PC-Based MX100

For test applications with data logging requirements, the MX100 scales from four to 1200 channels. It streams, records, displays, and reports with no programming required.

When combined with Yokogawa's turnkey PC software, the MX100's multi-channel capability and high isolation voltage offers the ultimate in measurement power.

High Performance

Multi-Channel Capability, High Isoration Voltage

  • Shortest measurement interval of 10 ms (high-speed measurement of 10 ms on 24 channels or 100 ms on 60 channels is possible).
  • Possible to acquire data from up to 1,200 channels (when using Yokogawa's proprietary software).
  • Reinforced insulation between the input terminal and the case handles 3700 Vrms for one minute, or 600 Vrms/VDC continuous.

Multi-Interval Measurement

  • Mixed use of three types of measurement intervals is enabled within the system (measurement intervals are set for each module).

Easier to Use

Flexible System Configuration

  • By configuring modules, a system can be built or modified to utilize 4 to 1,200 channels, and measurement intervals of 10 ms to 60 s.

Versatile PC-Based Software Options

  • Software developed by Yokogawa, an API, and a LabVIEW driver are available.

Easy Software Setup

  • PC software developed by Yokogawa automatically identifies any connected MX100s.

High-Speed, Multi-Channel Capability

The table below provides reference information on the maximum number of measurable channels in relevant measurement intervals (when using Yokogawa's proprietary software):

Measurement interval Maximum number of measurable channels Measurable objects PC software Number of necessary modules (example)
MX100 Standard software MXLOGGER Main Module (MX100) Four-channel High-speed Universal Input Module (MX110-UNV-H04) Ten-channel Medium-speed Universal Input Module (MX110-UNV-M10)
10 ms 24 channels DCV/DI 1 6
50 ms 24 channels DCV/TC/RTD/DI 1 6
50 ms 120 channels DCV/TC/RTD/DI 5 30
100 ms 60 channels DCV/TC/RTD/DI 1 0 6
200 ms 500 channels DCV/TC/RTD/DI 9 0 50
500 ms 600 channels DCV/TC/RTD/DI 10 0 60
1000 ms 1200 channels DCV/TC/RTD/DI 20 0 120

√ measurement that support is possible
— measurement that support is not possible

The relationship between measurement intervals and the number of channels largely depends on the performance of the PC. The actual performance may differ from that shown in the table.

CPU: Pentium 4 3.2 GHz; Memory: 1 GB; OS: Windows 2000; Hard disk: 160 GB
Communication interface: Ethernet 100Base-TX

Multi-Interval Measurement

Three types of measurement intervals can be used in a single system in various combinations. Measurement intervals are specified for each module. It is also possible to set different types of input modules to the same measurement interval or to set the same type of input modules to different measurement intervals. Twelve measurement intervals are available as userselectable options: 10 ms, 50 ms, 100 ms, 200 ms, 500 ms, 1 s, 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s, 30 s and 60 s. Please note, however, that measurement intervals of 10/50 ms cannot be set to the Medium-speed Universal Input Module (MX110-UNV-M10).

Multi-interval systems can be flexibly built for each module as shown in the figure below. Three colors  are used to indicate the three types of measurement intervals.

 

Examples of Setting Measurement Intervals
Examples of Setting Measurement Intervals

 


Monitor Window Using Yokogawa's Proprietary PC Software

The window shows measurement values by measurement intervals. Measurement can be performed while confirming rapidly-changing signals and slowly-changing signals simultaneously.

A: Measurement of sine waves at 0.5 Hz with a measurement interval of 100 ms
B: Measurement of sine waves at 8 Hz with a measurement interval of 10 ms
C: Measurement of sine waves at 1 Hz with a measurement interval of 50 ms

High Withstand Voltage (Reinforced Insulation)

Reinforced (double) insulation has been provided between the input terminals and the case to achieve a high withstand voltage of 600 Vrms/VDC (continuous). As shown below, each battery voltage can be measured even if the batteries are stacked to increase common-mode voltages.

High Breakdown Voltage

Noise Rejection (MX110-UNV-H04)

MX input modules employ integrating A/D converters with superior noise rejection performance. In particular, the MX110-UNV-H04 Four-Channel High-Speed Universal Input Module incorporates an integrating A/D converter for each input channel, thereby exhibiting strong noise rejection performance in high-speed measurement. Moreover, the digital filtering function is effective on noises that cannot be fully rejected even with integrating A/D converters. Time constants can be selected from 5 to 100 measurement interval times. Therefore, filtering can be applied according to the noise to be rejected.

