In Automatic test systems (ATEs) a change of temperature or humidity will influence the stability of your measurements in case your test equipment is not located in a thermal and enviromentally controlled area. To cope with these variable situations, one need to monitor closely all variables in real time to be able to compensate for changes in the temperature, pressure or Humidity.
This is exactly what the 6TL Multi sensor offers. The 6TL AK087 multi sensor offers you the following measurements, from a very compact and easy to integrate housing. The CANBus makes it easy to integrate in 6TLs fastATE concept.
The purpose of this product is to provide information about the ambient conditions in the area where a test is done and also to help in terms of repeatability of that test or to avoid proceeding with a test depending on temperature levels in the room. The product is based on electronic sensors that are calibrated in the factory at component level, The use of the AK087 as master to calibrate other instruments, or as “Quality commited” tasks within a test procedure, is NOT recommended.
The included Labview and Teststand drivers make it very easy to integrate the measurements provided by the AK087 into your TestStand test sequence or LabView test program.
The transmitter is used to log the environment conditions during the test runs in the ATE. Transmission of data is done through CAN bus. The physical shape and low dimensions of AK087 allows for an easy mounting and accurate sensor positioning. The electrical connection is via an 8 wire RJ45 connector, where power supply (2-wire), and CAN are included.
If external address is not used, the device keeps the original common address. A multicolour LED shows the power supply and the CAN Bus transmitting conditions.