MultiTC

The MultiTC is a system component and an interface to connect WYLER-sensors (ZEROTRONIC or ZEROMATIC) with a laptop.

  • MultiTC provides an easy way to power the sensors, either through the USB port of a laptop or via a separate 24V power supply.
  • The measuring values are transferred from the sensors via the MultiTC to an RS232- or a USB port of the laptop, where the values can be evaluated with one of the WYLER measuring software like  wylerSPEC, wylerDYNAM or LabEXCEL.
  • MultiTCs can be cascaded, that means, several MultiTCs can be connected to each other allowing wide  area system configuration with several sensors.
  • With baud rates up to 57’600 bps the MultiTC allows fast data acquisition.
  • Four LEDs allow simple monitoring of the status of the communication as well as of the power supply.

Advantages compared to BlueMETER SIGMA:

  • Simple configuration
  • Reduced costs

Disadvantages compared to BlueMETER SIGMA:

  • No display of the measuring values on the measuring instrument [A] and reference instrument  [B]
  • Change of address of a measuring instrument not possible
  • PC with software LEVELSOFT PRO or LabEXCEL is indispensable

Configuration with two ZEROTRONIC sensors, connected to a USB port of a laptop, via a MultiTC. Power  is supplied from the USB port.

Configuration with two ZEROTRONIC sensors, connected to a RS232 port of a laptop, via a MultiTC.  Power is supplied from an external Power supply 24V.

Configuration with eight ZEROTRONIC sensors, connected to an RS232- or an USB port of a laptop, via  four MultiTC. Power is supplied from one or several 24V power supplies.

SHIP BUILDING / DETERMINATION OF DEVIATIONS IN PARALLELISM

Measuring task / Goal:
On a large ship several platforms must be aligned parallel to a reference platform, respectively the deviations from parallelism must be determined. This should be done as efficiently and precisely as possible, while the vessel is at sea (protected harbour area).

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CIVIL ENGINEERING / BRIDGE MONITORING

Measuring task / Goal:
Inclinometers are used for the long term monitoring, the measuring results of which must be collected, recorded and analysed with a corresponding software. Analysing the measured results is done using a specialised software that computes a distance deviation based on the measured angles.

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AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY / ADJUSTMENT OF COMPONENTS

Measuring task / Goal:

  • Two radar platforms must be aligned in one plane and precisely parallel to the reference platform
  • Two sophisticated navigation instruments must be aligned in one plane and precisely parallel to the reference platform
  • The „Stall-indicator“, a special warning device, must be precisely set in a predefined angle in relation to the reference platform.

The measurements must be performed while other teams are also working on the same aircraft.

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CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF AN OBJECT (e.g. RADAR), THAT IS EXPOSED TO STRONG TEMPERATURE CHANGES

Measuring task / Goal:
Precise and continuous monitoring of the inclination of the base of the radar base.

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MONITORING OF A HISTORICAL BUILDING

Measuring task / Goal:
The building shall be continuously monitored with inclination sensors. The measured values shall be stored on-site and be evaluated periodically off-line.

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MONITORING OF A HIGH RACK WAREHOUSE

Measuring task / Goal:
The verticality of each rack in the high rack warehouse has to be monitored permanently.

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HEELING MEASUREMENT ON A SHIP

Measuring task / Goal:
On a ship, which is laying in a harbour and is tightened to the wharf, the inclination respectively the heeling should be measured during loading tests.

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POSITIONING OF A HEAVY PART WITH AN OVERHEAD CRANE

Measuring task / Goal:
In order to achieve the required accuracy the bending of the building respectively of the overhead crane should be measured. With the resulting values the vertical correction of the crane should be calculated .

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HORIZONTAL POSITIONING OF TRANSPORTABLE DIGITAL ZENITH CAMERA

Measuring task / Goal:
Horizontal positioning of transportable digital zenith camera “TZK2-D” for high precision astro-geodetical definition of plumb direction and plumb deviations.

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INCLINATION MEASURING OF A SATELLITE DURING A SYSTEM TEST IN A TEMPERATURE VACUUM CHAMBER

Measuring task / Goal:
Level all induvidual systems of the satellite to each other. The defined satellite frame point serves as horizontal reference point. The inclination of this horizontal reference point has to be within ±0.001 mm/m.

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ADJUSTMENT OF A CEMENT OVEN DRIVE

Measuring task / Goal:
The inclination of the cement oven drive gear wheel (diameter approx. 1.5 m) has to be exactly the same as the inclination of the turn-tube oven gear wheel (diameter approx. 6 m). The required accuracy is 0.01°  0.2 mm/m.

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VERTICAL ALIGNMENT OF MEASURING PROBES ON A STRAIGHTENING MACHINE

Measuring task / Goal:

All 3 probes have to be in an absolute vertical position. The acceptable tolerance for this measuring task is ±0.04 mm/m. In order to achieve this, the probes have to be adjusted vertically in both axis.
Note: this adjustment is only required after an exchange of the probes.

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ZEROTRONIC SENSORS IN STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS

Measuring task / Goal:
The user of a particle accelerator would like to accurately measure and adjust the parts of his accelerator. The strong magnetic fields allow only the use of non-magnetic material. Only instruments that are not sensitive to heavy magnetic fields can be used.

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PITCH AND ROLL MEASUREMENT WITH 2D-ZEROTRONIC MEASURING UNIT AND MT-SOFT-SOFTWARE

Measuring task / Goal:
The machine should be very accurately levelled in X- and Y-direction. Afterwards a pitch and roll measuring report with numerical and graphical information is required.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING / MONITORING OF VERTICAL MOVEMENTS IN NATURAL GROUND

Measuring task / Goal:
Lengths of steel pipes (3 to 5 meter long) are in the centre section equipped with inclination sensors. The steel pipes are coupled with joints allowing angular flexibility but no translations. The bus capability of ZEROTRONIC sensors allows also the data connection to be chained up, consequently only one cable is needed to connect all the inclination sensors. Prior to any excavation, a hole is driven through the predetermined area and a chain of the mentioned pipes, which covers the complete length of the area to be observed, is installed. Before excavation starts, the connected software will call the inclination of each sensor and use the value as an offset for all future values (Subtract the offset from future values). If the corrected values from all sensors are now assembled to a polygon line, the line is horizontal and straight. Any future vertical movement will show up in newly assembled polygon lines. In critical cases, the results are available on the internet to all parties involved with the construction.

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DAM MONITORING

Measuring task / Goal:

The inclination and inclination change of a dam is monitored and put in relation to climatic conditions and fill level of the dam. The sensors are mounted permanently and have an excellent zero point stability. The measured values are evaluated in a central station about 10km ( 6 miles ) away. 

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