Example of Noise Rejection

When the noise source in the left figure was applied to the MX, the result in the right figure was obtained. High-speed measurement can be stably performed even in noisy environments.

Noise source applied to the MX
A noise signal was applied between H and L (in normal mode).
Output window of MX100 for noise inputs
Module used: MX110-UNV-H04 Four-Channel High-Speed Universal Input Module
 
Measurement with the range of 2 V (-2 V to +2 V), measurement interval of 50 ms, integral time "Auto" and filter & "OFF."

Example of noise rejection

System Configuration

Connection between a single MX unit and a single PC

One MX unit enables data acquisition on up to 24 channels at a measurement interval of 10 ms, or up to 60 channels at a measurement interval of 100 ms (six modules installed in both cases).

Input signal
DC voltageThermocuple, RTD, Digital input (mixed input possible)

Output signal
Digital output

Setting up the System
The MX and PC are connected via a hub and a straight Ethernet cable.
Alternatively, they can be connected using a cross cable alone, without using the hub.

PC Software
In a one-to-one connection, the MX100 standard software included with the main module facilitates easy building of data acquisition environments.

One MX unit consists of a combination of a main module, input/output modules, and a base plate. This configuration centers on the main module.

Connection between multiple MX units and a single PC

Setting Up the System with multiple MX units
Example of a system
with multiple MX units

Setting up the System
The MX units and the PC are connected by means of a hub and straight Ethernet cables.

PC Software
Acquisition of data from multiple MX units is well-supported by Yokogawa's software "MXLOGGER" (optional). MXLOGGER enables data acquisitions of up to 20 MX units (one unit has inputs of up to 60 channels, or 1,200 channels on 20 units). 

Please note that the shortest measurement interval of MXLOGGER depends on the system's total number of channels and the PC's performance. 

If users wish to create their own data acquisition software, there is no limit to the number of MX units that can be integrated with a single PC software element. Please note, however, that if conditions with heavy loads (such as short measurement intervals with many units) are set to the PC and its software, data will not be acquired in time and some data may be lost.

Input Modules

Name Model No. of channels Shortest measurement interval Description
30 ch general purpose input module with 500 ms scan speed  MX110-VTDL30 30 500 ms Clamp terminal, DCV/TC/DI
MX110-VTDL30/H3 30 500 ms M3 screw terminal, DCV/TC/DI

Name Model No. of channels Shortest measurement interval Description
Universal Input Modules MX110-UNV-H04 4 10 ms DC voltage, thermocouple, 3-wire RTD, DI (non-voltage contact, Level (5 V logic)). Mixed input allowed.
MX110-UNV-M10 10 100 ms DC voltage, thermocouple, 3-wire RTD, DI (non-voltage contact, Level (5 V logic)). Mixed input allowed.
4-Wire RTD and Resistance Input Module MX110-V4R-M06 6 100 ms DC voltage, 4-wire RTD, 4-wire resistance, DI (non-voltage contact, Level (5 V logic)). Mixed input allowed.
Strain Input Modules MX112-B12-M04 4 100 ms Built-in bridge resistance of 120 ohm
MX112-B35-M04 Built-in bridge resistance of 350 ohm
MX112-NDI-M04 For connection with an external bridge head and strain gauge type sensor (NDIS connector))
5 V Digital Input Module MX115-D05-H10 10 10 ms Non-voltage contact, open collector, and Level (5 V logic). Mixed input allowed.
24 V Digital Input Module MX115-D24-H10 10 10 ms Level (24 V logic), Vth = 12 V

Output Modules

Name Model No. of channels Output update interval Description
Analog Output Module MX120-VAO-M08 8 100 ms Allows mixed voltage (±10 V) and current (4-20 mA) output
PWM Output Module MX120-PWM-M08 8 100 ms Pulse width modulation output module
Digital Output Module MX125-MKC-M10 10 100 ms "A" contact (SPST)

Base Plate

Base plates available for all configurations, from 1 to 6 input/output modules. 
When used for the MW100/MX100, you must replace the attachment with the one that comes standard with the MW100/MX100.

Accessories

Connector Covers Connector covers for open slots 

AC Adapter (772075) AC adapter for the DC power model.
Operating temperature range: 0 to 40°
*Only for the MW100

Accesories (Removable Terminal)

All input/output terminals are removable except for those of the MX112-NDI-M04. If multiple terminals are prepared ahead of time, no re-wiring is needed between measurements.

