is continuous pressure these days to test products in real-life circumstances and against ever stricter deadlines. Noise and vibration testing addresses vital product characteristics in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, defense, and mechanical machinery. The intuitive new LMS SCADAS XS enables both expert and non-expert users, engineers, and technicians to perform the necessary tests throughout the product lifecycle, from early design up through in-field troubleshooting.

Measuring no more than 170 mm in height, 114 mm in width, and 23 mm in depth, the LMS SCADAS XS literally fits in one’s hand. It records and conditions noise and vibration signals acquired from a variety of sensors and can be used as a standalone recorder, with a tablet over Wi-Fi, or connected directly to a PC through USB. Its battery autonomy and ample on-board storage capacity make the system truly the first personal testing front end on the market, allowing testing engineers to stay unwired and on the go for a full day’s testing.

Despite its compact size, the LMS SCADAS XS offers full-size capabilities. The device is available in a standard six-channel version and an advanced twelve-channel version. In addition to these basic analog input channels (for V/ICP, including TEDS to support typical sensors such as microphones and accelerometers), the LMS SCADAS XS also supports a headset for binaural recording and stereo audio replay, a digital artificial head through dual SPDIF inputs, two analog tacho signals for RPM measurements, vehicle CAN bus signals, and GPS.

A PC is not required with the LMS SCADAS XS. An included tablet application allows engineers to prepare test setups and monitor and validate test data on the go. LMS Smart Scope, a tailor-made application, allows for easy data validation, including audio replay, through a Wi-Fi connection with the LMS SCADAS XS.

The LMS SCADAS XS provides the ideal size, flexibility, and measurement performance for optimal mobility. It allows on-the-go diagnostics and troubleshooting, even by non-expert users who need to perform a fast and reliable measurement. By maximizing efficiency and data availability, the device’s portability and ease of use open up a whole new range of possibilities to engineering teams in noise and vibration testing.

Key Applications:

• Typical noise and vibration testing

• Field diagnostics, mobile measurements and laboratory testing

• Suitable for both expert and non-expert users

Key Benefits:

• Compact, portable solution

• Setup, monitor, and validate on the go

• Use in standalone mode, with a tablet (application included), or with a PC running LMS Test.Lab

• 12+ channels

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