Yokogawa is a leader in the Aerospace and Homeland Security Industries. We take pride and honor in partnering with industry giants such as Airbus and Boeing. We strive to meet our customer's unique needs by developing highly precise measuring instruments that test to the prescribed industry standards and meet the rigorous demands of emerging technologies.
Measuring efficiency with high precision: simultaneous measurement of input and output
Using the OR trigger and Dual Capture, it is easy to trap and record failure conditions on electrical harnessses (wiring interconnects) over a long duration test.
Observation of Inverter Switching Waveforms
Evaluation of Wireless Charging System for EV/PHV
Surge Waveform Recording & Power Monitoring
Measuring Conversion Efficiency of Power Conditioner
Evaluating Magnetic Components
Characteristics of Transient Response from Industrial Robots
Reference equipment for power calibration
Capture and recreate waveforms with a DLM2000 and FG420
If a product uses power, then power consumption and power quality measurements must be made as part of product design and test. These measurements are essential to optimize product design, comply with standards and provide nameplate information to customers.
This article will discuss best practices for making these measurements, starting with power measurement basics and proceeding to the types of instruments and associated components typically used to make measurements. The article will conclude with real-world examples, which apply the information imparted earlier in the article to solve practical measurement problems. Although most of us have been exposed to basic power measurement equations, a primer is helpful to summarize this information and to show how it applies to product design and test.
One of the main responsibilities of engineers and technicians is data analysis, and this article will show how multi-touch technologies can be used to improve the performance of this and other related tasks.
In this application note you will learn when and how to use different methods to connect a current transformer to a power analyzer.
How can I capture data from motion sensors synchronized with other analog data? The Yokogawa ScopeCorder series of instruments feature input modules and functions to make this possible.
How to use built-in calculations to analyze motor rotor position and find the relative angle between the rotor and sensors such as encoders or resolvers.
RTCA Inc, (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) Washington, DC, is a non-profit corporation that functions as a Federal Advisory Committee to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Its recommendations serve as the basis for policy, program and regulatory decisions. Sub-committee SC-135 produces the RTCA/DO-160E document titled Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. This document defines the test conditions and procedures for testing airborne equipment and is the standard by which Boeing, Airbus and other manufacturers require avionic components and sub-systems to be tested.
The DL850 can take engineers to a new level of efficiency in the development of everything from green devices to complex advanced systems.
The request for lower uncertainties in power measurements are increasing,especially in the transformer industries. Their role is to ensure that the electricity is distributed in an efficient and reliable way.
This white paper describes the WT1600 precision power analyzer, a model that has been discontinued and replaced with the WT1800E. Please visit the WT1800E product page for more information regarding the WT1800E.
We have developed the WT1600, a high-precision, wide-bandwidth power meter. The WT1600 can measure DC and AC signals from 0.5 Hz to 1 MHz with a basic power accuracy of 0.1%. With the maximum of six input elements installed, a single WT1600 can measure the efficiency of a three-phase inverter. In addition to the functions of conventional power meters, it has wider ranges and various functions including waveform display. This paper gives an outline of the WT1600.
This white paper describes the WT1800, a precision power analyzer that has been replaced by the WT1800E, a unit with numerous improvements including better accuracy. Please visit the WT1800E product page to learn more about the WT1800E.
To keep pace with the increasing speed of switching devices in inverters, Yokogawa has developed the WT1800 precision power analyzer with 10 times faster sampling speed and 5 times wider frequency bandwidth compared with previous models. Its basic accuracy is 0.15% and the frequency bandwidth of voltage and current is 0.1 Hz to 5 MHz (-3 dB, Typical) including the DC component. With up to six inputs, a single WT1800 unit can measure the efficiency of three-phase inverters. In addition, the high-speed data capturing mode allows the WT1800 to measure transient power. This paper describes the high-speed, real-time power measurement technologies underlying these functions.
More than a test tool
Typically, a portable scope or test tool is used by an engineer to diagnose faults on a production line in real-time, or to carry out tests in a workshop. But how can faults be detected and diagnosed when they are intermittent and the engineer needs to be somewhere else? On the other hand, a portable data logger can capture lots of data, including the faults over a period of time, but requires the data to be searched and analysed later to make sense of it.
The WTViewerE is a powerful software that supports remote analysis and control of multichannel measurements from the WT series of Yokogawa power analyzers. In addition to real-time control of remote measurements in multiple formats and customizable layouts, the latest version of the software allows any 4 Yokogawa power analyzers regardless of configuration to be synchronized for multi-unit measurements. This allows for sophisticated computations for larger applications that may need more than one power analyzer.
Are you achieving the levels of accuracy you need?
This article outlines the top reasons for inaccuracies in power measurements and how to tackle them.
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The accuracy of a measurement instrument varies with the range over which a reading is measured.
But what if different manufacturers specify this range differently in their instruments?
This article explores the impact of range definitions on measurement accuracy and how one can be mindful when comparing accuracy across instruments.
Energy efficiency directives from bodies like International Electro technical Commission (IEC), European commission, California Energy Commission (CEC) and others govern standards across various classes of electrical, electronic and mechatronic equipment.
This infographic provides a snapshot guide for making reliable power measurements across your product development lifecycle with particular emphasis on the high accuracy needs of compliance testing.
As a respected pioneer in folding bikes, Brompton’s first foldable e-bikes was eagerly anticipated. However, to develop such high-performance e-bikes engineers at Brompton needed to perform comprehensive dynamic testing to achieve rider – bike harmony.
As the manufacturer of the world's first drone to combine Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) and forward flight, ATMOS UAV needed to perform highly accurate motor system testing, while keeping the test time as short as possible. Discover how Marlyn exceeded all expectations in terms of reliability and was successfully launched in an extremely competitive market.
In this customer case story, Reiner Schultheiss; electrical engineer at Michelin tire manufacturing, reflects on his time with the company and explains how the portable Yokogawa DL350 ScopeCorder was welcomed to Michelin and how it ensures quality at the tire manufacturing process. In this customer case story, Reiner Schultheiss; electrical engineer at Michelin tire manufacturing, reflects on his time with the company and explains how the portable Yokogawa DL350 ScopeCorder was welcomed to Michelin and how it ensures quality at the tire manufacturing process.
Watch a step-by-step walkthrough of recording GPS position and motion data on the DL350.
In this video we review the major features of the DL350 showcasing its portability, functionality, and operability. This device features battery power, 18 signal conditioning input modules, and touchscreen access to enhanced triggers, math, and analysis.
In this video we demonstrate the GPS data logging capability of the DL350 Portable ScopeCorder. Recording Position, Velocity, and Altitude simultaneously with accelerometers or other analog inputs is simple with the DL350's built-in features.
This video demonstrates how to measure transient phenomena on power signals using the Yokogawa Test&Measurement PX8000 Precision Power Scope.
In several applications, especially those testing AC power to a standard such as IEC61000-3-11, the voltage and current signals must be monitored to confirm there are no major dips and/or swells in the signal. This can be done with instruments capable of reporting rms values, including power analyzers, traditional oscilloscopes, and some data acquisition systems.
To test to a standard, however, the instrument must have an accuracy spec that is traceable back to a national standard of calibration such as ISO17025 or NIST.
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