 

Model Description
772061 Screw (M4) terminal block (RJC (reference junction compensation) included). For use in combination with 772062. Compatible with MX110-UNV-M10, MX115-D05-H10, and MX115-D24-H10.
772062 Connection cable between input modules and the screw terminal block. Compatible with MX110-UNV-M10, MX115-D05-H10, and MX115-D24-H10.
772063 Plate with clamp terminals (RJC included). Compatible with MX110-UNV-M10, MX115-D05-H10, and MX115-D24-H10.
772064 Clamp terminals. Compatible with MX110-UNV-H04.
772065 Clamp terminals. Compatible with MX120-VAO-M08, MX120-PWM-M08, and MX125-MKC-M10.
772067 Plate with clamp terminals. Compatible with MX110-V4R-M06.
772068 Plate with clamp terminals (Built-in bridge resistance of 120 ohm). Compatible with MX112-Bxx-M04.
772069 Plate with clamp terminals (Built-in bridge resistance of 350 ohm). Compatible with MX112-Bxx-M04.
772080 Plate with screw (M3) terminal (RJC included).
Compatible with MX110-UNV-M10, MX115-D05-H10, and MX115-D24-H10.
772081 Plate with clamp terminal for current with 10 ohm built in bridge resistance, applies to MX110-UNV-M10
772082 Plate with clamp terminal for current with 100 ohm built in bridge resistance, applies to MX110-UNV-M10
772083 Plate with clamp terminal for current with 250 ohm built in bridge resistance, applies to MX110-UNV-M10

Mounting on Racks or Panels Using the DIN Rail

Use the DIN rail for mounting on on racks or panels. The DIN rail can be easily attached using the dedicated bracket. Two brackets come standard with the base plate (MX150).

Use the DIN rail for mounting on racks or panels. The DIN rail can be easily attached using the dedicated bracket. Two brackets come standard with the base plate (MX150).

Software

This software is used to connect a single MX unit for performing data acquisition (it is not possible to connect multiple MX units). It includes three software elements: the integration monitor, viewer, and calibration.

Integration Monitor Software
This software performs real-time monitoring and logging of measured data. It consists of six menus: Monitor Window, Detailed Display Setting, Channel Setting, Acquisition Condition, System Setting, and Connection/disconnection.

Monitor Window
This window is used to monitor measured data in real-time. It enables waveform displays and digital displays.
Acquisition Condition
This menu is used to set various conditions (such as measurement intervals/data save intervals, measurement start/end conditions, or file name designation) for data acquisitions.
Monitor Window Acquisition Condition
Detailed Display Setting
This menu is used to set data display states (such as waveform colors) in the monitor window.
System Setting
This menu is used to decide module configurations, etc. Module configurations are shown in easily understood diagrams.
Detailed Display Setting System Setting
Channel Setting
This menu is used to enter individual settings (such as range settings) for each input channel or to set computation channels (such as the input of computing equations).
Connection/Disconnection (Easy to Set Up)
The connected MX100 is identified automatically. Once connection setting information is provided, it will be retained. When the system restarts, the MX100 will be connected automatically without making network settings.
Channel Setting Connection/disconnection
 
Viewer Software
This software is intended to re-display saved data. It enables waveform displays, digital displays, cursor displays, interval arithmetic, and other functions.
Calibration Software
This software is intended to efficiently carry out the calibration of universal input modules.
Viewer Software Calibration Software

MXLOGGER (Optional PC Software)

MXLOGGER is used to connect multiple MX units (up to 20 units) for data acquisition (one MX unit can also be connected). It consists of software elements (setting, logger (for saving data), monitor, and viewer) and the monitor server. The monitor server function is used to enable connections with Yokogawa's data logging software, "GA10." It is effective when combining MX units with Yokogawa's data acquisition equipment such as DARWIN and DAQSTATION.

API for MX100/DARWIN (Optional)

If users wish to create their own data acquisition software, please use this API. The API consists of a suite of functions to communicate with MX100/DARWIN. The suite of functions contains DLL (dynamic link library). API makes it possible to create data acquisition software dedicated to the MX, or data acquisition software combining the MX and DARWIN, or data acquisition software dedicated to DARWIN. Three languages (Visual C, Visual C++, and Visual Basic) are supported.

【Support Information】List of RoHS

This is a list of recorder and controller products that support the RoHS (2011/65/EU) directive.

【Support Information】New Legislative Framework (NLF) Conforming Products

This is a list of recorder and controller products that support the New Legislative Framework (NLF.)

【Support Information】PC Software Support Model List

list of compatible models which various PC software is supported.

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