Basic configuration of the AE diagnostic system

Determine how many AE channels will be needed for inspection and how many of the 4 and 16 channel units can serve them. Think on number of environmental parameter channels and digital in/out control signals, too. Accordingly, set all devices with the proper module codes.
Set the IP address of the “leading” device for matching the local network. For all other units, set the IP address to default.
Connect the “leading” and, if necessary, some “midway” devices to a suitable power supply. Enable the power supply output to the expansion port(s) where needed.

 

The module codes, IP addresses and the power supply settings are stored directly in the devices. Connect the “leading” device to the computer and connect together all other devices with patch cables of required length. Turn on the power supplies and check at online mode of the system that all devices are working in a pre-designed manner. At the time of setting up the measurement and during the measurement, the status of cables and AE sensors as well as the acoustic activity on AE channels can be monitored continuously with colour light signals. LED indicators for each AE channel appear on the front of the instrument as well as on the computer’s screen. When an enabled AE channel detects an AE Hit, its LED will light up. The tear or short circuit of the sensor cable, as well as the test run state of the AE channel, are marked by a different color.

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